In the process of putting a book together I’ve reached out to someone to be my “writing buddy”. Basically we’re going to exchange work perhaps once per week or so and critique. I’m using this as a strategy to force myself to actually add words to this thing. Like in many endeavors, it helps to have help.
My end goal is to publish by December. I feel like this is reasonable since one book a year is quite common and December is a good time away. I’m aiming for 4 or 5 drafts (including the final manuscript), in the beginning gunning for 700-800 words per day. Not exactly Nanowrimo but not nothing either.
I’m not giving away the working title of this book yet but a good bit of planning has already been done. I know where I’m going in a general sense.
This is the first of several writing updates. When I’m finally done with this thing I will have accomplished a major long-term goal I’ve had for years.