New Goal

I have finally come to terms with the fact that I’m writing a brand new novel. I’m not “rewriting,” I’m not “editing,” this is a whole new novel. I’ve kept some of the same characters, the setting…and that’s about it. It’s a tough pill to swallow, this was the first novel I’ve written (since I was nine!) and I did five drafts on it. The difficult part has been getting my brain to accept that I’m doing it over. Again. From scratch. Good news is, my brain and I have worked things out, and we’ve even set a new goal to have this “new” novel done by the end of the year. That’s going to mean about 2000 wds a day, six days a week. I’m sharing this with you, of course, so that you can keep me accountable in reaching this goal. Feel free to harass, check in, crack the whip and demand updates.

Today happens to my day off-no really, it’s been pre-scheduled…because I’m going to see the new Harry Potter movie!

PS-This blog post is a part of another goal, to blog three times a week on days I go to the gym. Today is one of those days! (yay me!)



Filed under Goals, Sandra's Writing

4 responses to “New Goal

  1. Yay! Best of luck with the new book! 😀

    I could do with doing this with one of my books. I’ve edited and edited, but it’s still not quite right. 🙂


  2. Beware of the “eternal rewrite.” How different is this from the original? Are you exploring new ideas, or are you still trying to get the same, original idea perfect?

    Regardless, if it feels like progress — like you’re learning new things about writing as you write — then forge ahead, damning whatever torpedoes may or may not be in the water.

    • Thanks for checking out my post…

      This is a completely new plot, new antagonist, some change to the world’s definitely new. I’m forging ahead with less than maximum confidence, but..that seems about normal. 😉

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