YAY! June 1st!
I've been reading Stephen King's ON WRITING ... everyone said it was great ... WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ IT?? It is great. I'm really enjoying it (nearly finished), and I've marked a lot of great ideas.
The idea I'm acting on today: write 2000 words. That's less than ten pages. That's doable. Right?
Well, I had the same goal yesterday and achieved 72 words. Silly. But I got distracted with researching the interesting topics for my new manuscript. Yup. That's right. I've started writing something BRAND NEW. It's all shiny and untouched. A little scary ... but VERY exciting.
So today, I'm not going to allow myself to research (can I keep that promise?), and I'm just going to write, until I reach that 2000 word goal, and then maybe I'll research more.
Do you have a daily word count goal when you're writing a first draft?
Check back on Monday, and I'll share another tip from King's book.