It's been a few days and I have been busy. With sick grand daughters, abandoned puppies that need hand nursing, and trying to write. I am not a multi-tasker of the hundred tasks! Yet I managed to get it all done and still had time for family (husband). He got slightly scorched broiled breaded chicken tonight and instantly suspected I got caught up in another world (writing) and forgot to watch it. Not the case! I think my oven temp was too high and the rack too close to the heat element. Nope, I don't broil a bunch, preferring 'Bake'.
When I was last here I ran into some issues with emails/blog and had to stub the other URL to start this one (one more task on my never-ending list) so now I am in the process of going everywhere I have my blog and changing to the new URL so I don't lose anyone.
Now, I had 7,263 words on the work in progress (WIP) I can't talk about and wrote 802 words the first day. I didn't get to write much through the week but today I finally found the time (among puppy feeding and horse arranging) to sit and write. I think it was about five p.m. when I sat in front of the keyboard and when I looked at the clock it was suddenly 8 p.m.! Wow. Time flies when I'm torturing a handsome man! Not that the lovely lady didn't get her fair share, too. She absolutely did! And I'm not finished with these two lost loves yet.
So when the day was done I counted and have added another 1575 words today! Not the time to celebrate since I needed another 599 just to break even for the week, but I will get those rascals in first thing tomorrow and start on the new weeks' word count. My short goal is 2100 per week. But... since I usually don't go by a word count goal (WCG), I will probably get in a lot more than that. My daily word count (DWC), when I can just sit and go, is usually closer to 2100 rather than 300 or 500 hundred, but as life is- I don't get to write every day. Sometimes I am forced to spend my 'writing' time thinking about what to write, which is a good thing. Plotting is a very important part of the craft and since I don't generally write out a plot, I do mentally plot a lot.
The most important thing about writing is to 'write'. Every day. That's what this challenge is about. And sometimes that is in my head, or on hard paper before it ever reaches the screen.Writing 'something' each day just to get those words in, no matter if I write 2000 or 20. I can go to sleep knowing I'm that 20 words closer to completion.
So I'll report again in a week.
So to end the first week of the OKRWA- Outlaw's 300 words per day challenge- I sit at 9,664 total words on a new book. That's 2,401 more than I had when I began the challenge January 1, 2010.