Ericka Scott

You Can’t Write Just 100…
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

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!

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

:wink: :-| :-x :twisted: :) 8-O :( :roll: :-P :oops: :-o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :-D :evil: :cry: 8) :arrow: :-? :?: :!: