This week has been fantastic for me as far as my writing is concerned. I have written 12,000 words, which brings me to a grand total of around 21,000 words. That equals about 80 pages. It also concludes the first act of my novel. (Phew. That was almost like math.)

But more than that, I’ve been motivated and excited about my writing all week. I can’t wait to get home and write, and I love getting to know my characters. I find myself thinking about them when I’m not writing, wishing I could be home in front of my laptop. It’s an obsession; I’m in love with my novel. I hope it’s real. I hope it loves me back.

From now on, I want to take this approach to writing. I know I still have 2/3 of a novel to go, and that a lot can still go wrong, but I can tell that it’s going to be a good experience for me. I love that I can’t stop and get caught up in a small detail. I love that I’m not editing the first chapter 27 times. I love that I’m making progress every day. I love that I have been inspired, not only to write my novel, but to revisit some of my poetry as well. I love that I love doing this. I think the worst curse is when you start to hate doing something you love. I think everyone knows what I mean on some level.

Well I won’t write much more than this today. I have a novel to get back to. I just wanted to let everyone know where I am, and that this 30-day thing really is working for me.

P.S. What I learned this week—do what you love every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Peace out until next week, my friends! Wish me words!