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Archive for July 16th, 2011

Half Way There

Final Word count: 774 (2 pages); 1/2 journal page

I did it! I surpassed the 25,000 word mark last night, actually on the bus ride home, it feels wunderbar! I still have a long way to go, but I’m right on track to achieve my goal and who knows, I may break the 100 page mark (I’m at 50 now). Anything’s possible.

I should start planning my next story. It’s going to be a lot of fun to write so I don’t want to get mired in complicated scenes or end up with too many characters so a little structure might be prudent.

Today is going to continue to be full of awesomeness. Work kept me busy and out of trouble and with a highly anticipated hair appointment at 3 pm then a good 4 hours or so of solid writing time to look forward to, I’m going to be in great shape for the dance tonight. If you’re downtown, look for the girl with the spectacular retro-styled hair typing madly on her laptop. Stop by and say hi!

I can’t wait to get started on my work and see where today takes me. It’s been a little painful working on the relationship chapter of the memoir. It’s actually the crux of my story- this idea sprouted from a break up. I’ve been learning a lot about myself, both as a person and a writer, and some of it hasn’t been the most delightful to realize. I suppose the hallmark of a good memoir are all the good and bad bits being given equal attention as needed. That doesn’t make this pill and easier to swallow.

Of course more updates to come as this month unfolds. Have a happy weekend!

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