Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Progress report

The first draft of my urban fantasy is coming along. Today, I’ve just passed the 100-page mark—yay! Although it’s not really a third of the novel, (I never know how long my books are going to be until they’re finished.) it’s nice to see that three-digit number at the top of the page—a small victory of sorts. It’s not bad considering that I began the draft only two weeks ago, lost several days of work going to a convention and that half of my house is under renovation. If nothing else, I’m consistent. I write about 2500 words, or ten pages, minimum every day—I can do more but never less. I enjoy having a goal to achieve everyday. It works for me, and it helps to keep the flow of the story going.

Oh yeah, I’m also a morning person and a morning writer, so I normally start working at 6:30 am. I never said I was sane.


Alex Bledsoe said...

Your work habits sound exactly like mine. Alice Hoffman says she gets up at 4:30 to start writing because it's "an hour closer to dreams." I always liked that description.

Nathalie Mallet said...

Glad to know I’m not the only one to get up at dawn to work. Oddly enough, I can write at 3:00 in the morning, but not at 3:00 pm. I’m totally useless by then...well, I can clean and cook but not write.