A Thousand Words

My daily writing goal is a minimum of a thousand words. Some days those words come easily and I sprint on by, never noticing when the benchmark is surpassed. Other days, I slog through, checking periodically to see if I’ve met my self-imposed standard. It’s amazing how I can toil for hours and only produce 478 words. And then hours more to have merely added another twelve.

One of my writing heroes, Stephen King, writes 2,000 words or more a day. I’ve reasoned that he’s probably not also doing laundry, shopping for groceries, and maintaining a fairly clean house on a daily basis as I do. But who knows? Maybe Mr. King scrubs toilets between paragraphs. Now that’s something I’d like to see.

The thousand words a day have added up to more than 40,000 words in my current work in progressReunion at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort, the third book in my Happy Valley series. That’s almost half a book. Its predecessors are doing well, thanks to my lovely readers (links below, of course).

Now, if only the number of words in a blog post counted toward my daily word count I’d be well on my way to 1,000 words. Alas, that is not the case and I’d best get to writing because no one wants to purchase half a book.

Peace, people!

http://Mayhem at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort (The Happy Valley Series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P76RBRD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_H84RG6M2WQMY3G439H19

http://Wedding at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort (The Happy Valley Series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09M544HFH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_J93HHWN8WKC8B0MVZ7NB

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

21 thoughts on “A Thousand Words”

  1. Thanks for the update, since my writing life is lived vicariously through you! Sounds like progress. Can’t wait for the other half. Stephen King likely takes his own potty breaks, but I don’t think he is the domestic goddess you are.

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      1. There’s days the words just do not come. I used to sort of write like a certain number aday but now I look at how I turf twice that number when I am editing like , as in this amount is but a fraction of what is gonna end up cut, so I try to be kinder to myself.

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