My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already!
The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off.
The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book.
Hey folks! Guess what? I’VE MET MY STANDARDS! Please take a moment to sing my praises.
So, Sunday I didn’t write. I worked all day and had lunch and went to see Thor with my Dad. Really good movie. And it seems Chris Hemsworth is some kind of a stud-muffin. I’m too much of a manly man to notice. Just what I heard.
Anyway . . .
Monday and Tuesday? MIGHTY WRITING! You can sing my praises again. I didn’t track my exact word count, but I know I met or exceeded my goals. Coolness.
Tune in next update to find out if I’m still in a good mood or back in a funk. Hey, at least you get a song on Sunday!
And now . . . Mandatory Reads! Everything I
demand recommend you read this week. I’ve got all new stuff I discovered surfing around this week.
First up is a fantastic post by Ania Ahlborn, Your Ego: It’s Your Parasitic Twin. Will you agree with everything she had to say? Maybe, maybe not, but her point is delivered with 100% honesty and 1,000% funny. And THAT is cool. Also check the sidebar for the cover of her upcoming debut. It’s pretty awesome. Via Zoe Winters, Word Count . . . It’s For Readers, post.
Remember The Hardy Boys? I do. I read tons of those mysteries as a kid and in K.B. Owen‘s weekly Masters of Mystery Monday she spotlights the brothers in Hardy Boys, Masters of Mystery. You’ll learn some cool facts about the brothers and at the end is a fun quiz. (Not specifically about The Hardy Boys. Just detectives in general.)
Planning to self-publish or go traditional? Well, whatever your decision, I believe in getting as much information as possible no matter what point you’re at in your career. That being said, head over to Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Business Rusch: Writing Like It’s 1999. She stresses the fact that writers NEED to wear business hats as well as their more comfy creative ones and gives her thoughts on publishing contracts and agents based on her years of experience. It’s a lengthy post, but I feel it’s absolutely worth your time. I also recommend the comments. More good info added to the discussion in there. Via Dean Wesley Smith’s Kris Explains What’s Happening in Publishing.