Wow. It’s July already, and it’s the first Wednesday of the month too! I had told myself I’d be done with at least one of my projects by now. But I’m not. In fact, I’m not even close.
I know I’m not the only one who sets big plans and when the time rolls around, finds themselves flailing because they haven’t accomplished all they need to do. But how do you address that? Set smaller goals? Six months to write 30K isn’t that big of a goal. That’s just a little over 1K a week, maybe 300 words per weekday. And… I’m only a fifth of the way to my goal.
Yeah, I’m a bit insecure about that.
But ignoring what I haven’t done… How does one play catch up? I’m going to have to write an aggressive 1010 words a day, if I’m just writing on workdays. I won’t kid myself, my children prevent me from gaining progress when I’m at home. But how do I write faster when I only have my lunch hour to work with?
I’ve bought a few books to try to plan better. I know where I’m going with my story, I just am slow in the delivery. Some of it may have to do with time, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to improve my pace. Emma Adams suggested 2K to 10K, and M. Pax said she liked Take Off Your Pants! Wish me luck at getting faster, and maybe I might just finish Lust this month. 🙂
Do you have any recommendations for catching up with work? What do you do when you fall behind? Do you have any other suggestions for fast drafting?