Today is the first day of the rest of my life. How about that? Well, more accurately, and less clichéd, today is the first day after finals, which means that today is the first day I get to sit down and treat writing my novel like it is work. As I write this, my manuscript… Continue reading Writing My Novel: It Has Begun!
My goal in life is to make a living by writing. I don’t aspire to be a breakout New York Times Bestseller. I’d love it, don’t get me wrong. But I’m not setting out for that. I’m no James Joyce with pretentions of being the next big literary author, either. I don’t even want to… Continue reading Writing My Novel: Midlist or Bust
Two things: I now have 16,000 words of my novel drafted. I like to think of that as being a milestone. Rejoice. And I have decided that my summer plans for fiction now include writing tie-ins to my novel as well as drafting the manuscript itself. But wait. I know what you’re thinking: “He’s talking… Continue reading Writing My Novel: The Plan
I’m not teaching this summer. With my break, I intend to do two things: develop myself professionally by attending/presenting at conferences and write. The conferences are already scheduled. I’m presenting a paper at Slayage in June, and I will be attending the NCLCA Institute in July. Writing, however, is significantly more up in the air. … Continue reading Writing My Novel: What to Write?
In addition to my blogging hiatus, I have pretty much been on a general writing hitaus. My novel still sits in Google Docs, a collection of nearly eleven thousand untouched words, taunting me to write. Now that I am getting back into blogging and reading for fun, my desire to work on fiction has steadily… Continue reading Writing My Novel: But That’s Not My Novel!