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Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Write a 70,000 Word Novel in 10 Days

From: Eric M.
Sent on: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:36 AM
Yeah. I feel the same way. I excuse myself all the time.  


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Julie <[address removed]> wrote:
Thanks for sharing Eric! Wow - almost 8,000 words on the first day and that includes leaving the house for a meeting and dealing with unexpected gremlins like a fire alarm on the fritz. Kinda makes the usual arguement of "not having time to write" due to everyday chores and work (which I've used quite often) sound really weak.

From: Eric Maier <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, May 24,[masked]:22 PM
Subject: [Durham-Writers-Group] Write a 70,000 Word Novel in 10 Days

Hi, all,

I follow a lot of writing blogs. You may remember a few years ago when I shared a series of blog posts that put you in the hot-seat of a literary agent. I recently read a similarly enlightening series of blog posts from a full-time author who lives off his writing income. I wanted to share this with you because it is chock full of great insight into the life of a full-time author.

The author, Dean Wesley Smith, was hired to write a 70,000 word ghost novel in 10 days. Not only did he accomplish this but he blogged about the process daily and answered tons of comments and questions by readers. I took all the hard work out of finding each post and have included the direct links below. I also included a post from another blog, by his wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who is also a full time author living off her writing income. That post shows the effect that Dean's 10-day project had on their lives from an outsider's prospective and her take on the process.

I think these are well worth your time to read through. Make sure to read the comments too.


Organizer, DWG


By Dean Wesley Smith:
Ghost Novel: Day 1
Ghost Novel: Day 2
Ghost Novel: Day 3
Ghost Novel: Day 4
Ghost Novel: Day 5
Ghost Novel: Day 6
Ghost Novel: Day 7
Ghost Novel: Day 8
Ghost Novel: Day 9
Ghost Novel: Day 10
Ghost Novel: The Day After

By Kristine Kathryn Rusch:
The Business Rusch: Habits

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