09 October 2012

Oh, happy am I

On Sunday, I got the 250 word challenge from Debbi Ridpath Ohi at inkygirl.com/inkygirl-wordcount-challenge/. I set up the word counter from writertopia and posted the first word count on it. I used my blog post as the writing.

I did some writing yesterday and forgot to get a word count. So, today, I did some writing during odd moments and just now posted-1346 words. Now, why does that seem amazing? I try to get the recommended word count of 1667 words during NaNoWriMo. And there were days when that goal was too far for me. Yet today I did 1346 without even thinking about it.

It's that handy dandy new program, I tell you.  I tried other software and it was to much work to transfer because I didn't know how.  When I analyzed it, it comes down to the scenes, the notecards.

The way it's set up, it seems like I'm just writing here on my blog. I have done the plot and have added scenes. I don't ramble as much as before. I had the habit of putting research notes right in the story. And now, I put them right on the plot card or one of the other ones without worries. I spent about half an hour transferring those notes down to the scratch pad when I was finished. Oh and to the Revision notes, as well as being able to read just what I have written and make any corrections right then.

I might have to revise the writing challenge to the 1000 word one and get a total year count. I am working on many different projects, so I don't think I will have any problems with making the 1000 word a day.  On the other hand, maybe I should do the 500 word challenge instead?

And that is the real reason I am doing the happy dance.  I write more than I think I do. And here I was feeling like a slacker when I see everyone else's WIP's and the counters. Oh, happy, happy, happy.

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