Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wordcount Wednesday

This week has been full of anticipation as my sister is nearly ready to have her baby, waiting to hear back about several pieces and I also won a Moleskine notebook on Twitter.

The novel is at a stage where I have never been before. I have reached over twenty thousand words. I have never written that amount of words for one project. I have come close and then abandoned the idea but this idea keeps me on my toes.

  • Novel word count - 21,888


essygie said...

Congrats on getting so far with your novel - keep on keeping on, all that sweat will be worth it in the end (hey, if it was easy, everyone would do it!)

Teresa Stenson said...

Excellent word count, you must be pretty excited. I've had various ideas for novels, but they've never took off. Or I haven't given them the chance to, perhaps.

Good luck with the pieces you're waiting to hear about. Did you enter the Bridport?


Jessica said...

Thanks for the encouragement guys :)

Teresa, I know what you mean about various ideas. I always tried to write a chapter or play with the idea but nothing beyond a chapter and then it would result in writers block and a resistance to the idea but I have finally found an idea that I want to write.

I entered the Bridport about five mins ago, thankfully its a comp with online entry or I would have probably failed :)

Teresa Stenson said...

I used to have an aversion to online entering - I think I liked printing out my stories and presenting them well, then actually posting them in the actual post box...

Now I like how convenient it is to click 'enter' and pay with paypal.

I'm less suspicious too; I used to be a little paranoid about whether online entries got overlooked.

Now, come on Bridport readers: take our stories to Ms Smith!

Teresa Stenson said...

PS- I don't know why this is happening but I've managed to make two identities for myself, and therefore follow your blog twice. Sorry!

There's a me with a photo, then one of those anonymous looking things. Weird.

Jessica said...

I have two identities on here two! One automatically created with my gmail account and one for Yahoo!