Saturday, 21 February 2009
Starting again slowly
I managed to get back to work on the novel today. It took me a while after procrastinating with the housework and my Jordan work out. I only got 328 words written before I decided I had had enough and realised that it is actually Saturday night and I don't have a drink in my hand. I had started reading it for the first time in forever and rearranged quite a few chapters. I was a bit worried about reading it but I am pleased to say that I still like it. It's so long ago since I have seen it that it feels like I'm reading someone else's work which makes it easier to see what needs changing or taking out completely. I spent a while rewriting some of it as half of it is in first person and the other half in third. I had started out wanting it written in 1st because I had been reading Sophie Kinsella when I started it but the book I am reading now is in third so it could end up changing again if I'm not careful. I have set myself a realistic date to finish the first draft by which WILL be 4th August 2009. This is the day before my family, boyf and I head out to Cyprus for my brother's wedding. This way I'll really feel like I deserve the break and having the first draft finished will give me something other than my brother getting wed to celebrate. If I end up finishing earlier than this date then it will be a huge bonus. I think it's a realistic target. I only need to write 352 a day if I am to finish by this date which I know I can do if I don't get distracted. The telly is off and I quite like it!