So, just came out of my meeting with my IP tutor…
I’VE BEEN GREENLIGHTED!
Though, on one condition…
He’s asked me to up the wordcount to 60,000 words…
Yes, you read that right, 60,000 words.
That’s 2000 words EVERY SINGLE DAY.
And that’s on top of the Journal, blogging and general life. No pressure then!
I’ve never upped my word-count before, considering that when I usually take on NaNoWriMo, or the Camp equivalent, I get to about the 15/20k mark before I end up throwing the towel in, and hiding in my room for the rest of the month, so that no one can spot me and ask how the novel is getting on.
But, this time, there is more at stake than just the half-written manuscript. My grade, my reputation at university is also on the line if I don’t succeed in this challenge.
My IP tutor said one main thing to me:
‘Just get those 2000 words a day written!’
And, you know what? I may be terrified, nervous, wanting to throw it all out and run in the opposite direction, but by Gods I won’t! I am more determined to prove that you can indeed write a novel in 30 days. Even if you have ADHD, a messy flat, piles of paperwork and a weird life in general.
I am a writer, and it’s about time I started actually being one.