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It Has Begun

April 14, 2010
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I have officially and formally begun my as-yet-untitled YA novel.  I’m aiming for somewhere between 40,000 and 60,000 words, so let’s call it a cool 50,000.  (Maybe I’ll get a progress bar set up some time.)  

I’m currently sitting at 1500 words.  That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s 3%.  Woohoo!  At that rate, I’ll have a finished draft in 67 days (2 days to get those 1500 words).  I do intend to speed up a little.  

I’ll aim to have my first draft by June 15th.  It would be better if it was done by the beginning of June, before I go to ConCarolinas.  We’ll see how it goes.  Hopefully my outline will help ward off writer’s block.

No to go home and get another 1500 or so tonight.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuch Lawson permalink
    April 15, 2010 6:18 pm

    Best of luck man, I’ve started a novel myself, but my goal is far less ambitious. I want a solid draft done by the end of the summer. Down with writer’s block- all the way down.

  2. April 16, 2010 5:03 pm

    Awesome! I was beginning to worry that all the Praxis prep was distracting you from your writing.

    • osomuerte permalink
      April 16, 2010 9:40 pm

      Everything distracts from my writing. Praxis, upcoming end of course testing, family, sleep…and this weekend I’m going cold turkey on caffeine. What am I thinking? I always have more energy without it, but it’s a steep hill to climb.

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