Saturday, October 11, 2008

What was that exercise???

OK, so the challenge was, Jen said, on Mondays she'd give us the number of an exercise from "The 3 A.M. Epiphany", and we'd have the week to write it. Excellent, says I to Me, warm-ups for the NaNoWriMo. I can for SURE use that!

So I got the book, turned to #29 as instructed, and -- Wednesday morning -- began to write. And discovered a few things about myself.

To wit: 1) Getting an idea wasn't TOO hard. Not a breeze, but I managed. 2) Once I actually sat down and began writing, the story formed itself up quite nicely. 3) As I'd thought, my best writing time is going to be after 10:30 pm (and I'm determined to carve a hunk o' time during the day too, and stick to it).

But here's what's happened so far: I didn't finish in time to post the story here Friday, and - more to the point - in finishing today....(I've only a little left to do)....I see that I'm a little over the required 600-word limit.

In fact, I'm 1,401 words over the limit.

What is this, some kind of a joke??


Jen in CT said...

LOL! It's not a word "limit", it's a word GOAL! Silly goose.

dale-harriet said...

Jen - I just looked up the stuff in the front of the 3AM book (ok, confession here: so far, the only bit of I've read was under "#29") I think part of the idea is to learn to edit, and I've learned (in the last few months) that the first shot outta the cannon can probably be pared ... in my case, a GREAT DEAL! So....this may be a bit past 600 words, and is already two days late. Oy. (Soldiering on...)