yesterday was the official first deadline of my semester, though I sent my submission in last week. It always feels good to be ahead of schedule.
but, as is predictable, when you burn the candle at both ends, it can take some time to recharge that energy. last Thursday night, I edited 60 pages of my book for my submission.
last Friday, I wrote about 2,000 words. I planned to bang out a lot of words over this past weekend, just to make headway on the final part of my rough draft. I knew it would have a lot of problems, but i’m eager to finish a draft so I can start making sense of all of the story, together.
but Saturday arrived and I had no mental energy (you might have noticed this if you follow me on instagram). Sunday I wrote about another 2,000 words, and then Monday another project took precedent. Last night I put down another 2,000 words or so.
so far, I have about 6,000 words of part iii drafted. that’s 25%. it’s not bad progress, but it’s also not what I hoped for. this happens sometimes; hours available in the day don’t always equate to active drafting time, especially after a huge submission.
so the bottom line is this: i’m on track for my next deadline, and my goal to finish drafting and still have at least three weeks to revise and edit. I can still meet my lofty goal of having four weeks to revise and edit, but i’m not behind and i’m not feeling the crunch.
tonight i’m going to have dinner, take a break from screens (more for my eyes than my brain), and then write more of my novel. 1000 words is my minimum goal…2000 is my lofty goal. Anything extra will be an exciting bonus.