I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.

 - Shannon Hale (via maxkirin)
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On this episode of “It Could Have Been Done an Hour Ago,” we have today’s writing assignment.

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"If I was drama, where would I be?" I asked the bookstore employee, internally patting myself on the back for how witty I am.

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I don’t know what I’m going to do when I don’t have a professional writer, invested in my success, reading my stories and telling me how to make them better.

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A sampling of how confident I used to be about my writing: When I was 12 years old, I thought I could submit a script to Project Greenlight and get them to produce it.

Ah, to be young and naive again.

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the-oddly-spelled-lady replied to your post: Word Count Calendar for July 

This may be a stupid question but have you ever done NaNoWriMo?

No. I tried it once last year and got sick at the beginning of the month and gave up.

Here’s my thoughts on NaNoWriMo…it’s like a diet. You change your behavior dramatically for a short period of time to achieve short term results. While this might be good if you’re trying to finish one piece, it’s not a realistic pace to keep up going forward (that’s my opinion at least.)

I’m more for lifestyle changes. That’s how you form habits and achieve long term results. So instead of binge writing for a month, I’m trying to write as much as I can as often as I can.

My goal for this past month was to write at least 500 words 5 days a week. I only averaged 3 days a week, but it’s a start. Once I meet that goal I can start to up my word count per day and days per week to help me form a habit.

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Word count calendar for July.

Word count calendar for July.

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