This morning I thought I'd lost 2,000 words on my current wip. I searched through my project folder and the file wasn't there. I was starting to really sweat it until I noticed a document caught up in a file full of recent pictures. I clicked it open and breathed a sigh of relief. I found my lost document.
What's kind of funny is that I've been saying for a few weeks that I truly hate this book, that I hate even thinking about it. Motivating myself to work on it has been a chore. And yet, when I think I've lost a chunk of it, I find myself in panic mode. Um, yeah, time for a attitude adjustment, I think. Obviously the project matters to me or I wouldn't be so nervous about losing it.
My goal today is to write 2300 brand new words. That will put me at the (approximately) 45% mark.
I have so much story to go back and weave in, I'm kind of sweating it. At the same time, I'm determined to finish the redraft this month. Then I can spend December baking cookies, trimming the tree, and trimming the flab out of my story. First things first, I need to hit my targeted word count of 50-55k.
I'm using an app called Word Tyrant to record my word count. It tells me how much I need to write per day to meet my goal, and more. As soon as I can take some screen shots, I'll post a thorough review.
I used to have writing progress trackers on the sidebar of my blog, but my favorite site went dark in 2007. I still haven't found a comparable widget. The widgets available now are either too large, too clunky, don't allow enough customization, or they require you to remake the status bar every time you update your word count. Baloney on that. I went to the App Store looking for something better. Word Tyrant it is.
If you visit my website please consider signing up for my new newsletter. You can find the newsletter sign up on this page: http://corazane.weebly.com/news--trailers.html . I will be doing away with my yahoo group next year. I will be hosting a giveaway after the first of the year that is exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. Oh, and no worries about spam. The same as my yahoo group, I don't send out a newsletter unless I have important book release news to share, or if there's an upcoming book event my readers might want to know about.
That's all I've got for now. I need to get going on this wip. I'm going to do two 1k1hr writings and see where that lands me.
Wishing you a happy day!
Poor Kips. He didn't want his picture taken. It was too cold to be cute...or so he thought. ;o)