Friday, March 20, 2009

Foot Dragging

I've got exactly 23,000 words for this month's total so far. Yes, right on the dot. That took a bit of wrangling, let me tell you! I added a few words, ommitted a couple, tweaked a bit, then had the number right on the head.

Yeah, I know. It's the small stuff in life that amuses me.

The point is, I haven't written a whole lot of new words this week. Instead, I printed out the book that is now 2/3 done. I spent hours with the pages and a red pencil...need I say more? Then I corrected the file, one tedious adjustment at a time.

After that, I walked away. That's right. I just walked away. Taking a day off today, too. I just don't want to see that dratted book again. Not until tomorrow, that is.

Tomorrow I plan to sit down and make the mad dash for the page that says The End. I think I'll be able to do it this coming week. I really do. I'll make the month's word count, finish the book and experience that wonderful, frightening, weird feeling that comes with those two precious words. You know what I'm talking about. I know you do.

So, I've been dragging my feet wordcount-wise. But the accompanying annoying bits? I'm all over them.

What about you? How're things going in your writing world? I'm sending good thoughts your way, and hoping you're riding the wave. And if you're you think you might need a day off? Come on, it's Friday, the first day of spring. Let's celebrate!

I know. I'm sorry. I'm a baaaad influence!

Happy first day of spring! :)


Ceri Hebert said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off!

Editing is still a good thing. I try to do both every day.

Joanie said...

Excellent. Push for that "end" goal!

Marianne Arkins said...

You are the bomb... seriously. Your writing output amazes me, and I can't wait to see all these books in print!

Well done.

Keri Mikulski said...

Great count! :)