Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Weekly Word Count [8] plus my own rambling

Today it was a gorgeous day and I spent it outside. I went to Pride Fest and then the Arts Festival. Sometimes I get jealous of those drag queens. Why do they look so much better than me?! The Arts Festival was fun too. I'm always jealous of artists. I just love the fact that they can create such beautiful and striking things. I wish I could draw or paint or sculpt or take great photos or create videos or make music. I think fashion designers are incredible, especially on shows like Project Runway where they just take an idea from their head and make it from scratch in like, a day. How is that possible? I can't imagine it!

Writing is my only creative outlet. It's not as glamorous as seeing an artist standing in front of an easel and watching them make the world come alive right in front of you. It's not as cool as jamming out to a song on steel drums that sounds like every instrument ever created. In fact, too much time spent in front of the computer and people start to think you're a friendless loser. Oh well, such is life.

I've been watching the Every Degrassi Episode EVER marathon on and off all weekend. I just adore that show, especially the older episodes. Now this is a real teen show. I love how all the actors are the same age as their characters and it took a long time for the show to start glamming them up. It's refreshing, this almost real kids and their totally over-the-top problems. I love how episodes just end and the issue is never brought up again. Come to your own conclusions. Canada knows how to do kids shows. Canadian kids shows are the best. Remember Ready or Not? Remember Flash Forward? Yeah, then you know what I'm talking about.

This week I joined a new challenge called The 1st Annual Complete Your First Draft contest. The challenge is to write 25,000 new words this month to complete your first draft! This is perfect for me because I plan to complete my draft by the end of the month. I really, really wanna be done with it. It is out of control. The amount of words... just crazy. But I still have quite a few things that need to happen. Yeah, I've got it mapped out, I'm just plodding along. It's how I live my life. When it comes to me, these things take time.

Check out the prizes for that contest. They are pretty cool. You should join! I know we've only got 15 days left but that's plenty of time. Right?!

This week wasn't as good as last week. I was a little more unfocused and I'm sort of dragging my feet through the plot trying to get where I want to go. What's that you say, word file? No, you don't control me, I control you!


Words - 3795
Pages - 9.5

Words - 579
Pages - 2

Words - 1946
Pages - 4.4

Words - 2020
Pages - 4.8

Words - 1349
Pages- 3.3

Words - 2238
Pages- 6.4

Words - 3128
Pages - 7.5

That brings my weekly total to 15055 words and 37.9 pages. Good times.

Time for dinner. Time for writing. Time for reading. I really need to post a new review and I'm planning on doing that tonight!


  1. Summer,
    It is great that you are always meeting your daily goal of at least a page a day. I am still in the very beginning stages of my first attempt at a YA novel and I just posted about my goal of writing daily and to update my total word count on Sundays. Thanks for the inspiration to track my progress and reflect about it on line.

  2. Good luck on meeting your word count goal. Having a deadline can be both good and bad -- good if you meet it!

    Straight From Hel

  3. I know all about the "dragging of the feet" syndrome. I'm sick right now and don't feel like doing any-damn-thing. But my writing movements were good before I got sick, so hopefully that counts. I'm hoping to have better luck this week.

    I'm currently running a Character Name Change contest (for teens only) on my site and would like your input. Feel free to check out the FUN STUFF page on my website ( for details.

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