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Goal for my novel

Posted by on October 7, 2013

I forgot to post last night, so this is my weekly update for last week. Unfortunately I didn’t keep track of my hours like I should have, but I am positive I exceeded my goal. My outline took up a lot of my time which was spent staring and updating index cards. Because of this, my word count suffered, but still I progress. With every day of work on my book, I feel like it’s time well spent. I can’t say that about a lot of things that I do.

I also thought, while I hate deadlines and tend to do poorly with them, I am going to set another deadline. This one is to have my first draft finished before the year is up. I counted that up, and that’s approximately 717 words per day or about two and half to three pages per day. Because of this, I am going to be paying attention to my word count more. While I haven’t been getting as much words on the story as I would like, my thoughts are that once I get my outline in shape, I should be able to get a lot of writing done in a short amount of time.