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Authoring - End of the First Month

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 1:37 PM
Actually, the end of week FIVE, and still pulling through. 

Lost a week, right in the middle. Sadly, the winter-blue has hit with the force of a ballistic missile. Between the breakdowns and the panic attacks, that I made it to the day-job half of the week was nothing short of a miracle. However, all the other writing around that was done in enough excess that I didn't lose out on the word count. This pace seems to work easily alongside my brand of crazy and my full-time job.

For those looking for advice on that front, the pace is; 500 words/day, 5 days/week

I've also come to the conclusion that this is a solid beginner pace. However, next year, it I will (hopefully) be upping the ante. To get a 100,000 word rough draft down in four months instead of ten, I'll be having to put down a daily minimum of 1,250 words a day - more than double the rate of my current writing work load. 

Also, for all the crazy I've gone through the last few weeks, this writing is therapeutic. Its reliable, its not expressly difficult, and getting even just this done every day brings up my mood. It gives me something positive to think about, even when I'm not working on it. It gives me a positive reason to reach out to people; looking for feedback, possible network connections, advice, etc. And people are so important.

All in all, worth every minute of time put into it. If you're thinking of writing - do it. You'll likely learn something about yourself.



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Zaphrial Devanta Ashyvaane
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I write, I sew, I take pictures - I do what I want. :P

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nolwen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for all the inktober faves.  How's the writing going?
Devanta Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally hit the winter wall - so it must be clean up time! I don't know about you, but I always end my year by making sense of all the paper and files that accumulate over the course of the year. 
Yumio-chan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so very much for the favorite. 
:hug:2 rvmp 
Devanta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^.^
mai-nightmare Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
thank you for the fav :D
Devanta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^.^
Kimeiaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav 
Devanta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^.^
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
;) :+fav: !
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Thank you for the WATCH!!
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