Writing Update: Returning to Reality

October 5, 2009 in Blogging, Novel, On Writing by pacejmiller

Heading back to full-time work tomorrow with a sense of fear, dread and anticipation.  What type of hours will I be working?  Will I be able to control my hours even if I wanted to?  How much time will I have to write?

It’s been so long that I can’t even remember what it’s like anymore.  I’ve had enough of a break to know that’s it time to return to the real world and put in some hard work.  The aim is to make some money while I continue to work on my writing and the novel, with the intention of completing the first draft by the end of the year.  I haven’t really done as much as I would have liked during this supposedly ‘free’ period over the last few weeks.  As I said, there’s an astounding amount lot of things to do when there’s nothing to do.

I believe the word count is currently somewhere between 130,000-150,000 words (stupid NewNovelist 2.0 program with no word count!).  Judging by present progress, it’s not looking good.  Even if I do 50,000 words a month (something I’ve never come close to accomplishing) I might still not finish the first draft by 31 December 2009.

Oh well…I’m hoping that with a return to routine, maybe I can write on a more stable basis and with more focus when I do sit down to write.  As for my blogs (this one and Pacers Pulse), I’ll just have to take things as they come.

Fingers crossed.