Statistics

I've written 10k words this week.

Wow.

Especially considering that the past two years of brain storming produced about 15k words. In five days of tunneled dedication, I've almost doubled my word count.

After the initial excitement died down, I thought of something Stephenie Meyer said in an interview: "I used to read three or four books a week, but I can’t read while I’m writing. "

When I read that in December, I thought, "Croopus, that's a bummer. I'm glad that's not my groove."

But now it's looking like it is. Like I'm the most prolific when I cut out all distractions.

Ah, well, if the French can suffer to be beautiful, I suppose I can handle a little reading withdraw to be a writer. Just as long as this isn't a permanant situation. And considering how nicely I'm clipping along at the moment, the time for picking up books again can't be too far away.

7 comments:

Erin said...

Woo-hoo! Wow. Go Noel!

Janet Rubin said...

You go girl! I'm so proud of you. 10 K. Great.

What's the deal with Spiderwick Chronicles, by the way? Waste of time? What about Jerry Spinelli?

Noel De Vries said...

Downside: I have a SPLITTING headache. But thanks for the support!

Spiderwick, Janet ... my brother read them, said they were all right, got him into fencing for a while, but nothing super. I'm not really a creature-fest sort of person myself.

Freddie Highmore is cute, but I really haven't looked into the movie, since the books were just okay, according to Robbie.

I'm not a huge Spinelli fan ... I've read Eggs and Stargirl. Eh. Have you gotten to Star of Kazan yet? Or Hope Was Here or Ring of Endless Light? :)

Janet Rubin said...

I just started reading Hope Was Here. You start to love it right away:)

Janet Rubin said...

Ane sucked me into one of those silly blog-tag things. And I tag...you. See my blog. Ignore if you want:)

Marie DeVries said...
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Marie DeVries said...

I cant believe you made it! I never could... I can give up chocolates, and other 'sweats', but reading is just one treat I CANNOT give up. At least, it would be VERY hard...