Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My fairy godmother

Brilliant, wonderful Helen over at Redders Ramblings appeared on my comments just at the right time with the right challenge. She didn’t say ‘come on, let’s both write 1000 words’ which would’ve had me scuttling to my bed with a book, but ‘how about 100 words?’

‘100 words’ I thought. I could probably do that. I didn’t beat myself up about how little it is … do you KNOW how many fiction words I’m writing at the moment? NONE. So 100 would be 100 more. When the word ‘pitiful’ appeared in my head – I banished it. Helen suggested we might make more by Friday. An ongoing challenge. Fab.

I popped back over to Helen’s to commit to the challenge. And then I opened my 74 words of Novel 2, and I wrote a new 155 words. So now I have 229 words. I wanted to do more, but I also wanted to find it easy and pleasurable. And it was late in the evening …

So instead I prepared for bed with my book, and then I got a flashy light on my Blackberry announcing an invitation to Helen’s new blog ‘One Hundred Words A Day’. No excuses, just register ‘Done x words’ on the comments. And so we hope to rebuild our habit.

If you’d like to join us, send Helen an email and she’ll invite you to the blog.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got 100 words to write.

12 comments:

Angie said...

Perhaps I'll pop on over to have Helen sprinkle me with fairy godmother dust - I could use the boost too.
Hope the writing's going well today.

Yvonne said...

Great idea!

Pacha said...

Helen is a genius fairy godmother! I'm in!

Helen said...

It is for purely selfish reasons of course. I need a kick up the bum too!

Helen said...

Not that I'm saying you need a kick up the bum...oh dear.

Lane said...

What a good idea!

Go 100 worders!:-)

JJ said...

Angie, I'm sorry you could do with a boost. Come and join us.

Yvonne, it is, isn't it? So doable.

Pacha, fab. See you there. (Well, when I've done my words today!)

Helen, I SO DO NEED A KICK UP THE BUM!

Lane, thanks m'dear.

KatW said...

100 words is a great idea. The clever thing is that, more often than not, you'll find you'll write more. It's hard to stop when you are enjoying yourself.

Kat

Helen said...

It's working!

K.Imaginelli said...

This is a wonderful idea! Keep up the good work!!

Leigh said...

That's what they say, just keep breaking it down until you have something you can cope with (I must try that with Life one day). This is a really good idea. Have already emailed Helen! Really need to get back to writing every day.

L-Plate Author said...

I bet your attacking that word count button though, aren't you!

Good luck lady, do whatever it takes. xx