For the last couple weeks I have been putting out about 2,000 to 3,000 words a day (excluding the weekends) and am now about a fourth of the way done with my current work in progress! Yes! Yay! And the crowd goes wild! *wink*
I know that this may seem a little lame, but for me it’s huge because excluding the book that I wrote when I was sixteen (which I can’t seem to find whole anywhere – just bits and pieces) this will be the first manuscript that I’ve written, fully, in a very long time. I’ve had a ton of false starts, although I truly believe that each and every one of them was an important lesson to learn along the way, but this will be the first to reach the finished first draft stage.
I’m not kidding myself into believing that my work will be done at this point, but to be able to get to the revision hell stage would be amazing! Haha, yes, I’m sure it’s going to be hell.
A great lady that I know named Kristen Lamb, (http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com), just posted a blog about writing like Captain Kirk and I’ve been putting that theory to the absolute test these last couple of weeks. I figure that if I can keep Spock at bay, and maintain my current momentum, then I should be finished with my first draft sometime around the middle of July. *screaming* And the crowd goes wild again!
I know that this is just the beginning, but it has been the most positive that I’ve felt about a manuscript than I have felt in a long time. (Now if I can just keep up with my blog posts.)
How has your week been going so far?