Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Goal

So, I believe it's time to let all of you know about my current "life goal".
I am, as you know, working on a book (more on that to come later).
My goal is to finish the rough draft of that book by Christmas this year.
I did some math, and here's what I came up with.

  • The average word count of a Young Adult fantasy novel is 80,000 words.
  • I am aiming to write 500 words a day.
  • Which gives me 160 days to get to 80,000 words.
  • 160 days is a little over 5 months.
So, there's my math.
Currently I am 3,000 words in.
3,000 down. 77,000 to go.

It doesn't sound like much, I know, but I'm praying that if I just keep pushing on I'll be surprised by how much writing I can actually achieve.
Please pray for me! This is a phenomenally hard undertaking, especially for someone who has problems completing projects.
I'll do my best to keep you updated. Soon I may even talk about the plot of my book.
Thank you for reading!