Word Count and Subscriptions

Magic Necklace by Tabish Alam on FlickrI achieved my goal this week! (And to be clear, weeks in my realm start on Monday and end on Sunday.) Which is to say, I wrote twice this week on my current story. Wednesday’s word count came to 2,500 and Friday’s came to almost 1,600. This is actually on target for NaNoWriMo standards, if I were doing it every day. I consider that to be pretty good, if I do say so myself — what!

Speaking of which, so far I’ve never participated in NaNoWriMo. For several reasons, one of which is that it’s an awful month for it. A turkey-stuffed brain is not conducive to writing. Another is that I consider writing to be a lot like exercise. If you try to do too much at once, you’ll overwhelm or hurt yourself, and then you’ll be less inclined to keep going. But if you gradually work your way up to it, you’re more likely to keep with it. Thus the reasoning for my gradual increase.Next week should challenge my resolve for writing twice a week, though, since I think Thursday through Sunday are probably out of the picture. Thursday I’ll be running around like a turkey with its head cut off. Friday I’ll be working part of the day and driving the rest. Saturday I’ll be with my family in WV most of the day, and same goes for Sunday except I’ll be driving for probably seven hours if traffic is as bad as I expect.

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