I’ve been agonizing over my new project. I know I’ve been dragging my feet on it, trying to pull out of the writing slump that attacked me in February. I’m slowly but surely coming out. I wrote over 3500 words yesterday and I hope to do just as well if not better today. I want to get the entire draft done by the end of April, you see, the better to spend May editing. And as I watched my word count go up yesterday, I still thought, “I’m never going to make it in time.”
Rubbish. Have I learned nothing from Nanowrimo? Or even of my other writing experience for that matter? I shouldn’t be looking at projects as a whole. I should be taking them bit by bit, word by word. I took what I had written, subtracted that from my word goal for my first draft and then divided that by the days I had left. Know what I found out? C’mon, have a guess.
Just over a 1000 words a day. Just over a thousand. Not even up to nano totals (1667) a day. I can blow that out of the water. I can do it in my sleep. I knocked over nano in two weeks before. Needless to say (too late) I’m feeling positive about my word count total now and just thought I would share that with you. It’s almost never as bad as you think. ^_^
Did something you were recently dreading turn out for the better? Or did you take a turn for the worse? If so, you have my sympathy. I’ll bake you a cake.