‘Tis the Season for Overindulgence

The holidays are the time for too much: too much food, too much drink, too much stress, too much family, too much of that creepy co-worker chasing you through the office with mistletoe …

I’m going to add to the binge mentality by doing some binge-writing as well. Yes, I know NaNoWriMo is over and no, I didn’t get a chance to participate due to some work deadlines. So, as one who likes to make her dramatic entrance into a party and arrive late, I’m going to do the same with my writing. I’m halfway through the first draft of Pardon Falls and with some vacation time coming up and the garden ready for winter, I’m going to just lay it all out and say:

I WILL FINISH THE FIRST DRAFT BY THE END OF DECEMBER.

If it kills me.

Which it might, but I would die for my art.

Well, you know, not really.

Ok, maybe really, but only figuratively.

What the hell am I saying?

Where was I … Oh yeah, so in the next 28 days I will write 45,000 words (give or take).

Can I do it? Well, when the Muse strikes the binge writing begins and I’ve been known to crank out 5,000 words in one sitting (some are even good words!).

So, this holiday season, as you binge on Aunt Louise’s special eggnog, I’ll be binging on my story. And we’ll see, come January, whose hangover is the worst.

Cheers,

K

About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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4 Responses to ‘Tis the Season for Overindulgence

  1. taureanw says:

    Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT 🙂

  2. Frank Bishop says:

    DO IT!
    Your next blog post better me something like, “I punched the draft in the face and made it bend to my will. The monster has been slain and it is written, for it is law.”

    Good luck and thanks for the progress bar.

  3. I am the draft-slayer! Muwhwhahahaha … (or, as they say on the Muppets … Maniacal Laugh … Maniacal Laugh … Maniacal Laugh …)

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