Getting off to a cracking start usually sets the pace of writing. Get a load of words down, and the pages mount up. Soon enough, the finishing line is in sight. I started off great. Notched up 3.2k in day 1, and then rounded off a total of 8.2k words after 4 days of writing. Not bad. With a target of 60k, I was way in target.
However, reality set in. The plot for Novel 4 requires some thought and appropriate wording to be deemed believable in the most unbelievable manner. The first 8.2k didn’t get my heart pumping.
So . . . out came the hatchet.
I’ll be jumping back to the beginning and redo Ch1-3 with a little more zest and quirkiness to encapsulate the overall voice. Then, I can move on with the rest feeling a little less unsure.
I’m being harsh with targets – but – I have to be, otherwise I’ll melt into the lazy pot and drag my feet.
Week 1 (Starting today) should see 10k notched
Week 2 should see 16k
Week 3 = 26k
Week 4 = 38k
Week 5 = 48k
Week 6 = 60k
Here’s hoping I can update on Sunday and say: “Yay – new improved version makes me smile.”