Sunday, September 13, 2009

From washout week to storming Sunday

I reported yesterday what a disastrous week I’d had with my novel writing. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time… just as I’d launched on a neck and neck race with Sheepish. So the week was a disaster: draw a line under it. There is no point in dwelling on it but nor did I want to produce a shameful 600 words which is all I’d managed. I’d done well enough the previous week to make up for a shortfall this time but, you know, I didn’t want to give Sheepish the satisfaction… Although… maybe, I could mess with her head? I could lull her into a false sense of security, couldn’t I? Then she'd relax and I'd whip her woolly bum next week? *Clears throat* that sounded better in my head.

No no no. I said 500 words a day, five days a week. That’s my minimum. There was nothing else for it but to dedicate my Sunday to it.

So Sheepish, punctuated by Sunday lunch at the pub with family, I’ve had two Starbucks stints today and my words this week: 2607. I have to say, even though you’ve beaten me, that I am a bit proud of myself. It takes my total word count (as you can see left) to 68,000.

I can do this. I can.

15 comments:

sheepish said...

I do feel we should ban Sunday writing on religious grounds, actually just because you managed to write so many words today!!! And writing in Starbucks, I feel another rule coming on. Ah well never mind I will trim my hooves and set to tomorrow with vengence in mind.
See you next Sunday it's no holds barred now!!!!!!

Kate said...

Thats really impressive - I just end up throwing something together when I have a spare few minutes. Hope next week is a good one for you

Kate x

JJ Beattie said...

LOL, Sheepish. Don't you mean 'No holds Baa -aa -aa'?

Kate, thank you. Under normal circumstances 1000 words in a day is pretty damn good for me. 2k is unheard of. I'm hoping I haven't written total rubbish!

HelenMHunt said...

You can, you can, you can. Great going.

Debs said...

Great word count. Mine: 0

JJ Beattie said...

Helen, thanks honey. ;-D

Debs, but haven't I just seen on Facebook that you've been poorly all weekend? No wonder it's a 0... I wasted several weeks being poorly and writing naught! You'll get back to it. xx

L-Plate Author said...

In the words of the Nutty Professor, JJ, YES YOU CAN!

Well, done. Not long before you get to 70k whoo hoo!

x

Carol said...

Of course you can honey...your doing great!!

C x

Queenie said...

You know you can; you've just proved it. A 2k day is definitely something to celebrate. I've had one of those today too - I think my first ever on non-academic writing - it's a great feeling, isn't it? I'm celebrating with a glass of wine, and I hope you're doing something similar.

ChrisH said...

That did make me laugh - the 'sounded better in my head'. Well done both of you!

Caroline said...

Yes you can, oh yes you can! You and sheepish have brightened up my day with your post/comments.

Go girlies, go go go!

xxx

DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh you are doing dreat in my books. I managed just over 1000 words this weekend. They were a struggle but I do think they were good words.

Sandra Ferguson said...

Great to find you. I can hear your accent all the way in Texas. I'll be back to keep up with your progress.

Karen said...

You're doing so well. I have an online writing buddy and we have to produce a chapter for each other to read every week - we haven't missed a deadline yet!

Helen said...

68,000 is fantastic. It is about 60,000 more than me!