Catching up and Word Count Marathon!

Hey Guys!

I’ve been away too long. What are you up to? What’s going on?

A bit of sadness entered my life a couple of weeks ago. A lovely friend of mine past away unexpectedly. I met Ellen Howard 17 years ago at a games night right before my son was born. At the next games night, she had a baby quilt for him. A quilt! Quilts take so much time and imagination that I couldn’t believe she was giving him one.

Over the years, we were lucky enough to receive more handmade gifts from her–each of the kids got a quilt, we got wall hangings and coasters. I wanted to post some of them here because I always found her work inspiring:

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Ellen will definitely be missed.

In writing news, I’ve been working hard. I wrote the last episode of my serial and decided when it reached 20,000 words that it was actually two more episodes. Thank goodness the first half was exactly what I wanted for episode 8. The second half must be completely rewritten.

So this week I’m going to do a Word Count Marathon! Not only do I need to finish the final episode, but I have two other stories I need to make headway on. Well, one of them isn’t a story. It’s a non-fiction book, but it still needs to get done! My goal is 10K words a day. I know. Ha ha. I haven’t been able to do that yet. I know tonight I won’t be writing 10k, but maybe tomorrow.

Starting today and until Saturday, post your writing goals, or how many words you’ve achieved so far. Or both! On Saturday, I will put all the names of people who have participated in a hat and draw a winner. If you’ve commented on multiple days, I will put your name in all the times you’ve commented. The winner will receive a $15 gift card to either Amazon or Starbucks…winner chooses.

Join me in my fun. Let’s get some writing done!

6 thoughts on “Catching up and Word Count Marathon!

  1. So sorry to here about your friend, Melinda. Her quilts are beautiful. Thinking about you!

    Also, great word count. I’m glad episode 8 went exactly how you wanted.

    I just got a new round of edits on Arena. So far, I’ve cut approximately 10k and have added back in around 3k. I’m planning to get a lot done this week, so I’ll definitely be checking in for word count goals! I really needed this right now!

  2. This is a cool idea. I don’t do word count anymore, but have started this new four day increment of writing where I pick four different projects a week and work on something different each day. Usually two of the projects are two novels I am working on. Then the other days are stories or articles. This week looks like: Day one: working more on Daily Science Fiction story I began last week. Day Two: Work on eternal winter novel. Day three: Work on Heaven novel. Day Four: Continue with rewriting/editing Only One Life story.