Day 10 of the Journal and all I can say is...Damn. Since yesterday's entry, I logged nearly 3000 words in my novel alone. I told you I'd blow past the 1000 word daily benchmark.
I was considering taking the night off, and I may yet, but I have the itch and burn to continue. Even though I finished the major scene I was talking about yesterday, which was the introduction of the Impact Character, the next scene still involves her (oops- spoiler) and I have the scene worked out, along with a half a pot of hot coffee.
Day 9 of my journal and I am happy to report that this is driving into the stage of addiction. Even though I am late getting to this today, I made it a priority, and that act alone felt good. I really didn't think I would stick with this, and maybe I won't, but for now- it's all go, go, go!
The word count is about half of my goal. I throttled the count for yesterday for good reason- as I started that important scene, I realized I was going to need to perform some well constructed magic, and the hours were running out, so I decided to opt for putting it away, rather than half writing it and then picking it back up again today. I want my thoughts to flow and be focused for this scene- even if this is a rough draft.
Words. Those of us who embrace writing can't live without them, and some of us do more that live with our lexemes. I for one, love to let words roll off my lips, I love to kiss words, I love to make love to certain words; I love to learn new words, then forget them, just so I can relearn them.
Certainly, there are words that are more splendid than most, and for various reasons, just about everyone has favorites and least favorites. two of my least favorites are swine and intestinal. My favorite word? Uxorious. As defined at Dictionary.com, uxorious:
It's day 8 for the journal- the start of week two. I can honestly say that I have never taken a journal this deep and I have YOU to thank for it. You wonderful folks who stop in and read this daily are helping me stay on task and aiding me gain accountability.
I did get a late start and late finish yesterday, but I made my goal of 1000 words a day in my novel. But all the self induced fanfare was quickly deflated when I think back to the show last night at EWNN. Howard Adamsky told us he wrote his 60,000 plus word book in 23 days. That's steaming right along...WOW.
Day 7 of the Journal, and I'm good- well, for the most part. Some of yesterday's word count actually came this morning. Will you forgive me? Really, I was near 1000 words when I packed it last night, and I woke up this morning with an itch to drive through the current scene, so I did- for the most part.