This week, I have been thinking a lot about how a little can go a long way. Mike Gayle, when being interviewed for this blog, said that if you were to write every Sunday during the Eastenders omnibus, you’d soon have a novel within a few months. I think he is definitely on to something there.
This past seven days I’ve been working on a short story about a guy’s performance review for his very unusual job. The idea of writing the story as a whole was a little intimidating to be honest. So, after procrastinating for a while, I broke it up into so many words at a time.
I have been writing every day – a hundred words a day to be exact. This amount isn’t something that will bog me down but it will also soon mount up. I’ve been doing this via seven hundred and fifty words. The advantage of writing in this way is that my nemesis (the delete key,) can’t be a problem as seven hundred and fifty words won’t let me delete.
As a result, I’ve had a breakthrough. I’ve currently managed eight hundred words and that is not bad.
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