Guy L. Pace

Living to Write

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Life Happens

I’d like to find the perfect writer’s tool. Do you know what that would be? It would be something that would help get the things of life out of the way, taken care of, so I could spend the necessary hours at the workstation writing. This wonderful tool would deal with the transportation of grandchildren Continue Reading

Course Corrections

August turned out¬†just too full of other things, so I won’t get this draft done by the end of the month. I’ll be making a course correction and setting the deadline to September 30. The key here is to not take this as a disaster and just give up on the project. Just like in Continue Reading

Staying the course

I’m about a month into my new novel, but I’m not making the progress I had hoped. The story is strong, I think, and there is a solid structure in place. But, I’m only on chapter three. My word count has me at almost 7,000 words. To meet the goal, I have to get another Continue Reading

On Writing: Starting a Novel

Originally posted in www.rapier57.com, July 2013. I am no Stephen King, but I’m settling into a pattern for how I approach writing. The last National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo¬†2012) helped me organize my approach and set goals. The important thing is to get the story written and not stop until you are done. Then, you Continue Reading

What I learned from NaNoWriMo

(Originally posted at www.rapier57.com, Jan. 2013. This is proper to repost, as NaNoWriMo is coming again in November, 2013.) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is something I knew about for some time, but just didn’t have the time or motivation to do. This year, I jumped in with both feet. As a former print journalist, Continue Reading