January 2010 Wordcount Goal: 73,000

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Janowrimo Day 13 Didn't write? Forget about it.

Confession time: Nothing yesterday. But I decided not to beat myself up over the missed writing. It was a chaotic day and I had to be gone for most of it so I never did return to the computer or the notebook. This morning I immediately forgot about the missed opportunity of yesterday and picked up the notebook and wrote about two pages before my day began its official start. I feel great and my efforts to reconnect with my story are once again strengthened.

We're 13 days into January 2010. How's the whole writing thing going for you? I love hearing your updates. Christine has jumped into the Janowrimo fray and set a 30,000 word goal for the month. My goal is 20,000. What do you think is a reasonable monthly wordcount for you?


Christine H said...

I don't know if I'll ever reach my goal, since I keep getting caught up with blogging and I just spent over an hour revising what I did yesterday. Then of course I blogged about that, too.

I have created a blog just for my novel, where I am posting the first few chapters in serial form, to make it easier to get feedback.

It's here: The Golden Gryphon Blog

vikk simmons said...

You are definitely braver than I. The one thing I don't put online is my work in process. :) While you may be spending time on the blog, it sounds like your spending time on the book; however, it sounds like you're falling into revision rather than pushing through. I guess it's a matter of immediate priorities. Which is more important at the moment?

Is your blog on your book closed or wide open? Looks like it's wide open.

Anonymous said...

First time I've seen this blog, Vikk. Nice to hear how it's going though. I love that you are not beating yourself up about yesterday. I need to let go of yesterday, and this morning too. Had big plans, but fizzled out. Hope to get more pages ready to send to Lorin tonight. At least make a good start on it. My goal for the month is to send 60 more pages (dbl space) to her. It's a matter of linking scenes, revising them and filling in with some new scenes.
Good luck on your goal!

vikk simmons said...

Hey Claudine, so nice to find you here and really heartened by the progress you're making. Good for you.

Yes, beating yourself up won't do you anything but make you feel bad and put you into the throes of a vicious cycle of not working. I know you'll get your pages done and sent off to Lorin. Keep the faith!

Thanks for the well-wishes.