Sunday, November 30, 2008

oh, yes, that would 50,290 words that I just finished writing............. :-)  doing the happy dance around here.


  1. Congratulations on making it over 50,000 words. What an accomplishment!!
    Isn't it strange that you found it easiest to crank out the words when you didn't really "care"? I find that I get clogged trying to write as soon as I start to care (too much, I guess) about the thing I am writing. Wonder why?

  2. hmmm, that has me thinking. Maybe not caring is another aspect of the oft-repeated writing advice to treat writing as a job, rather than try to create a great work of art. Anyway, in hindsight, I'm more pleased with myself than I was at the time since during the month of writing, I always seem to hate hate hate what I'm writing. But then later, bits and pieces that I'm happy to have written come floating back to the surface. Every year there has been at least one scene that was unplanned that has meant so much to me that it made the whole month of agony worthwhile.

    But I still don't think I'll do it again next year!