Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day Two Yadda Yadda

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. A pathetic showing of words today: 4,818.

In my defense, I encountered a time-bomber this evening. We all have those in our lives right? Pure detonation of intent. Still no excuse.

Oh, and lest anyone think these are golden words-4,818 of them-to that I say, "Ha!" Fast draft is about spewing the subconscious. Sometimes they come out in a flash of blinding brilliance *cough* never *cough* and sometimes they'll look more like this gem:




Because who can enjoy a love scene written at the speed I can wolf down a granola bar? No thanks.

Tomorrow is Starbucks, incentive to make up for today's deficit. Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone!


the walking man said...

Cartographers do not work any faster you know. They first lay out the basic information and then fill in the topography as they go...Starbucks over roasts their beans to make that wickedly bitter brew they happen to mis name as coffee. Why are you torturing yourself for not having a ten thousand word day?

Todd Wheeler said...

4k is incredible. You're rockin' it!

Jen FitzGerald said...
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Jen FitzGerald said...

Totally agree with Todd--

4K, almost 5K, is nothing to sneeze at.

You can do it...


Pamela Cayne said...

Yes, you and your sad, pathetic, barely a dribble of 4800 words. I'm hesitant to even mention I know you as your paltry, measly, scrawny 4800 words will taint my robust plowing of the keyboard somewhere around 670 words for this week. You're just dragging down my cred, girl.

(And enjoy Starbucks--yawp and guzzle for me!)

Robin said...

OMG! I *wish* I could write that many words in one day. You totally rock, Miss Yadda Yadda! (And I'm totally ignoring your count from Monday, because holy guacamole - it's lunch time, I'm hungry and I'm thinking the only way I could write that many words in a day was if I had a few strawberry margaritas in me because then I wouldn't care so much about the words spewing out - that's fatastic!)

You are my word count idol. :)