My goal for this year is to finish my novel by August. I think perhaps I might be mad. At the moment, the novel sits at 34,000 words, and I aim to triple that amount before I’m finished. To complete the novel by August would mean writing more than I have ever written in my life. In 8 months.
I thought I was nuts until some simple calculations revealed that my pace needs to be about 500 words a day. That is definitely doable. However, that pace means no weekends or vacations off. I’m not known for my consistency, so this will definitely test my perseverance.
To give myself an incentive, if I am on track by June 1, I will pre-order the final book in The Hunger Games series.
If not, I get to wait until September 1 to get my copy. Which will be pure torture.
Any ideas for other smaller incentives I could give myself along the way? Cuz I’m gonna need ’em.