Saturday, July 21, 2012

2,000 Words!

So my birthday was this week, and when my husband asked what I wanted, I quickly answered "time to myself to write." Secretly I wish for the same thing (time to myself - not necessarily to write) on Mothers' Day, but that would be wrong because without my kids I wouldn't be "mom" and get the chance to celebrate that day. So I do fun things with the kids. But my birthday is all about me, and that's what I asked for.

I would say I got five solid hours of writing in and completed about 2,100 words. I wasn't sure how much I was going to get done, because I don't write on any type of schedule or know my writing pace. Truthfully I was hoping for more (although there is still tonight) but at least now I know I will be done with my first draft in approximately 16 more hours of writing. I know the scenes I have left to write, and I know my ending. I think I'm in good shape.

My goal is to be finished with the first draft and any revisions by the end of summer so I can start looking for critique partners (I have one so far!) and exchanging manuscripts. I am really looking forward to the next steps in this process.

What have you accomplished lately... or hope to this summer? Motivate me! :-)


  1. Wow! Five hours of writing time. I'm green with envy. Happy birthday though, and good luck on finishing!

    1. Thanks Sara!

      I meant to add that now I am in awe of those who have completed NaNoWriMo (or something similar) because writing 2,000 words in one day takes time!