Monday, August 23, 2010

Scary Eggs, Scarier Word Count

I'm starting to sound like my characters. In my emails, my texts. The cadence is crazy. I wonder if my peeps think I've taken a flighty pill. Above all, it means I'm pumping out some serious writing time, which makes me happy beyond words. What doesn't make me happy are the numbers:

In the past thirty-some-odd days:

11 days-I accomplished less than 100% of my daily goal
9 days-nada written. I know!
4 days-exactly 100% of my daily goal reached. To. The. Word. Neurotic, right?
5 days-holy hell, way beyond 100%

Fully 66% I did not reach my goal. Does that mean it's too high? Maybe. Does that mean there were too many Elvis movies (have you seen the one where he's a writer??? OMG..I smell a post coming on) and cupcake baking and lounging by the pool? Beyond yes. But summer has never meant optimum production for me. I can't think when my thighs stick to my leather computer chair and I have to re-up the antiperspirant because it's hot enough to fry a scary egg on my patio.

Wednesday, look for enough time travel links to put up a sign and call it a buffet; and maybe, just maybe, that promised Elvis movie to round out the week.

Today's word count: 2150
Temperature: 105 F


Maureen McGowan said...

I don't work well in heat, either. But good job on today's word count!

Charles Gramlich said...

All I say is to make progress. I don't set hard and fast goals because it leads to bad feelings on my part.

Katie Reus said...

Dang, nice word count! I've been the queen of edits this past month so I'm a little jealous on all the new words :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

I've gone to a monthly goal; that way if one day is off then I have ample opportunity to meet and exceed.

Last month I exceeded the goal by almost 6K. I'm upping the goal a bit this month, so we'll see how it shakes out.

With school starting back and schedules getting back on track and predictable, everything will work out.

Just keep on plugging away.

Pamela Cayne said...

You know what's best for you and your writing and sometimes goals get in the way. And Elvis is a powerful muse, so keep watching!

Robin said...

I think your holy hell days make up for your other days!

I hope it cools down a bit and happy writing!