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Apr 25

Fear

Yes, a novel requires lots of planning. Notes and brainstorming and lists and timelines. But there is a point where the planning becomes procrastinating. For me, that time is now.

And I know why. It’s because I am afraid. Afraid that I won’t be able to replicate whatever it was I did right in the last one. Afraid that the words will abandon me and the characters will bore me. Afraid that I will fail.

There really is only one cure. Shut up and write.

So here we go. 1500 words a workday, 3000 a not-work day. Thems the goals.

I’d cross my fingers but that will make it rather difficult to type :)

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  1. Graham

    You go gurl!

    I just know it’s gonna be great.

  2. Holly

    Awesome goals! And I know this novel will be even better than the one before. Because you rock.

  3. Joanne

    Thanks guys :)

  4. j-a brock

    how nervewracking! but you have set yourself great goals (i am completely struck dumb with admiration!) and once those first words are out, you’ll find your groove. and i was interested to see you’re a planner too – i always feel a bit like i should be able to ‘free-fall’, but i just end up curled up in a foetal position gibbering if i do that!

  5. Joanne

    I always reckon you gotta find a middle ground when it comes to planning. Too much, and I lose that ‘spark’. Too little, and I have no idea what’s going on :) All about balance.

    At least, that’s the current theory :p

  6. Rabia

    Go, you!

    (I’m back, btw!)

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