It’s a lofty goal and one that seems impossible after only the first hundred of the morning, but I am pushing myself to write at least 2,000 words a day on WAVES OF PLEASURE so that not only do I finish the draft quickly, but have as much time as possible to polish it before sending it to my editor.
Other than during NANOWRIMO, I’ve never written this much this consistently. On some days it’s a marathon, on others a sprint, but it always feels great to cross the daily finish line.
It is also giving me hope on my ability to keep up this pace (or close to it) after this manuscript is complete so I am producing more work more consistently – and having more time to let it sit before editing. Did you know Stephen King lets a manuscript sit for at least six months before revisiting it? I’d like to be able to give my work that kind of space and time. When I edit immediately after finishing, it’s not quite as good – or objective.
So, back to the page for me. Hope you’re having a productive week.