Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The First Step on the Path to Success

My 30th birthday was about 6 weeks ago. I don't know if that's what prompted me to get off my ass and start writing or if it was just something that was a long time coming. I've had a lot of ideas for different novels over the years, some of which I started, some of which I didn't, but this one feels like it's getting close.

One of the hardest parts is finding time to write. I work full time, so I've put this book together in pieces. I'm starting to read through it in its entirety, and I'm finding a lot of little plotholes that I need to go back and fix. I'm also usually pretty good at correcting grammar, but for the life of me, I can't remember how to properly use quotation marks. I know that if someone is speaking and I interrupt it with narration, I'm supposed to close one end and open the other one, but I have no idea which end to open and which end to close. Right now, there are quotation marks everywhere, so I need to go the library and take a refresher course on writing conversation.

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