Monday, May 02, 2011

Did Lent work?

So my novel-writing Lenten discipline worked very well. In all there were only two days when I didn't write anything at all although I did think about what I would write on those days. Anyway, apparently, according to Girlfriend who is a practising Roman Catholic - off the point for a moment, why is it so easy to identify Jehovah's Witnesses coming up your path? - Lent is supposed to be 40 days but it's actually more than that so RCs don't include Sundays. Or something like that. So by that logic I would have completed my Lent 'fast' easily.

However since Easter Day I've struggled to write on more than a couple of days. Which is very odd. I'd hoped and planned to maintain the discipline but somehow without that compulsion, rule, I don't know what you'd call it, I've failed miserably.

I was telling Husband this and told him he had to set me a deadline to finish the novel. 'Okay,' he said. 'Thursday.'

So ignoring Husband I'm going to try again to make sure I write a bit of novel every day. I shall report on here how many words I've completed daily - and it doesn't matter how many that is: the important thing is the doing.

Today I've written 469 words.

7 comments:

Saz said...

yes Liz the important thing IS the doing...

luv saz x

capturedalive said...

A Very "Novel" effort. Continue!!

Furtheron said...

set a reasonable realistic deadline and get someone else to help monitor... or use the blog and us

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's apparently good to treat writing like a job .
I remember , years ago , a friend's father was a writer whose wife would send him off to his garden shed/study till lunch time five days a week . He used to emerge very convivial and with a slight whiff of brandy ....

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set a reasonable realistic deadline and get someone else to help monitor

CherryPie said...

The important thing is you make progress little by little.

Some days that might not mean getting words on paper but formulating ideas so that you can move forward.

Liz said...

Hi Saz, it is indeed.

Thank you, capturedalive!

I'll use you as you're cheap, furtheron!!

Took his work very seriously then, sonata! Did she ever check what he was really doing?

that's the sensible thing to do, stu.

Yes, that's true, cherrypie.