My main goal is to finish the first draft of my historical fiction, Scorched Earth, in 80 days.
I do not plan on specific word count to do per day or week. Instead, my weekly goal will be writing or revising a specific chapter. For me, NaNoWriMo worked great as a way to overcome the initial inertia and get myself in the process of writing. However, in the end I worked chiefly to make the word count. The result was messy writing and word-padding. This time I want to use my writing time more efficiently. At this point I already have the whole story mapped out, which makes it easy for me to break it into chapters.
For this week my goal is to finish revising the part I wrote during NaNoWriMo (about 20K words remaining).
Deadline: Sunday, January 8th.
Location: Berlin-Reinickendorf, more exactly the garden allotments near Miraustrasse and then an apartment in Borsigwalde.
Timeline: April-June 1945, just before, during and after the Battle of Berlin.
I have been doing historical research for my novel for over two years, and there is still a lot to research. My reading for this week: Karel C. Berkhoff, “Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule.”
I will post weekly reviews of books and sources I studied for my novel.