Monday, April 26, 2010

2500




So...at this moment, less than a week after coming back to this blog, I have a bit of triumph today--the first in a very...very long time.

I wrote 2500 words like I promised myself I would do. And I figure, 2500 words at the end of 30 days means 75000 at the end of a month...which means...a novel. A finished manuscript.

So...I'm going to challenge myself. I know this is going to sound like NaNoWriMo...but I wasn't even remotely interested in doing that. There was way too much hub bub and hub bub makes me anxious.

I instead, plan on doing this with as little fan fare as possible. This is my own personal challenge to see if I can just STICK to this one thing for a month. I realized what was making this so difficult was me trying to revise as I went along and trying to get it perfect in one shot. Maybe that worked for Kurt Vonnegut--but it is driving me insane and I really am turning into a raging bitch because I can't get crap done.

I have to literally tune out my daughter and fiance to get any writing done. I literally told him to get away from me and do something with himself...and at 12 am this child is STILL awake and I had to threaten her to get her to lay down.

Like I mentioned on my facebook, if I keep letting distractions keep me from doing what I need to get done on this manuscript, then I will NEVER get anything done.


So here, for all you folks to see, I am stating that I am giving myself until May 27th to finish this. No more, no less. It HAS to be done by then. I let this sit for entirely too long. Even for the days when I think I have nothing, I'm going to give something.

So...as of today, I have 3855 words written. Yesterday I had only 1338. I added 2500 to that and came up with 3838 which I am over by seventeen. Everyday I'm going to add 2500 to that number and keep tally here. I won't write about my progress every day, but I will add a section here on Blogger with the word count and days left.

And...here goes nothin' folks!
Now, I'm going to reward myself with reading a book while I'm in the bathtub. Hey...I'm pregnant, so the wine it out of the question..unfortunately.

2 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on writing 2500 words in one day. On my wip, I think I managed that only a few times. Most times I was lucky if I made it to between 500-1000 words.

Good luck on your goal!

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your 2500 words! I try to shoot for 1,000 a day. That's enough for me!