21 February 2006

Cold Progress

Word Nerd said last week that she was going to spend the bitter cold weekend inside writing. The expectation was for pages to get done.

The update is this -- roughly 6 pages done. With spacing set on 1.5 lines (that's a little smaller than double-space) that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,500 words. Word Nerd got through one scene that was planned, one that wasn't but was a wonderful surprise to create and into the second scene that was planned.

A little trick that continues to serve Word Nerd well in writing: Never get up from writing when you are stuck. Always stop when you know what happens next. That way, it's easier to get started again.


stay_c said...


Bethany K. Warner said...

Thanks. That whole crit group deadline is also a big motivator