Thursday, May 17, 2012

Week of Writing - Day One

Ready to roll with just a little hint of the crazy in the eyes.
I love to give myself deadlines. I almost never meet these deadlines, but it's super fun to try. With that in mind, I have a new project for myself. I call it…

Finish Writing Your Book You Lazy Bum

I know, awesome title, right? I've always been really good with titles. *cough*

Anyway, the goal is to finish my novel to a point where I can send it to beta readers in exactly one week. Why May 24th? Well, there are two reasons. First, I believe it's possible for me to get the work done in that time while at the same time, it's not too far off that I can slack. Also, it's my BIRTHDAY! (Cash gifts only, 'kay thanks.)

I know there are a lot of people who don't understand the big deal about birthdays, but I'm not one of them. I love them. A full day every year all about me? Uh, yes please. For me it's a lot like New Years. It's a time to look back on the last year of my life and think, what did I accomplish and what will I do next? I really want to be able to say that I finished writing a novel, especially since it was one year ago that I released Magic High.

And so, here's the plan. I have about four chapters left to write. My chapters run about 2300 words long. I also have two or three chapters that need major edits in order for them to work. Finally, I'll have a full read through of the novel and make any final edits so that the book, while not perfect, will be readable.

My timeline?

Day One to Three: Write the final pages. (About 3000 words a day)
Day Four and Five: Make major changes.
Day Six and Seven: Final edits.

And just to make things a little more difficult for myself, I haven't been writing lately, so I'm really not used to sitting down and plunking out 1000 words a day let alone 3000.

Am I crazy? Yes. Can I do it? I have no idea. But I do think that either way, by day seven, I'm going to look a whole lot like this.

Honestly, what am I getting myself into?

Wish me luck!


  1. Hahaha, love this! Hope your week of writing goes well! Also - I've nominated you for a blog award!