Who said writing was a solitary profession?

So, I just thought that I would write a quicky blog about my day today.

7000 words later, and here I am… tired, exhausted, satisfied… Damn this is almost better than ………..!

My good friend and Critique Partner, Kim Koning, told me this morning that she was going to attempt to write 10,000 words. So since I had nothing better to do apart from go to the market, lunch with my mother in law, and a dinner date – I though ‘why not word war with my buddy to help keep her motivated.’

And so I did. All day. We had plenty of scheduled breaks, but five and a half hour worth of work later, we each had more than 7000 sitting on our plates. And do you know what this means?

This means that if I manage to crank out another 10,000 or so words between now and the next five days – I would have finished this book by my goal time that I set. And I probably wouldn’t have been able to even get close if Kim hadn’t decided to try the impossible but yet possible task of writing 10,000 words in a day.

So… whether or not I meet my goal will be a different story – but I just thought that I would blog about my 7000+ words day… as I don’t think that this will be a very common occurrence in my writing life. Something to celebrate. Just a little celebration….probably more like a pat on the back. But I feel better, and my characters are all in turmoil, and the end of this book is very close.


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  1. What an AWESOME day! It was EPIC! So glad you decided to join me in word wars. Ah I love Skype – such an essential tool for a writer. 🙂 You do ROCK my friend!


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