Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Missed It?


Wow, I could've had a super-duper celebration... yesterday.  (By the time I post this it will be 2 days past.)  I started blogging here on March 11th of last year.  It would have been the perfect time to post this...

my 100th post!   

...and, if you total all three blogs, this is my 400th post!

I was hoping that my 100th post would be the review for this:
...but I haven't finished it yet.  As a matter of fact, I've only made it to page 41 so far.  I was going to read more this evening, but I got sidetracked by our local University's basketball game.  After watching a fourteen point lead slip to a five point loss, I wish I would've chosen the book.

Even though I'm not even a quarter of the way into this one, I've already learned something...  Do not fear e-books.  According to Maass, the same hysteria surrounded the beginning of books on tape.  I've also learned that breakout novels can exist without huge budgets for marketing, or the perfect editor.

In Chapter Two, Maass is discussing the premise for a breakout novel; the qualities he says contribute to a breakout novel.  According to the cover, this book is going to teach me what I need to know to take my writing to the next level.

My schedule for tomorrow:  
feed animals
finish shampooing living room carpet
two loads of laundry
get to Chapter Three

11 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

Great book, isn't it? Happy blogoversary and 100th post. You go girl!

Shelley Sly said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! This is the second post I've seen about Donald Maass's book. I think that's a sign that I should check it out.

Marla said...

Congratulations Lily!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Trying this again, blogger ate the last one!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

Congratulations on your blogoversary! 100 posts is a big deal. :)

Writing the Breakout Novel sounds like another book for my Wish List. I find reading craft books slow-going because there's so much to absorb.

Blessings,
Susan

Lorenza said...

CONGRATULATIONS LILY! Please visit my blog there is a surprise for you!

LOL Lorenza

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on your blogversary!!!! I do love that book--it's my favorite.

charmine. said...

Congrats Lily!!!I love your new background.Thanks for all your sweet messages Lily,I read them while on the tour.I'M posting from 2morrow and will be back to read some more,missed you.

Amy Holder said...

Congrats! Happy Blog Anniversary!

Anastasius Widjaya said...

Good book and congrats and happy blog anniversary. May god still bless you :-)

Lesley said...

Wow, 400 posts is truly amazing! Happy anniversary Lily.