I don’t think I went into this in my last post, but I have recently made a small change to my 2,000 words a day plan.
I’m aiming for 2,400 words a day instead.
Not because I want to actually average 2,400 words a day, because that has not changed. A 2,000 words a day average is still my overarching goal. But writing 2,400 a day means I won’t have to think so much about getting ahead or playing catch up if I miss a day here and there. That’s the big reason for this and I think it will work well in the long-term.
Even though I have yet to have one 2,400 word day since I started my plan.
I haven’t had a 2,000 word day either since my last on 8/20, so yeah. :D
But I have a plan!
It almost worked yesterday, too, but in the end, I let too much come between me and the writing.
Plus, the writing is actually not going great because I had to go back to chapter nine and do something I hate doing (restart a scene that’s already part of the book), because I wrote the chapter in the wrong view point. I recognized it when I just kept going back to the start of that chapter trying to figure out why I had no interest in that scene and why I couldn’t seem to move forward and why it felt so flat. I tried a couple of different openings for the scene, and in one, it just came out in another character’s view point, and I just knew then that I had solved the problem. :D
Sometimes these things are just hard to see because we’re so tied to what’s already there.
Today, I hope my plan will get me to the 2,400 words I want.
15 minute sessions, in blocks of 4. Same set up as I mentioned in the timed sessions are back post.
It worked well yesterday to keep me writing and focused, and I’m excited to use it again today.
2,400 words at a 400 WPH (words per hour) pace is 6 hours of timed writing. That’s a lot, but that’s at the slow end of the scale.
At a more peppy 600 WPH pace, these 2,400 words will take me 4 hours of timed writing. Doable, and not an insane work load, by far, even knowing I take 1.5 to 2 hours just to get 1 hour of writing done.
If things are going really well, and it does happen, at a speedy 800 WPH pace, 2,400 words take only 3 hours. I will be pushing for this as often as I can, to give me more time for reading/studying/learning/cover design practice and publishing stuff. :D
We’ll see how this plays out during my writing sessions today, but I am hopeful.
I really need a breakthrough with this thing, because I’m serious about making this 2,400 words a day work. I have so many books to write and I want them all written yesterday! This is the next best realistic option for me.