For the last month or so, my friend Stacy and I have been doing a sort of workshop. Each week, one of us presents a rough draft of a new chapter or section of our current projects. There is very little critique. This is mostly about getting it down on paper and making progress, so feedback is limited to encouragement, suggestions, and writing exercises.
My project is another story in my Denver Detective series. This method has been a great spur for me to move this project forward. I figure if I keep producing 500+ words a week, I will have a good first draft after 20 weeks. I plan on making this my birthday gift to myself this year.
The pending arrival of The Heir of All That Is Great in The World (Especially Me) is sure to make achieving this goal a challenge. We’ll see.