Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Word Count Update

I wrote 600 odd words of my current novel* today plus 500 words of a short exercise on Critique Circle. Go me!

Mind you, for the last 18 days I've written nothing. Zilch. Nada. Not a single word. My average words per day this month on my novel* is 38. That's rather fewer than the 50 words a day minimum that I thought was an easy target.

I think what got me started again was writing a summary for my doctor of what's been going wrong with me. It's a case of getting into the writing groove by any means possible. Although it surprises me because the note for the doctor was not intentionally fictitious so I was using what felt like very different skills.

At the moment, I just don't understand myself.

*I'm not sure if it is a novel, or a novella or just a very long story. Or, if I don't start writing a bit faster, a short unfinished story.

6 COMMENTS:

Whirlochre said...

It's when you write nothing, and end up deleting whole chunks from a productive phase, just for something to do — that's when it gets bad.

So — my day...

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh dear. Yes, a negative word count is worse than a zero one. You have me beaten, WO.

Jessi said...

Just keep working at it. You'll figure it all out eventually -- or at least most of it. ;-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Jessi.

sylvia said...

Hey but you are writing again! Give yourself a chance to get back into it. It's a bit mean to take a few days writing and then divide it by the rest of the month, don't you think?

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Sylvia.

You're always very kind to me.

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