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Final segment of the weekend marathon

Okay, that went pretty well, all things considered. Since Friday, I've doubled my wordcount, putting my nearly back on track. I've written more than 9,000 words of novel this weekend, although dragging the last 2,000 out this evening has been quite a struggle. Whew. So. Think I'll be trying to reach my word count every single day, like a good boy, from now on.

Favourite line of the evening:

Nez appeared at the doorway. “Shit. And I thought the other rooms were bad. What is this, National Turn-Over-A-House Day? Hallmark have got a lot to fucking answer for.”
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Ok, so to do this, one has to get to 150,000 words? And it doesn't have to be edited, self censored, etc, it's just a matter of banging words out coherently that form some sort of novel? Ok, at a typing speed of 40 words per minute, that means 4 hours typing a night for 15 days... D'oh - not enough time... although my typing speed and accuracy might increase. Hopefully, doing so much typing would stop me using so many ellipses, smileys and bangs (or plings) but I doubt it. Anyway, far too many other interesting projects to be done at the moment - plenty of photos to process, for one. Learning how to use Lightroom effectively for another.

Oh, nonono. I wouldn't even be attempting 150,000 words in a month. It's a mere 50,000 (which, believe me, is hard enough!) But yes, it doesn't have to be edited (there's a National Novel Editing Month, in March, for that), it's just a matter of keeping on banging out words. The whole idea is to throw away your "inner editor" for long enough to actually get some writing done.


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