Wednesday, November 05, 2008


It's TERRIBLE!! I am writing the most depressing pile of drivel EVER! And I'm not even doing it quickly! Who ever thought this was a good idea?

OK, none of that matters. In November, more than any other time, I have permission to write crap. In fact, it's practically expected, and that's why I didn't want to take on Project Seven. I am literally sketching out an expanded outline at the moment, nothing more. But I have at least got my characters into space now, ready to explore their first new planet.

My main problem is time. With the day job, a demanding 3-year-old, and the house to keep in order, I am only managing about an hour of decent writing time per writing day. Out of which I am getting about 750 words. (Out of which about 50 are worth keeping, I suspect.)

But if I can come out of this month with a habit of writing 750 words of fiction most days - or at least just spending that hour on it - I will have achieved something.


Leslie said...

Hi Steve,

I jammed over here via DAB. I am Leslie! I love your idea of setting a word goal for the week. I am a full time college student, single mom of 3 kids and totally understand how you can't find time to write. I am going to try your idea in my world. I have a major 30 page paper due. I think if I set small goals I may have success. Thanks for the idea and here goes! See you around at DAB

Valerie Comer said...

Hugs on the drivel, Steve. But drivel can be revised, right? That's what *they* keep telling us.

UKSteve said...

Hey Leslie,

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Valerie, that's what *they* say December is for...