40,000+ words and counting

The other day I started writing again for my second book. I’m so happy to know that I’m getting close. I feel bad though that I know I’m this close to finish my first draft and yet I stopped writing for months (since I went back to work full-time). When I went to a book fair last weekend, I talked with another author about his writing schedule because I told him the situation I’m in right now. Losing my motivation to do so!

He told me always open my writing every day. No matter if I write five or ten words as long as I do something with it, then I’m good (although writing more than five or ten words is better!). I checked all the chapters I’ve written and I know just like my first draft for my first book, Pesos to Pennies, this will take my time.

I’m planning on publishing this in early 2019. So I will spend the entire 2018 in rewriting and editing this work. My goal is to hit at least 50,000 words. I’m sure if I pour my focus on this one these few weeks, the first draft will be done before the end of the year.

I don’t have a title yet but I got a few ideas (and suggestions would be welcome!). For now, I’m trying to motivate myself to work harderĀ on finishing this project.

I’ll keep you updated.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Gladys Starkey

2 comments

  1. nena says:

    I’m glad to have found your blog before I go back to Philippines. I’m currently in Belgium. I’m curious about your book. I hope to get to read it soon. You won’t mind if I stalk you here in your blog? do you? Success girl!

    • Gladys Starkey says:

      Welcome aboard, Nena, and thank you so much! I’m glad you found my blog. I just checked your website and yours is interesting. I’m curious too how other people live in different places. Now I have another blog to read. And with my book, Pesos to Pennies, you can buy a copy on Amazon. I hope you’ll like it.
      Have a great weekend!

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