Keep on Writing …

Interesting subject for me today. I titled this blog post, Keep on Writing because that is what I am trying to do. I agreed to a challenge from Mat Morris with the AuthorStrong Podcast. That challenge was to write 10,000 words per day until Easter. Yes, you read that correctly one zero, zero zero zero. That is easily about 8,000 more words per day than I am used to writing and 2,000 is a good day.

So needless to say this is quite the undertaking and I’m already failing at it, or am I? See I want to reach 10k words per day, because I know it is possible (I’m counting these words, hehe). Yesterday I managed to knock out 2,200 words, that is 1,000 more than the daily goal I set for myself. Granted I am working full time and I have familial obligations as well, but even among such challenges I still managed to write more than I do on days with I have no distractions.

So what is this 10k a day challenge doing for me? It is giving me drive. I mean seriously I want to hit that number so bad I keep writing until my eyes hurt. I went to bed an hour later last night so I could get the last 1,000 words I did. Today (not including this post) I am already at about 675 words, not much for a start, but that is done on breaks from my day job, so not too shabby I say. Today is the wife’s birthday so I probably won’t hit my 10k today, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try.

I am determined to reach that goal. Providing I hit at least half that goal between now and March 27th, I will have finished the first draft of The Last Bladesinger, my Legends of Vandor novel. That is pretty exciting. What do you guys think of this?

 

Until next time folks.

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Author,

 

DJ Morand