Writing Update: Returning to Reality
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.