Book Writing Challenge – Day 2: Channeling Each Word
When I sit down to write, a lot of words start flowing into the mind. I’m not saying every word is a good word or even worth writing, but I sort it all out before taking each word to paper. Writing is an art form. You can’t just write–you mold, shape, and create each sentence. I have to channel each word before I write that next sentence.
Yesterday was a lighter day of writing. I figured that might happen as the day before was a huge day. Yesterday I wrote just over 1,200 words. I was shy of my goal of 1,500 words, but the day before I wrote over 2,000. I figured it all works out in the wash.
Still, writing that amount is something a lot of writers don’t do. I’ve talked with several writers who dabble with their books for years and never get the job done. It’s not bad to dabble, but if you’re going to be serious about writing, you have to make the time each day to write.
I’ll keep you updated tomorrow on how my writing goes today. Until then, start working on your own book and let me know how you’re doing.
Book Writing Challenge – Day 1: The Writing Came Easy!
If you listened to yesterday’s podcast, you know that I’m starting a challenge of writing 1,500 words every day for 30 days. You can listen to the episode here.
Yesterday, I began this challenge. From 4:30 – 5:30 pm, I sat down to write. I pulled out my outline and started chapter 4. Over the course of the hour, the words flew from my mind onto the page. I ended up writing over 2,100 words. I couldn’t believe it, I blew my original goal of 1,500 words.
Writing is fun but it’s also hard work. I know I’m going to have tough days and good days. Yesterday was a good day and the words flowed easily. If you want to take your writing to the next level and you’re tired of dabbling in your writing, I encourage you to take this challenge and write daily, even if it’s 200 words.
John Grisham says if you write just 200 words a day, you’ll have a book just long enough in a year’s time.
I’m excited about my writing adventure today and I’ll update you tomorrow morning on my progress.
In this week’s episode of The Writer’s Minute, I talk about the dos and don’ts of gender pronouns.
It’s easy to confuse them. Here’s an example, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and its wheels.” Rather, it should read, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and her wheels.”
Once we replace the offending pronoun with the same kind, the clearer the sentance becomes. If you do this one thing, your writing will sing like the song it’s meant to be. Remember, just be consistant.
In this week’s Writer’s Minute, I talk about editing your work before handing it off to an editor.
Tired of bad grammatical mistakes being caught by the editor? Fix them by printing out your document, highlight every adverb, adjective and replace with stronger verbs and nouns.
Take time to fix any run-on sentences and misspelled words. If you do this one thing, you’ll have a tighter document and less likely to see red ink from the editor.
In this weeks “Writer’ s Minute.”
So many people today try and find their calling by searching the internet for answers. But I have news for you… you can’t! I was watching a rerun of “Supergirl” and she was looking for a new job within CatCo. The problem, she was looking for answers on the internet. Supergirl’s boss, Cat Grant, said, “You can’t search for your calling on the internet.”
Published on Living Your Season Blog
July 5, 2017
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I was thinking about Henry Ford’s statement the other day, “If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Whether you’re wanting to write a book, or start that blog, if you put your mind to it, you’ll succeed at it. If you think you’ll fail, you will.
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