Wed., Jan 11
Words Banked: 85 – Total Words Banked: 1842
Total Words to Date: 9842
Also: 15 minutes brainstorming.
Thurs., Jan. 12
Words Banked: 104 – Total Words Banked: 1946
Total Words to Date: 10,863* – Look, Ma, I Hit Five Figures!
* on Thursday I did some minor editing of about 20 pages of what I’ve written so far, for a sample to send to someone. In the course of this, I cut 83 words – so there’s a hiccup in the total words between Wed. & Thurs., but I’m not going to take the words out of my word total – I did write them after all!
**No brainstorming, attended a **writing class. A 3-hour writing class.
Fri., Jan 13
Words Banked: 78 – Total Words Banked: 2024
Total Words to Date: 11,941
Also: at least 15 minutes brainstorming, probably more, for **writing class.
Sat., Jan. 14
Words Banked: 1,149 – Total Words Banked: 3173
Total Words to Date: 14,090.
I assume that I’ll hit more speed bumps or the doldrums or something, but right now, this ROW80 is working like magic.
**Yes, the writing class. I’d forgotten about this when I set my goals. I’m taking an eight-week screenwriting class with Corey Mandell. (This is embarrassing – I can’t get the link to work. I will rectify my bad html skills later – here’s his website: http://coreymandell.net )
It’s actually a scene-writing class, as opposed to writing an entire screenplay. The focus is on particular writing skills, such as writing conflict and something called creative integration. We’ve had one 3-hour webinar meeting and it looks promising.
However, instead of random brainstorming, I’ll probably spend most days working on exercises for Corey’s class. Also, depending on how busy I get, I may be forced to reduce my Word goal for the Mirror Girl novelization. I want to give the course the time and attention it needs.
Speaking of which…off to get lunch and then work on my assignment for this week.
How’s your week been?