The Single Most Valuable Motivation to Finish Your Novel:

In a word:


Synopsis (from

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.

Okay, stop right there! I dare you to not think at this very second that your story is WAY! better than this ridiculous one. Go ahead. You can’t! This has got to be the dumbest storyline ever invented by man.


It was made into a movie. It was released on July 11th, 2013. Many people invested large quantities of time and money because they believed it would be successful. For real.

If you have a story idea and you feel stuck, think SHARKNADO! and an immense feeling of determination will flood you. Finish your book. Write out every horrible, beautiful word flowing inside you. Get to the end before you begin judging the quality of the story.


if SHARKNADO made it, you sure as hell better believe your book can make it too. The difference? Someone completed this story and yours is still a work-in-progress.

Happy Writing!

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The Single Most Valuable Motivation to Finish Your Novel:

4 thoughts on “The Single Most Valuable Motivation to Finish Your Novel:

  1. I am dying to see this film! I’ve been told the ‘cheese’ factor is an 11 on a scale of 1-10. I have to see if it really does vie for higher marks than Sharktopus (one of my all-time favorite great-to-be-cheesy films) lol

    As to ‘Is Your Storyline Better?’ and finish your novel because this crap is out there; I’ll agree, but would stress that finishing your own novel should be about you, and not the break some poor schlub got because they knew somebody, who knew somebody, who knew… and so on. Finish your own work because it makes you proud, you have every right to be! (Even if you are writing the sequel to Sharknado) 😉


  2. I couldn’t agree more. I love all those terrible B movies on the Sci-Fi channel. I even have some storylines of my own brewing. I have met so many writers who are afraid to finish their books because they don’t think it’s good enough. My hope is to bring to light a storyline that will not win any awards, is ridiculous (although I’m sure as amazing as Snakes on a Plane), but is a completed work that will entertain. Maybe someone will feel inspired to finish their book because, like you said, it will make them proud. The point is to FINISH! Even if it is Sharknado II (which I would gladly watch as well!) Thanks for the comment…


  3. I’m sure it is. And I can’t wait to see it. But I have to wonder if at some point the writer sat back and thought “Really?” If they’d stopped writing we’d miss out on a ridiculous B film. Nothing is worse than an unfinished story. Thanks for commenting!


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