Tomorrow I’m going back to work. Can’t say that I’m super stoked, I really like waking up without an alarm and doing whatever I like. In the long run, I think that I would probably be a little bit bored, but I’m not there yet.
These 18 days off work looked as I thought they would. I slept a lot, I played computer games again (wow, what I missed that!) and I did finish reading Obsidio, finally. I wish I would have written more but I still wrote more than I usually do. And I did reach the goal that I set up for myself for this break. That goal was to finish the first three quarters of the book, which I also did, with one day to spare even. Woho!
In total I have almost 77k words and I’m aiming for 100k so this is definitely going in the right direction and very close to my estimations. Not sure if the last piece is exactly a quarter of the whole story, but it will definitely be an interesting piece to write. And the end! The end is so near and I can’t wait to write it. I will just have to stop myself so I’m not rushing anything because I know what I want the readers to think while they are reading it. It will be awesome! People will most likely don’t like me.
I hope that I will be done with the whole first draft sometime during the spring. And then comes the next part of trying to write something: the editing and finding a publisher. I will brace myself for rejection letters. Or more like, that’s what I will be counting on to not be let down. I know that this is my very first book ever and I honestly have no idea what I’m doing. I just write what I want to read and if someone wants to publish it, great! But there are self-publishing options too. Preparing myself for the “worst” will not make me disappointed.
I hope everyone had a great time off work or school or whatever. I already feel better just knowing that the sun is up a few more minutes every day and that we also have lots of red days (holidays off from work) to look forward to now during the spring. I feel like I’m going strong into this new year :).