Six weeks ago I made the wildly improbable promise to give twenty hours a week to my verse-novel. Between writing classes,
I have not shared any of my work-in-progress here because it has felt too close to the bone. It’s a YA. It’s about art. And it’s about time-travel.
Marvin Whickpucket refuses to behave. When you want him to defeat the evil Onchnu, he won’t. Instead, he sits on the couch,
I don’t know about you, but after years of writing, I notice that I get into a stylistic rut. As I have mentioned before on this blog,
I list these to educate and enlighten: Don’t be that guy.
1) “You should find something else to supplement that–like math!”–
And here’s what to do if you find yourself in such a situation:
A) If you are the wizard
- Realize that this is probably your fault.
…and teen non-writers deserve them, too.
Teens have taught me a bunch about writing over the last couple of decades–both the teens who have already written five novels and the ones who would rather scrub under the refrigerator than pick up a pen.
…and yes, I am going to buy the tee-shirt.
The task? Write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Usually, I use National Novel Writing Month to get as much word count aspossible on my work-in-progress.