How to Write a Novel: 1. Give up your social life. 2. Turn your husband down when he wants to make plans. 3. Don't leave the house! 4. Don't leave your desk!

It's working so far. I'm actually piecing some of this rough draft together. And I'm liking what I have.

This is the last time I try to write a novel in the months of July and August, I tell you what! It is too hard to stay cooped up like this.