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Rants. Quotes. Writing.

kamigarcia:

#DailyNaNo - How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps http://bit.ly/1erhQlA #writetip

kamigarcia:

#DailyNaNo - How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps http://bit.ly/1erhQlA #writetip

(via yahighway)

guess who’s 46,000 words in and can’t write the last 20k or so she needs because the first 46k are so convoluted?

and who is therefore probably not going to officially win for the first time in five years?

IT’S ME

I am nothing if not inconsistent

I am nothing if not inconsistent

dievrgent:

im so done with rick omg

dievrgent:

im so done with rick omg

And now I enjoy the ever-so-fleeting gloating rights of having the highest word count of all my writing buddies.

"So, tell me about this story you’re writing."

itsonlythefirstdraft:

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(via yahighway)

Inspiration isn’t what gets your book written. Discipline is.

Inspiration is fickle: it shows up when you least expect it, all sexy and exhilarating and reminding you why you put your butt in that chair and turned off Tumblr and forced yourself to trudge through the valley of no-good, very-bad first drafts. Enjoy that inspiration while it’s there. Enjoy it thoroughly because it is rare and precious.

Just don’t expect it to show up every day. The only thing that needs to show up every day is yourself—and your determination to see this through to the end.

—    Malinda Lo, on writing with discipline. (via lettersandlight)

AND that’s four dead so far, not counting ghosts (two have come up in narrative already but i’m sure there’s more) or undefined entities (of which there is only one which is quite enough to wreak havoc on my protagonists)

Possibly the highest body count at this point (about 7500 words in) of any novel I’ve ever written.

i will not write two novels this month

i will not write two novels this month

i will not follow the shiny new plan just because writing the first 10,000 words is difficult

I WILL NOT WRITE TWO NOVELS THIS MONTH

NaNoWriMo is upon us! I have a three-point outline, a vague idea of trying to combine ghostly and faerie lore into a comprehensible plot, a handful of characters, a big cup of tea, plenty of water, and an app that makes my keyboard sound like a typewriter.

LET’S DO THIS