Jarsto's Writing Blog

January 18, 2006

Rising Slowly

Well it's not going as fast as I'd like (it seldom does) but my daily wordcount is slowly rising. With over half an hour left in the day I'm now at 500 words for the day. I hope to make it to at least 750 by midnight, but even if I don't get anything else written today it's definitely going up again.

Now that the exams are behind me I have some more time to spare for writing. But it still takes more time to turn out a given number of words than it did during my peak last November. That of course was NaNoWriMo, and I don't generally expect to write 1500 words an hour except during that wonderfully insane time of the year. There is one thing I miss from those days though, the ability to write crap and just keep writing.

Of course I adhere to some standards even during November, but there is something wonderfully liberating about having to keep going. Granted I missed the goal of 50,000 words this year, I wrote 54,000 too many. But even when you get past the goal the atmosphere keeps you going. That's long gone now, and I have to fight my inner editor over every single letter. Even when the story should by all rights be flowing smoothly.


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