Why am I writing this blog?

I’ve always loved stories and telling stories. I’ve always written. But I’ve also always run out of steam when I write. I get so far and no further. I’m now writing the first draft of a novel. I’ve got 100,000 words down, but I realise that with what I have planned, there is a long way to go. Without something pushing me on, I’ll never finish. A while ago, I realised I needed to make myself accountable, and to others, not just myself. It’s easy to say I’m going to do something, but if I just tell myself, it’s also easy not to do it. So I’m starting an accountability blog.

I’m going to write a short blog every Sunday, starting on 19th March, saying how I’ve done that week. My aim (possibly not massively ambitious, but you’ve got to start somewhere) is to finish the first draft by the end of October. I’ve never done this before and I’m feeling very naked. But here goes …

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