Friday, March 9, 2012

Words on the page...

I have met my word count goal for the week. I did that last night actually. I may not get a chance to write on Saturday and because the weekends are high word count days, I pushed myself to get the words done ahead of time. As of this morning, I am 516 words ahead. It feels good.

Yesterday, I had hours and hours to write, but didn't. After critiquing six or seven chapters for one of my critique partners, I was overcome with a bout of "my writing sucks" and spent the day reading instead. When I lamented about my problem last night online, another good friend pointed out that this new story is in a different genre and outside my comfort zone. Of course, I'm going to struggle a bit. That made perfect sense to me and I was able to eek out my last couple of hundred words to reach the appointed goal.

There was a lot of crap in the first hundred words as I had to work past my lack of direction for that scene. But with the help of two writing friends I finally decided what I wanted to do and was able to at least get the ball rolling. There will definitely be some de-crapifying during the revision process.

I also hope to meet with one of my CPs and do a little brainstorming on a couple issues I have. Then I'll be primed to meet next week's word count as well.

Have a great weekend.


mtnchild said...

What genre are you trying out now? I still think you should go for the short stories for women's and teen's magazines - there are so many out there! The stories are a lot shorter and get to the point faster without a lot of "fluff" describing scenes and people. Once you get your foot in the door with a mag, you could become a regular ... what do you think?

How many WIP's do you have sitting around waiting for the right words to finish it up ...

Love you

C. A. Szarek said...

Once again, your writing does not suck. I like it alot. I would be excited to brainstorm! Can't wait to see you at the next meeting. :)