rambling on about … my novel writing journey … day fifteen
DAY FIFTEEN- FRIDAY
Words written today – 2,056
Total words written – 30,854
Words remaining – 19,146
Days remaining – 16
This week has flown by. After a shakey start my confidence returned and I have been averaging about 2,000 words a day, regardless of my despair at the beginning of the week I have stuck at it because I don’t want to fail – it is important to me to finish this project. When it is over I have realised that I need to practice story writing more, even if it is only short stories – I have found my weak spots over the last couple of weeks, things that I really need to work on. I also want to study some of my favourite books and see how they have been put together, and what it is about them that I enjoy. I want to write a book that I would enjoy reading. I read all the time, most of the books are average, but somewhere in all the dross a little gem pops up that captures my imagination – that is what I am aiming for – a dramatic and lyrical novel. Maybe I won’t achieve it this time – who am I kidding – I definitely won’t – but maybe one day.
Onwards and upwards!
During the month of November, whilst I am joining in with The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) attempting to write a 50,000 word draft novel, I will be posting about my progress (or not) every day. I have removed the comment box so as not to have too many distractions, but will switch it back on again at the end of the month, when, hopefully, I will have completed my mission.