I asked for, and have received, some very good advice on how to write faster and more productively.
Turning off the internet really does help, and I have a feeling that I’m going to be very glad that I have Mac Freedom on some days. I know from past experience that making myself publicly accountable also helps.
At a guess, at approximately 60k words, I’m about halfway through the manuscript of Never. So, assuming I have 60k to go, I’m going to assign myself a deadline to have this draft finished by September 22nd, which is in six weeks time, or thereabouts. That’s 10k of forward motion a week, which is totally doable.
I’m going to keep myself accountable here, which means that I’m going to aim to post weekly wordcounts.
I am going to have other work to keep on top of – Aurealis reading (which has actually been a bit thin on the ground so far, which doesn’t mean that I’m on top of it, mind) and slush reading, and I owe some beta reading and some reviews. But it’s all manageable, I think.
Let’s do this thing.