Friday, December 08, 2006
Rough Draft of *Cupid on a Mission* is FINISHED!
The rough draft of Cupid is finished! Hooray!
Yes, it came in a little under 4K short of my minimum projected word count, BUT, I haven't started revising it yet, so I'm confident I'll make my goal and then some.
I wrote 2080 words yesterday, and it felt great.
More Writing Quotes I Love
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
Julia Ward Howe
Oh, so true! Each word, phrase, sentence, paragraph must reveal the story, move the plot, draw the reader in. I take great care with my word choice, for the wrong word won't convey my intent.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Without imagination, where would we be? However, we need some knowledge to apply that imagination to, but on the whole, I think life would be dreary without imagination.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Anyone can begin to write a story, but it takes tenacity to finish one, and practice.
Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. But not necessarily in that order.
I take this to mean that it doesn't matter in what order you write. Sometimes it's difficult to write a story in strict order, so don't sweat it.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. Robert Heinlein
I like this one just because it's so humorous.
Posted by Laura Hamby at 5:04 AM