Well I did it!
Barely….but I did it!
I’m feeling very pleased with myself and I apologize for the chirping crickets here the last few weeks…
I was busy writing, then I had computer issues, which turned into internet issues and now I’m playing catch up.
I wrote this mostly by hand and really enjoyed the process. I found I could focus much better, I wasn’t so easily led astray by my email dinging, or Pinterest‘s lure of pretty things to look at. I think, my epiphany about writing long hand which occurred earlier in the month was a blessing in disguise because I’m not sure I would have made the fifty thousand word goal if I hadn’t been writing by hand because of all the p.c. issues I had.
Needless to say my dreams these days (and nights) aren’t of sugar-plum kisses, three French hens or miking-maids, neither are yours I imagine; instead my night and day dreams are now made up with visions of Santa leaving me a MacBook and Moleskine notebooks beneath the tree. I’m pretty sure the Moleskine notebooks are a given…the MacBook, not-so-much.
I actually was pretty worried I’d not get to post with the computer issues I was having. On the 30th I was racing as fast as I could to transcribe my hand written pages not sure if I’d even have enough. I could roughly estimate how many words I had, but I wasn’t sure I’d reach my goal until I crossed forty-nine thousand words. Once I did I knew it was in the bag!
My final word count was 50,067, I can’t promise you that anything beyond the 45K mark is coherent though. I just typed what-ever words I saw then towards then end I included a random scene just for fun so I could finish.
I work much better when I have a fixed deadline and so, I’ve given myself a monthly deadline of 20,000 written words. Not including those I write here or at PrimThings.
Love & Racing Towards the Finish Line,