Writing Wrongs

January 07, 2007

First, congrats to Marianne for selling another story to The Wild Rose Press.

Things that happened on my way to hitting 8,000 words today:

Check the word counter:


7,910


7,933


7,956

Do a search in the character bios on “hottie.”

Do a similar one on the word “squee.”

Use both in the scene.

Google over-the-elbow length gloves.

Learn there is such a thing as fingerless sleeves that go over the elbow. In any material you want.

Think of Dan Quayle every time I type the word potato(e).

That would be three times today.

Wonder if some overzealous contest judge will mark me down for using potato three times instead of replacing one with “steaming, tasty tuber.”

Wonder if it’s wrong to want to wear the same outfit as my seventeen-year-old protagonist.

Realize that I already own all components of protagonist’s outfit, including the black tweed Chuck Taylor All Stars.


7,972


7,988

Wonder about a scene that has references to Rent, Cinderella, Mulan, iPods, steaming, tasty tubers, and over-the-elbow gloves.

Realize I don’t care when word counter hits 8,200.

Edit one word out.

Call it a day.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 5:39 p.m.

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