…because who needs Monday anyway?
I’m posting a day early this week because I want to give a report on the writing marathon. It went great. My goal was to write 5,000 words and get over a sticky spot in the manuscript. I am pleased to report that I wrote about 6,700 words and am firmly mired in a new sticky spot in the manuscript. Which is a giant relief. I’m stuck again, but at least it’s not in that same darn place! I ate a lot of cinnamon bears and Fernwood’s mint sandwiches. And drank a lot of water. And part of the time I was writing with Ann Dee Ellis, which helped, because every time I got tempted to sneak onto the internet to mess around I was scared that she would catch me.
This was such a fantastic experience. And I know Sandy and Ali were rockstars and got a lot accomplished–good for you! Did anyone else participate? It was great to give me the push I needed, and also so much more doable for me than NaNoWriMo. I am a slow writer, so it’s nice to be able to set my own goal. Something to push me, but not something completely unachievable.
And now I can buy something to hang on these very, very white walls.
The ladies over at Throwing Up Words (who organized the marathon) are going to do it again, and I will be sure to link to it when they do.
P.S. Also: this may be the best post on writing I’ve ever read, from Maggie Stiefvater.
P.P.S. I have a signing this Saturday (see the Events page for details). 🙂