From an NPR story on the new book “Magicians,” which sounds pretty sweet:
The author says he used to care about being a “literary novelist,” but now all he cares about is telling a good story.
Me. Freaking. Too.
I don’t want to go into a rant, because that’s too easy. It’s too easy to blame other people for my former pretentious hangups. The truth is, I lost sight of what is important to me. But now I have it in mind again, and I’m working harder than ever to achieve my goals:
- Tell stories that people enjoy.
- Positively impact the lives of young people through my writing.
- Earn a living off the work I love doing.
With that in mind, I have started to tweak the website (moving the writing out of the blog and onto separate pages, as well as integrating the Amazon store like I said I would linking to my Amazon Author page) which means I’m not sure a real redesign is necessary… So much for that reward. Maybe I’ll just gorge on Yagööt instead!
That is, IF I reach my goal…
Word Count – Aug 11, 2009:
That doesn’t include everything I wrote today, but it’s still a little behind where I ought to be. Then again, it’s farther than I would normally be without this challenge!
Can I write 42,000 more words in the next 20 days? We’ll find out…