Chapter 23 of *False Perceptions* is complete at 3472 words, bringing the book’s total thus far to just over 60K. Still, I’m not quite meeting my word count goals of 2K per day with yesterday’s 1695 and today’s 1777. Are my goals unrealistic? Or is it just that I’m busier with other things than usual? It IS busy. I’ve just spent over an hour actually WORKING, if you can imagine. Paperwork and orders and fun stuff like that. Occasionally I do have to organize my guys. They are just about done the 1800 square foot new house and needed to make sure everything was lined up for next week.
I’ll decide next week if my daily goals are completely unreasonable and need adjusting. It doesn’t hurt to push myself, but it’s most helpful if the goals are at least within the realm of possibility. I tend to write by scene rather than word count, and I think that is one of the problems. Except for a few shorty scenes here and there, scenes for me average 1500-1700 words. I don’t quite know how to make them be 2K each! And I don’t like not finishing what I start. Early on there were too many times I’d sit back down to write and not remember where I was going with a scene. I like the thoughts to be complete before I put them away.
If I decide to just accept that about my writing, then my average weekly count goes to 7.5-8K. The other option is to add a writing day at home on the weekend, or try and do at least one double day in a week.
Aargh. Do you have any idea how long it’s even taken me to write this much blog entry? Half an hour. I think I’ll settle for one scene a day for now and consider my goals met. (Unless they’re shorty add-in ones!)
What else do you want to know about life in my little world? I haven’t had five minutes to put together to deal with ideas in Shann’s story since Monday. I am NOT used to being this busy.