Some more great writing links, courtesy of Traci
“Early in my writing career I noticed something happening when I got to around
the 30k word mark in a manuscript. It was like I hit a wall. It’s not that I
didn’t have ideas or know the direction of my plot. It was just a strange
feeling like I wasn’t sure what to write next. I’d look ahead at the 60k or
more words I had to write, and got the heebie-jeebies. What the heck was going
Luckily, I found out I wasn’t alone.
Lawrence Block reported the same thing in his book Writing the Novel:”
Usually, it’s after 10k for me
or toward the very end when I’m not ready to end the thing.
“If you ever get the chance to visit a printing press, do it. I’ve had the
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