Oh wait. Christmas is over and there’s no damn way I can make this make sense. Plus, when it comes to writing my true love only gives me the space I need to write, speaking more figuratively than literally here. I have my own writing space whenever I want.
Here it is. Day 7 of the My 500 Words challenge and I decided to do a sort of progress report on how the first week has treated me thus far. Oh and for shits and giggles share the daily word count. Let’s get that out of the way first.
- Day 1: 615
- Day 2: 514
- Day 3: 607
- Day 4: 564
- Day 5: 878
- Day 6: 922
- Day 7: THIS POST. (Final count: 624)
Total word count for the first six days of My 500 Words: 4,100. Day 1 and day 3 were both blog posts (read here and here) and the other four days were written on (or is it in? shit. I dunno) a Word document.
I noticed one interesting thing between freewriting on a Word document and writing a blog post: When I freewrite, I don’t give a shit if it’s a bunch of nonsensical rambling. I tell myself I should try harder and do better but I also remind myself that writing without any plan to publish is good mental exercise. My ramblings were just that: Rambling. From insecurities to confidence to a lost ring (yup, if you were on Facebook recently you might have noticed on my fan page I lost my engagement ring) to alcohol and general thoughts about writing.
It’s been an interesting week thus far with a lot going on around here. I’ve been busy photographing dinosaurs and two-headed dragons or a penguin taking a selfie for Project 365. Two challenges at once have forced me to try to be creative both with the written word and visually. Taking photos of said dinosaurs has challenged me to find new and interesting ways to set them up so it’s not the same boring background. Writing a minimum of 500 words varies between being creative to somewhat informative to just bullshitting something to reach my daily count. And strangely, I’m okay with that.
At this point, I feel I am doing well…fine…I’m doing okay so far with this challenge. A few of these first seven days have been challenging because I sit at my desk and start editing or I think too much. No, I’m not going to bring up my bad habit of overthinking yet again.
Speaking of editing, I do edit when I write these posts. And by edit I mean I try to make as much sense as possible. Sometimes I wonder if readers think I was drunk or sniffing a Sharpie pen when writing a post. The first: It’s possible. I do sometimes write when inebriated. The second? No. I do not sniff Sharpie pens to get high.
And now I’ve reached the point of rambling. I confess there is not much else to say, hence the “sort of progress report” mentioned earlier. But, I am determined to hit my word count today so you get me rambling a little bit. My sincere apologies.
I’m looking forward to the rest of this challenge and seeing how it goes for me. One of my goals is to write 1,000+ words in a single day and do that more than once. It’s entirely possible as my discipline gets better and I feel I can and will achieve this goal sooner rather than later.
With all that said, here’s to next week and more writing. Maybe next week I’ll start making more sense. Possible wishful thinking? We’ll see. Want the final word count for this post? See above.
Have a great week, everyone! If you’re participating in the My 500 Words challenge share how it’s going for you in the comments.