Writing Challenge – Day One – Down The Scary Road

Today is the first day of the 70 Day Writing Challenge.

Some people will sit back and look at this challenge on the first day and be overwhlemed.

It can be overwhelming, if you look at all you have to do, all you want/need to accomplish, and think…I can’t do this.

I do it all the time, if I look days/weeks/months down the road at all the work I need to do, all the deadlines, all the books I need to write and edit and do copyedits and read galleys on. It is overwhelming, if you look down the road.

I try not to do that too often. It’s scary. :chair:

The best way to tackle the huge project is to take it one block at a time, one day at a time.

For the purposes of this challenge, I have one book to write. I have a single title due on January 1st, and right now I have less than 10,000 words completed on that book. I also recently received revisions on another single title, and soon I’ll be receiving galleys for yet another book. See what I mean about the overwhelming things? Easy to want to crawl in bed, pull the covers over my head and just do nothing. :hide:

A lot of writers get nowhere because instead of digging in and starting those daunting tasks, they simply do…nothing.

I’ll be working on making my writing goals in the morning, then after that I’ll switch over to revisions in the afternoon and evenings. But I’ll make sure I get my writing done first. And while I’m doing revisions my word count might be a little lower than I’d like it to be, but that’s okay. Soon enough I’ll get these revisions out of the way and I can really start cranking the word count out on the new book.

One day at a time. Don’t look too far ahead. Just take it a step at a time, then the projects aren’t too scary.

I can do it. So can the rest of you who’ve signed up to Sweat with Sven. :cheer: