Very productive couple of days on That Thing – I just crossed the 100 page mark!
I know it gets old, me crowing my feeble accomplishments — it must seem so unimpressive to WordPress at large. But this is the first time for me on a long-form writing draft. [I know, I know — I should just give up and call it a “book” or “novel” — that neurosis is a whole ‘nother blog post.] The first time I’ve ever had 100 pages of my words in one place — all existing and crap.
My writing schedule called for me to be hitting this benchmark by 3/3 — so I am nearly two weeks ahead of schedule! I don’t want to jinx the productiveness of this week, but on Friday I’m officially going to recalibrate my schedule — don’t want any danger of getting lazy, or losing the forward momentum. I’m shooting for around 140 pages/45,000 words for the first draft — very exciting to feel I’m so close.
I know, I know — lots can go wrong in the next section. But as any unpublished or semi-published author can tell you — you gotta take the days of deluded optimism when they come. There will be plenty more rays of Infra-Doubt to dodge later on.
21 thoughts on “Century of Words”
Can I do a happy dance of joy on your behalf? Or will that jinx it?
Happy dances are not jinx-catalysts. I myself did a bit of a joy-wiggle, earlier.
Shut your mouth.
Very exciting. Good luck, sir; keep writing.
Congrats! Every word, every sentence, every paragraph is a victory. Because they all become another page completed. It’s amazing to try to write a novel. It’s absolutely awesome to track it’s progress and see word count growing. You get to be proud of every milestone. 🙂
That is what I need: a writing schedule. Pardon the writer pun, but I might take a page out of your book.
POISON PUN CAUSING EXTREME PAIN.
I totally recommend it – I’m the biggest slacker in the planet. No deadline = no work.
That’s right it’s awesome!
Hmmm…let’s see…I’d congratulate you, but I don’t want to jinx it…hmmm…can I send you a singing telegram instead?
Now I’m thinking about Clue — always a good thing.
Congrats! Keep writing.
CONGRATS and best of luck to you! As a person who writes shorts (and LOTS of them) I really admire what you’re doing.
And I would be so neurotic about it, it wouldn’t be even funny!
Keep going, and keep sharing about it to.
I should do a week just on my writing neuroses….
A week would be a bit much (for me) but I don’t doubt you could do it! 🙂 Believe me, I’m with you on that, I only wrote like 800 words today and and pretty pissed and don’t think I’ll be writing more haha
Good job. The fun part is almost over. 🙂 Then comes the real work of revision.
Boo, Reality! BOOOOO.