Monday, February 19, 2007

Fess Up Monday!

Did you write? Did you sell? How many words? Tell, tell tell!

The Global Existential Threat Level remains at GUARDED.

What a crappy week. I spent most of it trying to wrestle through plotting. Sometimes I THINK I know where the story should go, i.e. I want take the Path of Least Conflict and Easiest Writing. Then the words just run dry. Until I shake myself out of the stubborn desire to do it the easy way, I get nothing but frustration and irritation and it makes for a very crappy week.

Happen to any of you?


SpecRom Joyce said...

A miserable 4980 words this week - technically just under my minimum but I've been doing so well!

I did get a nice, thorough edit done of the existing 4 chapters in the more difficult project.

Looking forward to doing better this week.

Emily Veinglory said...

6000 this week, as per my current daily goal (6 days a week for sanity).

This is one of my most pre-planned stories ever--just a matter of writing it down. Quite the change for me, but I think it is a good one.

Karen McCullough said...

I've done almost 6K this week also. No sales. No rejections. I must not be trying hard enough.

SpecRom Joyce said...


Any word written is a triumph.

And no rejections is a good thing, baby!

Smile for me. You sound so down. :)

Karen McCullough said...

Thanks, Joyce. ;-) I'm not really down, just tired. It's been a very busy couple of weeks and being able to write anything was a triumph.

The not trying hard enough thing referred to a quote I read recently, though I can't remember where or who said it. An unpublished author said that if she didn't get a rejection a day, she didn't think she was trying hard enough. I'm actually trying to finish off a rewrite of a requested complete ms.