I’m on vacation now, staying with my uncle in Midland. The rest of the family will be out here in a couple of days. In the meantime, I’m visiting with relatives, going Christmas shopping, and trying to finally finish Bringing Stella Home 2.0.
It’s not going to be easy, though, with all the family stuff going on. I managed 1,221 words yesterday, but most of that was after midnight. I get the feeling this is going to be pretty common for the rest of the time here.
There’s never a good time to write–but I think that’s the norm. If I’m not busy with exams or schoolwork, it’s family obligations or traveling. There is never a steady routine that gives me time to write.
I suppose part of being a writer is learning to write anyway.
So anyways, my goal is to finish Bringing Stella Home 2.0 before the new year. I’m about 26k words from the end, so with only 10 days or so to go, that’s going to be almost 3k words per day. A little steep, but definitely doable. Also, since this isn’t the polished draft that I’m going to be sending out to publishers, it doesn’t have to be perfect–just good enough for me to make perfect on the next pass.
And now my Dad’s calling me, asking if I’m up and ready to go. I’ll have to cut this short here, but in the meantime, check this out: explanetary systems forming in the Orion nebula. Holy crap, this is awesome! Maybe I should go back to school and become an astronomer.