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#FirstDraft60 Day 42 — Monday Motivation from Brad Herzog

Monday, October 12, 2015

#FirstDraft60 | KayeDacus.comOn Mondays, I’m going to share some writing advice/motivation from authors who may be well known to you, or whom you may never have heard of. Hopefully, you’ll find inspiration or a new way of looking at or thinking about writing from these little clips.

Today, our Monday Motivation is a TED talk on capturing creative ideas from bestselling nonfiction and children’s book author Brad Herzog:

Hope you’re doing well with your writing. Don’t forget to check in with your progress!

For a 75,000-word manuscript, today’s cumulative word-count should be at least 30,000 words.

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  1. Monday, October 12, 2015 11:27 am

    So . . . obviously I’ve fallen behind on my word count—but now that I’m back home (was visiting my parents in Arkansas since October 1), I should be able to start catching up. I did write (dictate) over 5,000 words on the 6+ hour drive home yesterday, and once I get in and edit it and add in some beats between the dialogue (dialogue is much easier to dictate than narrative), it should be even more than that. Plus, since I ended in the middle of something, hopefully that’ll make it easier to pick up and continue once I finish converting those “notes” into my “draft.”

    Yes, I’ve said don’t go back and edit or revise during this process; however, because the speech recognition on the computer doesn’t always understand what I’m saying, I have to go back and fix it within a day or two of doing it, or else I’ll get to spots where the computer didn’t understand me and now I can’t figure out what I was trying to say. So while I’ll be “fixing” it, I won’t be rewriting it to any great extent.


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