Thursday, September 25, 2008

No, I Haven't Forgotten

Deb just gave me a little nudge about my word count - namely, it didn't go up yesterday.

Yes, I know. I know I'm in a word count race, and I know that one whole day without progress is bad.

Bottom line: conscious decision 'cause I needed time to regroup. I started off with about four story ideas to work through. By yesterday I'd finished off the three that I knew what I wanted to do with and was left with the last story, which I was less clear on. Since I don't like to just write without having some idea of where I'm going, I decided not to force myself to do so. I figured it'd be smarter to step back, recharge a little, and do some brainstorming for new stories.

This is a marathon, after all, not just a dead sprint. Burn out is worse than a day of rest. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Word count will go up tonight, though. Can't let John get too far ahead.

3 comments:

The One and Only John said...

Actually, this is a marathon to be run at sprinting speed. It's really not that hard if you have an IV of Redbull hooked up, becasue, reallt, therearent any side effedcts. So quit being such a wuss and a'sgafdg afg gdgkfg zosfgvxc sfdg xxzcgfgzpg nxjfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffg

Ali said...

Okay, so that's true. I was just trying to emphasize the part where this contest still has a fair ways to go yet, we're not yet close to the end, etc, etc and if I drop dead (or incoherent) now, I'm S.O.L.

Though, from the tone of your response, I'm feeling like my day off was an even better call than I thought at first :)

Jenny said...

Just gotta say that the word counts on both sides right now is nothing to sneeze at. You guys are truckin!