I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I’d set a goal of writing 1,500 words a day in 2015. I was doing very well to begin with, producing five to six thousand words on a few glorious days.
But, alas, it seems it’s hard to keep up that pace when life gives you, well, y’know, life. I’ve had some editing to do in recent weeks, and that’s killed my writing momentum, as I settle down to fix flaws in the stuff I was so prolific in writing. The one piece I’d hoped to hunker down with on this week is giving me all sorts of fits, as I’m not sure exactly where I want it to go. Or, more precisely, I know where I want it to go eventually, but I’m not sure how to get there. Sometimes, I do jump around in my writing, but with this one, I think the first scenes really need to happen before I can craft the latter ones. So, I’m feeling somewhat blocked on the one thing I need to write. Though, maybe that’s the problem. Normally, I’d move on to something else, but I’d set a goal of finishing this project in the next week or two, and with that looming over my head, I’m hesitant to set it aside. But, perhaps, I simply need space to figure out a solution.
I’m hoping to get back on the horse again. I’m actually exactly on target, even though I’ve had a couple of zero days (which wiped out my five thousand days). I’m still committed to the overall word count average, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to come with me biting off big big chunks some days and very little on other days.
So, it’s Feb. 10. A little over a month in. How’s your year going so far?