Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 28 - Why are we doing this again?

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.        - Max Beerbohm
There are only a couple of nights left to go, and you might be saying to yourself something like the following: "I'm finished my goal! That's June done!" or "I'm never going to make it. I'll just stop here and call it over." or "Wimbeldon!! Wimbeldonnnnn!!!"

That last one might be just me.

I'd like to encourage you to just put in a little bit more. If you want to and if you can - you know yourself best. But if you can, write something. Even if you scale down to 100 words a night for the last three nights. Even if you just bash out a couple of risque limericks and add them to your word count. Even if you write a short story about your characters 10 years after the end of your novel.

Because the more you do now, the less you have to do later. Your 30 days isn't quite up yet. (Which is probably a relief to those of you like me who were counting on a sprint on the final day to boost your word count ^_^) Make every second of this month count.

And if you do write a limerick, please feel free to post it in the comments below.

3 comments:

Enid Wilson said...

I still have 4000 words to go before I reach 50K. I need the final days!

BTW, I love tennis too.

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cassandra gaisford said...

woke up at 3am with an attack of the guilts...no words for 2 days...getting distracted with DVD's and movies.

Procrastination? Or lack of focus. Made up a bit tonight though with 1461 words...you're so "write" the more we do now the less there is to do later.

Who knows - I may still make 50,000. Around the 40k mark now! Strangely I am looking forward to editing - should be adding more not stripping out!

Julia B said...

Enid - Yay, I'm not alone! My three year old thinks Federer is awesome :)

Cassandra - I know how you feel. I've done so little over the last week that I've been getting guilt attacks as well. Don't stress yourself, and take the time out if you need it. Better than making yourself sick or burning yourself out! And I'm looking forward to a month of editing next month, that will be good :)