Just had to force myself…

to stop writing.

I’ve decided that before I get to my homework each day, I will write for about an hour– shooting for around 1000 words. This is not a difficult goal for an hour’s writing for me.

The problem is stopping!

Yesterday, I taught then graded. Then I had homework to do until my class and the other class I teach. So I started writing and just fell into Servant of the King. I wanted to write all day! I churned out 1300 words before I could stop myself.

Today I taught and then had a class to go to. I made it back to my workspace around noon and had lunch. Then I began writing again at around 12:30 or so.

1700 words later I just had to literally yell at myself to quit it. So I finally stopped.

Because I have a pile of homework that ain’t going to do itself!

Anyway, I just thought I’d share. I really love this story and I really like this character and his world. I can’t wait to get the whole thing down.

I’m going to try to have chapter 14 up here tonight. If you are reading this book, I would love to get some comments. Also, feel free to follow and share. I’m a writer; I’m needy.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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