Finish the Book—Day 3

Here I go dragging this challenge into March. Doesn’t matter, because I still need to finish this book asap!

7–9 & 12–4: 1,315
8–9: 0

Time deficit: 190 minutes

Pace: 343 wph

Not sure if I’m going to make up my time or not but I’m definitely planning to write every session, so there’s one more hour to go at this point. I’m really going to push for 1,000 words in that hour.*

I only need about 1,500 words to hit the word count goal I set for this book. The terrible suspicion that I’m going to go long on this book is getting stronger, because I don’t feel an end coming in what I’ve written. Honestly at this point, I’m not even sure I have a cohesive plot with this one, just a series of events that aren’t really leading anywhere specific, but I might try to get in some extra time to see if I can come up with something.

I might even do a cliffhanger on this one. I haven’t done that before, but I seriously do not want to go long on this particular book since it’s a pet project that I don’t expect to make me much money. It’s part of a continuing series so I wouldn’t be doing a disservice to the story, I don’t think, but I’d originally planned for the stories to each have some closure. Ugh. I wish I knew what to do!

Anyway, I’m glad things are moving again, but this has really made me wonder if my lack of any measurable writing mid-August through late December slowed down my writing speed. I feel like I’m trying to get back into a creative groove, but I don’t think it was smart of me to let myself take that long of a break. I work much better when I can keep myself working daily.

By the way, I’m loving—absolutely loving—this new writing schedule. It just might be the last schedule experiment I have to do for a long while! :D

*Well, that didn’t happen. I gave out early and I’m going to sleep. I’ll try harder tomorrow!