10 Day Novel: Day 1

I started out a bit later than I wanted today, but it worked out alright. Between 11am and 8pm, I wrote 5770 words – two complete chapters. I took an hour out for lunch, and I took about a 10 minute break every hour or so.

The book is outlined with 19 chapters, so finishing two chapters a day will get me to the end with half a day to spare. I have a word count goal, too. 7,000 words a day. But really, that’s a guess. I don’t actually know how long the novel will be.

Is day 1 a success? I think so. I feel good about it. I could go and write some more. I have time. But I think I might just call it a day. I’ve never written that much in a single day.

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