So we’ve started the last week of June, and we’re all ready to quit right?
I hope not.
I’m definitely itching to see what I can do from now until the close of the Challenge on October 1st. That being said, I also am scared of what might go wrong from now until then. What if I start something and I realize it’s all wrong, and then I waste my time finding the right project? What if I DO hit the 60K goal for the Challenge, but it’s useless? What if…what if…what if?
I’m so over myself, guys and gals. I’m over the doubts, the minute planning of the future, and everything that’s holding me back from JUST WRITING.
As I said in the last update, I spent the first two weeks of #HotAndSticky sitting around moping about not writing and doing everything to avoid writing at the same time, to finally picking up a novella I should have been revising, to wondering each day for a week and a half whether I’d finish said revisions or collapse under my first draft FAIL.
I didn’t collapse. And I’m thrilled to report I did get through the revisions, and now they’re off to my CP.
Also got around to starting my short story yesterday, so I’m well into that. Word count wise, I should be sitting at 12.2K as of today, but my revisions pushed me from a 26K novella to a 32K one. So that 6K plus a short story of around 2.5-5K and I’m gonna fall short of June’s final goal of 15K.
Which is fine! I expected as much from this month. I spent the first 9 days doing nothing. And then I sat around from June 21-23 doing nothing as well. I’m on vacation and it’s been hard not to spend most of my time sightseeing (or lounging around…). My Internal Editor has been running out and about, and it’s taking time to leash her.
So, keeping things simple, my hopes for next week is to have the first draft of this short story completed, so I can set it aside for future revisions. This is totally doable if I lock up my internal editor and starve her to near-death.
Until next week then. Drop a comment and let me know if you’ve joined the Challenge and how you’re doing.
For those of you like “what the heck is #HotAndSticky” check out my INTRO post. All the info is there for you to get started and make up lost time! Catch #HotAndSticky hosts, Dalton Gentry (@TheDalton) and Adrian Fort (@AdrianAnyway) at their YT, Stripped Cover Lit (and their Twitter homes). Also don’t forget to jump in with word count updates at #HotAndSticky if you need the support and butt-kicking motivation.
Write on, friends!