Packing Heat 043: End with the Beginning
What's Up With Me?
Toodledo is still working out really well for me. Click here to sign up and try it. If you end up upgrading to a paid account, I'll get some referral credits!
My wordcount is up. But I wonder if 500-700 words per day really is optimal for me.
Rewards - love 'em! Here's something I rewarded myself with from Amazon. Only 99¢! I kinda dig the Gamma waves.
Three big yays this week:
Sam wrote a short story and sold it the next day.
Clare got a new contract at a publisher she's had good sales with in the past.
I sold the vampire novel that I thought no one would ever love but me.
Check out Smashwords - it's a site where you can self-publish ebooks geared toward reading on mobile devices, or online. My story Thaw is free to download.
If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, download the Stanza app and you can pull stuff down through the Smashwords button.
End with the Beginning
I'm reading Fiction First Aid by Raymond Obstfeld and I came across a piece of advice that really resonated: the end of the story has to make good on the promises you make in the beginning. I analyze the start of my current story and talk about what "promises" I may be making in it, things that it'd be a good idea for me to touch on in my ending.
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