Monday, September 23, 2013

New blog, new commitment

Writing this book has kicked my ass for years. Now it's time to kick back, well kick it into high gear at the very least.
I need to get a first draft written by my birthday - that's 28 weeks away. I estimate I need to write 140,000 words, which breaks down to 5,000 words per week. 
I know I can bang out a decent 2000 in a three hour stint in the course of an evening. 5,000 per week feels steep. But, steep feels good at this point in life. Fuck - steep feels great. This goal means I'll finally say NO to all the (admittedly wonderful) distractions getting in the way of a first draft.
That's it. I'm committed. Wish me luck.