Sitting on the train feeling mighty proud of myself for completing the first step in an overall longer writing journey. In an earlier post, I talked about how I wanted to get back into writing shape in time for NaNoWriMo. I made a challenge to myself to write a short story in three days. I wanted the story to be at least 3,000 words, which mean I had to churn out 1,000 words per day. Not bad considering my schedule. I’m happy to announce that last night, I completed the rough draft of “Waiting for the 11:15,” which weighed in at 3,214 words.
While I’m stoked to have gotten over the hardest part for me (starting) my chest isn’t poked too far out. I have a lot of writing to do and I am entering one of the busiest seasons in the lives of parents everywhere, back to school. There will be many forms to review and sign; beginning projects for which I have to lend a hand; social dramas I’ll have to sit through and homework that I’ll have to review.
Writing time is going to get a little thinner. I’ll need to write within the time that I will have. That means writing tighter, shutting down the editorial process while I’m writing and to decide how better to spend my free time. Do I write? Or, do I help Alistair and his companions battle the Blight in Dragon Age Origins? When I mature a little more, I’ll actually answer that.
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