Can I toot my own horn for a minute?
Cuzzzz I'm going to. I'm REALLY FREAKING proud of myself. FINALLY! I did it! I just finished the first draft on my second book!!!!!!!!!! This is the second in the Color Alchemist series. I started in January, but really got serious these last couple months. And these last two weekends were rapid fire writing! .
I set out to see what was possible this weekend. Last weekend was 12,000 words in two days. That was a ton for me but I wanted to beat it. AND I can't even believe what I just accomplished this weekend. 21,000 words in 2 1/2 days of writing (about 18 hours overall). That was 90 pages!!!! Grated I was going for speed, knowing that I will edit later. But I still had time to cook the meals, clean up, do a little workout, go to the lake, watch a movie, and stargaze with my hubby. I had to take a break every couple hours once the creative juices were lacking. A couple 20 minute power naps were also needed to clear my mind. Cuzzz THAT WAS CRAZY! But even then I still got it done!!! I wrote FIVE chapters!! And I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT HOW THE BOOK ENDS! Readers are going ffrrreeaakkk! .
Shout out to Travis, who supported me, and always does. And who is a pro with the kids, taking them for long stretches so I could write. And cheering me on! And thanks to my mom for letting us stay at her cabin. For picking a place that's only an hour away, and that's serene and quiet. We love it up there and know how lucky we are. .
I think what I learned is how important it is to focus. I'm so used to multitasking, which isn't very productive. In this environment I made it so I literally had nothing to do BUT write during that scheduled time. No books, televisions, internet, phone...just my computer, alone. That's it, a computer and an outline and a DEADLINE. And I got a TON done. .
It makes me wonder what else I can accomplish if I carve out FOCUSED time for myself. I am gonna find out!
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