word count

Got to do it

I don’t know why today was such a struggle. I barely made it through and got any work done. It was one of the roughest days I’ve had in a while. Where’s the sun? The weather has been so dark and gross and moody for too long. Do I need to buy one those lamps that tricks you out of seasonal affective disorder?

Tonight I sat down to write 2,000 more words for my book. After crawling my way through my To Do List all day I fully expected writing to be a real battle. I set up my laptop at a coffee shop because I had to get out of my apartment if I wanted to avoid going insane and before I pulled up my word document I played this song from Andrew W.K.

I needed to hear someone say “You’ve got to keep going.”

42,951 Words Remaining


My goal is to finish the first draft of my book by January 31. I’ve been taking notes and writing little thoughts for a long time now but I thought I needed to finally commit to this thing and jump right in.

Wade Bearden told me the first draft of his book, Failing Faith,  was around 45,000 words, so I decided to use that as the target for mine.

I officially started tonight. The goal was to write 2,000 words before going to bed. I’m at 2,049. I’ve got 42,951 to go.