Monday, January 03, 2011

So you want to write a novel



This video has been making the rounds. Priceless.

I've just started working on my second novel. My first novel is sitting a drawer.

However, I finished it. I had very generous writer friends who took time from their own work to read multiple drafts and give me feedback.

Screenplays and novels couldn't be more different. Working on the novel is helping with the rewrite I'm doing on a spec script. It's as if I'm using two separate but related muscles at the same time.

Finally, I'm back on a writing schedule. The worst of the procrastination has ended.

I really like the world my novel is set in. I'm 10,000 words in. Only 70,000 plus (bwahaha) to go.

7 comments:

evierobbie said...

Good stuff. I am currently in the last section (20 pgs.) of my first memoir. Though not a novel, I can definitely understand the humor.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

evierobbie - good luck with the final stretch.

Fa L'Americana said...

My. That film is hilarious and yet also slightly soul crushing.
Congrats on your finished manuscript and good luck with your final 70,000 words...

Jannelle said...

I died! That was pretty funny!

erin said...

haHA! "I wish I could kill you....

...and get away with it."

nichole said...

This is hysterical! Love it.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

fa L'Americana - I know. I try to ignore the stats and keep writing. Grazie, we'll see what happens with the next 70K.

jannelle - Some of the film industry ones are hysterical (and sad) as well.

erin - That part made me laugh out loud.

nichole - glad you enjoyed it!