Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Day 5 - Stayin' Alive.

If you had asked me, a couple of hours ago, I would have said that today was going to be my slack day. I've been trying to do 2,000+ words a day, so that once a week or so, if there's a day when I just can't write, for whatever reason, I'll be able to take the day off without falling behind the pack. Today, I spent the day at the office, learning a new skill, turning my mind to pudding. I had only managed to write a couple of hundred words before I left for work, so I had a long way to go. I slaved over a hot microwave long enough to prepare a sumptuous Weight Watchers dinner (Thai chicken and noodles - quite tasty, actually), then sat down to write.


2,114 words today, 9,364 to date.

I know you can't see me, but I'm taking a deep bow.

Before I came to write this post, I checked my e-mail, and there was a very welcome note from Kat Magendie to cheer me on. Thank you so much, Kat.

So - the dreaded Slack Day has been put off, and I am nearing the 10,000 word mark. I keep thinking that I should print out what I've written and read through it, to make sure I have some idea where the story is going - but it's against the rules. That's going to make for some fun, come December.


Karen said...

You can't see me, but I'm clapping!

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm clapping too! Bravo!! You go girl!

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you, friends. I woke up today feeling very optimistic. Maybe I can get a few words in before I go to work.

Poetikat said...

Love that song - if that doesn't keep you going strong, nothing will. Woo hoo! *applause, applause!*

John Hayes said...

Bravo! & it seems that rule about not looking back over what you've written is a smart one given the framework.

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