Did You Write? 09-06-10
For those who are unfamiliar with this note, this is a prompt to assist people to write. The idea is to reply to this note, whether you wrote or not, telling what you did this past week. After a few times, you will get some work in progress opened up and start writing, just so you can say you wrote. Eventually, it will become a habit, and you will write every week whether this note is here or not, and it will have done its job. Writing more than once a week is better, but each week is more than what many of us here actually write.
We don't care about what you write. Any new writing, editing (even if it is someone else’s), critiquing, blogging, article writing, writing assignments, world and character creation, technical writing, poetry, are all writing. Even an E-mail can be writing, if it is wordy, and pertains to story or writing.
How much is written does not matter how much is written. One word, if it is the right word, will count. When editing, it may be the purpose to have the word count go backwards, such as getting a piece down to the word count required for publications.
As for me I added 1420 words to my second Waxy story. The problem is that I need to reduce it. I did check and saw I could remove about ten thousand words just by zapping the back part of the story. but another twelve thousand had to come off. My writing partner suggested I work on another story instead, one she had not worked on. The publisher we are aiming for will want to see my unadulterated style. This was one of my original posts of Waxy stories and the story is there. It needs a lot of work. In just the past few days, I added 1400 words to it. There is a whole lot that has to be removed, and a whole lot that has to be added. will see how it comes out.
I have 52 story ideas in my compost pile. that is not bad. some good ones are on top.
I finished the month of August with the 31 story ideas for the month of 31 days, and they cover 38 pages, at 22217 words. I actually could have added several additional stories to the end of the month, but chose not to, spending the time writing. this month, I will be off for a week at the end of the month, so I will likely apply myself to get as close to the right posted idea number by then.
AS to the question of the week,
I can honestly say
YES, I DID WRITE.
DID YOU WRITE?