Gnargh. I just accidentally closed my IE window into which I’d typed a big long blog post already. I *hate* that. Now I’ve lost all my cleverness and it just won’t be the *same* to type it out again. :P
None-the-less, damn Sarah’s eyes anyway. I am *not* writing a YA historical by April 30, even if I *did* just realize a perfect opening while I was in the shower. I’m not I’m not I’m NOT, that would be INSANE. I have to finish MD by April 15 (there’s a different, complete-ms contest that I want to enter it in) and I’m supposed to write Leader Green next month and I am just NOT finishing THREE NOVELS in the next six months.
Although that’d be kind of cool, wouldn’t it?
No! No no no! *No*!
I’m finding myself thinking ‘But 50K words really isn’t *that* many…’ I’d like to know at what point in my life 50K words became ‘not that many’. I mean … buh!
*mutter* Damn Sarah’s eyes.
Okay, let’s look at this rationally. (And in a manner that doesn’t get me killed.)
If you were to *happen* to finish three books in six months, not only would you know you could do it, you’d have projects to send out and get a start on name(s) recognition.
You would have accomplished something that *very* few people, published or not, have done, and have the respect and admiration of your friends and family.
I’m just providing you the impetus for greatness!
*giggle* Oh. Well, in *that* case… *laugh*
Besides, I’m just as insane as I’m making you. :)
It’s do-able, guys. eBear (follow the link from Sarah’s page) has finished 3 novels in less than 10 months, and is working hard on #4.
And she’s not the only one.
To steal a phrase from “The Warrior’s Apprentice”: if she can do it, you can do it.
Both of you. Sarah’s already made a great start on Chase, and you, on MD. Go go go! Write write write! Finish your rough draft first and THEN go back and tweak!
*whipcrack, whipcrack, whipcrack!*
You can do 50K words! It’s *not* that many! Hells, if *I* can write that many words about bloody Medicare reform, you can certainly write that many in a novel! Go, Catie!
You people are NO HELP AT ALL.
Well, either that or you’re a great deal of help. It’s hard to say. :)