The Weekend Marathon…and a Roundup

After I write this post, I’m signing off.  I’ll be back on Monday, and will write yet another blog post, but this weekend is the hard-core write fest.  I have to reach a goal of at least 7,000 words to stay on track for the 21st release date.

How will I do this?

I have already recorded and planned out each chapter for my goal in Scrivener, and have written synopses of every chapter in the notes column.  If I spend some of tonight, then most of the day on Saturday and Sunday working, I should be able to reach my goal.

So the weekend marathon begins.

Before I sign off, though, I thought I’d provide some articles I read this week that keep me inspired:

1.  Writing on the iPad – Jason Snell writes about why he is writing using the iPad.  I suppose I might if I had an iPad.

2.  Isaiah Abraham Killed – Writer Isaiah Abraham, an African activist and writer, was killed in front of his home on December 4th.  Read some of the African reaction here.

3.  Why I Self Publish – Melissa Leong or “Wynne Channing” sold her teen vampire novel through self-publishing it first.  Read her story.

4.  Self Publish? – Emily Kaiser gives us five benefits and three drawbacks to self-publishing a novel.

5.  Psychology of Self Publishing – Douglas Eby writes about his self publishing experience, especially the psychological side of it.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

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