Day 8? Or 9?

(In which I completely lose track)

 

I have no idea what day I’m at in this crazy challenge I’m doing. (In case you’re just joining me, I said I’d try to write at least 4000 words a day for 14 days.)

 

2 things are becoming clear:

1. I have given up all hopes of steady progression, and am now working in bursts whenever I have the energy. (Or not. I sometimes force myself to have the energy, and enthusiasm follows once I get into things and my characters take on their own lives and surprise me!)

2.  Counting days is becomng completely useless.

3. (Did I say 2 things? Ha! Just goes to show how functional my brain is rigt now.) If I want to finish this rough draft Friday (which I’d love, because that gives me a few days to rewrite and edit), I have to write around 6000 words for the next few days. It might happen, it might not. I don’t have a lot of other stuff going on in the next couple of days, so we’ll see.

 

USEFUL WRITER TIP!

Twitter is a goldmine when ou figure out how to use #hashtags. (It only took me a year or two of being on Twitter before I figured it out…)

My favourite hashtag is #1k1hr (or #1k1h), where people meet up to try and write 1000 words in a set hour, and encourage and egg each other on along the way. The Twitter writing community is full of supportive, nice, and funny people! (And neither this book or my last one would ever have been written without them.)

 

So, the count! Where am I now?

 

Soooo close to halfway! I can taste it! Also, almost 7000 of those words were written yesterday, which makes me more optimistic about the next couple of days. We’ll see how I’m doing tonight!

 

(Potato-me is thinking: “Oh my! What on earth are my characters up to?!”)

 

Stay tuned as I fall ever further down the spiral of insanity, by delving deeper and deeper into my fictional world and gradually lose contact with this one. :p

 

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3 responses

  1. Keep up the good work! On bad days make the goal to write one hundred words. Often the trouble is starting a task not completing it once you have started. That applies to many other tasks in life, so I guess it will work for writing too. Take cleaning. It is much harder to get started if the goal is to clean the entire house, but if you set your phone on a 5 minutes count down and make it the goal to clean for five minutes it is much easier. Once the phone rings, you will in more than half the cases find that you are motivated to reset it and do another five minutes. A great way to get things done on bad days.

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