Last night Ibis was playing with our video camera and snapped a couple pictures while I was writing. Yes, our video camera also takes pictures; it's quite handy.
Anyways, I don't think this is the best picture of me, but it shows exactly how I look when I'm writing. There's the notebook, the cushy chair, and around the corner is a fan blowing at my feet. I wrote about 500 words during that session, and while I wish I could squeak out more in one sitting, I'm proud of the progress I'm making.
Since joining the online writing group at the beginning of June, I've written roughly 12,000 words. And they only require 100 words per day. My goal is to complete the first draft by mid-August, and while I've definitely sped up in recent weeks, I'm not sure if I'll finish by then. I've allowed myself A LOT of crap, skimming through scenes that I know I'll fill out later, so who knows. Maybe I will get it done in the next month.
I meant to post last week that July 17th was the one-year mark from when I first decided to write my memoir. I started writing every day around the end of August, so if I CAN finish this wip by then, that'll make two full-length manuscripts in one year. Hmm, that might just be enough of a challenge to make me do it.