October 10, 2016

This is a SATIRICAL version of the original post. NSFW and all that jazz. ​​ Rewrite- it has three too many letters. And, just like the four-letter word it really is, it should come with a Google Adsense Policy statement and parental advisory rating. After all, any rewrite requires three times as much coffee and four times as much liquor as the original text.

August 10, 2016

As an author, I seek advice from successful authors.  I read and watch other authors’ interviews and parse out advice they offer. I take it all at face value. With my limited experience, who am I to say that something is ridiculous?

Also, I like defined goals.  Something quantitative I can measure as a step toward progress.  So, when I heard about writing word count goals, I found something that worked for me. I gravitated toward the mantra of 1,000 words a day.  Something about 750, the common throw-around, just wasn’t enough for my method.  Granted, 1,000 words a day, every day, just isn’t feasible when you build worlds the way I do (more on that in a future blog, PROMISE!)  However, on my writing days, I found 1,000 words a day just smooth as silk.

For about three months now, I’ve cranked out short stories in t...

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