So, possibly writing 30,000 words plus a synopsis in two weeks' time was a tad ambitious. I mean, I've done it before, when the 30K was part of a book.
I'm at the point right now where I want to bang my head against the nearest brick wall, and ask myself WTH I'm doing, and why, exactly, I thought this was such a great idea. Part of me wants to give up. But another part of me is all "Nooooooooooo! There is still time! You have until Monday, Rhien, just keep writing
." (I'm not sure until when on Monday, mind, as the site just says "Monday, August 10th" - does that mean midnight on August 10th? 9pm? EST, or PST?
lunatic authors who are going to be writing until very possibly the last minute want to know!)
Right now, this very second, I have to write 3K words a day tomorrow-Sunday. Not including revising and the synopsis, which would be whatever time I have leftover, and Monday. Now, the actual writing part, that's doable on that schedule. But it sure doesn't leave me much for that two page synopsis, and we all know how much I
love synopsis writing. It also doesn't leave my betas any real read-and-response time. So the real truth is, I need to finish this thing faster. I'm working on it tonight as late as I can, and we'll see where I stand tomorrow.
I need some
swift kicks to keep me moving here.
I can do this.
Oh, yeah - did I mention that I leave Friday for a weekend on the coast with my nephews and literally a house full of people - fourteen to be exact?? I have to carve out writing time each day. Minimum four hours. No problem.
Where's that brick wall again?( Collapse )