Or, draft 1 I suppose, but the title “I’m finishing the first draft of my novel” is a bit too long in my opinion!
In the beginning of July I set myself a goal and a “plan” to finish (finally) the first draft of the novel I’m currently writing. I have been wanting to write it for a long time, but I just haven’t been able to sit down and write the words down. So in July, I decided that on September 1st (or before) I was going to start writing and finishing the first draft by the end of 2017.
I gave myself July and August to plan and outline and plot and all those fun things, and then when September came I was going to write, write and write some more!
And today is the day I start. September 1st. 4 months till the end of the year and I actually believe I can do it. I’m motivated. I might lose some motivation as the days goes by, but so far, i’m really excited and motivated!…. I might change my mind in a few weeks :D heheh
I found an online word count tracker, which was really nice and just for fun, really. But on there I put my total word count goal to 50 000 words. I’m thinking more words for the final novel, but because this is draft one and I don’t have everything mapped out and so on, I decided to keep it at 50k and not 80k.
Which means that I have to write 410 words every day. So far today I have written 770 words which I’m pleased with. I would like to reach 1000 words today (or more) but I’ll have to see… You see, I have to clean my room…. (save me, please)
If you are interested in seeing my progress (other than the blog posts I’m planning on doing) I will link the word count tracker here :)