Counting Words Before They’re Written

I’ve had more than one occasion in the last week or two where I’ve implied I was about to write a bunch of words—but it never happened.

Kind of like counting my chicks before the eggs crack. ;o

And yet, here I go again.

Although let me just say now that unless I update with a glowing post about how much writing I got done, it’s probably fair to assume I didn’t get all that much writing done. ;)

I’m making an effort to get back to writing today. But first I’m going to try a few more pages of a book I’m thinking of reading. I’ll be back, whether sooner or later, but let’s not count those words before they’re written. :D

Update: I’ve written 746 words—on the wrong story!

I have no idea what came over me but I got into this scene in a book I started a few days ago, really just messing around, and although it’s going in a bit of a different direction than I expected, I’m really liking it. :D But, I’m starving. Gotta go for some lunch before I get back to writing.

Update deux: I didn’t get back to writing (except for a teeny tiny amount while my food cooked) because I let myself get sucked into a book instead. :) Unfortunately, it’s a long book! It’s taking quite a while to read and I’m debating stopping. But if I do I might not go back to it,  and it’s actually an entertaining book and I’m not sure I want it to be just another book I didn’t finish and then moved on from. ’Cause that happens all too often—it’s how I end up with so many unfinished good books lying around!

But, I was supposed to finish that novella in October. Oops. I really have to get on that. I mean it. This weekend. Seriously.

Not sure exactly what I’m going to do the rest of the evening, but I do know that I’ve got to start spending more time writing each and every day (with few exceptions). I’m a binge reader and a binge writer, can’t deny that, but right now for the next few months, I really need to concentrate on learning to be a better binge writer.

If I binged often enough and kept at it long enough (in a day), I could write enough that I wouldn’t have push myself toward being a daily writer. Honestly, I think that’s what I want. I’ll detail this crap in another post though. This one’s running long. ;)