This November, I will be fully engrossed in writing a novel.  It'll be crazy.  But that's good.

However, the likelihood of me doing again, isn't very probable.  The reason?  First of all, I have the motivation to write, I think I proved that when I wrote my first novel.  But the thing is, even then, I write quantity over quality.  That's not what I should be doing. I need to write quality.

So, although I'm doing it this year, and unless I have unexpected results, I most likely won't be doing it again unless I feel lazy (which I won't) and need to press myself to write.

Thus, I come to the end of this little speech thingy that wasn't a speech because I wasn't speaking, therefore, it was no speech of mine, and I can rightly declare, I didn't just give a speech... if that makes any sense.


The Kid Tekija.
Wow, I really need to pick up my pace, and start blogging daily again.  But, life's been uh, well, busy, sort of.  Maybe I'm just doing other things than blogging, but now I'm back.

Goal:  70,000 words.
Time:  4 Weeks + 6 days.  Or, 30 days.  Or,  720 hours.  Or, 43,200 minutes.  Or, 2,592,000 seconds.  Whew!

Yeah, so, I have to write, 70,000 words in 2,592,000 seconds.  Actually, scrap that.  I have to write 70,00o+ words, in 1,241,000 seconds, half the time I'll be sleeping.
Yes, in simple words, that is what I feel like.  I hoped when I started this to put my own writings up... however, I have failed in that.

So, from now on, this will be a revolutionized website!  I know that there isn't really a point to posting now, since I haven't even published a book yet... but I will anyway.

My Review of Brian Jacques "Redwall" novel (fresh from the press).

Brian Jacques novel "Redwall" was a masterpiece.  Yet, a masterpiece that could have been better, but was still a masterpiece.  There is no perfect novel, and so you are going to find some flaws... but there are exceptionally few in "Redwall."

It immediately captured you, held you, and then, released you... but you would be forever changed, in a good way.  Redwall, to state it frankly, was awesome!  Combined with hilariousness and seriousness, it was fit ingeniously into the novel.  The way the lovable characters engage you so that when you come to that last page, you feel like you have known that character for your whole life.

The tricks that are scattered all around show Brian's Jacques mind at work, weaving the characters in and out of the plot like you would never have dreamed.  And it wasn't only the characters, the schemes both good and bad come up with will send you laughing... gasping... or whatever.

This is a great book... but Martin the Warrior is better even than Redwall.  :D

The Kid Tekija
Many books start out with action.  That is an alright start, but not my favorite kind.  It doesn't really draw you in, you don't really care why the character is doing that, and so, you loose interest... fast.

No, I prefer openings like, well, for instance, the beginning of Moby-Dick: "Call me Ishmael"

But, for me that isn't quite my favorite type, possibly more like this:  "In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.  Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

Most of you would know where that comes from, if you don't, if comes from the very beginning of the Hobbit book.

I like both beginnings, but something isn't quite there.  Both of them are intriguing, however, they do not stir up suspicion in you mind.  That, for me, is one thing I really like to have in a first sentence.

Obviously, there is no "perfect" sentence, but there are certain sentences that fit better than others.  Some wouldn't ever work for a fantasy novel, but then they might be one of the best for a historical-fiction, who knows?

It's hard to incorporate mystery and intruige into your first sentence, one thing that is even harder though, is once you have put in both of those things, you still need to fit one key point into it is theme.

Theme is easy by itself.  After all, it's just the main point of your novel (writing, or story) so it's just communicating it.  But what I find hard about it, is that once you have already created the other two parts, you still need to add in your theme.  For somethings, it's actually quite easy... however, for others, it's a grueling task.

To be conti-

Näkemiin!  (That means Goodbye! in Finnish) 

The Kid Tekijä.(That means The Kid Author in Finnish)
First sentences should grab.  They grab and hold.  Obviously, the first sentence is only one sentence... but most of the time, that first sentence is the most important single sentence of the entire book.

Grappling in your readers, to hold them for the whole novel, is the key to success.  I'm not claiming to be an expert... but what I'm saying, is what all successful authors would say.

The first sentence, holds all the power.  If you are going to publish something traditionally, this sentence has hundred times more actually.  The reason?  Because publishers often only read the first sentence.  If you first sentence is good enough, strong enough, powerful enough, (I had to add those extra definitions, good is an overused and underestimated word) then the publishers will look at your novel or short story, with a little more interest.

If you can make that publisher intrigued in seconds, if you can hook him in the first sentence, he will read more.  Once he reads more, all you have to do is continue that process of adding to excitement.   If you can make that publisher turn the page, then your only steps away from being published.

If you can make the publisher read an entire chapter you have nearly won a fight that took you through uncountable adventures with your characters.  Of course, your work might not be accept, but don't be too sad.  That was only one publisher, there are thousands of others.

But right now, I'm talking about that first sentence.  (see, I already went down a rabbit-trail).

In a few powerful words, you need to make the read think.  You need to make him/her really jump into the book.  First, spend a quick (but powerful) word on what the reader should be looking at, then go on with your best line of drawing the reader in.

Now, I can't tell you what should be your first line, because, well, I don't know what your writing is.  But I can tell you advice, unfortunately, my fingers are starting to get tired, so I'll put it in another part.