Writing Experiment: Day 9

Yes! Another milestone reached! I met my goal for the weekend and got to 15,000 words total on my draft. I am so thrilled. It’s a small victory, but it feels amazing.

I woke up late and with a headache, so I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get enough words in. Plus I had to do some stuff for the non-profit I volunteer for, and that took priority in the morning. But, thanks to Write Or Die, I managed a quick writing session before lunch. 619 words in less than 20 minutes is nothing scoff at, right?

After that, my time got away from me a little when I decided to take a long relaxing bath to recharge my batteries. It made me feel really good so I couldn’t find it in me to feel guilty about wasting time. Plus the evening writing session ended up getting me 1400 words, and I reached that magical milestone. Yay!

Novel 2 stats:

Day 0: 2169          total: 2169
Day 1: 5312          total: 7481
Day 2: 2547          total: 10028
Day 3: 438            total: 10466
Day 4: 654            total: 11120
Day 5: 111            total: 11231
Day 6: 319            total: 11550
Day 7: 273           total: 11823
Day 8: 1187         total: 13010
Day 9: 2019         total: 15029

Next week, I’m aiming for at least 20K and hoping to reach 23K. I’m still so excited about this novel and about my career in general… Keep your fingers crossed for me!


2 thoughts on “Writing Experiment: Day 9

  1. Awesome! Stephen King quote for encouragement: “Writing fiction, especially a long work of fiction, can be a difficult, lonely job; it’s like crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub. There’s plenty of opportunity for self-doubt. If I write rapidly, putting down my story exactly as it comes to my mind, only looking back to check the names of my characters and the relevant parts of their back stories, I find that I can keep up with my original enthusiasm and at the same time outrun the self-doubt that’s always waiting to settle in.” Beat the doubt!


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