62,000+ words

I learned some things about myself this month. A) that I like singing Katy Perry’s E.T. at the top of my lungs B) I will never have enough time to clean my whole house, and C) I can comfortably write about 2,000 words a day. 

When I do the book-in-30-days project in the future, I’ll give myself 45 days instead. That’s right folks—I need 45 days to write a 30-day novel.

It’s not that I fell short of my goal—my goal was to write a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 days and I did exactly that, since I had 10,000 words to begin with, but I realized halfway through the month that 50,000 words doesn’t make much of a novel. And why not do it right, eh?

I had smooth patches and rough spots in my writing. I will definitely need some time to edit. Another 45-day month should do it, but I don’t want to put my manuscript away until it has an actual ending, so I’m extending my month another 2 weeks. I won’t tell you what my manuscript is about, but how about suggesting an ending for me, eh? 

Give me some ideas. I’ll give you a dollar if I use it.