I told you guys I would complete the first draft of my novel by October 3rd. Oops. That’s because I was thinking 100K words would be a nice length for a rough draft. Oops. But I’m not calling this a failure—I’m calling it an expansion. Because I did manage to hit 100K words by October 3rd. For proof, just consult either Alex or Gunmetal Geisha, both of whom had to suffer daily word count updates from me.
“Hey Aussa, how’s your day going?”
“SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWELVE WORDS BY MY LAST CALCULATION THANKS.”
I’ve been trying to do all the very important things that lead to successful publication:
1. Stare longingly at photos of JK Rowling
2. Start discussion threads on social media: “Would you rather be an impoverished wizard in the world of Harry Potter or have JK Rowling level success at whatever you pursue?”
3. Consider changing name to A.H. Lorens
But don’t worry, I’m also keeping things super realistic by not doing the following: [Read more…]
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