It's hard to believe that I've been working on The Corruption Trilogy: Veriwen, and the trilogy arc itself, for nearly two years and have only just now written 100 pages.
To be fair, it's been a monumental two years, and I've accomplished quite a bit in the meantime. I finished other novels, completed other projects, balanced several opportunities, and worked my tush off for my undergraduate degree.
But it's time.
Graduate school will start in six months, then I will have almost no time to sit down and write. I've been taking stock of my productivity, and I do best in long sittings. However, this isn't the case with editing and re-writing.
So I'm going to draft the entirety of The Corruption Trilogy before I start graduate school.
If NaNoWriMo is a sprint, this is a marathon.
I know that, but I also know that the hardest part of any writing project is often the writing itself. Getting it all down. Pen on blank paper.
So I'm writing and planning. I have an entire spreadsheet outlining daily and weekly goals for the next six months to make sure this trilogy is completed, which is one pivotal part of Rachel Aaron's strategy in her old article, "How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day." I stumbled across it a few years ago, and being able to re-visit it has been a blessing.
My "Trilogy Tracker" will keep me accountable as I navigate the last few months of my undergrad, plan my wedding, and work full time.
With graduate school around the corner, it's time to get serious.
If anyone has any advice, tips, or tricks that could help make this happen, please don't be shy! I'd love to hear from you!