Here are my wordcounts for the past week:
MONDAY - ZERO
TUESDAY - ZERO
WEDNESDAY - ZERO
THURSDAY - ZERO
FRIDAY - ZERO
SATURDAY - 1449
Leaving one day in which to write 3551 words. As you can see, I wrote nothing over a five day period. Could I possibly write 3551 words in one day? Actually, one afternoon, since Sunday is a work day for me? Is Rosey up against the McKoala Claws of Doom? Did I misjudge and fatally procrastinate?
NO! I ACTUALLY MADE THE 3551 (okay, 3713) words this afternoon! And none of them were "watermelon"!
5000 WORDS IN A WEEK!
Now, were they good words? Not necessarily. But I've never written a book in my life, and I figured the birthing process this first time would be slow and painful. I write sermons pretty quickly, now, ten years after seminary, so I think it will get easier. In the meantime, I have a story unfolding that I didn't quite expect, and I'm pleased with that, at least.
I hope the process has amused you, especially Mr. Betty Nagel who pointed out I was spending an awful lot of time commenting on blogs. That was the first time I realized maybe I should get myself in gear. Thanks, B.
I am fawningly indebted to McKoala for being mean. I truly felt the pressure to live up to her expectations (and avoid JJdeGoblin's toenail peelers) and think this whole group-accountability thing is an excellent idea.
Stay tuned this week - I have fifteen (yep, 15) reviews to write by the end of the month.