How To Eat Elephant When Your Work in Progress Looks Like One

I would like to start off by apologizing to those of you who have been following my blog. My writing has been off for the past month or so, and the words have been truly struggling to find the page. I only stopped posting in hopes that I could regroup and start again with the writing process.

It is a success!

Our last month’s challenge for my RWA Chapter was to learn how to eat Elephant. They are such large animals and can be compared to our works in progress. When you look at that first word posted to your work in progress, it can be a little intimidating.

 

 

 

 

 

Do I have to write all that?

In order to eat an elephant one must do it in small bites, one bite at a time. And chew, sometimes the meat/writing can be difficult, so the more you chew, the easier it becomes to digest.

I shrunk my bites down to bits, writing bits of 300 words a night. Tonight was a terrific night as I hit 500 words, not counting this blog post. If I do the math, the word count will come out to 2100 words a week. Which is 8400 words a month. If I were to do this for, say four months, I will be at 33600 words. In turn, if this were to cause some truly fantastic writing days I might possible be done in about 6 months with the first draft.

All of this is to help me break through my writers block. So far it is working.

Have you ever tried to eat an elephant?

How long did it take you?

I would love to hear.

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About Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student of business management and social services. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her associate's degree and begins working on her bachelor degree with the intent of acquiring her MBA for Human Resource Management. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings From Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire where she attends college at Franklin Pierce University. You can reach Linda at her website lindajnelson.com.

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