Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I did it!!! 25,000 words in 30 days!

Wow, I have done something I didn't think I could do.  I've amazed myself!!!

I've learnt so much doing it. 

I've learnt that I need to plot more before I start.  I have some major inconsistencies to go back and fix up where a character is acting in a completely different way to how they started.

I've learnt that I can write 500+ words in a 30 minute sprint - if I know what I want to write about.

I've learnt that I can in fact write after Billy is in bed, in front of the television, in the car, while people are talking around me, all of the places and times I said I couldn't - as long as I know what I want to write about next.

I've learnt that if I don't know what I want to write about, I can have perfect peace and quiet and still get no words on the page!

I've learnt that I really can write without succumbing to the perfectionist editing tendencies.  They'll come later!

I didn't write every day - but I only had 5 days when I didn't write anything.  My best day was 2003 words.  My 'worst' was 300. 

I'm definitely looking forward to taking a few nights off now and catching up on some reading!

After that, I have some more writing to do!  And no excuses for not getting it done :)


Suzanne Brandyn said...

Yah!!!! Good on you... I've still got a day to finish... Hopefully I will get my last few thousand down.

I also have some scenes that need an overhaul. lol...

Butterfly said...

Wow again, and hooray!

I love hearing about your challenges and how you're developing as a writer. You're inspiring me to question my beliefs about what I can and can't do.

Love V.

jugglingpaynes said...

Congratulations! That is an impressive accomplishment! It reminds me when I finally decided to stop thinking about making comics and started doing them.

Peace and Laughter,

Louise said...

well done! it's been great watching you take on the writing challenge, Imight have to put it on my 'one day' list

Suji said...

Happy dance! :) Had no doubt you'd do it!