M.A. Wohl

Writer on a Quest

Word count goal of the week: 47 500 words
Word count goal today: 30 139 words

Every week, I feel like it’s gonna be THE week.

The week where I write 3 000 words every day and finally, finally catch up on my weekly writing goals.
It would be great to be able to hope I could meet my crazy deadline this time around.

Hope is blowing with the strong winds we’ve been having the past few days.

Again, today, I read an interview with a literary agent. And doubt instantly hop on. A very hard-to-shake doubt.

I’m taking a bit of a gamble with that novel. Set in the recent past, it’s a story about a popular teenager, a lost friendship and the meaning of love. Plus a very bad ghost.

How to pitch it to attract a literary agent with a story that meets the Book Market flavour of the next few months while being very different, inspired both by recents novels AND old movies?

I tell myself I need to write another elevator pitch, then a synopsis, and then, tweak it until I can make it work.
A second later, I tell myself I made a mistake in the first place, writing a novel on the edge of many genres, in a more literate, but fun and relax, style.

The only thing I can do right now is believe in the project, go back to the roots of it and re-discovered all the good reasons why I started it in the first place.

I’ll go ahead and do that… tomorrow morning. For now, I’m gonna go to bed.

Here’s hoping for 4 hours of sleep in a row. Fingers cross!

Until next time, dear writer friends…

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