Monday, October 1, 2012

Two Hours, Two Beers

In my last post, I mentioned that I had a single goal for October--writing fiction for 50 hours.  Each hour I finish earns me one beer.  Here's my update for Day 1:

Progress: 2 / 50 hours

I like how I've started.  I feel sluggish trying to use my imagination as much as the story requires.  I hope it's just the result of using a mental muscle that I rarely use.  I'm hoping things will get easier as time goes on.  Still, my mind feels fried.

Combined with my single, solitary hour of fiction writing from September, I am now a hair over 1,000 words into my story, with an average of about 330 words an hour, give or take.  It's going to be a long, long, long story, I think.  I'm not sure if I want to post any of it.  What do you think?  Is it a good idea to put a work in progress on a blog?

In any case, I like it so far.  And time goes pretty fast while I'm doing it.  So that's good, I guess.  Seems like the big issue with me is getting my ass into a chair, clicking Microsoft Word, and typing--instead of playing games, looking for new music, answering emails, checking facebutt, etc.  My battle against laziness will be a life-long one.

Hey, but here's a bonus.  My mind is so warped right now that the beer I am drinking--numero uno for the month--is already having an effect.  Value added plus one.


  1. Good start to your goal!
    Every step in the right direction is a positive one so keep up the good work and enjoy those brews.

    I as well had 2 beers today... um... totally to celebrate your 2 hours of writing --- yeah---that's the ticket.

  2. yes, good start!
    i wanna see you finish this.
    don't post any till the end.
    then perhaps post a chapter a day for the next month?

  3. Thanks. Wrote another hour last night. Today is a day off, so I'm hoping to put in a few hours. I like where it is going so far.