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.

Ta-da!

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.

5 comments:

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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