Monday, November 09, 2009

Novel Progress Part 2

Bit of a slow week, the total is now 2788 words. The urge to go back and rewrite as I'm going along is proving too much much of a draw which is why my number count is so low. I have to stop myself, I know, but that's easier said than done.

11 comments:

laurence timms said...

I ain't in any position to tell anyone how to write novels, but I reckon you'll get a better quality of rewrite if you push on with the story and come back in 10 or 20,000 words' time. You'll know your story so much better.

Sofluid said...

Still pretty good going though Dom!

Perhaps you should join in Nanowrimo to get that first draft written without the stressy rewrites?

I was worried about editing too much as I do that naturally and am quite picky, but once you get into the swing of not editing and just moving forwards and seeing where it goes, it becomes quite liberating.

As long as you have a rough plan so you know which direction to go in, you'll do fine :) Go for it! Rock on!

Dom Carver said...

The reason I didn't join in with Nanowrimo was because of what I have discussed in my forth coming Twelvepoint.com article. In it I talk about setting yourself goals, but not setting them so high you don't achieve them. By doing this you are setting yourself up for disappointment and making yourself angry by not achieving them. I don't get much time to write so setting a target of 2000 words a day was just silly. So I have set my target at 500 words per week, then if I do more, which I quite often do, I feel good about myself. It's all about motivation.

Sarah_DDH said...
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laurence timms said...

You're being disingenuous, Sarah. Why not be honest: you're looking for people to pay you to 'publish' e-books onto Kindle. That's all.

Your comment spam has got nothing to do with Dom's passion or creativity. It's just about money. Go on, prove me wrong.

Sorry Dom, but this kind of dishonesty ticks me off.

Dom Carver said...

Me too!!!! and an extra one for good measure!

Dom Carver said...

$450 to become a 'World Famous' writer.....ooh, the temptation.

Dom Carver said...

If only it was that easy ;-)

laurence timms said...

Well, when you put it like that...

Brian Robinson said...

I've just read your article on TwelvePoint. Many thanks for being so open about something most of us would rather keep to ourselves. I've been going through the same thing for a very long time (in the middle of what I call a "fugg" right now) and it's good to know that, in this damned lonely pursuit, we're not alone.

Thanks again.

Good Dog said...

Dom,

best to forge ahead with the writing as Laurence. Going back and rewriting so soon is a snare that you can easily get caught up in.

If you want, you can always set some time aside to think about what you've put down on paper so far and make notes about any changes you might want to make later in the day. But for the time being keep going.

Good luck with it.