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Aug 09

Mischa Eliot

Write. Every. Day.

I’ve come to the conclusion that writing each and every day, even if the word count is small, is a huge accomplishment to moving towards the possibility of publishing a novel. Here I have created a space just for writing. And possibly some book reviews. I love reading. I love writing. I want to combine those two loves by writing something others will love to read.

There are days that go by where I have written nothing, not one word, and I feel terrible about it. This is my way of making sure that I have put something down into the novel I am currently working on. I’ve also paid for a copy of Scrivener and utilize it to sort out the novel, keep a timeline, character profiles, and photos of locations I would like to use as settings. I’m not getting paid to say I love it, but there it is, I do.

I also use Word because I can upload a word document to my Onedrive and add to it anywhere. Okay, almost anywhere. My phone screen doesn’t work with Word Online editing. I can download the file to my phone, but it doesn’t compute due to the ribbon. I hope someday that I figure out if it’s operator error, or just a glitch with the phone app.

I’ve also recently signed up for the free membership over at Scribophile. While I haven’t critiqued anyone yet, I have read a little bit. I have issues critiquing to be honest, and I am not sure at this point if I will ever gain the karma points it takes to post. I feel that I don’t have the right to critique other peoples’ writing when I don’t know who they are or why they chose to write what they did. Hopefully soon I’ll get over that.

Alright, well, there you have it. Do with it what you will, I suppose. Have a great day. I know I will because I have not only written over 300 words here, but I have also added 542 words to the novel I am working on, which is now up to 7,816 words. The goal is 100,000 words so that I have room to cut when it’s time to revise.

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