It’s only Sunday morning so I can’t give the final version of what happened for me – but I can make some really good predictions that I know without fail will happen. I think that’s the nice thing about setting goals and knowing you can achieve them.
Yesterday I finished reading through Ayden, and I love where it left off, it should make it really easy to slide back into it on Monday. Which strangely is tomorrow! It came around pretty quickly, but I no longer feel nervous about getting into the writing of it.
I was thinking about my progress for it over the next month or so, and realizing that if I only manage 1,000 a day, and I estimate it needs another 70,000 to get the first draft finished, then I need 70 days.
I also realized that I don’t have 70 days.
I have 60 days til I am due, and while there is a good chance I’ll be late, 10 days over is all they are willing to let you go, on my 70th day I’d be giving birth at the latest.
Now that’s just not going to work for me! lol so with that in mind I have no option put to push my word per day goal back up to 1,500. This should mean that I will finish the first draft in about 47 days, give or take a little. At least this estimation has me finishing this draft before baby arrives, and even allows for the off chance that it comes early.
It can be a scary thing to realize that your time is running out. There are only a finite number of days that this child can stay within me, and I don’t really get a lot of say in when exactly it’s going to make it’s arrival – and don’t get me wrong, I cannot wait to have it out in the world with me, to see it, to hold it, to shower it with love and introduce it to it’s father and big sister (and extended family) – I am well aware though that it’s going to shake up my routines and displace my goals, at least for a little while 😉
I want Ayden completed before then. It will mean that I’m not leaving lots of loose ends floating around, or cutting off writing this story for a second time, it deserves better than that.
So yesterday I also read through the short story, got some feedback from Chibi about it, and started rewriting. It all happened a little earlier than expected because I had the time and space, and strangely enough the enthusiasm for it despite the fact that I don’t love the story!
I like the way it’s coming out better this time, I have more clarity about where I am going with it and hopefully that comes through. Either way it’ll be done by the end of the day and I shall post it off tomorrow.
Oh and I also made notes on the dream…I spent heaps of time thinking about it yesterday and even this morning it’s clinging in there, and I am looking forward to a time next year when I can hash out the details for it and make it into a novel.