This clearly has to stop if I ever want to get published. I have to finish a novel before it can go to the editor, agents and whatnot.
So I have come up with a Cunning Plan:
I am going to write 250,000 words during the course of 2010
This equates to 685 a day, 4,795 a week, or 20,550 a month (give or take). This is a minimum goal - meaning I want to write more but I'm going to go easy on myself once these goals are achieved for the day/week/month. After and not before.
I, therefore promise the following:
- to write 700 words a day before I do anything else on the laptop. No forum-browsing, no checking of emails; nothing.
- to get voice-recognition software and a decent headset.
- to spend the time the kids are at school in a responsible manner - going on the internet for research and not socialising.
- to give myself permission to write rubbish. As long as it's words, it's good.