well, i gave it a shot.
it's likely the 50K goal will not happen, even with a four day weekend. but i am setting a personal goal of at least 25K by november 30th, which i think is well within reach.
instead of a novel, this may wind up getting cut up into several short stories that i can serialize here.
this exercise has shown me that i am probably not a novel writer. at minimum, novel writing demands a level of focus that my life does not allow me at the moment.
in general, i've learned that creative writing winds up sending me down some huge highway: i know where i'm going, but there are so many interesting places to see between here and there, i get distracted. as long as i'm dealing with stretches of road, i'm good. but some of the exits are just too tempting. opening the flow for one set of ideas brings others along for the ride. sometimes i never finish the original trip.
this is how i wound up with three blogs.