Challenge,  On Writing

Day Fourteen of Writing a Novel in Half a Month

Chapter Fourteen: Day Fourteen of Writing a Novel in Half a Month

Second time in a row I didn’t get here a few times in the middle of the day to do entries. I just flat got so busy, I forgot. I hope to be less busy by next Tuesday. Today is Wednesday, so going to be a long week coming up.

Day Fourteen, Entry One (And only).

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.  I got out of bed at 11:30 am and made it here by 12:30 with my protein bar. Did email until 2 pm.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. I cooked lunch and we sat and talked about some writing stuff happening.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Finished up more email and did some WMG Publishing business with Allyson.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. I had put off grocery shopping for long enough, so off I went. Drove out to Summerlin (fantastic, clean, modern store) because downtown Las Vegas where we live is a grocery store desert. So 45 minutes of that was driving, listening to the 60s channel.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. First I took a nap, then cooked us dinner and we watched the news.

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Some more email and working on a coming Kickstarter project.

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Went out for a decent distance walk with Kris. I have been dealing with a blister problem since the marathon in November, finally got it solved, so as things ease in a week, I’m really ramping up my distance. Got some winter pounds to drop. I would drop two pounds if I could just go to a barber and get this hair cut off. Soon as Kris gets her shots.

11:30 pm to 2:00. Started with a few more emails, then moved over to the writing computer. A couple short breaks and I did 2,400 words before calling it a night there. Still fun. I ran across how I think it might end about halfway through the night tonight, so still got to wrap it and do the validation sections, but should come in just over 41-42 thousand words. Maybe a little shorter. We shall see tomorrow.

And tomorrow I will try to post entries all the way through the day to show how it is going. Again we shall see. (grin)


Day One… 3,004 words

Day Two… 2,950 words

Day Three… 2,500 words

Day Four… 1,810 Words

Day Five… 0 Words

Day Six… 1,750 Words

Day Seven… 3,350 Words

Day Eight… 3,100 Words

Day Nine… 3,950 Words

Day Ten… 2,500 Words

Day Eleven… 3,600 Words

Day Twelve… 2,900 Words

Day Thirteen… 3,400 Words

Day Fourteen… 2,400 words

TOTAL… 37,214 words