I was curious, so scene by scene, I analyzed my 50k in 50 Days WIP. Here's the breakdown of authors that I write like:
- Margaret Atwood for two sections (Yeah! I love her poetry and A Handmaid's Tale. I feel more brilliant already!)
- J.K. Rowling (If I can sell books like her, I'd be more than satisfied)
- Rudyard Kipling (I've never really read anything by him, so not sure what to think about this one)
- Stephen King (No surprise here. One of my favorite authors. The Dark Tower series is the best fantasy ever written, in my opinion)
- Isaac Asimov (I know he's a legend, and I actually own a couple of his books, but I've never read them)
- Jack London (Ugh. I gotta say "To Build a Fire" is probably one of my least favorite things written. But I've loved every movie version of White Fang I've seen, so that's got to count for something, right?)
50k in 50 Days challenge. I'm really enjoying it so far and like to see my story grow each day. Here's the first update.
3,793 words written
What I've learned about the process:
It doesn't take me as long as I feared to write 1,000 words. It's also very hard to not go back and fix the previous day's writing.
What I've learned about myself:
So far, I'm pretty sure I've written three or four things that would send me straight to Hell if I was Catholic. As I'm not, there's probably only two things. I've also realized if this ever gets published, I'll have to use a pen name and won't be able to tell all of my family about it.
(PS--Feel free to use the button for the challenge. That's how I killed some of the writer's block today. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try)