There were tears, there was booze there were neighbours complaining about Tone Loc’s hit 1989 album, ‘Loc-Ed After Dark’, blasting through their walls at two in the morning. And after all that, I now have a 10,000 word outline for ‘The Adventures of Abigail Storm’ in my mitts.
Monday will be the anxiety filled chapter one, page one, word one, but until then I’m going to do same thing I do before I start any major project… and that’s absolutely nothing. Three days of being Dude Lebowski before embarking on the mammoth task of the first draft.
The Plan: 80,000 words in 8 weeks. That’s 2,000 words a day, 10,000 words a week and in 8 weeks, the whole bloody, mess of a first draft will sit like a phone book on my desk.
This will take discipline, sobriety and a recluse like attitude. None of which are much fun, but is what it will take to get the job done. So for those of you who’s calls I don’t answer, I’m writing… or ignoring you. And for those of you who know where I live… you’ve been warned.