10,000 Words!!!!

Yep, that’s a new record for me. I wrote more than 10,000 words last weekend!

I had a nice, long 4-day weekend, and I made the best use of it I could — writing like a maniac. It’s really a lot easier to write when you have several full days in a row, because you can get into a groove and maintain a certain tone and pacing. (Stops and starts, like I do on my lunch hours and after work, make writing a lot more difficult.) So when I get the luxury of four days in a row, I seize them!

I barely left the house for four entire days (except to pick Nathan and his friend up from McDonalds one afternoon, buy iced tea another afternoon, and go to my parents’ for dinner where we met their friend from Scotland). But other than that I was writing, man!

But it was lovely. The light comes through my den window in such a beautiful way in October, and I love being in my little writing alcove. Plus Chris brought me a pumpkin spice latte one afternoon AND a pumpkin pie for me and Nate another afternoon, so I was in October bliss!

It was a great weekend. And 10,000 words! I still can’t believe it. I’m heading into the second half of the book now and hoping for the best for my Feb 1 deadline. This is my first experience writing a whole book on deadline, so I’m learning as I go.

(This week’s lesson is to take more four-day weekends in October with PSLs and lovely light, I guess…)


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