So I talked myself into writing a thousand words a day in my journal, average at least 1667 words a day to top the fifty thousand words in thirty days goal of NaNoWriMo, and yet I totally forgot my commitment to blog daily. As that comes to another three hundred to a thousand words, I have set myself up for writing between three thousand and 3667 words a day, give or take a few. At the rate I typically write, that is around two hours a day worth of writing. If I survive, I’ll have writing muscles as big as beach ball. I may write some of my novel in my journal which reduces the total daily word count by five hundred words or so. I’ll see what happens.
I’m a little bit apprehensive about the project. I think it is a good kind of nerves, kind of like opening night butterflies in the theater. I have done some preparation but I’m not wanting to do too much. I’m a big believer in discovering the story as I write it.
There comes a time where you have to put up or shut up. I have been writing my journal for six years now. I have written the draft of one novel. I have written several chapters for several non-fiction books. The lesson that I need to focus on at this point is to finish things. I plan to edit my first novel after I write this new one. When I finish editing the first novel, I will reassess. I will probably undertake another non-fiction book. It may be one of the two that I started before or it may be a new one. Then I’ll edit the second novel. I don’t want to plan two editing sessions back to back.
I hope this is some interest to my readers. It may help to explain to them the quantity of writing that I do on my blog in November and maybe the quality of it as well. I probably won’t edit my blog posts as rigorously as I like, given my schedule.
I’ll also be starting a new assignment at work in November. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be doing. I am hopeful that it will be as exciting as it sounds. I am told that the assignment has a great potential to last long enough that it may be my last before I retire. That prediction cuts two ways though. It may be the last assignment before I retire because it lasts a long time or it may be that it gets on my nerves to such an extent that I retire to escape it. I hope it is the former.
It’s almost Halloween. Be scary, be safe, and have fun. Life is what you make of it, so make the best of it that you can. Imagine the world as you think it should be and then make it so. That’s my plan anyway.
Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.