Well I took today to try and rest up, and I ended up writing my latest target in ages. Oops. I’m ok with that, as I don’t exactly have to be up early any time. I’m just, I dunno worried I guess about target slipping again. But I’m feeling more chill about HOF now. I guess it’s because I get to put it down soon, and I always had a clearer view of the ending of this story. That might even be part of the problem with the story, that I tried to railroad for a certain ending too much. I think the bigger problem is I kept leaving loose threads where I went ‘hey let’s hint at this’, and then I’d get to the payoff and be ‘eh’ about the idea by then.
This is what rewrites are for.
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I’m Sam, and I live to write. I spent most of the first 8 years of my adulthood trying to balance writing with a large amount of crap in my personal life, until towards the end of 2018 I threw everything out and started afresh with just my writing. I built the new me around one goal: I have to write at least 1,000 words a day. I called this goal 1K, and it changed my life. So long as I write a thousand words a day, the day is a success, and atop that I've managed over time to build the life I wanted all those years.
My greatest flaws as a writer is I still use too many adjectives, adverbs, connectives as openers, accidental passive voice and I don't force my work down people's throats enough on pain of extreme and unusual torture. My greatest strength is I know my greatest flaws and I'm working on them.
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