I’ve said it before, but I have got to get on top of this “weekly blog thing”.
I have a very good reason…
Everybody’s got excuses, opinions and…
I have a really good excuse.
I’ve been writing. I have a goal…well, goals to meet in 2K17. My goals are so over the top I’m better served writing than posting.
Right now, I don’t have a very large following. One day, that may change, but right now, I’m writing to you.
First, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your life to read my blog. I’m flattered and honored that you allow me to steal some of the most precious commodity that you will ever have.
Before I share some of my goals for the year, I’m going to let you in on the foundation of my plans for the year. It’s been said that it takes 10,000 hours of hard work to become proficient at a skill. In a year there are 8,760 hours. That’s me writing…no sleep…no food…no play. Just writing. That’s not going to happen. Hitting the goal begins with me being honest with me.
If I work a 40 hour week…working…not playing Star Wars Galactic Battleground, I’d write 2,080 hours in this year. I’m not sure if that is possible but what I do know is very possible is for me to write a certain number of words in a year.
Writers are measured on the number of edited words that we create. Much of our time is spent in thought. That makes the writing a lot easier. Well, at least for me. I’m not going to try to speak for other writers.
In my world, a productive day is 2,000 words per day. Sometimes, the people that pay rent and live in the tenement between my ears just choose not to talk…act, or do anything.
Now here is where my 2K17 goal really comes into play. I normally only work on one piece at a time. Currently, I’m working on three…YES THREE…different stories/novels. As far as my brain goes, it seems when one story goes quiet, the people living in another story universe begin to get chirpy.
Look, if it doesn’t work, I can always go back to working on one thing at a time. After three weeks of this plan, I’m on pace to hit 600,000 words before February 01, 2018.
Now, about my goals for this year. I think that they are pretty lofty.
The reason that I write, is to make YOU THE READER happy. I do write for myself…but I want to make you excited about the prospect of another book…or four. All released in the next 18 to 24 months.
I hope to cultivate a cadrè of devoted readers that enjoy my works. Salivating while they wait for another. It is my most ardent desire for each and every one of you to plan to spend time up in The Attic with me and my friends.
600,000 words by February 1, 2K17.
Hmmm…only 548,000 to go.