Challenge,  On Writing

Day Ten of Writing a Novel in Half a Month

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

Got to move my going to bed back to 4 am. Just too tired today after staying up until 5:30 this morning. So far doing that has caused me a number of naps today. So tonight I roll to bed at my normal 4 am and get a solid night’s sleep. That is the plan, we shall see how that goes.

Day Ten, Entry One.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Out of bed a little before noon and made it to the computer here by 1:00 pm. Worked on emails for an hour until 2:00 pm.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Drove out to Summerlin to go to a vegan deli there that has amazing stuff. Kris and I both stock up and I brought it back for lunch.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Lunch and Kris and I planned over lunch some details of a workshop and the coming Kickstarter.

4:00 to 5:30 pm. I recorded a week of one of the upcoming workshops. Seemed I decided to do this challenge on a week where I have a lot of workshop stuff, not counting all the Cave Creek reading.  This is most certainly slightly more than I normally do on work and workshop stuff.

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Nap, then I cooked dinner, we watched some news, then I went back and took another nap. Now at 8:30 doing this and ready to get other stuff done.

No writing at all yet today.

Day Ten, Entry Two.

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.  Worked on all sorts of things, including email and workshop stuff. And I am still behind. Tomorrow is my day to catch up all the emails I have missed.

10:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. Kris and I watched the second episode of season to of For All Mankind. Just a flat amazing alternate reality show written by one of the best sf writers working in television, Ron Moore.

Midnight to 2:25 am. Wrote for that entire time with only one short break. Managed to get right at 2,500 words done and now I am calling it a day.

It always seemed that most of my days were very similar, but writing all this down now for ten days sure proved to myself that my days are not at all the same. And on some weeks, like this last one, I work a ton more hours on business stuff than I do on others. This week is just nuts. Not getting the amount of exercise I would normally get either.

We all have weeks like this. But honestly, I am not getting any more writing than I would normally do done because of this challenge. But no doubt I would have this book done by now if it was a normal week of work this week. So not getting more because of the challenge, not getting less, either.

About 15,000 words left to go, give or take how the novel actually ends. Five days to hit the title of these posts. (Fifteen days is a half month.) I still have no idea where the book is going. Not clue one, so that’s going to be fun.



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

TOTAL… 24,914 words