I say this here, so I can guilt myself head-first into my new project.
As stated in my last post, the goal is 2,000 words a day. It’s a daily number I have yet to meet – BUT the good news is I have been writing everyday. Working my way up with small punches.
I have no doubts that my warm-ups will lead to the marathon soon. They say that it’s quick to gain the muscle you’ve lost as long as too much time hasn’t passed. And as I used to hit an easy 5,000 a day with a free-write, I’m hoping that translates over to the writing muscle in my brain-parts.
(By that paragraph, I’d say we might be in trouble).
Anyway, here is my intended schedule for the next couple weeks (at least):
PM – Writing. Doing whatever it takes to meet that 2,000 words. Of course just saying that makes me feel out of shape, but at least I’m being honest…
AM – Edits. Fleshing out. Getting rid of ‘ing‘ and ‘ly‘ boo-boos. In this I’m going to limit myself to an hour so I have enough time to fit in a run (or something). Get the physical AND mental into tip-top shape, which I’ve always believed would help boost my creativity to find the right rhythm on the page.
Last night and this morning I’ve achieved everything but the run. I got distracted by the ‘Being Human‘ marathon and have been sitting here writing my way through the day instead.
Which doesn’t seem like a total loss to me.
UPDATE: My guilt from the blog post just sent me on a 40 minute bike ride. SO, exercise of the body: Check.