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The Nine Year Novel

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Maud Newton has an interesting post about the novel that has occupied her time for nine years. As with all of Maud’s musings, it’s an insightful post that’s definitely worth reading. At the end, she makes a helluva good point about sticking with your own writing interests.

“The inaninity of titles bought by publishers each week never fails to astound — and to affirm my decision to write whatever the hell I want to,” Maud writes. “What’s the point in writing to satisfy the whims of an industry that would inflict Travis Bradberry, PhD.’s The Personality Code: Maximize Your Strengths, Read People, and Unlock Your Full Potential or This Book Will Change Your Life Again! or reams of boilerplate chick lit on an unsuspecting world?”

Hang in there, Maud.