I know it’s not a contest, but I just get so competitive and impatient! My brother is currently writing a book right now too. He is almost at the 60,000 word mark for his first draft. I am SO far behind that, it’s not even funny. But I’m bad at motivating myself. Maybe it’s because he went to grad school for theology, so he is used to sitting at a desk all day and writing 40 pages after researching for weeks. I’m not.
When I wrote papers in college, I would read the book or story, let it stew in my mind for a bit, and then the night before spit out a great paper. Not really possible in this situation. Maybe I should just go to grad school so I have more discipline to sit down and read voraciously, and then write 40 pages. I have a feeling that it won’t help much though. I think the solution is just more self-discipline.
Also, here is my brother’s blog if you want to check it out. his site is holymessenger.tumblr.com
I also got an awesome compliment from my friend mitch today. He just started a blog too! See? got to: mitchellfloydgale.wordpress.com *
*I tried about 500 times to make those into links and for some gosh durn reason they wouldn’t work. I don’t know why. So you should still check out their blogs, but you’ll just have to do it the old fashioned copy and paste way….sorry…