The paragraph above clearly establishes two things:
- I’ve never written a novel;
- I have twelve full days of novel writing experience.
So far, so good, right? Here comes the best part: I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned about writing novels. This is valuable, tried and true, time tested advice. Before you get a chance to strip that last sentence of all its irony and move on to a different blog, here’s my wisdom … condensed, and somehow cryptic.
- Screw daily word counts …. at first.
- Move fast … most of the time.
- Don’t look back.
- Forget linear: you’re not building a tower, you’re solving a jigsaw puzzle.
I will write a blog post for each of these four bullet points. Until then, this one should be enough to get you moving along with your own novel. After all, it’s helping me.