...and while I don't expect any of us with "day jobs" will end up with final, polish works, the challenge of writing a set number of words every day could be just the motivator we need to hammer out a draft. I thought about my first novel, Painting Caitlyn, for years. But thinking didn't get it written. The Random House contest for a first Young Adult novel did inspire me to write, because I had a set deadline. I didn't win, but I ended up with a solid draft that only needed a bit of editing before Lobster Press picked it up. After that, I've written to contact deadlines (eg. I submit an outline of what I think will happen in a book, sign the contract, and THEN write it.) There's nothing like a little external pressure
And so, write away - after all, it's National Novel Writing Month!
Working on My Zuchinni Body - So, a few weeks ago I posted a recipe for fresh pasta and I'm sure you have practising every weekend. Right? Well, I have. So today I made a stuffed pasta....
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