By Marcia Mickelson
I just reached 60,000 words in my manuscript on Friday. What a great feeling. This is the quickest writing I have ever done. I started this manuscript in March, took a few months off to move, and dug right back in a few months ago.
It usually takes me much, much longer to finish a manuscript. The last 2 books took me over 4 years combined. I'm not a fast writer. It's hard to carve out the time.
I am doing a (BIAM) Book in A Month in October, hosted by Tristi Pinkston. I'm hoping that I can finish the rough draft of this manuscript by the end of October. This will be the 4th BIAM that I do for this manuscript, and I don't think I'd be this close to finishing it if I hadn't participated in those. It really gives me accountability, like I have to write because you have signed up to write. I need accountability to help me make progress.
Anyone who is up for the challenge, sign up at Tristi's blog and write, write, write this month.