Word Count 3/23 – Easter Sunday

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Pikniked Mariachis

So, I was off on vacation for part of last week and the week before. In the realistic part of my mind, I knew that I wouldn’t have time to come up with 10,000 words, even if I had brought my computer. Okay, maybe I thought somehow it would get done. Note the passive verb there.

I knew I’d have time on the plane, and at least one day while my wife was prepping for the wedding (she was a bridesmaid). And that was exactly the amount of time I had. I think it was a self-fulfilling prophecy kind of thing going on. I probably could have made more time if I’d really tried.

Anyway, in the 6 days we were gone, I got 1,114 words written for part of The Nine Mothers in my little Moleskine notebook. (avg: 186 words/day) Of course, writing by hand slowed me down to about 50% of my speed as compared to using a computer. I kind of thought it would slow me down more than that…

Of course, now that I’m back, I’ve decided to go back to working on a project I’ve been trying to do since high school. It’s gone through at least four different titles, but I believe my official title is now: Hear the Grass Grow, Sound the Ringing Horn. In the past two days (aka this weekend), I’ve written 848 words for that one. I think that’s pretty good considering I went out to lunch, took a nap, and went to a party yesterday, and then today was at church, followed by visiting family, followed by preparing for the coming work week.

I’ll get into more details about HtGG (as I now call it) when I actually get closer to releasing it into the wild.


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