Last week I mentioned that I had unexpectedly found myself with two partial works in progress to start off 2017. This left me with a bit of a conundrum: should I keep both as active drafts or set one aside until the other is finished? Though I am not a creature who typical has multiple projects moving at once, I’ve decided to let these drafts evolve naturally. As you can see from the numbers below, this week one draft in particular held my interest.
Weekly Word Count Goal: 5000
New Words for Modern Mythology: 576
New Words for Coming of Age: 7262
Total New Words Written: 7838
The two works in progress are very different. The one that I began back in December is a modern take on mythology, and the other is a coming of age story, which is not a type of story I ever saw myself writing. Sometimes, though, writing makes us stretch the ways in which we think about ourselves.
As with last season, I’ll be keeping my weekly writing goal to 5000 new words. That amount seems to be sustainable for me, and since I very much would like to avoid burnout, it is a good goal.
I hope that your writing is also going well. If you have an specific hopes for writing in the New Year, I would love to hear about them. How other people write never stops fascinating me.