February 2021 - Update
Highlights for February:
Other authors and artists are inspirations to me. The local writer’s group, which is filled with a wide variety of excellent authors, help me craft a story to completion. We now meet nearly every week to help each other, either by critiquing each other’s work or doing writing sprints, which is just getting down as many words as possible. Of course, I try to help them, too, by offering my own thoughts on their works in progress.
Word count is a massive part of the writing process. The number of words you are striving toward helps you gauge your progress. For example, if you are drafting a 50,000-word novel and you write approximately 1,000 words per day, then you’ll have that first draft done in under 2 months. Some authors can publish numerous books per year simply by paying close attention to their word count. And just writing as often as possible. 😊 I know I’ve found keeping track of my word count to be one of the most useful tools.
Realistically, without the advice, suggestions, and edits offered by other authors and editors, I would have never finished even my first novel. Each novel, short story, novella, monograph, or even flash fiction can (and should) involve many people who assist in making each piece as good as possible. Of course, the definition of what is “good” is up to the reader, which leads into another inspiration for another update: critiques and reviews.
Click here for more information about the group I participate in. The site is constantly evolving based on what each author has accomplished. Check back frequently for updates.
Please be sure to check out my website for continuous updates on my progress. Some of the updates are below:
Thanks again for your support! Besides taking the time to read my updates, please visit the following links to create a review of The Alterator’s Light, The Point of Woes, or The Tower of Dread if you’ve read those stories.
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