It took me a long time to get to sleep last night, so busy was my mind as it glossed over subjects such as more gardening, decorating Flump's room, my second chapter of You Don't Know Jack, and whether I was hungry enough to go downstairs for a post-midnight bowl of Coco Pops.
As you may know, my plan is to get YDKJ written and out on submission by the time Flump arrives, which gives me about three months. It sounded quite possible when I thought of it that way, but while I lay awake last night I did some calculations regarding total word count (70,000), the number of chapters the book would be split into (approximately 15), and how, therefore, I pretty much need to write at least one chapter a week if I want to make my self-imposed deadline. In fact, if I want time enough at the end to do revisions and a query letter, then I definitely need to do more than one chapter a week.
This scares me. It sounds a lot more unlikely that I'll make it when I look at it that way.
Just finished reading: The Learning Curve by Melissa Nathan