I’ve set myself a daily 1000 word target. Every night so far I have hit or exceeded that, with the result that I’m ahead.
The book that I’m writing will hopefully be a 75,000 word children’s novel and will tell the adventures of the airship Merry Sue and her crew – the one-eyed gnome bounty hunter Two Pistols Pariah, Stokes, the peg-legged enginair, Whipsaw, the wingless Tree Fairy and Jiggledash the cabin boy – as they ply their trade trough the Misterbee Forest.
Last night I took a break from the computer and actually wrote. In a leather-bound notebook no less. In pencil. And I have to admit that it made a lovely change. I was nowhere near as fast at handwriting as I was typing, but it was great to write the old-fashioned way.
I also did some sketches as to what sort of illustrations I want in my book, something that – whilst absolutely dire – would at least give a clear direction to the artist(s) who finally illustrates it.
All in all, even though I didn’t hit target, I still managed to be very productive indeed.