Last year I completed the first draft (100,000 words) of novel #1 in 3 months and 3 weeks. Looking back now I can't believe I managed to write so much in such a short time. Actually I can. I chose writing over a social life and hardly went out!
This time around, with novel #2, I decided I wanted to take things a bit easier and have more balance in my life only I seem to have taken things a bit TOO easy. I stared writing novel #2 on 4th April this year and so far, in just over 11 weeks, I've only managed to write 16,363 words (20% of the novel). At this rate it's going to take me another 44 weeks to finish the novel.
That would mean it would take me 13 MONTHS to write novel #2!
I know that probably sounds a reasonable amount of time to write a novel to some people but I'm already itching to get on with novel #3 (I'm not 100% sure what it's going to be about yet but a few ideas are bubbling around) so want to get novel #2 done and dusted asap.
So I've set myself a new deadline - to finish novel #2 by the end of September.
According to YWriter that's 'just' 670 words a day. Thanks to Helen's 100 Words a Day blog I've got into the habit of writing every day again and it really, really helps. I'll have to up my average word count though (about 267 words a day this week!).
But I can do it. I hope.
16,363 / 80,000 words (20.5% of novel #2)