Monday, November 30, 2009

Whew! What a Month ... sigh, relief, zzzzzzz

Okay, 30 days and 50,000 words. (And counting because it's going to take another 5,000 or so to finish the story.) I'm well-done. Stick a fork in me and I'm sizzlin'. Now, I'm going to rest up a bit. Then I'll be ready for more blogging. Promise.

9 comments:

Hunter said...

Congratulations!

50k words in a month is just freakish. I don't think I'd have it in me.

teacherwriter said...

It's like the iron man race of writing! Seriously, it can drive you crazy as it's very time-consuming, averaging 3 to 4 hours of continuous writing and 1700 to 2000 words a day. I guess I could have made it just a hodge-podge of words with a nonsense plot, but that seemed a waste of time. So, I made a serious effort. It needs a lot of polishing, but I have TIME now to do that :-)
And thanks for the congrats.

Sarah said...

how manay pages is that? i can't even begin to imagine that kind of torture!

teacherwriter said...

Double-spaced that puts me at 197 pp. so far :-)

UberGrumpy said...

Good job! Sizzle, fingers, sizzle

50,000 different words, I hope? I'm sure you didn't cheat by repeating any.

teacherwriter said...

Uber...unless you count "a" and "the" no :-) But about halfway through I was tempted to type my feelings with grrrrrrrrrrrr!

Tina said...

Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing more of you now that November is put to bed!

brainsnorts said...

i'm sorry to say this, but a lot of words doesn't mean they were good, thought out words. maybe they were just a bunch of words that don't tell much. maybe it's better to write half as many words that are twice as better because more time went into them.

quantity doesn't equal or deliver quality. of course, i'm saying this without actually seeing those words, and maybe they're fantastic. but chances are they're not.

teacherwriter said...

brainsnorts... you're right, words are just words, but the plot and story are made, and now the "fun" of revising is in progress. The idea was to get a story finished -- no half-baked, almost completed manuscripts like so many tend to end up. Of course, everyone is entitled to an opinion.
Glad to see you back :-)