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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.

 

Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Currently reading

Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens
Progress: 90/1054 minutes
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Craig Johnson
Progress: 105/184 pages

Writing Word Count Update

I'm only a few hundred away from 40,000 words for the month of May. I should hit it tomorrow. I had no idea I'd be this productive so quickly. Feels good to enjoy writing again...and just to write in general!

 

A handy tip: Journal entries are a great way to beef up your word count for the day. When I journal, it's usually about my writing progress, or what I'd like to accomplish in the next (or current) writing prompt/story. It's a good warm-up, especially if you do it first thing in the morning. An easy way to get a few hundred words out of the way for the day, along with tackling some possible ideas.

 

For anybody who is suffering in a horrible writing rut, PLEASE KEEP GOING. As I've said before, I experienced the worst one of my life and it lasted a year. I didn't think it was possible to beat it, but I did. I just had to change how I did things. Sometimes, that's all you have to do.

 

One of my favorite quotes from Stephen King is, "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” That is so, so true.

 

I'd like to alter it, just a little bit. Especially for my fellow writer friends and followers who are suffering a horrible block and are struggling to even type a sentence on the computer screen:

 

"Write a little every day."

 

Because when you do that, it'll add up. And on some days you will write a lot.