I cannot promise to write a blog recap daily while attempting to write a 50000 word novel in one month, but I do want to keep a better record than I did last year.
My book this year is much harder than my previous (successful) attempt. And though I did hit the target word count last year, I cannot call last year’s novel cohesive by any means. I have a great vision for my next book and I want to have a complete novel come December first in more ways than a simple word count.
Day one was almost perfect, coming just about 50 words shy of the daily goal needed to maintain the 50000 word monthly goal.
Day two, I only hit about 300 words, which I wrote on my tablet on my lunch break. But even by day two, this is a FAR better start than last year.
Day Three (today) I didn’t make up all of the ground that I had lost, but I didn’t fall too much farther behind either. So far, I have written about 900 words today, with more to come in a bit. I do get an extra hour tonight, so I will probably stay up a bit later than normal and try to use that time to my benefit.
I am excited about this new venture and am certain, given last years success, that I can finish a complete story. The biggest difference is that this year, I want to keep with the novel and work on editing the book and turning it into something that I would be proud to let others read.
So far, I think I am heading in the right direction.