Remember when I tried to do that whole 2k-a-day challenge thing? How I got through it and decided that pushing myself so far kills that little thing called creativity (which is a pretty necessary qualification for this job). Since Monday I've found myself in the amazing and fortuitous position of being a FULL-TIME-WRITER!
It's only temporary, since, unfortunately, bills do not stop coming but book advances do. However, I fully intend to take advantage of these next two months. In the past three days I've discovered some things. Mornings at the preschool were by no means utterly exhausting, but they did take a mental toll that adds up to about 1000 extra words for me! I've written just about 6000 words since the beginning of Monday morning! Which is really good for me. Let's hope this is a steady trend and not just an outlying spike in creativity.
I've spent the past few weeks immersed in the world of Cutthroat Novel, which is coming along quite nicely. I hit the 50k mark today, and according to Maggie Stiefvater's post 80,000 Words of Fun, Fun, Fun this is the point in the draft where the story feels neverending. I'd have to agree. I only have 30k words to wrap up THIS ENTIRE PLOT? AAAAGH!
Anyway, I can't really say much about Cutthroat Novel, except that it's vastly different from other stuff I've written. But I can show you a few pictures that have helped me form this world on my Pinterest board for Cutthroat Novel.