Now’s the perfect time to start on that novel

Learn more about TimWith much of the world homebound these days, now is the perfect time to start writing your novel—or pull that half-finished manuscript out of the drawer and dust it off.

Except the last thing many of us need right now is even more solitude.

That’s one of the many reasons I created the 20-Year Novel Club, and I’m hoping you’ll join us!

As a Club member, you’ll be able to meet and connect with other writers who are as dedicated as you are to finishing their novels—while easily making progress every single day on your story.

The Club is all about…

  • Meeting motivated writers who will push you to write more
  • Making progress on your novel every single day
  • Sharing your work as your story takes shape
  • Earning “Fame Points” to help you rise to the top and stand out
  • Publishing that book as soon as it’s done!

At a time when many of us are feeling isolated, it’s nice to be a part of a group of writers who want to stay motivated and encourage each other to press on toward achieving their writing goals.

Learn more & join the Club here. I look forward to welcoming you!

Writing 10 words a day keeps the “give-ups” away

Learn more about TimWriting a novel can be an exercise in patience, as you may already know.

But the danger when writing a novel is that if you lose momentum, you’ll put your story on the back burner—or worse, stop writing altogether.

That’s why I created the 20-Year Novel Club.

Your goal, as a member of the Club, is to write 10 words a day. Yes, just 10!

Some days you’ll write more, of course, but as long as you write 10 words, you can feel great that you’ve done something to make progress.

Do you ever have days where you feel overwhelmed? Or you can’t seem to get inspired?

Don’t let these feelings destroy all the good habits you’ve worked so hard to form!

This is where the 20-Year Novel Club can help.

When you’re part of the Club, each morning when you open your laptop to write, one of three scenarios will play out:

1. Best-case scenario.

You’ll sit down to write and the words will flow out onto the screen from under your tip-tapping fingertips. Awesome! You’re on a roll!

2. Next best–case scenario.

You don’t have a whole lot to add to your story today. 10 words is about the best you can do. Maybe you looked back through a paragraph and added ten words to it—an extra adjective over here, a more fitting verb over there. Even if you simply rewrite an existing 10-word sentence, that still counts!


3. It’s not happening.

If you are just not feeling it today, that’s okay! You still showed up, you still tried to write. That’s what’s important, that you did something. Even if those 10 words are “I am not feeling inspired enough to write much today,” that’s okay.

Each of these scenarios is perfectly fine. Remember: the whole point is to show up.

If you can do that, you will be successful in the 20-Year Novel Club.


All that’s left is for you to join us!

3 reasons to get into this writing club on the ground floor!

Learn more about TimA brand-new writing club is rolling into town, and you’re invited.

Get in on the ground floor of the 20-Year Novel Club, and discover a powerful new way to supercharge your writing.

I’ve got 3 reasons for you to join us:

1. Make progress on your novel every day. All you need to do is sit down and write 10 words each day. (Even though it would take you 20 years to write your novel if you only wrote 10 words a day, I’m willing to bet that most days you’ll write more. Sometimes, much more!)

2. Meet your fellow writers. We’re all in this together! Enjoy making new connections (or even personal friendships), and check out what everyone else is working on. There are plenty of exciting stories taking shape.

3. Move up the Charts. Your book (even when it’s a work-in-progress) could soar up into our Top 20 Books of All Time as other Club members read & enjoy your latest chapters.

Plus, you can really stand out in the Club when you record your progress each day, and earn tons of “Fame Points” for doing this. (If you’re already a ChapterBuzz member, you’ll know what this means!)

Oh, almost forgot…reason #4: it’s free.

We’d love to see you in the Club. Come see what all the hype is about!

Want to write a novel? Plan on 20 years

Learn more about TimIf you’d like to write a novel, plan on it taking 20 years.

Just kidding!

Sort of.

The 20-Year Novel Club is a brand-new writing group with one goal: to write 10 words a day.

No need to dig around for a calculator…because I’ve done the math for you: if you wrote 10 words every single day, it would take about 20 years to write an entire novel.

Of course, if you literally wrote your entire novel 10 words at a time, your story would look like a patchwork quilt.

It probably wouldn’t make much sense. It wouldn’t flow from one sentence to the next.

That’s why 10 words is but a bare minimum—with the hope that whenever you sit down to write your 10 words, more will come.

Sometimes, many more.

You see, the 20-Year Novel Club is about much more than just 10 words a day.

It’s about showing up.

It’s about waking up each morning with the intention to write.

It’s about dedicating yourself to sitting down and taking only a minute or two to tap out 10 words…

…knowing that on any given day, those 10 words might just open the floodgates! Join us today

Ready to write a novel in 20 years? Have I got the perfect thing for you!

Learn more about TimQuestion:

If you wrote just 10 words a day,
how long would it take to write an entire novel?

The answer: about 20 years!

Welcome to the 20-Year Novel Club, a group of newbie novelists—and published authors—dedicated to writing 10 words a day.

Here’s the thing: if you wrote just 10 words a day, it would take about 20 years to finish a full-length novel.

But of course, you’d like to finish your novel long before that.

So why would I start a writing club and tell you to write just 10 words a day?

Because just about anybody can handle 10 words a day. It’s a bare minimum—and an easy one at that.

The idea is that some days, you’ll be on a roll.

You’ll type out 10 words…and then 100, and then 1,000…and then keep on going until your fingertips are sore.

But other days, you just won’t be feeling it. It’s a fact of life.

So on those days, your job is simple: just write 10 words, and you’re done for the day. Go have fun and come back tomorrow!

And feel great that you achieved the most important thing: you showed up.

The 20-Year Novel Club is all about showing up every day, taking action every day, and making progress every day.

…and of course, meeting your fellow writers! Join us!

It’s Day 2 of our 10,000-word writing challenge! You can still jump in…if you dare

Learn more about TimThe 10K Novel-Building Challenge kicked off yesterday at ChapterBuzz, and the daily word counts are rolling in!

Our goal is to each write 10,000 words in our novels in the first week of March—obviously, no easy feat.

But even though you’re a day late to the party, you’re welcome to join us if you’re feeling brave!

Spend the month of March adding chapters to your novel, getting feedback on your work from fellow writers, meeting new people, and maybe even winning an award.

…and most importantly, building a solid foundation for that novel you’ve been meaning to write!

Join us today!