Since the beginning of the month, I have decided to write a minimum of 100 words every day…rain, shine, sickness, health, whether LIFE or laziness intrudes. What I’ve realized is that it’s nearly impossible to write just 100 words.
The first Saturday, a day I often don’t have time to write, I managed 149, on the bookend day of that weekend, I wrote 174.
I cranked out a fair amount of words over the week, the story is starting to really flow. Then…the weekend rolled around again and wow, was it a busy one. Haven’t a clue what all we did, but I didn’t sit down to write until after 10 at night on both evenings. On Saturday night, I started writing, looked up, and it was after midnight! Over 400 words had flowed from my fingertips. Last night, I was tired. I wrote a few lines, did a word count, 83. Grrrr. Too short. Just a few more words I told myself. Well, I got caught up in a dialogue between two of my characters. When they finally stopped discussing, I did a word count. 264! Wow.
So, if you are a writer, and you think you don’t have time, try writing just 100 words a day. I dare ya!