TalkToYoUniverse tackles the question: Does your character have to be as smart as your reader? The post addresses a book I've started recently: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which is an intriguingly voicey book. One that raises the question: can a book have too much voice? But that is another topic entirely.
Kidlit discussed how to balance action and information.
Writer Unboxed argued that you should only query 6-8 agents at a time.
And Nathan Bransford discussed using contradictions to develop character.
This morning, Ladonna posted about letting your character fart. Ladonna is a newer blogger, and I've really been enjoying her posts over the last few weeks. Please hop on over and visit her!
Has anyone used Net Galley? I'm intrigued by it, but I'm always reluctant to sign up for websites until I hear some feedback.
I'm not good at working on one project at a time. For the past few years, I've tried to mold myself into someone who can do that--who can focus on one novel and write the darn thing and then edit it. This is one of the reasons I've added WiP updates on Fridays--I've been hoping that it would force me into continuity. But this week I've realized that I need to embrace my own methods. So I've gone back to how I used to function when I first started writing: I have three or four WiPs open on my desktop, and I work on them interchangeably. A few pages here, a few pages there. Maybe only a sentence in one and a thousand words in another. And you know what--doing this has respawned my love for writing.
Can you focus on one novel at a time?