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Final Word Count: July 20, 2011- 5,250 (10 pages); 1 journal page

That’s right- 10 pages in approximately 8 hours!

Well, if I wasn’t at work being a productive employee, I thought what better time than the present to get some serious work done? Yesterday was a gift that I could not squander.

After a fairly late-ish start to my write-a-thon (walks, Irish lessons, lunch, and getting back into my jammies), it took me a bit to get into the groove but once I found it, my fingers were on fire! It was such an amazing experience to find that place in myself where my brain was perfectly in sync with my fingers. The stream of conscious blended seamlessly with the album of the day (Three Days Grace (TDG)- One X) and time seemed to slip by yet simultaneously stay suspended.

I first tried writing to a movie marathon featuring Tom Hanks but that was only so good. I managed to get some work done but I knew it could be better and come easier so I switched to music. A few days ago I went through my playlists and rediscovered TDG so took a chance on them. I’ve tried writing to classical, swing, and the oldies so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try some angry rock. The album perfectly suited my mood too. Well. Let me just say that this was so much more effective than any cup of caffeinated beverage ever could be.

I finally finished the relationship chapter (for someone with a pretty sparse history it sure took a long time to get through!) and almost finished the next one as well! Before I started I was at 29,078 words and finished the day at 34,428. It was looking pretty scary that I might not be able to make my goal this month but as long as I hang in there for the next 10 days I’ll be able to do it!

This is really exciting and I’m hoping this realization will help pull me through the next week and a half. I still have 9 chapters to do so I don’t know if I can finish them all but I’ll try. At a chapter a day, I can do it. The trouble is I have no idea how long it’ll take each one to finish and what commentaries pop up that have to be addressed. Too bad I can’t shut off my id, ego, and super-ego. If unchecked, they can and will run amok and wreak havoc on my life. While this can be a lot of fun, the repercussions can be anything but enjoyable.

Even though I may want to approach this from an objective, shoot-from-the-hip angle, I can’t avoid bringing in the parts of myself it needs to read like who I am and what I’m all about. Anything less would be a half truth at best.

Off I go to jump back into this convoluted twi-story (twisted history). Happy Thursday, everyone!

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