20,000!

Broke the 20,000 mark last night. I’m a bit behind and will have to hustle to reach the mid-point (25,000) by tomorrow. Possibly do-able.
I finally got them into some action again and that goes a lot faster.
This is actually easier than it may sound. The whole trick is sitting down. Once I start to write I can write pretty fast. But the first hour or so is a matter of a paragraph, check my word count, another paragraph, check the word count, futz around with the Excel spreadsheet. Check my e-mail. Writer a paragraph, check … well, you get it.
Finally though at about the 500 word point, things seem to break open. If I had more discipline I could write thousands of words, but I tend to (ahem) pace myself. But too, there’s a bit of a reason for that. I deplete and need a night to recharge and let my subconscious work on the story, so I have something halfway interesting to write the next day.

2 thoughts on “20,000!

  1. <>But the first hour or so is a matter of a paragraph, check my word count, another paragraph, check the word count, futz around with the Excel spreadsheet. Check my e-mail. Writer a paragraph, check <>I thought I’d trademarked that process. For me nothing boosts the wordcount like dialogue. I love reaching the end of a long discussion and finding I’ve just written a thousand words. Of course, dialogue attributions are a MUST in November, the more Swifties attached, the better.

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