Posted by: maidrya | January 14, 2012

Splendiferous

The week since Wednesday has gone splendiferously. That’s a word, right? Huh, Thesaurus.com lists some synonyms for it such as ostentatious and garish. The heck with the thesaurus, all I meant was, truly extra-splendid.

Wed., Jan 11
Words: 1085
Words Banked: 85 – Total Words Banked: 1842
Total Words to Date: 9842

Also: 15 minutes brainstorming.

Thurs., Jan. 12
Words: 1104
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: 1078
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: 2,149!!!
Words Banked: 1,149 – Total Words Banked: 3173
Total Words to Date: 14,090.

Hell, Yes!

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?

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Responses

  1. It’sa good word for a good week – well done

    all the best for next week

  2. Great progress, Judith! I do something similar to your “words banked” by making my *weekly* word count goal my top priority, so I won’t feel too bad if I don’t make the word count on some day when Life Happens.

    Good luck on your goals and have a great week!


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