Edit–I just realized that I wrote that whole thing without once referencing the post I linked to. It’s obviously about motivation and the lengths to which we go to write. I am not doing that and I should be and I suck.
I am not the most disciplined person in the world. Truth is, I am terribly undisciplined, easily distracted, and fundamentally lazy. It’s somewhat astonishing to me that I am not living in a van down by the river.
I’m tired of it. It’s time to get shit done.
My wife and I are traveling for Thanksgiving. We leave Tuesday and will be back the following Sunday.
Between now and the time we leave I want to finish my Sarah Fym story. This is the third version now because the previous two were pretty crappy. I think this one has those issues ironed out and will prove to be of actual decent quality but as of now there are less than 500 words on the page. So that’s about 1500-2000 words between now and Tuesday.
Once I return from Thanksgiving it is time to habituate this shit. That means get on a schedule of writing every day and ramp it up to 2000 words a day. The Monday I get back I’m going to plan for 500 words a day and up it by 500 words a day each week until I get to 2000. Why 2000? Because at 2000 words a day I’d be able to complete four novels in a year and still have time to edit.
I think that is a goal that is hard to reach but not impossible to reach and that’s what makes a good goal.
To that end I am probably going to be posting here a bit just to keep myself honest and none of you are really going to care but hey, you’re not paying so how much can you bitch?