6,400 out of 10,000 isn’t bad

Well…I came a little bit short of my outrageous goal to write 10,000 words this weekend.  But 6,400 isn’t bad.  I got past some really difficult parts in my novel and I can almost see the end from here (next time, I’ll have to do a better job outlining so I can see the end before I get past 100,000 words)…

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President’s Day Challenge

There are no classes Monday, so I think I’m going to do something crazy.  I’m going to write 10,000 words in the next two days, and do it from at least six different places.  LTUE this year has really got me pumped up to work on this novel, and I’m going to take advantage of the break to make some progress!  So, if you want to be crazy like me, you can join me in the challenge.  I’ll let you know how it goes!

Recap on Life, The Universe, and Everything

Yes, BYU had its annual sci fi con–er, symposium–this weekend!  It was pretty freaking awesome!  We had Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, Elantris), Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted), and Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) as some of the main speakers, plus Kevin Wasden who’s a famous illustrator, Eric James Stone who makes it out to Quark writing meetings occasionally, and Howard Taylor, who writes the webcomic Schlock Mercenary.  There were also all kinds of other cool LDS writers there who had some pretty awesome things to say–unfortunately, I didn’t recognize most of the names, but it was really fun to listen to them!  Here are some of my thoughts and reactions from the symposium…

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Writing…is…hard…ugh!

And it doesn’t help when you’re sick.  Yeah, I think I’m coming down with something.  It’s kind of…demotivating.

Still, 715 words isn’t too shabby.  I’ll definitely write more over the weekend.  What’s more, a pretty little romance story has sprouted up in my novel…

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English 318 just makes me want to WRITE.

…so I did today. A lot. Somewhere around 1,500 words–though I wish I could write more. Progress is being made. As to the final status of this novel, well, I don’t know…it’s hard not to have doubts…

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