Look To the Western Sky

A blog about single life as a parent & the dreams of a writer by Margo L. Dill

I Need To Write 500 Words a Day

All right, enough is a enough! That’s what I’m telling myself and you today. No more excuses. No more self-pity. No more being overwhelmed with life. I am writing 500 words a day even if this latest novel I’m working on goes nowhere!

What’s it about? Well, it’s for adults–that’s new for my fiction, most likely it would be considered women’s fiction. And it’s about a woman who has her first serious relationship with a narcissist in college, and she has an alcoholic sister. She doesn’t know who she is (maybe that’s the reason for my true self post the other day!) except for being connected to the narcissist her entire adult life and being a caregiver for her sister–so yes, she’s totally codependent. In this novel, I explore if it is possible to break free from these habitual patterns of unhealthy behavior and choose yourself over codependency.

And I need to work on this every day. I will write at least 500 words a day.

When I vowed on here to do Morning Pages, I did pretty well. I’m still writing in a journal in the morning several days a week, and it’s very helpful. So I think vowing on here to write 500 words a day will hold me more accountable than if I just tell myself I will do this.

Want to join me?

 

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4 Comments

  1. Brandi Schmidt

    June 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Get on it Margo! Sounds like a great book πŸ™‚

    • luvboxerdogs

      June 16, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Well, I have written over a thousand words in two days, so at least I am off to a good start. πŸ™‚ And you guys have read some of it in critique, but I keep changing stuff, which I guess means I’m at least using the creative side of my brain!

  2. The book sounds intriguing. I, too, need to set a daily word goal, and if I ever finish all the darn editing I’ve been spending my time on, I will!

    • luvboxerdogs

      June 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Yes, well, you have a lot of exciting things coming up. And I kind of count editing as a type of writing. Because you are really in a stage of the writing process.

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