There's one less unpublished girl at 2unpublishedgirls.com!
Word Count: 45,511
There’s just no way anybody’s surprised by this. My 200-words-a-day plan went off the rails, oh, about a week after I made it.
It started off well. I wrote 250-400 words a day for the first five days. On the sixth day, I wrote my 200 words, and then I decided to just keep writing until I finished the scene, which was beginning to feel as if it would never end. The next time I looked up from the computer I realized I had to pick the girls up at school in 45 minutes to take Nine to an orthodontist appointment, and I was still in my pajamas and I hadn’t had lunch. I also hadn’t started dinner, ordered Christmas presents, or washed Nine’s clothes for dance class that night.
The next day I was scrambling to catch up, so I skipped writing—just for one day!—to get everything done, and it shouldn’t have mattered because I was ahead on my word count anyway, except that that turned out to be the day that the girls and I came down sick again, and then winter break started early because of snow and ice. I’m pretty sure you know how the rest of this story goes. It’s not as if I haven’t told it before. Many, many times.
The girls are finally back at school today, so I’m back at my computer. My New Year’s resolution/rash promise for 2014 is to finally finish this damn book, and then post a video of my happy dance.
Yeah, I might not do that second part. But I’m totally going to do the first.
It’s okay if you’re skeptical.