Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Word Count [ah-ah-ah]
I read through the blogs of a couple of writers who were disappointed that their word count was a mere thousand or so after also having spent eight hours at an unrelated day-job.
After tonight's work, I am at 868 words. That's total, folks*.
The going is slow, but it is still going**.
I am not discouraged, if anything, I am more driven to make the attempt to get more done, well, the day after tomorrow, since I'm not going to have much time to write tomorrow. But I will still try!
*Unless research pages count. Do they count?
...I hadn't thought so, either.
** A quick calculation showed me that at four hundred words per day, I can have 80,000 in 200 days! That is, for me, a satisfying number of words by October 31st. I can totally do that.
Also, I am aware that the word count is a nebulous thing. It's not a percentage of completion, its just a number. But I happen to like numbers a great deal, and I like bigger numbers better than small ones. And also numbers that have 8s in them, and I especially like numbers that start with an 8. It's a thing; I just roll with it. So should you.