How many words did I commit to? 50,000. That is the number that an adult needs to do to "win". Here are the series of thoughts I've gone through since I committed to doing this.
This will be amazing! I've wanted the chance to write for a while and this is it!
Wait, I have a full time job, three kids, Enoch's birthday, Halloween, football playoffs, when am I going to do this?
I'm a semi-organized person. I can do this. It will be good practice for when I start my Master's in January.
What the hell were you thinking? You can't even get laundry done and now you are going to try to write a book?
What a great example this will be for my students to see me write and struggle along with them. This is great.
Plot! Characters! Setting! and you wrote your goal in Sharpie! Sharpie's don't erase!
I still have two days to finalize the ideas before I start to write. I still have two more days.
I only have TWO MORE DAYS!!! I AM A MORON!!!
(serenity now, serenity now, serenity now...)
The lovely little calendar in the upper part will show the days that I did really good at writing and the ones I didn't do anywhere near what I wanted. I'm posting this so others know, will keep me accountable and maybe I can pull this off.
I now dive head first into my self-created insanity.