Friday, February 10, 2006

The New Deadline

The one thing that really helped me write the first draft of my novel was The Deadline. 50,000 words in 30 days. Not 49,999 in 31. Not 500 and then get back to it when you feel like it. You've got a deadline, now meet it.

The Mt. Hermon Christian Writer's Conference this year has been my dream. My target. I just plunked down the deposit; and since 75 bucks is not only 75 bucks but also non-refundable, Mt. Hermon (beginning April 7) is now my deadline.

I wrote 74,000 crappy words in a month. I have just under two months to write about 40-50,000 good ones (I'm at 38,000 now; target length is twice that or a bit more).

Better get crackin'.


Post a Comment

<< Home