I’m definitely swept up in reading manuscripts for ROR, having left it ridiculously late. Also it’s a nice distraction from the painful slowness of Book 2, which stands as of yesterday at 5,000 words.
My original plan was to spend the first 3 months of this year, when I had so many other commitments, keeping this book 2 ticking along with 500 words a day. I can write 500 words a day without thinking (too much). It’s a third of what I did daily during Nanowrimo. I could totally do that while editing French Vanilla, reading RoR manuscripts, preparing my daughter for her first year of school, getting my driving license, and gestating a baby. Totally.
Well, um yes. Except I didn’t start any of this year’s projects until halfway through January, and it turned out Little Kick demanded three hour naps a day until the iron tablets kicked in, and it’s actually kind of HARD to write 500 words a day on a book that doesn’t have any momentum yet. Yes, even pro writers have to relearn their limitations with every single book…
So I didn’t manage it for January or February, but March is a new month. And really ALL I have to do this month is prepare for ROR, write some reviews, (do the mum thing, gestate the baby) and get a good chunk of this book written. As of April I’m really going to have to kick into gear, upping my monthly wordcount to at least 20,000 words if not more.
I can totally take 15K.
So my plan is to write 500 words a day in March. Rain or shine. Like a mini Nanowrimo. I need to get this sucker momented. [Yes, momented is a word.] Now.