Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Going to Write My Book! (And a vid)

Okay. Tomorrow (or today, whatever), I think I'm going to start writing again. Even though nothing is really properly planned or outlined I can't wait any longer to get writing. Not to mention I'm also nearly 50k words behind my word count schedule. I think that things will probably end up rewritten before I even get a first draft out, as things become clearer and I go back and fix things.

And (because I'm too sleepy to really write a post, sorry), here's a video on how to write a book, by Kaleb Nation. He is probably the most inspirational person for me with my writing because he came up with his novel idea when he was 14 years old and worked on it until it was finished and published in 2009. His book is Bran Hambric: The Farfeild Curse and his second book in the series, released last year, is Bran Hambric: The Specter Key.

Enjoy the video!


Trisha said...

Yikes! That is a fair way behind writing schedule ;) But you probably needed the break! :D

Claudie A. said...

Taking a break to plan is never a waste of time. I'm tempted to tell you not to jump too fast in your first draft but, well, I did the same in November, so I can hardly adivse that. XD

Still, before you start writing, check out the Story Structure Series post by Larry Brooks ( ). If you can nail the milestones, you'll have a solid draft even without an outline.

And have fun! I sure am with my own WIP.

Book Owl said...

Trisha- Yep, but I'll try my best to catch up!

Claudie A.- Yeah, but it sure felt like a waste of time.

Thanks for the link, but I've already read it. That was one of the first things I jumped on when I first found his site! I didn't sleep very much, trying to read as much info as I could there, his advice was like a Godsend :D

I'll be sure to have fun, good luck with your story as well!!