I’m through with plot planning now and finally on to actually writing. My goal is to write 5 pages a day, every day, until I finish. That may sound like a lot of pages (and it is!) but I don’t think it’s an unrealistic expectation. I have my outline, so I won’t get stuck, and if I commit to sitting down and writing that amount daily then I know I’ll be generating this content in good sized chunks, continually, and eventually there will be a stack of papers (or at least a hefty Word file) where before there was only my endless “Oh, I’ll get to that eventually” mantra. So, it goes without saying, hefty Word file is infinitely better than the alternative. And I’ll edit the hell out of it at the end when I actually have something to edit.
I wrote five pages on Sunday and five more pages today. Tacked on to a chunk I wrote a few months ago before I paused to create my beautiful outline, and I have a total of 55 pages written. Woo, words!
Will let you know next week how I fared on sticking to this new 5 pages a day rule!