Daily Archives: December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and Other Stuff

Yesterday as I punched out a few paragraphs of “The Red Dagger” I hope to submit to Amazon’s Breakout Novel contest, I realized rewriting the entire thing may not be the best strategy.

The contest begins January 25, and that means I would have to punch out over 75,000 words in 30 days. With Christmas, a week’s vacation in Texas from December 29 – January 5, plus other obligations including an author interview with Becky Levine and putting together a Celebration of Life book for a dear friend that passed away five days ago, where will I find the time to write?

Instead I will edit the original document using notes I wrote on the hard copy. With a few added scenes I have planned, that means I will only have to type 10k-15k words. Much more doable in thirty days.

Whether you celebrate Christmas as a time to enjoy family and gift-giving, or celebrate the birth of our Savior, I pray it’s full of joy and laughter.

Stay safe and warm, and I’ll likely see you all after the New Year.