More than one person took issue with my previous video on Save the Cat and story structure. I wanted to revisit the subject in a little more detail and respond to some of the criticism, while making some other points about Hollywood, creativity, and art vs. commerce.
That right there is a finished first draft. I hit my five-month target, starting in November and wrapping up on the last day of March.
At this point I’m aiming for more like 85,000, but it looks like I’ll hit my goal of finishing this first draft before the end of the month. Then a quick polish, six weeks in a drawer, and I begin the second draft. My aim is to have a polished final ready to start querying […]
Not doing it. Not this year. I’ll admit to a certain level of intrigue. But I have too many other things going on in November. I’m finishing up marathon training (and running said marathon!), shopping a novel to literary agents, planning a move to New York City (including finding a new job), and in the […]
Well, two chapters and some miscellaneous odds and ends. That’s all that stands between me and a completed first draft of the novel I’ve been writing for three years. Why does it feel so far way? This is one of those things non-writers often don’t understand. I finished “writing” the first draft months ago. Since […]