Do or Do Not.

Twenty percent

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As of 10:36 p.m. last night, I’m officially 20% done with the first draft of my long-awatied novel. I say “long-awaited” because I know there’s nothing you fine people anticipate more than my birthing 65,000 words of dark humor, insightful characterization, effervescent yet biting dialogue and pulse-pounding action into the world. But wait a longer, you shall; I still have 80% of those words left to pull from the ether and arrange just so in Mircosoft Word.

I need a goal, a deadline to work toward, so I’m putting this out here in public for all to see, in hopes that the humiliation that will inevitably come from not meeting said deadline will provide proper impetus to push forward: I will be done with the first draft of said novel by the end of October. That’s both a doable and a moderately challenging goal. So there it is…end of October, the novel will be done. Or the first draft, anyway. Forward, ho…

Written by Allen

August 26th, 2005 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Fiction,Writing

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  1. You can totally do that; that’s dead easy! I have my fingers crossed for you all the way, and virtual champagne for when you’ve finished!


    26 Aug 05 at 1:58 pm

  2. Thanks, Saundra! I’m looking forward to taking a virtual sip of that champagne!

    I’m trying not to let myself get too bogged down in the first draft with things I can fix in later drafts–just move forward, ever forward. Only 42,000 more words to go! :)


    26 Aug 05 at 2:26 pm

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