Another day's work done.
I am a bit amazed at how setting a goal as simple as writing 500 words per day minimum can actually be easy to accomplish. Maybe "easy" isn't the operative word. Perhaps "simple" makes more sense. After all, simple and easy aren't the same thing. Regardless, knowing that I only have to produce two pages of fiction each day does not sound so daunting. I haven't missed the minimum goal of 500 words yet since starting this experiment.
I can't quite explain it, but once I get into "the flow," as some people call it, I find that I can't stop writing. I want to push well past the 500 word limit most days. Tonight, I only did a little bit more.
If all of this seems trivial to you, I totally get it. After all, 500 words per day does not sound like a lot, when the average novel ranges between 40 000 and 60 000 words. But remember, I'm not interested in writing full-length novels on this project. Instead, I'm going for half that length in an eBook format. Regardless, 500 words per day after 30 days equals a minimum of 15 000 words, which almost constitutes an ebook of 20 000 words. The great news is that I am exceeding those totals every day by a couple hundred to 500 extra words. So, as I said in an earlier post (I think yesterday's), getting to two completed eBook manuscripts in one month would be stupendous.
When you factor in the full-time job, the full-time family, the volunteer service work I'm trying to do for my family and just the normal humdrum of life events that serve as regular interruptions, two eBook manuscripts a month, each month would equal 24 books. I don't have 24 stories or outlines at the moment, but I do have at least an half dozen to keep me busy for now.
Starting Total Word Count: 15 419
Finishing Total Word Count: 16 162
Daily Word Count: 681