Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hello, folks. You know I don't post much here, because most of my writing is of a 'fiction' kind. I don't have lots to say except I've written a few new stories since last updating. I guess I'm working on a collection! I have that half-or-more finished novel that I was working on before the last novel I wrote, but I feel increasingly disconnected from it. Which presents a great moral: don't quit writing one project to start another and assume you'll turn back to the first one easily.

Anyway, I've started a new word count 'diary' in Excel, and in the last week I've written 8,843 words. Since I took Friday and the weekend off to go camping, that's a little lower than I would like.

I'm sorry to say that my stories about crazy people give me higher word count per hour, but it's true. As I always used to say, in a statement I should put on a T-Shirt...

My word count always jumps when I get to the crazy monologues.

I've gotten into the first person lately and I find that it turns the entire story into a crazy monologue, so I'm really learning a lot about myself and writing more per hour than ever before.

1 comment:

  1. I'm using the iPad app Numbers to track my word counts! But then I'm being weird by using an iPad in the first place. I'm up to 50,000 words now, and Writeroom is getting unwieldy.