Century of Words

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 But as any unpublished or semi-published author can tell you — you gotta take the days of deluded optimism when they come.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.

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21 thoughts on “Century of Words

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. Belle of Mountains

    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?

  3. 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.

    Pete

      1. 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

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