If you’re staring down the barrel of writing your first novel, there’s a good chance you feel convinced that it’s impossible for you to be able to make your way to the Peaks of Draft within two months.
Well I’m here to tell you that getting your first novel done in two months is not only possible, but feasible. Especially if you have a daily reminder along the way in the form of a nagging little calendar pinned to the wall next to your favorite writing spot.
You’re welcome 🙂
If you haven’t yet, go download the FREE First Novel Down Commitment Calendar and document your written words per day as you breeze through the process of writing your first novel.
Granted, on some days that breeze may feel more crisp than others; more like a deadly gust than a calm, whispering wind.
But I assure you, this calendar will make it yay-much more likely for you to meet your goals on time than were you to venture ahead without it.
FIRST NOVEL DOWN COMMITMENT CALENDAR
Download the calendar in the above post to track how many days in a row you show up to write and how many words per day you produce.
Now. Does this daily calendar ensure that you’ll show up to write each and every day for the next sixty days?
No. No it does not.
The reality of the situation is that you need to find time to write your novel wherever you can spare it. Otherwise, this calendar will just make you feel guilty for never showing up for yourself or your book.
RULES FOR THE FIRST NOVEL DOWN CHALLENGE:
1. ALL LOVE, NO GUILT
If, in the next sixty days, you’re still staggering through the Writer’s Trench, barely able to scrounge together enough time to write your novel…you need to feel honored and proud of yourself for having miraculously found the time and energy to get as far as you have at all!
2. TRY TO BEAT YOUR WORD COUNT FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY
The faster you get at putting your thoughts onto paper (or Word document), the easier it’ll become to write anything you want, from fiction to non-fiction, novels to catchy lyrical poems.
3. CALL YOURSELF A NOVELIST/AUTHOR/WRITER/FREAKING WORD MAGICIAN
Claim it, don’t wait for it to be presented to you on a golden platter; own it, straight up, right now. You’ve begun and, so long as you finish, you will remain a freaking novelist. Published or not, that means you’ll become part of an exclusive club of wordsmiths, a club few people have the moxie to enter. Scoot over, Hemingway, I can make things too!
Are you up for the First-Timer Commitment Challenge?
Even if you don’t have enough time to write your whole novel in sixty days, just think of how much farther along you’ll be if you get started today! So, are you up for the challenge?
Leave a comment below and let me know how it’s going!