My granddad became fluent in German and French by a strategy of learning 10 old and 10 new words a day. Little and often.
I’m stealing his idea to get the first draft of a novel down on paper. 500 words, Monday to Friday, allows me to do my freelance work. And by mid November, I should have about 80,000 words to rewrite. Which’ll be the hard part.
But I’ll have something concrete accomplished.