Sch! It’s September. Don’t talk to me, I’m writing.
I have a novel to write. I was supposed to start it in May, but got delayed. June didn’t get me far, and July and August were complete write-offs with regards to writing. (Note to self: don’t think you’ll write during the festivals. You won’t.) So September is it. I’ve set a target of 60,000 words for the month. That’s an average of 2,000 words per day. Easy, right?
No, not really. It would be, if I could write 2,000 words, steadily, every day of the month. Of course, that’s not how the world works. Although I’m mostly not socializing this month, I do have a long weekend away, and a couple of nights out. And writer’s group. And book quiz.
To get the book written I needed to plan. So I planned. I have, next to me as I write:
- A chapter listing (incomplete) of what happens in which chapter.
- A character list with all my characters’ names, brief bios and their relationship to each other and my main character.
- A one-page calendar for September with events and daily word count targets clearly marked.
- A draft family tree.
All set. Here goes.