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This Romance Writer’s Life…

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Feb 10, 2013

I pine for the kind of time you can only get on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  And then I piss it away when I finally get the chance to sit down and work on my current novel.  Just.  Finish.  It!

I try to keep the distractions to a minimum.  Close the browser unless radioparadise.com is streaming, then for sure, close Facebook.  Damn.  You.  Facebook!

I try not to check email, rearrange my desk, text my sister, talk on the phone too long, even bathroom breaks are kept to a minimum because oh how I could totally organize my cosmetics or try out a new face cream.  It all takes away from the goal.  Write.  That.  Scene!

Even now as I type this brief blog, calling myself out on the fact that I have been waiting all weekend to get back to the tumultuous events my poor heroine is currently facing, the bitch is just gonna have to sit on that plane for a few more minutes in this scene while I procrastinate.

Should I ever be able to quit my job and write full-time, I think I'll have find a place to write outside of the house.  I don't know how people can "work at home".  Too many opportunities for diversions.  That's why NaNoWriMo worked so well.  I had a deadline.  I need to make myself a deadline.  Right.  Now!

Here we go:  By the end of February I will finish the first draft of this novel.  

I am currently at 86,000 words.  I hope to make it 100,000 by the end of the story.  Then March will consist of editing.  And by April, I hope to release the first chapter here on my website.  That will be my birthday gift to myself.

Well, that and hopefully another tattoo.  LOL!

Kelly DuffComment