So, here are my thoughts on 500 words a day.
My impulse to write everything at once and then immediately burning out has been curbed. I probably wouldn’t have gotten to 50k by doing that strategy. And, you know, I made it! I’m actually at 50k right now. I see at least 30k more to finish the book. That’s about two more months.
The problem is, I can tell that the quality of my work is dropping. The short segments make me feel like I’ve been in a part of the story for too long. I don’t want to get bored with what I’m writing. That will transfer right into my work. If the writer is bored, the reader will be, too.
Right, and in two months, I’m going to be moving around a lot. Like, a whole lot. So I want to make sure this get finished beforehand. I’ll also be attempting to destroy myself with three summer courses for the Library Science degree I’m pursuing. Yup. When the plate is full, it’s full.
Therefore! I’m going to try and write 1,000 words a day. You read that right! If I get that sweet 1,000 every day, I’d be able to hit the 80k mark in no time. That way, the 500 words won’t seem short and boring to me, and I also won’t over extend myself to the point of burning out. This may be crazy, but if people can write whole novels in one month for NaNoWriMo, then I can write 30k in one!
As for after this month…I still want to write everyday. It’s very productive. I might do short stories while I edit this manuscript. Maybe 250 words a day? We’ll find out. Until then, I’m just going to focus on this challenge. Whew. 1,000 words? I think I might be a masochist.
Until tomorrow for Day 93–seen you soon!