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The end

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There aren’t many things that feel better than writing, ‘The End’. And I’m glad to tell you that I’ve reached that point, yet again. Right on the dot as well, as today was deadline day. I started this journey at the beginning of the year. Looking to finish the book by the 24th of March. Tomorrow. I knew the book would be longer than what I usually wrote, but the...

Week seven: Outline like water

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Week seven is finished, and instead of going utterly insane, I’ve reached the 79k words mark. More than I’d ever dreamed I might get. But instead of the words feeling cheap because of the amount of them I vomit each and every day, I feel like I’m getting to be more in touch with my story. More so than in the past. This is great for keeping it going, for remembering where I am in...

Week six: coasting along

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There’s not that much to report this week. My habit of waking up in the mornings is running strong. It makes it seem vain and vapid to have ignored that advice for seven years. But the mere act of waking up, specifically to write, almost makes it easy to maintain this tempo. I’m at 65k words now. Which means I’m 9k ahead of what I should be. This puts me in a very relaxed situation, but also...

Week five: The middle

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I’ve written 50k words in this book now. It’s not exactly the middle yet, but it’s feeling like it. That sense where the beginning seems ages away, and the ending seems like this thing you’re reaching for. But keep missing. What I’ve found is the most important, is a roadmap. Which is the reason why I outline. If I didn’t, moments like this would cause me to...

Week four: Fun when writing

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Writing should be fun. But we often feel like it’s anything bet, yet we keep coming back to it, as if we’re all masochists enjoying the pain. But, what I’ve found, is what hurts the most, is not writing, when you were planning to. If there’s a valid reason, it’s not that much of a problem.But when it’s because you simply decided you won’t write, or...

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