Monday, February 1, 2010

A Post In Which I'll Attempt To Force Myself To Record My Writing In a More Specific Way, Thus In An Attempt To Make Me Write More

I saw on a writer's blog that she was keeping track of how many words a day she was writing. She also included a sentence or phrase from her day's work in the post. I thought this would be a good way to keep me active in my writing and share a bit of what I'm working on with you. A few of you have expressed interest in wanting to know what it is I'm writing.

I'm not sure if this was something she updated every single day, or every week. The post looked to me like it was a bunch of days on one post. We'll see what I decide to do. I think I would write more if I had to post it every day. I would feel more responsible for making sure I wrote something each day.

So here is my first entry.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Word Count (approximate, I'll have actual word count next time): 303 (I spent most of today's work doing research on Sweden in the 1840s. Apparently, there's a lot of reading I still need to do.)

Phrase: She could see his manor. She'd climbed the tallest hill in her village to look down and see the collection of manors surrounding the castle. The king liked to keep his workers close to him and refused to let any political worker live outside a mile radius of the castle. She didn't know which one was his, but she could see most of them.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy getting little sneak peaks at what I'm working on and please, if you would be so kind, comment and 1)give me feedback on what you think of the phrases/sentences, 2) encourage me to keep writing, and 3) If you're a reader, but not a commenter, please comment now:) I would love to hear what people who don't actually know me think.


Lindsey said...

My personal opinion is...I can't wait to hear more! I know it's just a couple of sentences but I am already totally curious! I'm excited you are doing this. I know I don't comment much but I love to read what you write and I hope you'll continue with this exercise because I totally want to know more!

annie valentine said...

Um, I haven't touched any of my manuscripts in nine months so I'm extremely impressed. Someday I'll live in a remote mountain village without internet where I can immerse myself in manuscript after manuscript. Until then, thank goodness for the blog.