Thursday, February 10, 2011

Slow and Steady, but Not Fast Enough

Writing is going slow and steady. I know that is a good thing. I know I'm not in a place where I can get thousands of words written down a day and get a whole first draft done in a month or two. So I consider what I'm doing an accomplishment.

I feel like a turtle in a race. I see the finish line in the distance, but it's SLOW getting there. But the point is that I'm getting there. I was amazed when I had 17K words, and now I have 36K. That is over double what I had.

I love to write and I feel like I'm good at it. It's just getting myself in that place to write. I have young kids, so I have to carve time out to write. I'll enjoy my young ones now, but I'll also enjoy them when they are all in school and I have even more time to write. Or at least quiet time to write. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

If I Keep This Up....

At this rate, I will finish my first draft of my WIP (work in progress) soon. I figure even if I low ball it to 1000 words a day for 10 days out of the month, then I will be at 80,000 in about 3-4 months.

I've been on a writing roll lately, but it's going to be getting a little busier soon. One daughter is having a birthday, then next week I teach preschool two days that week. Also I am helping with my son's class Valentine party and need to help him make some valentines and decorate a box.

If I kept up the speed I'm at, I could probably have first draft done in two months. I've gone back and reworded/rewrote a few things. I'm trying hard not to do it too much. But sometimes I can't help but come up with better ideas for certain areas.

So... current word count: 33696. Phew. That's a lot of words. :)