Earlier today I attended the critique group that I belong to. I also pushed myself to write the first three chapters of Moondust, an upper middle-grade novel that is one serving size of Nightmare-on-Elm-Street-horror, a tablespoon of Wan and Whannell’s Saw, a generous sprinkling of middle school drama, and two dashes of dream god fantasy.
A visually mathematical representation of my creation:
Now, it’s 11:31 pm. I wanted to go to bed, but I promised myself that I would share another “quote to write by”.
So, here it is:
“Don’t let a single day go by without writing. Even if it’s garbage, if garbage is all you can write, write it. Garbage eventually becomes compost with a little treatment.”
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The following review is from one of my readers. It’s a fabulous feeling when someone other than your family has read and reviewed one of your books — especially if you’re an Indie author.
I love reading and lately I’ve come across of books that aren’t traditionally published. Some are of the highest quality. Some of them are your average read-and-donate-to-public-library. And some are disappointments that I’ll discuss in the near future on my author page.
Now, back to that 5-star review. The reader loved how the ending was not only complete, but that I left a “world of possibilities” for the main character, Alexander to explore in the next book. I gave no unfair and teasing cliffhangers here, folks. My love is that real. 🙂
And at last, the quote for today:
“The ending has to fit. The ending has to matter, and make sense. I could care less about whether it’s happy or sad or atomic. The ending is the place where you go, “Aha. Of course. That’s right.”