Today, after 40 days, my novel reached its first major milestone — 15K. I was both blithesome and disappointed with this number. On one hand, 15K is one-quarter of the intended word count. On the other hand, it took me 40 days to get here — do I need 120 more days to finish the 3 other quarters?
I’m trying not to look at the negative aspect of things. After all, I am juggling my university studies, trying to write other short pieces, and battling with the day-to-day distractions — i.e suicidal bombings in Lebanon, nothing major. However, I do realize that I need to put more time and effort into things.
I’m proud that I found the courage to begin a novel, in the first place. I have had two failed attempts at writing a novel before — one of which I gave up on after chapter 10. This time, however, I’m packed with experience and confidence. I believe this time is going to be different.
Here’s an inspiring photo to kick off the weekend. How’s your Saturday?