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I’ve learned that setting goals while writing a book is key.  The experts say it, and while I’m hardly an expert I can attest to its veracity.  When I first started this project, I wasn’t sure what my goal should be because I had a full-time job.  I have since pulled myself out of the workforce for a variety of reasons and I’ve been able to write a lot faster.  I’m not sure how long I can keep it up but my original goal was to have the first draft completed in a month. 

Is that enough time?  We’ll I guess it depends on who you ask.  I suppose Stephen King writes faster than that, but this is my first book and I’m in a whole different genre.  The most I have written in a day is 3000 words.  The least – none.  I think right now the words can come rather quickly because I’m in a pretty heated part of the story.  It’s going to get harder after this. 

I’ve decided to hold myself to 20,000 words a week.  The last two weeks I would have failed miserably at reaching this goal.  With this target in mind, I can make up some ground.  This will still put my over the one-month mark, but not by too much. 

I know getting it published will still be an even lengthier process after that.

Caitlin