Happy Friday Everyone!
We Made it!!
I’ve got a lot of work to do in September, so the face of the Friday Fess-Up is going to change a bit. Beginning September first, I need to get 1000 words a day, every day of the month to hit 100K words and the end of my first draft of this book.
To Keep myself honest, I am going to post my day-to-day progress here, every Friday.
This week will be the trial run. So, what have I been up to this week, you ask?
Saturday: Word count for the day is…unknown. I did get three full handwritten pages in though.
Sunday: I didn’t write at all. Prepping for the State Fair…well, helping my wife prep for the State Fair. I felt pretty low about not writing, especially after a few good news posts by a few writer friends of mine, but what are you going to do? Classic example of life happening.
Monday: You guessed it. I got the hell up and wrote! I transcribed my chicken-scratch handwriting from Saturday and added to it. Total word count: 501
Tuesday: Word count for the day: 541
Wednesday: Word Count for the day: 567
Thursday: Word count for the day 129, with the addition of a bit of handwritten work. I went back to double check the gender of a character, and my eye snagged on somethiing that really wasn’t smooth. Sometimes this happens and I need to fix it. After all the reworking, my net gain for words was 129.
Friday: Word count for the day: 400.
So, as you can see, I basically need to double my daily word count. Daunting, but not impossible – if I’m flexible, and can plan in advance.
This word count HAS to take priority, so that means that if I don’t get my 1000 words, I may miss a blog post (Although I’ll try and schedule those in advance too. So many things.)
Stay tuned here to see how I am doing. In the mean time:
Be sure to stop by on Sunday for the regular blog post.
Be sure, also, to check out the Freebies Page for story Excerpts.
Be safe Y’All.