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Crunch Time

A deadline always feels further away than it actually is, doesn’t it?

I can’t really believe it’s already September 13th, it feels like just yesterday it was August and now we’re already halfway through September, and my self imposed deadline of the 20th is only eight days away. When I set the deadline it had seemed so far away and up until this morning when I caught sight of my countdown in Scrivener it had still felt like I had more time than I really do. I did manage to get a good amount written on Thursday, but the fact that it’s now Saturday and I’ve accomplished little since Thursday is a fact I’m not particularly proud of and means that I’ve got a lot of work to get done over the next eight days. 33,000 words worth as a matter of fact. Scrivener informs me that if I write 4,200 words per day for the next eight days I should make it in time, so I’m determined to try and make it in my original time frame. I’m sure I’ve written more in a shorter amount of time but it’s always interesting to see if I can meet the challenge of quite a bit of work left and little time in which to do it. I’m pretty sure 33,000 words in roughly a week is about what one accomplishes during NaNoWriMo, and this will be great practice for this year if I’m really to attempt to make 100k in the 30 days. I’m fairly confident that I’ll be able to do this in time, I’m excited to see where the story is going, considering where things have been going so far in my writing.

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