- Spend at least half an hour every day on writing or editing, an hour on weekends
- Finish rewrite of Dragons at Dawn
- Post to my blog on the ROW80 update days (Sunday and Wednesday)
- Read at least one of my books on writing every week
I have been working on editing every day, and I now have most of the rough outline for Demons at Dusk sketched out. I’ve just started working on the ending, but today I started rethinking how I want it to end. Part of that is from what I read in Save the Cat, but Blake Snyder, the next book on my reading list about how to write. I finished Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell yesterday. I liked Bell’s book, but even though I have only read Chapter 1 of Save the Cat, it started with a bang, giving me a lot to think about on how to make sure my stories are worth the reader’s attention. I’ll let you know more about what I think on Wednesday.
For now, let me leave you with a sample “logline” for Demons at Dusk. A logline is one sentence that tells the reader what your story is about. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think. Does the logline grab your attention and make you want to read more?
Demons at Dusk – A man has to learn magic from a dragon in order to save his family from an invading army of demons.
That’s it for today. See you on Wednesday!