I was working along last night, trying to finish up my word count for the day when I had visitors arrive around 8:30. My son and his girlfriend dropped by for about half an hour, and totally blew me off track, so I ended the day about 400 words short. Ok, I figured, I can live with that. I was confident (ok, I hoped) I’d be able to make it up without too much trouble. So I started today with my own personal deficit. I got a bit done at work (slow day, and things were clicking in the writerly part of my brain) but I got home with well over 1200 words still to write to hit the Day 6 recommended daily total.
Time hack: 8:30. I hit 10,052! Woohoo! So that’s better than 2000 words today. Wow. I never thought I could do it. No one is more astonished than I am at how quickly I hit 500 words now. And yes, it’s still crap, but I have this theory that you have a lot of crap that you have to write to get out of the way of the good stuff. If I can just keep going I may yet write something worth keeping.