Wow. I saw this last Saturday night and my dad, who isn’t the kind to watch a movie more than once, watched it with us for the 4th time. I won’t go into detail for several reasons:
- I started writing this blog post about a week ago
- If I haven’t had the time to write about the movie since then, now won’t be the time I do
- It’s late
- You should just go watch the movie
- Seriously, go watch it if you like thrillers
I fail at being a writer. Why? This is why:
18th Tuesday 0 ✕ 250
19th Wednesday 0 ✕ 250
20th Thursday 0 ✕ 250
21st Friday 0 ✕ 250
22nd Saturday 0 ✕ 250
23rd Sunday 365 ✓ 250
24th Monday 0 ✕ 250
25th Tuesday 0 ✕ 250
26th Wednesday 0 ✕ 250
27th Thursday 129 ✕ 250
28th Friday 0 ✕ 250
29th Saturday 0 ✕ 250
30th Sunday 500 ✓ 250
31st Monday 0 ✕ 250
1st Tuesday 0 ✕ 250
2nd Wednesday 0 ✕ 250
3rd Thursday 0 ✕ 250
Total words since I started challenge: 11 096
Words I should have if I wrote 250 words each day: 12 500
Novel’s wordcount: 25 172
My critique partner
So Angela read Kenna’s Choice and she loved it! She told me it was very realistic and other things I’ll reveal to you when I’m done writing the 2nd draft. She also criticized some things, but it’s okay because I completely agree. Now I’ll be doing a chapter-by-chapter outline to make it easier to rewrite and a list of things to change. I might also use the Shrunken Manuscript technique (what, you haven’t heard of it? Go read this: http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/shrunken-manuscript/). And there’s a subplot I want to change.
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Just yesterday, Let The Words Flow’s CPs page went online. Despite being busy with homework, I decided to leave a comment with my info. “Can’t hurt, can it?” I thought to myself. (Sure, I lost 15 minutes writing all my info when I could have been doing homework, but both got done in the end.) By the time I went to bed, I had replied to Angela’s e-mail asking if I wanted to be her critique partner.
That’s less than 8 hours. (I’m lucky and do not take this for granted :).)
Angela is a perfect match: has a busy schedule like me, is multicultural (lived in Japan and America) and is very chatty. AND she can give me hand-to-hand combat advice for the fights in my WIP. This is her blog: http://aekubo.livejournal.com/ which I myself have just started reading. (And I’m finding out we’re quite a bit alike.)
Now, we haven’t started critiquing for each other yet, so I can’t tell you what it’s like, but I will be able to by, hopefully, July/August.
What I can tell you is this: if you have trouble staying focused on your novel, if you don’t have any writer friends, if you need help plotting/brainstorming and if you think you’d be more motivated to write with someone reading your work while you’re writing the 1st draft and giving you advice as well as helping you make your writing better with their, obviously, different point of view, then I highly suggest you leave your information on the CPs page on Let The Words Flow. It can’t hurt, can it?
And if you don’t want a critique partner just yet, that’s fine. I spent one month short of 2 and a half years without a CP. Why did I decide to get one now? Because I’ve become more serious about my writing lately and want to be a dedicated and focused writer by the time I go to university.
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