Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1,000 words a day

I just wanted to let everyone know that my most recent blog entry is so long because I'm trying to write at least 1,000 words a day. I thought it was going to be really, really easy. Phew, I was wrong. I got stuck around 500 words. I got up, got a cup of ice coffee and banana. (FOR THE STRENGTH TO KEEP...GOING!) With Josiah playing Lego beside me and Mae sleeping in her crib I kept on. I made it. It's not a terribly flattering blog. It's not an easy read. But I made it to over 1,000 words. (Something I did in high school and college without batting an eye). My grammar and structure needs work, but that comes with practice.
During my recent "reading injury" recovery I finished reading two books CELL (the book that put me into my present back situation) and "On Writing" which is Stephen King's book on how to write. I wasn't reading it for inspiration. I was reading it out of curiosity. Despite my muscle relaxed haze, I was inspired and have made a commitment to write everyday either here or in one of my journals. So... I give you my first entry out of that inspiration. Comment away!

2 comments:

Frances said...

"On Writing" is an awesome book. I didn't know you were a writer. That is awesome! Another fabulous book is "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott; it too is about writing. My prof. (an author himself) James Brown, required it for one of our classes. Happy writing, and reading. Stop off at my blogs if you get a chance, I love comments too: http://crackedclaypot.blogspot.com and http://compositionmatrix.blogspot.com

admin said...

I will be reading your blogs ASAP! We'll be heading out to the library soon and I'll pick up the book you recommended. When I read "On Writing" I felt like all the little things about writing that drug me down were peeled away and I feel less fettered when I write.
I am a bit of a writer... it's a secret. :) Thanks for the coming to the blog, I appreciate it.