Thursday, July 24, 2008

So far, so good

I met my goal for today, writing almost exactly 2500 words. Unfortunately, I had was in the middle of writing, and something about the scene felt wrong. I just didn't like it. So, *sigh* I cut 500 words. It's not all bad, though. I ended up working out a way to make the important things that were supposed to happen in that scene happen somewhere else. . . . if that makes any sense.

In other news, I received an amusing letter today in the mail. It was congratulating me on my candidacy in the Cambridge Who's Who Registry Among Executive and Professional Women. Pretty sweet, huh?

I had to laugh. They weren't trying to get money, so I can't fathom what they were thinking. I kind of want to register, though, and have my profile up there, just for laughs.

11 comments:

Natalie said...

Yay! 2k is still great. Don't push too hard--not quite meeting your goal is better than burning out. That's the kiss of death.

Kiersten said...

Who's who, huh? Well, you're a professional mommy, right?

And yeah--2k words that do what you want them to and move the plot forward are better than 4k words that are unnecessary ; )

Renee Collins said...

It's true. 2k is alot. And, I actually feel really good about cutting that scene.

Also, this morning, I have sorely neglected my kids and have been honing down the plot like a mad woman. At this point, I know exactly where I am going and that
is nice.

Truth is, I am feeling SOOOOOOO excited to write it all. I can't wait! Forgive the unbridled enthusiam, but this story is just so crazy and fun!

Renee Collins said...

Also, here is what my Cambridge Who's Who profile would read.

Renee Collins:
Professional Mom.
Professional Wannabe Writer.

You gotta admit, those are some pretty stiff credentials.

Kiersten said...

It's true. One of my biggest claims to fame is knowing you.

And I can't cheerlead enough--yay Renee! Keep writing!

Natalie said...

I'm so excited for you too! We need one of us to be all hopped up on their writing right now, hehe. We can revel in your excitement.

Kiersten said...

Jane, don't do it! Actually, do do it. Big mistakes are fun to read.

Natalie said...

38k! Now that is booking it! Go go Renee!

Renee Collins said...

Ben is taking the kids out for a few hours. Sweet writing time is mine!!!!

Natalie said...

LUCKY!!!

Kiersten said...

Seriously. Maybe I should make some not very subtle suggestions for Hot Stuff to take the kids out...

Of course, then I'd just have to do boring work writing. Sigh.

But yay, insert more cheerleading here!