Mar 16, 2010

Word 82 of 2000

Okay, now's the first day of this blog and the first day of my challenge. I am an aspiring writer- well, really I am a writer who aspires to be a published writer.

One of my biggest challenges is having a finished novel. Not that I haven't written novels and finished them; but they have this strange tendency to get well... tossed. Or just lost.  Since I have this difficulty holding on to finished novels long enough to re-write, I will just have to write faster. (Don't try to distract me with logic!) So my current challenge is to write 2,000 words a day 5 days a week, and to review one book each weekend.

The book reviews are going to be slightly different than what you may be used to. I will be reviewing the book and the book cover. I have always argued with the literal meaning of "Don't judge a book by it's cover" because I always do, and it is that way that I've found the best authors. However there are some really ugly covers on some really great books and vice versa.

I'm not just talking about the graphic design elements either, title, blurbs and the back cover summary are all components of the cover and all of them either lead you to pick a book up or leave it on the shelf, and then to either put it back or to take it home.

Okay, I've got to get back to my novel now, as I'm only 82 words in on my 2,000 word quota.

Happy reading!

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