A couple of weeks ago I had posted on here saying I was taking a break to work on a novel. I have wanted to do it for a little while and I finally sat down to get it started. Now, I know that many people have started writing a book and all too often, they never actually finish it. I am determined to not let that be me. It is difficult to find the time to write, both with work being busy and with four active children in my house. There never seems to be enough hours in the day.
So I just wanted to update where I am at this point in time. On November 20th, I was at about 10,000 words out of my goal of 100,000+ words. Today, December 4th, I am sitting at just over 31,000 words. Two weeks ago I was about 1/10th of the way there. Today, I am almost 1/3 of the way there. At this pace, I should be done the first step in a couple of months. I don’t know what other authors do and if my pace is fast or slow. Honestly, I don’t care. I write when the ideas come and when I have the time. After I am done writing it, there will be lots of editing to do and I am sure I’ll make some changes.
So I apologize for not being active here on WordPress lately. I do still enjoy all of your posts and I do enjoy writing my own. I am just trying something new and hoping that I see it through. I am excited about it and I am doing a lot of research about finding representation from literary agents, but not thinking too far ahead. I need to work at finishing the project first and I’ll worry about publishing it when it is completed.
So that is it. I hope everyone is doing well. I m not going anywhere. Just on pause for now. Take care.