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

From: Jessica K.
Sent on: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:21 AM
Really, really inspiring! Thanks so much for posting this. No excuses.

Jessica K

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.

Best,

Eric
Organizer, DWG

LINKS:

By Dean Wesley Smith:
Ghost Novel: Day 1 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8935
Ghost Novel: Day 2 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8943
Ghost Novel: Day 3 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8955
Ghost Novel: Day 4 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8967
Ghost Novel: Day 5 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8981
Ghost Novel: Day 6 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=8998
Ghost Novel: Day 7 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9011
Ghost Novel: Day 8 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9030
Ghost Novel: Day 9 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9049
Ghost Novel: Day 10 http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9060
Ghost Novel: The Day After http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?p=9076

By Kristine Kathryn Rusch:
The Business Rusch: Habits http://kriswrites.com/2013/05/01/the-business-rusch-habits/




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