I finished the first draft for Destroyer, and have just sent it out to mailing list subscribers. No typos have been fixed. There are plot gaps, placeholder names, and all sorts of other fun problems. Tomorrow, we’ll dive into fixing those!
One more day to go and this puppy is DONE! I had some fun in the Day 11 video, hope you do too =)
I’m just floored. I wrote 50,000 words in ten days, and I feel like these are GOOD words. 80% of what I’ve generated will make it in to the final draft.
My life has become a blur of typing, recording video, and dreaming about those things. It’s definitely paying off, with high dividends. I’ll be done with this novel by Friday. Here’s day nine’s video. On to day 10!
Woohoo, eight days and 40,000 words. Two more days of the same progress and I’ll have completed 50,000 words in 10 days. Not too shabby. Today’s video talks a lot about motivation, time management, and accomplishing big things.
Woohoo! Half way through the novel. Today’s video talks a little about the prep work I’m doing for the one pass edit. There will be a lot of more of that in days to come.
Day 6, down! I’ve passed 30,000 words, which feels wonderful. I’m now deep enough in that I’m beginning to prepare for the editing phase, and over the next few videos you’ll see me building the scaffolding needed to prepare for a single pass edit.
Day 5 was by far the toughest so far. The take away? Get enough sleep, or the writing suffers. I still cannot believe I get to do this for a living. Anyway, here’s the next video. Please enjoy my incredible hair.
Today’s video delves into how I modify an outline after I start writing the book. No plan survives contact with the enemy, and my outline doesn’t either.
This challenge has taken off to a much greater degree than I’d have expected. Hundreds of people are signing up to the mailing list, and dozens are shadowing me. The one who seems to be faring the best is Kevin McGlaughlin, a recent friend of mine who continues to impress me. Kevin is hitting the…