People, I have vertigo. If you haven’t already picked up on it, I’m writing a novel right now. It’s unusual for me, to write a novel. I tend to focus on short stories, getting a lot of satisfaction from putting together a snapshot of a moment a character (or characters’ lives) in about 2000 words. Last week the first draft of my novel broke through the 80,000 mark. I can’t quite believe it myself. 80,000 bloody words – how did that happen?
Well, of course, one word at a time. One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given about writing was that you should write everyday – even if it’s crap. Just sit down, every day, at a designated time if you can (impossible for me), and write.