Okay, so today marks the end of my 12-day challenge.
In case you missed it, I decided to try a 12-day write a novel challenge. The plan was to plan a novel for four days and write for eight. I did not follow this plan to the letter.
I did not follow this plan to the letter.
Here’s the score:
Day 1 – Planned my heart out.
Day 2 – More planning. Planning is fun.
Day 3 – Wrote a little in order to plan better. Did a little blurb type thing.
Day 4 – Edit children’s book – did not work on the challenge.
Day 5 – Dictated around 2,000 words.
Day 6 – Wrote new children’s book – did not work on challenge
Day 7 – Found flaw in the story. Corrected in outline.
Day 8 – Published a children’s book and celebrated by playing three hours of Stardew Valley
Day 9 – Wrote four pages longhand.
Day 10 – Wrote more longhand.
Day 11 – Rearranged my current draft, and decided to let it rest.
Day 12 – Started plans for a fantasy novel that will probably take me the rest of my life to write. Collected all bits for the challenge novel, and decided to let it rest for week before I look at it again.
I am happy I did this. I think that if I were to not work on anything yoga related or children’s book related, I could finish in three more days.
But, I am in no hurry. I just wanted to see what I could do.
As it turns out, I can make a pretty good dent in a story when I set some stupid deadlines.
I will try this again. When I do, I will get ahead on my wellness projects and children’s books before doing the challenge. I might even rent a cabin or something to isolate myself.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars.