The wall, I hit it today. This was not a 2,000+ word day. It was not a 1,667+ word day. Nor a 1,000 or 750 word day. The last time I checked I was at 261 words. Maybe I will add another 39 words to hit 300.
I have until Tuesday night to hit 60,000 words for the month. I am pretty sure 1 can do that. Then I will have my “First First Draft” and it will be time to dig in and do a series of rewrites. I think, emphasis on think there will have something 1 sorta kinda will have something to show to close friends. Although why they will want to is a bit of a mystery. Heck, an intro I started with named three books to go read first. (only three?)
Keep on Trunkin’ Mike, do bear in mind I am retried. So it became my day job. And then my work took me from three to four, maybe five, hours a day to do. And, and this is a biggie, my wife was very supportive. Make that extremely supportive. Those two things really made it possible for me. I can see it for someone with a full-time job. Two and a half hours on workdays, eight to ten on weekends. Perhaps a well-planned book where “all” you need to do if you are going to do it, is fill in the blanks. Perhaps to use the advice of Anne-Marie NicLemore’s advice: don’t consider what you have written to be even a part of your finished book. It was something you wrote. Something you passed by on your way. Yes, it was part of what you wrote. It has little to do with your finished thing.
Hopefully, I will get this out of my system and on to the rest of my life.
MichaelRpdx :: h3k 2021-11-27