Charlotte Rains Dixon  

Otherwhere: Phew!

Your DIY writing retreat here?
Your DIY writing retreat here?

What a great weekend.  Debbie and I did our publishing workshop with a terrific group of writers and on Sunday I met with my cousin and his wife to discuss fun projects.  And today, Monday, I’ve heard from my agent that the rewrite I submitted last week is off to the editor and long-lost students are returning, and it feels like things are happening again.

I’ve got some good links for you, too.  Such as:

Write your novel fast.  As discussed at our publishing workshop this weekend, if you write 1,000 words a day (which is not a particularly fast pace), at the end of two months you’ll have 60,000 words, which is a novel in many genres. Another month, and you’ve got 90,000 which is women’s fiction/literary fiction range.  See? You can do it speedily, if you set a steady pace.

Need to check your grammar? Try this.

Indie authors, do you hire help or do it yourself?

Seven things your mystery novel needs.

Literary or commercial?

DIY writer’s retreat.  (Or, if you want a retreat/workshop in France that’s not DIY, try this.)

Writing your first novel.

How to write a short story.

I’m more of an Instagram fan myself, but this article convinced me I need to return to my Pinterest boards.

That’s what I’ve been reading.  How about you?

Photo by mterraza.

10 thoughts on “Otherwhere: Phew!

  1. NancyFox

    What a wonderfully creative way to start the week off! Congratulations on the quick turn around for the new novel – good thoughts to the universe about the editor submission!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Thanks, Nancy! I’m excited the novel, and I’m excited about our plans, too!

  2. Dawn Montgomery

    Congratualtions, Charlotte! Have your feet hit the ground yet???
    Lots of good stuff in your blog, as usual.
    I’m reading “Blended”, edited by Samantha Waltz, and loving it!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Thanks, Dawn, and I’m so glad you’re reading and loving Blended!

  3. Dyoung

    Tons of good stuff here and many places I need to go/research. Bookmarking this post for future study! 90,000 words….gulp! I don’t even want to think about how many I’m at. However I do know I have a ways to go!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      I bet you have more than you think! And just having any is a plus.

  4. J.D.

    Great post, Charlotte. Plenty to explore with these links. I see you remembered me and put in “Seven Things My Mystery Needs.” This really is the best writing blog on the entire web.

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      You’re the best, J.D.

  5. Zan Marie

    That check your grammar link! Wow! What an interesting concept. Thanks again for a great post, Charlotte!

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Glad it was helpful, Zan Marie!

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