Novel Writing Update

I'm a big fan of I should Be Writing (ISBW), Mur Lafferty's podcast and blog of the same name. The "Mighty Mur," as she calls herself, has just released the first in a series of PDF episodes outlining her discoveries as a "wanna-be fiction-writer" who is now a published author. It's been very encouraging to watch Mur gain success and publicity for her podcasts and share in every step of her publishing journey. Her rules-for-writing are sane, sound advice for fending off self-doubt, writers block and excuses.

My writing journey continued today with my son at canoe and kayak camp. I put him in this week-long camp with no guilt at all. It's the kind of thing I would have loved as a child. When I picked him up today, two of the cool teen counsellors told me he'd already nicknamed himself "Bubbles."

I put in a good writing day. I wrote 2786 words which is a little over 11 pages. That's more than meeting a NaNoWriMo-type speed target but working on a manuscript I intend to revise for publication. The outline of the novel is written and has been revised a couple of times so I have a good chance of finishing by the end of the summer. 100 pages is about 1/3 of the way through if things go as planned. Wish me luck.

Happy reading.

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