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17 December 2009 @ 02:36 pm

I wrote 1500 words this morning, and I want that to be Enough. I want to live in a universe where that *is* Enough. Sadly, that will not get two books written by April 15th, which is really when they both need to be done by. Even if I wrote 1500 words Every Single Day, it wouldn’t be enough. It has to be 2500 words a day, five days a week, plus a couple weeks there where I get in 3K daily. And that doesn’t count the two proposals that need doing by April 15th, too. To get those in I really need to do 3K a day, 5 days a week.

Which really is not an insurmountable amount of writing. But *God*, I really do wish 1500 a day would do it.

Oh well. Whinging time over. Back on my head.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Pamelajeditigger on December 17th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
This is the part of being a full-time writer that some full-time writer wannabes don't understand: the books (or articles or plays, etc) do not write themselves, it's not a cushy lifestyle 24/7, and you need ample supply of what Stephen King calls "butt glue." The best part is that you're doing what you love for a living, but it's still work.

Hang in there, hon. You can do it.
The owner of a grey catjennielf on December 17th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
I was going to be cheeky and tell you to write shorter books, but reading the comments and looking back on what writers need to make books (no matter the length) work, I realize that that solution just doesn't work.

You can do it! /waves pom poms

kitmizkit on December 17th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
*wry look* I'm glad you were not cheeky, because I can hardly express how frustrating that kind of comment actually is to a writer.

(Well. I could express it, and at great length, but then you wouldn't like me anymore. :))

Pompoms are much better. :)
Lady Doomlithera on December 17th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)

You'll get there. You are possibly the best climber I know when it comes to word towers.
abennettstrong on December 17th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
You can do it. I know it. I also know the results will be terrific (maybe not at first draft, but I'll never see that.)

Thank you -- you give me something to aspire to.