The Writing Schedule
Time to put away the Playstation and hide the booze – this shit just got real. I have to write 50,000 words in five weeks to meet the deadline on the first draft of ‘The Adventures of Abigail Storm’.
For the mathmactically challenged (me), that’s 10,000 words a week or more specficically, 2000 words a day.
Here’s how this God awful word count is going to be achieved:
8.00 am: Crawl out of bed, brew a gallon of coffee and blast some rock ‘n roll.
8.30 am: Look up stuff on the internet. Others may refer to this as ‘procrastination’. A writer will always refer to it as ‘research.’
9.00 am: Write first sentence of the day.
9.10 am: Rewrite first sentence of the day.
9.30 am: Rewrite, the rewritten first sentence of the day.
9.40 am: Cry.
10.00 am: Make some more coffee.
12.00 pm: Head down to the local pub for some lunch.
1.00 pm: Back at the typer. Stare at the laptop.
2.00 pm: Play guitar.
2.30 pm: Stare at the laptop.
3.00 pm: Look at the clock and panic about all the words I haven’t written.
4.30 pm: Second guess every single word written to date.
5.00 pm: Make an Old Fashioned.
5.30 pm: Make another Old Fashioned.
6.00 pm: Put the ‘Closed’ sign up on the office door.
And somehow, if everything goes to plan I would have written 2000 words in-between all that.
This will be my schedule for the next 5 weeks. So nobody call or come around because I’ll be busy… (please call, please come around… please?)