Writing Articles by Holly

 

Here are some of my word count breakdowns:

How I Wrote Doll Bones –  A day-by-day breakdown charting my daily word counts over the period when I wrote Doll Bones.

How I Wrote the Coldest Girl in Coldtown – A day-by-day breakdown charting my daily word counts over the period when I wrote The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

How I Wrote Black Heart – A day-by-day breakdown charting my daily word counts over the period when I wrote The Black Heart.


“Here are some things I wish someone had told me when I was writing my first book. I want to say them to you in the hopes they will help and encourage you. Even if you’ve heard them before, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded.

1) No one can tell if the writing was fun or if it was hard. Trust me. I know it seems like writing that pours out of your brain in a passionate flood should be better than writing that comes slowly and miserably, but the only person who will ever know the difference is you. So no excuses—get the word count done.”

From my National Novel Writing Month Pep Talk. Read the rest there.