Mar. 25th, 2011

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I am just posting to announce that I reached 20,000 words of the novel last night. I am not sure exactly how good those words are but they’re THERE and that’s what matters. For now at least.

Do you know what actually helped me pick up on my writing? I was creeping around some of the blogs of YA authors and I saw that Holly Black documented her word count each day on her new novel. I saw that and got all EXCITED because there’s nothing I like more than quantifying things. LISTS ARE MY FRIENDS. GRAPHS ARE MY FRIENDS. Anything that puts things numerically just makes me feel better. So I said to myself, “I could do that! I could add up my words at the end of each month! I could find my averages! I could forecast my writing for months to come! I COULD JUST STARE AT MY PRETTY WORD COUNT CHART UNTIL IT TELLS ME THE SECRET TO WRITING SOMETHING GREAT!” (This hasn’t happened yet.)

I might or might not post it here eventually. Maybe when I have a good few months racked up. Until then, it’s been helping. I’m pressed to keep the daily word count up to four digits so that it will look smooth and straight. Hey, whatever gets things done.

I might post a synopsis soon, maybe an excerpt if I can find one that doesn’t make me say, “lolol what the hell am I even doing?” Or maybe just, you know, the title. I have weird irrational fears. Sometimes I feel that if I’m writing something I can’t put any of it out into the world too soon or it’ll suddenly die and it will be ALL MY FAULT. I have some strange paranoid phobias regarding how the life machine works. Maybe I’ll start posting them here so that other people can chime in and I’ll feel less alone.

So yes, title, maybe synopsis. Might or might not come soon.

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