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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10k words by Sunday

Yup.  Busy mom, here, goes and decides to have a challenge in the crit group to write 10k words by Sunday.  I have about 2.5k.  I'm behind, as usual.  Today, the only thing I've written is a blog post.  I've been swamped today.  And the rest of the week isn't looking much better.

Late night for me!  Woo hoo!  Who's with me?


I do have a couple of things, though.  I find Write It Sideways to be a fantastic blog.  Lots of great and useful information.  I think I've plugged it before.  This post brought some interesting thoughts.

I'm not very good at writing a short story.  I tend to have too much to say and any story I want to be short ends up growing in plot and size because I can't keep help but add subplots and such.  In essence, I can't write short.  I can't throw away ideas just to keep within a word count.  I've tried, I've failed.  So I plan to look over the links in the post just to see what the hell I'm doing wrong.  I'm sure it's a lot.

On Stacia Kane's blog, there's a great post that not only tells you to not "kill your babies" - thank you, Stacia, I could kiss you, but also a good explanation on what it means to write what you know.  You've heard that said over and over.  I write UF.  I don't know how to fly.  If you don't know that there's a deeper meaning to "write what you know" then this would definitely be a good post to read.

And now I'm off to try to catch up on my word count.

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