I am back, my minions, and with exciting updates and news. First and foremost, I am happy to announce that I have finally finished the draft of Dollhouse Daughter and entering the last leg of my Master’s program.
Thanks to my off-season NanoWrioMo group, I have been challenged for the past two months with a specific word count by the next meeting. I began with the simple task of writing 3,000 new words in about 3 weeks. Sound easy, right?
Despite my horrific history of poor writing routines, I’ve managed in the last month and a half to cure myself of that habit and finish a FREAKIN’ BOOK! My procrastination typically debilitated my progress, but I did increase my daily word count from 100-200 to 1000-1300 a day. It wasn’t consistently that high, but never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would have written that many words.
While we are on the subject of impossibilities…the certainty that I would finish my manuscript piece on time was low. Dangerously low when you take into account that I initially took an entire calendar year off school to finish it and planned to be done in May of this year.
Clearly, May came and went without a finishing novel draft. But thanks to my phenomenal creative support system both in my Master’s program and outside of it allowed me to achieve my goal of completing by November 1st.
And now that it’s done, I feel a wealth of confidence and accomplishment. As most of you know, I haven’t finished a piece of this magnitude before and there is so much work still left to do.
However, the accomplishment to me is huge. I have a habit of not finishing and now I have a workable manuscript when I start my final semester in January 2015. And so I leave you lovely minions with this great news to begin a new adventure with my first stab at Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which I will update soon.
Wish my beta readers for Dollhouse Daughter luck! Hopefully they will enjoy Cassie and Co. as much as I have.