Maybe its a classic case of ye olde fear of success, but there is definitely something about deadlines that always leads me to sabotage myself. I made the end of September my deadline to finish One Last Flight. I'm not going to make it. I dithered away the last six days with one distraction or … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day Nine
Micro Sprint: 203 words Macro Sprint : 758 words
Micro Sprint: 256 words Macro Sprint: 616 words I haven't yet broken a thousand words a day and with only ten days left in the month, I doubt that I can finish this tale in time with only one writing session a day. I will begin adding a second one tomorrow. Might as well start … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day Seven
Micro Sprint: 111 words Macro Sprint: 594 words
Micro Sprint: 117 words Macro Sprint: 384 words Maybe allowing myself that day of editing before the work was complete wasn't such a good idea after all. The urge to edit gummed up my sprints, reducing my out put to my usual numbers. I will double down on the separation of writing and editing discipline.
I took yesterday off from the sprints and spent it editing instead. I felt really good after having actively suppressed my inner editor for the last few days. I never realized how much I enjoyed editing. Today I returned to the edit-less writing sprints: Micro Sprint: 101 words Macro Sprint: 566 words
Micro Sprint: 97 words Macro Sprint 615 words I took no more than a couple of hours to think about it before deciding that I will dedicate my NaNoWriMo efforts to the writing of The House of Islam, the second book of The Omega Crusade.
Micro Sprint yielded 167 words and the Macro Sprint 666 words. A good day. NaNoWriMo is nearly upon us. I tried it out a few years back and failed miserably, couldn't so much as break beyond 5000 words in thirty days! I think it's time to try again. By week's end I must decide between … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day two
It was supposed to be a short story but, One Last Flight had its own plans. I started it three weeks ago and after working on it for two-to-three hours, six days a week I managed to reach 6,892 words and the uneasy feeling I was only 1/4 of the way through the story. My … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day One, sort of…