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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mario Piumetti is a freelance writer of science fiction, horror, screenplays, and nonfiction. He has a bachelor's degree in English from California Lutheran University and an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. An avid music lover, his work is heavily influenced by rock, punk, and metal. You can contact him at mario.piumetti.writer@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


This last week, I got to page thirty-four on Eat the Rich.  Thirty-four pages doesn't seem like much.  It's definitely not a novel, more of a novelette.  It's still a notable mark, and here's why.

A novel is usually a minimum of forty thousands.  The industry standard is more like eighty to a hundred and twenty thousand words, and I'm aiming for an even hundred grand.  If I'm over or under that count, that's fine.  It's just a target to aim for.

The point is this: in the last two weeks, I've reach either twenty-five percent for the minimum forty thousand words or ten percent for the preferred hundred thousand.  Either way, that's a god chunk of the project.  If I keep at it, I know I'll get to the end of the draft.

If you're feeling like you haven't accomplished much in your own writing, remind yourself that, little by little, the numbers add up.

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