Showing posts with label Donald Maass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Maass. Show all posts

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