breakfast work date this morning at Wicked Brew
Today marks the blog year’s halfway point! I was briefly thrown when I realized it was a leap year. That means I must average 163.9 words per day instead of 164.3. So far, I’m holding back pretty well, but I’d rather have extra words at the end than not enough, since, given the choice, I prefer waxing prolific over rationing words. At the end of the year, one or the other will be required in order to land exactly on 60,000 words.
Someone asked recently if the blog was helping me. Yes! First, I am forced to cut, cut, cut my words, an excellent exercise for improved writing. Is this word essential? This phrase? Nope. CUT! Also, daily writing imposes discipline, which I lack. Cultivating a writing habit is the golden chalice of the writing kingdom.
On the other hand, daily blogging also means that I post some crap. Sorry about that. Big hugs to you daily readers who are sticking it out. I figure if posting occasional crap also means that I find inspiration now and then, it’s worth the long slog.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 183: 183 words (COOL! double 183s), TOTAL = 30,067; 29,933 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is an award-winning author, poet, and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her children, grandchildren, and granddogs.