Before we check in for Word Count Wednesday, I just want to thank all my new campaigner friends and blog hop friends. It’s been so fun to meet you all and I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better. Also, don't forget that today is the last day to enter the Awesome August blog hop from my Monday post. Go here for details.
This week has been good and bad for me. Bad, because I’m dealing with some insomnia issues and instead of lying in my bed waiting for sleep or doing one more cockamamie remedy which is “sure to work,” I’ve been up writing. So, the good news is I got 4880 words this week. Woohoo! And my characters are at a big turning point in the story so it will be easy to continue.
As I've been wide awake these days I've been thinking a lot about my writing process. I think it’s sort of like when our family rented some tandem bikes and I was paired with my seventeen-year old son. He was in front, steering, and I was behind, pedaling. We went down a large hill, and, honestly, it scared me. Not because I didn’t trust my son, but I wasn’t steering, I couldn’t see what was ahead, and we were going very fast. All I could do was keep my feet to the pedals and hang on.
To me, writing is a lot like that sometimes. We can’t see what’s ahead, and most of the time other people like publishers, agents, or even marketing must-do lists are steering us. And it may feel like we’re just along for the ride and it can be scary. But I think if we hang on, and let go of some fears, we’ll eventually feel the wind in our hair and we can enjoy the ride that comes with every writing journey and experience. At least I hope I can.
How did you do with your word count this week?