All In — A to Z Challenge

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A to Z Primer — A Study of the World Behind Your Eyes

Day One — All In

Can writing improve your life? I’m going to attempt to write something every day for a month, and I’m hoping the daily blog doesn’t become the daily slog, but I want to see if I can do it, to commit to writing in a way I haven’t committed before. I may not be up to my personal best every single day, especially because my obsessive editing is going to be asked to sit this one out, but I’m going trust that whatever comes of this will be worth the effort.

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writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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12 Responses to All In — A to Z Challenge

  1. Way to dive right in!

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  2. This is my page about the novel: https://klallendoerfer.wordpress.com/fiction/hallies-cache/
    When we moved to California from Boston last year, all work on it pretty much stopped, with getting ready to move, moving, settling in, blah blah blah. I’m hoping to finally get back to it. It is about 75,000 words now, up from the 50,000 I wrote at NaNoWriMo, but they aren’t 75,000 good words. And I’ve also been told that I should be aiming for 90-110K for a “debut science fiction novel.” That seems about right.

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    • pjlazos says:

      My motto is, tell the story and whatever the length it will be right. I never really tried to hit a page number. I guess that’s why my first book was a collection of novellas and the novel I’m working on now is a bit over 500 pages, too long by most standards but I needed all those words to get the story out. I do hope you will showcase some of your neuroscience background in your book. I love to read novels that teach me something.

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    • pjlazos says:

      Just looked at your book page. LOVE the climate/sci fi thing!

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  3. Good luck! I’m doing Camp NanoWrimo so I’m sitting this one out!

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    • pjlazos says:

      What is Camp NanoWrimo? Sounds ominous!

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      • I’m just working on my novel for an hour a day. You can set your own goal and they can be word count or something else. I’m in a virtual “cabin” with a couple of ladies I met at real NaNoWriMo a few years ago. Real NaNoWriMo is in November and to “win” you write 50k words that month. Why they picked November is kind of beyond me, with the holidays and everything it can be pretty stressful.

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      • pjlazos says:

        That’s so cool. I am in the final stages of getting my novel into print, but I have an idea for another one and could use a retreat like that to get it all onto paper. Maybe I’ll try my own mini NaNoWriMo when I’m done. I wrote the novel I’m about to publish in half hour increments over a 9-month period of time. It really focuses you to commit like that. Good luck! What’s it about?

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