I accidentally committed myself to writing 1000 words a day on a new project, kind of NaNoWriMo style. Naturally, I didn’t bother to take into considerations like work, applying for jobs and all those pesky things that happen in life, like commuting, cooking…
To make things worse, I emailed it to myself, opened it, and it was saying 2000ish words. What?! Where the hell was it?!
massive slight panic, I went to the other computer and realised I had emailed myself the wrong file. Or something. The good news is that as of Monday night it was sitting at 4300ish. The bad news is that Monday night means it should be at 6000 words, so that by August 1st I’ve hit my 10,000 word goal.
But instead I’m blogging, reading, applying for jobs & commenting on this week’s laugh link. I’m totally not procrastinating though. I have to comment on posts to be a good linky co-host. It’s really just the right thing to do. Morally, you know. If I didn’t do it, I would be anti-moral. Immoral? Hmm. Maybe I should rethink this writer thing if I don’t know the word immoral. Not because writers are immoral, but because writers should know words. To paraphrase Gilmore Girls, words are the putting into sentences doing thing.
(The actual quote is: “Oh I cant stop drinking the coffee, I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and walking and the words putting into sentence doing.”)
I think there’s some irony here that I’m taking the time to look up the source (if IMDB is really a source, which my uni-trained brain is screaming noooo it’s not, but in internet skills it probably is) of a Gilmore Girls quote and writing this blog post instead of focusing on getting form 4300 up to 6000 words.
(If you’re curious, it’s a part memoir, part self help book. Or that’s the description I’ve come up with so far.)
Also, patricidal cannibal is now my new favourite writing thingy ever. Lanugage? Words? Hmm.
I’m sure if I shut myself in a room and wrote, I would get more done. But it’s nearly 9pm on a Monday night, who wants to be alone then?
How do you fit writing into your day? Any tips for me to buckle down and get this draft done?