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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Breaking the First Thousand (Word Count = 2,053)

As you will soon see, my word counts jump in the evenings and night. I am mostly a night writer. It was a busy day...got lots done...but the evenings are for writing. My sacred time. Where the words flow out in endless streams of fun. I have to admit that these first two thousand words did not come as quickly as they have in the past. I think the planning is holding me back a bit. I was worried this would happen. I did a bit of brainstorming this evening and have come up with some chapter headings. This will help me to have a bit of a path to fill in. I'm also making a point to do better tracking of things this year. I'm keeping a spreadsheet of things "to do", scenes, and my daily word counts so that I can pace to have 90K - 100K by mid December. I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can write tonight...but first I need to get some dinner. Chinese Food...Yum!!!

2 comments:

MPB said...

Have a great writing night, Joy!! Do you have your scarf ready??

Smittenly Written said...

Excellent Point. Elyse made the same point. I haven't worn it yet...or kept it near my laptop...I bet that will help bunches.

You are kicking butt...glad you had fun at the write in. I'm so jealous of your gift bag goodies!!! :) I'll keep my eyes peeled if you end up hosting one.