Getting Closer

I’m in the home stretch on this draft of my WIP.  I’ve written at least 1000 words every day for the past 22 days which makes my heart go pitty-pat.  Or something like that.  Oh drat.  An unintentional rhyme.

Ahem.

Not only do I feel better about myself as Writer but I think Zippy, Wildebeest, and Zebu have a different perspective now, too.  They ask if I’ve done my words for the day and are very respectful of my Writing – Please Do Not Disturb sign on my door.  It’s so much easier for me to write when I do it on a daily basis; the continuity definitely lubricates my brain.  Plus, I make sure to start each session with my figure eights so as to kick-start my left and right brains. 

Apologies if I sound a bit evangelical it’s just that it feels good.  And for far too long, it wasn’t feeling good.

Note: This morning the critic started up in my brain so I rephrased the criticism in R’s raspy voice and LAUGHED.  I swear, R’s given me the best damned gift!

If you haven’t done your writing today, please make the time to get it done.  Set a realistic goal and do it!  You’ll feel good, I promise.

                

21 thoughts on “Getting Closer

  1. 22,000 words? That’s terrific, Tracy!
    Evangelism definitely has its place. This is one.
    I’ve been writing more lately, too. Every day, I write, no matter what. And it does feel better, you’re right.

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  2. 22,000 words? That’s terrific, Tracy!

    Evangelism definitely has its place. This is one.

    I’ve been writing more lately, too. Every day, I write, no matter what. And it does feel better, you’re right.

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  3. I needed to hear this! I’m tired and dopey and a little bummed with no responses over the weekend…but now, I’m going to get to it! Thanks, Tracy 🙂

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    • Oh, it makes me happy thinking I helped light a fire under your butt, Robin. I’m sorry you’re feeling worn down by the process; I certainly understand. Making progress has helped keep much of those blahs at bay. Hope you’re feeling better today.

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  4. That is awesome, Tracy! I’m so glad to hear it. I haven’t written a word today…and I don’t think I will. I’ve got a party of 17 people gathering at my house in four hours. EEK! 😀

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    • Okay, you were absolutely excused from writing with 17 PEOPLE on their way. Hope your party went well. The thought of hosting such a large gathering almost made me break out in a rash. Yikes!

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    • You’re an inspiration to me, Jo, with all you accomplish. And now I’m starting to feel a real sense of accomplishment, too. Hooray for discipline and feeling good!

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    • Thank you, you unicorn wrangler. I’d ask how your revisions are coming but don’t want to take time away from your work so will just say I’m sending good thoughts as you revise!

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    • Get up!
      (The door isn’t locked. Just a sticky-note sign is enough to keep them away.)
      Hope you’ve either started your revisions or are making mental progress on the work ahead!

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      • A sticky note? I’d need a lead-lined chamber and even then Tornado Boy is like reverse Houdini. He’d still get to me.
        As for progress…. Most of my progress is mental. It involved pushing my brain over a very tall hurdle. (I’m only half joking.) Once I shoved it over, though, I was able to write five pages. Not much, but the five pages are a brand new prologue, plus a new opening scene to a much better story. Now, if only I can find a better writer to finish it…!

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      • You stop that right now! Your story needs you to write it, no one else. So congrats on that brand new prologue and new opening scene. You can do this.
        I’m your number one fan, and I can’t wait to read your book.

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  5. Get up!

    (The door isn’t locked. Just a sticky-note sign is enough to keep them away.)

    Hope you’ve either started your revisions or are making mental progress on the work ahead!

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  6. A sticky note? I’d need a lead-lined chamber and even then Tornado Boy is like reverse Houdini. He’d still get to me.

    As for progress…. Most of my progress is mental. It involved pushing my brain over a very tall hurdle. (I’m only half joking.) Once I shoved it over, though, I was able to write five pages. Not much, but the five pages are a brand new prologue, plus a new opening scene to a much better story. Now, if only I can find a better writer to finish it…!

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  7. You stop that right now! Your story needs you to write it, no one else. So congrats on that brand new prologue and new opening scene. You can do this.

    I’m your number one fan, and I can’t wait to read your book.

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