I don’t mean a race. It’s 10:26pm on Sunday night, and I have now written 5,012 words of the novel. I think five thousand words a week is a manageable pace, so that’s what I’m going to shoot for by each Sunday night.
The working title for the novel, by the way, is Meet the Larssons. The only thing I am certain of at this point is that this will not be the actual title of the book when I am finished.
Also, I am writing in OpenOffice Writer at this point. This is my first time using the OpenOffice suite, and I love Writer. It’s faster than Word, and has all the features I need without contributing to the monolith in Redmond. I tried doing an organizational chart in Draw, which I thought was cumbersome, but it may just be my unfamiliarity with the software. That said, I may try an application called Scrivener, which has some cool features beyond just word processing.