All around me (at least in the virtual world), people are cranking out words for National Novel Writing Month. Many of them will accomplish their goal of writing a novel in the month, or at the very least write way more than they would have otherwise. I have been there and done that and loved the process. With my current goal of writing 10 minutes a day, I'm definitely taking a different approach with my latest work.
Nevertheless, I am writing and that is what matters. I'm currently just under 2000 words. I figure if I average 1000 words a week, it will take me 80 weeks to reach my word count goal - a little more than a year and a half. I'm sure there will be times when my work load might be less and I might be able to write more, but we shall see. Still, I'm looking at finishing this project some time in 2012! Even though I know it will go by quickly, that seems a long way off.
In other news, I finished reading The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks today. It was one of the few books by him that I hadn't read. I heard recently that they are making it into a movie so I wanted to read it. It was a good story. It had some dark undertones, but was at heart a romance, which is what he does best. It was some pleasant escapism. I need that every once in a while.