Wednesday, September 1, 2010
In Memoriam: 50k in 50 Days
But then again, maybe I didn't.
My final word count was 9,314. That's more than I've ever written on any one piece. I think it's a good start on a novel, and has given me hope that my ideas really can be expanded enough to fill a whole book.
And the writing-without-editing process really helped me out. I tend to be a bit obsessive as I write, and nitpick sentences, etc. This means I usually only do one draft, but it can take ages. My usual method would still have me stuck in the first thousand words.
It's also made this whole "being a writer" thing a bit more real. Getting up and writing everyday (when I was still on the wagon) really did something to boost my ego. I still didn't go around telling people I was a writer (partially in fear that they would ask me what I was writing), but it made it more real to myself.
Thank you, Sarah, for giving me the opportunity and the push I needed to get started.
Maybe next time, I'll just start with 20k in 20 days instead.