Game Changer

Earlier this week I read about a book called The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt

After reading through some of the reviews on Amazon (cause that’s what I do) I decided to check out the free sample, and my mind was blown! The sample includes a few writing exercises that are each just 5 minutes long. In those few minutes I learned more about my character and story than I have in a long while.

Now if you remember after yesterday’s writing session, I came to the conclusion that I’ve been away from my book for too long. I’d decided that I was going to re-read what I’d written and do a little story-boarding. This book fits perfectly into that plan. It’s broken into 90 days, and the goal is to have written a first draft by the end of that time. Today I worked through day one, and let me warn you that it’s not for the faint of heart! The author suggest you set aside two hours each day for writing. It sounds like a lot, but I will say, today flew by pretty quickly!

Anybody else heard of, or read this book?

Today’s Word Count = 2,034

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Having been an avid reader since the womb, Poppy is finally sitting down to write that book she's always talked about writing.
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11 Responses to Game Changer

  1. Not heard about this book. But I am also a secret review reader… Well done on the word count. S.J

  2. yhosby says:

    I read the book, and I’m actually doing the challenge. I’m on day 15. After the 7th day the questions got on my nerves because it was too deep when I hadn’t gotten a chance to know my character yet. So, I stopped with the character questions and did my own character sketches. The structure questions are awesome! I love how plot should be broken down into three acts–I never looked at writing a book in that way before. But it all makes sense. I’m really excited to start my rough draft, but I can’t begin until day 28 or 29. I hope I don’t change my story concept by then LOL. I have a habit of 10,000 things running through my mind all at once.

    Good luck with your 90 day challenge. I like that it’s starting to get recognition like NaNo.

    Keep smiling,

    • Poppy says:

      I’m only on day 2, but I’m really loving it so far. One question, for you…Since you’re on day 15, I’m wondering how the “Imagine” times are going for you? Are they still good sources of writing?

      • yhosby says:

        When you say “imagine”, do you mean thinking about your story world loosely. Yeah, it helped a lot to jot down everything I could of regarding my characters and their situations. I had a lot of “maybe this could happen”, “I’d like this to happen”, “what if”, etc. It helped me keep an open mind for if I thought of something different. I’m on Day 20 now, can’t wait until I can finally start writing the rough draft!

        The structure questions divided into the 3 parts helped me the most.

        Keep smiling,

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  4. I have never heard of this book or process before, but it sounds intriguing. I will be checking it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Poppy says:

      You’re welcome Wendy! I’m in week 4 now, and I’m getting ready to start my 1st draft. The first 4 weeks have been amazing. If you go on Amazon, I think you can preview the beginning of the book. It’s worth checking out!

      • I decided to buy a kindle version and get it a looksee. I will be doing NaNoWriMo this November again and I wonder if this might help me prep for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with your new book! It sounds like you have a very good start on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Poppy says:

    I love NaNoWriMo! When I did it last year, it gave me the confidence to realize that I could actually write a book! Good luck!

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