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Never stop dreaming, 'cause the day you stop dreaming, is the day you stop living.

Writing Plans: Fight to The Finish


My 5,000 word plan for this weekend failed. At 304 words, it wasn’t a complete failure, but I gained nowhere near as many as I originally intended.

However, that does not mean that all is in vain!

Those 304 words helped me get past a part that had stopped me from writing and now the end is near. To get this done sooner and catch up on my word count, my friend Elisa and I will be having a special word war week!

Tuesday through Friday, we’ll be having word wars together to get words on paper and get closer to our goals of finishing our stories – for me, my novel, <i>Tales of The Forbidden</i>, and for her, her novella, <i>New Fate</i>.

It feels like the end is so close. A couple decent writing sessions will put me so close to the end. I can see the finish line looming in the horizon, with my deadline following closely behind.

Nothing will stop me from completing this novel by December 31st. Not Christmas, not college, not work – not anything.

This week’s word wars will come in handy in getting large amounts of my last 15k written. After that, the end lingers just beyond.

It’s time to go for it.

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

5 thoughts on “Writing Plans: Fight to The Finish

  1. We will reach the end of our stories. I’m determined, you’re determined, so let’s do this. Starting Tuesday. XD

  2. On one hand, hell yeah! Do it! On the other hand, I’m ultra-Zen about deadlines. If you have to pass the deadline from circumstances, that’s okay. Everything happens for a reason. I’ll be cheering you (both!) on to reach your goal in a flurry of words, but always remember that deadlines can be extended. 😉


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