I wrote 7,000 words this week. Now before you get crazy and think either A) she’s lying B) how did she do that, I will tell you that its because I did a personal lock-down and cranked out a lot of words in one sitting. I didn’t even write on Wednesday or Thursday or Friday. I did most of my writing on Tuesday and Saturday. This is probably not the best strategy, but it did give me a nice number at the end of the week.
I’m still trying to make the end goal of 50,000 words. I’m sitting around 40,000 now so I still have a ways to go in the next week and a half. Hopefully, I can be more consistent this week with say writing a couple hundred words everyday instead of going on writing binges because slow and steady wins the race right???
I think writing 2,000 words in one night and then taking 3 off feels better in one way because for me its easier to keep going once I’m on it. But getting on the same train every night to roll ahead a few stops isn’t so fun. I’ve also found that my writing is better if I can say that, when I go along full steam ahead. More creative writing comes out and I think the story is starting to flow better. And as you can see I get more accomplished. This is where I ask, I know its good to write every day, and I can say even those days that I didn’t work on my WIP, I wrote blog posts. (See my fun Writer Lingo blog post and feel free to add to it). So I’m still practicing and keep my writing muscles working, but I get on a different train every night. I’ve been told by many people that I do things too fast and I know its true. I work too fast, I clean too fast, I dress fast, cook fast. Slowing down and taking an extra moment is a harder task than it should be. I wonder if its ok to be a “sprinting” writer?
Ok, I’ll stop with the metaphors now and ask how everyone else is doing? Any new self-revelations happening as we are coming to our final destination? Ok, that’s the last one I promise.
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