Musings · Writing

How long does it take to write a novel?

I’m coming up on the finish line for the first draft of my new work, and, given that it’s National Novel Writing Month, I’ve been thinking a lot about time and writing. How much time is enough? Too much? Does a good novel take more time than a subpar one? Is ten years better than… Continue reading How long does it take to write a novel?

New York · Quotes · San Francisco

Friday Writing Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg, Writing in SF and the Joy of Reading

allen-ginsberg-writing-quoteWhere oh where do I begin? Well, I’ll start with this Allen Ginsberg quote. How great is that? I definitely enjoy following my “inner moonlight,” haters be damned! But anyway, think about that, and then let me update you on yesterday’s happenings …

Misc. · Writing

The One-Chapter Curse

Some writers write really fast. Some write really slow. Jack Kerouac apparently took just weeks to write On the Road while most people take years. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo–I tried once and I ended up making it like two days–but I do know people who it’s worked for. Just not me. I guess I fall somewhere… Continue reading The One-Chapter Curse