You know when you have those bad writing days? Some days I say I’m grinding out the words letter by letter. Well, it cracked me up to discover that thriller writer, Jeff Buick, sets himself a daily quota of 5,000 characters. Do spaces count? Apostrophes? LOL.
I know how those days are!
How do you count your quota? Words? Letters? Pages? Chapters?
With a thank you to Amie, I wanted to post a link to Lisa Gardner’s Tips & Tricks site. She’s one of those authors that I’ve always meant to try, but have never gotten around to yet. I have a feeling it’s going to be sooner than later.
There is so much on her Tips & Tricks site that I don’t know where to start.
Okay, I won’t. I’ll just let you visit. I came up with the silliest idea. Have you ever "practiced" writing synopses? Ever wrote them for other people’s, already-published books, just to get some practice? I’m thinking I’m going to get on that this week. I’m thinking I’ll learn more about plotting and learn more about synopsis-writing, all in one shot. Oh, who knows.
Speaking of which, do you ever practice technique? I mean, outside of the novel you’re working on, or whatever you might or might hope to be paid for? Ever do little exercises to warm up that will never sold?