When I got sick Wednesday and lost a full day of production, I panicked.
Then I took a deep breath. Things were what they were. I lost that budgeted time. I was five thousand words in the hole. I could moan about it, but what good would that do me? I had to make it up.
So I did.
Thursday, I posted over ten thousand words, and I finished the first draft. Actually worked long enough to finish a day ahead of schedule, and I’m ready to start my first proof.
If you had asked me about writing that much in a day, I’d say I’d come close twice but never managed it. If you had asked me if I could do it while not quite over an illness, I’d have scoffed.
“Impossible,” I’d have said.
Look at that. I proved myself wrong.
And I’m glad I did.
Next time you’re facing a daunting task, remember. It might be improbable, but it’s not impossible.
And now, this week’s links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Friendlier Method of Outlining | Story Empire
- US/UK Writing Differences | Romance University
- Dictation | Story Empire
- Honing Your Craft | Romance University
- Writing Question: If You Weren’t a Writer | Story Empire
- Pacing | Romance University
Posts by others in the industry:
- Making Your Fiction More Diverse | Re:Fiction
- Using Also-Boughts to Sell More | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Using Ubersuggest to Determine Keywords | Nicholas C. Rossis
- Addressing the Reader | Fiction University
- Dangling Participles | The Write Practice
- Best-Seller Potential | BookBaby
- The Erma Bombeck Method of Writing Humor | A Writer’s Path
- Five Ways to Plot a Novel | Fiction University
- Writing Believable Injuries | Standout Books
- An Authentic Response | Writers Helping Writers
Have a great weekend!