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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Memoir in Two Months

Well, the holidays are past and during that time I was able to reach 25,000 words in my goal of writing a book-length manuscript by January 26th. I'm not as far along as I would like, given that I have only 20 days left; however, I'm fairly pleased with the amount of writing I was able to do over our vacation. While I wasn't able to get consistent blocks of time to dedicate to writing, I was able to squeeze in little blocks of writing in creative ways. I typed in the airport terminals, standing on my head, sitting in the restroom. Seriously, most of the writing happened during Noelle's naps and bedtime.
No more travel, no more guests, no more crazy schedules from here on out, but I do have to start preparing for my classes this Spring which requires lots of reading, writing quizzes, writing assignments, and preparing the syllabus. I'm already feeling the urgency to get this underway and am afraid it's going to interfere with the time I would spend writing.
I've done the math, though and as I figure it, I can reach 60,000 words by Jan. 25th if I churn out 1,800 words a day. That's 3.6 pages single spaced. So here we go! Wish me luck, I'll let you know how it goes. And thank you for letting me share this piece of my writing journey with you!
In the meantime, as a way of channeling the writing muse, I'm afraid this blog won't get very much attention. However, I plan on picking things back up again on January 26th.
Happy New Year!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you!

How about a weekly update as to the word count so that we can celebrate along with you?


6:05 PM  
Blogger Carmine said...

What's your book about?

6:47 AM  
Blogger Christin said...

Hey Carmine! It's about chasing my dreams of working in the film industry, and the spiritual journey that unfolded.

Terry, as of today 1/14 I'm over 37,000 words. Around 22000 more words to go!

12:34 PM  

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