I just looked at my word count. 97, 815! I had no idea I was so close to my target. This is incredible news!
I am planning to write a total of at least 110K because I know I'm going to end up going back and cutting stuff. But for those of you who know how many times I've gone back to the beginning and started over, well,... you understand how HUGE this is for me!
Nothing like a deadline to light a fire under my butt.
I know some people are shocked that I've taken so long to write this book. Personally, I'm a little surprised too. But it all made sense last Friday when our human resources director took the seven of us in my department through our personality profiles. She said that I am a "dominant introvert who is very high on structure and precision." This means that "I have very high standards and am very, very hard on myself. I get my confidence from knowledge and have to become an expert at whatever I do."
Well, DUH!!!! That totally makes sense. It's perfect for my job... guess what? Almost all of us have the same profile. That's what analysts need to be. But it kinda stinks on the creative side. I feel like I can't let it go until it's absolutely perfect, but at least I know it's not a flaw... it's a personality type.
How do you think your personality affects your writing style?
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