Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word Count Wednesday

I am so happy this week. My favorite TV show Castle did a stellar season premiere on Monday night and I’m totally looking forward to the rest of the season.

And in other good news, I did just over 2400 words this week and I’m feeling back in the groove. Then, when I was driving my son’s lunch down to him this afternoon I figured out how to fix a plot hole. I totally love it when that happens, and I’ve been feverishly trying to write it all down before I forget it. (That happens a lot. I think it’s like the saying says, the more kids you have, the more forgetful you are. Haha. I’m lucky I remember anything at all!) So, it's been a good week for me.

How did you do this week? And did you see Castle?

8 comments:

Debra Erfert said...

Oh! My! Heck! Did I see Castle? Only like every second of it. Oh, and that made me think of something you "griped" about a couple of posts back. You said you couldn't understand anyone who would read the ending of a book yet you searched out the spoilers for Castle moments after the final breath of the last season. Say what? Didn't that take some of the polish off the brass for you knowing . . . uh, certain things I won't say here cuz I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. lol . . .

I'm not sure how much I actually wrote this week, but since I got back from vacation on the September 3, I edited a 76K ms in 6 days, and wrote 21K in 11 days, plus planned and executed a church ward river float down/cookout, visited our out-of-town son and cherished daughter-in-law and watched that opening episode of Castle. I might have slept in there someplace. :)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I guess for me, I don't think of spoilers the same as knowing the end of a book. I don't know how Castle will play out. I know how I want it to. But I was only spoiled as to the first two minutes of the premiere and to the fact that they have a new boss who is by the book. I think it's sort of like reading the first chapter of a book, like a teaser. Although, in the instance of Castle, I might forego my policy of not reading the end. I love them together and sometimes wish the relationship would hurry along. But the romantic tension is delicious. :)

Congrats on all that work you accomplished. You're a superwoman! :)

Debra Erfert said...

I knew the ending before it got there--of Castle, that is. I mean, how many times have they played that scenario out before? Not Castle, but other series. Sigh . . . I think I watch too much TV.

I have been flexing my writing muscles lately for this romance competition due in 9 days. I'm on the last chapter and no more than 4500 words left I can use. I hate being capped. (20K to 25K) I haven't done any of the 200 word short story challenges yet, like you did--which was fabulous by the way. Loved the way you could take that little snippet and work a whole story around his being caught and (almost) tortured. It was perfect.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Aw, Deb, you're too sweet. That was a fun challenge to do. I'd never done anything with 200 words before and I liked the tightness of it. I'll be crossing my fingers for you in the romance competition.

As for Castle, the reason why I like the show is because of the writing. I find it quite refreshing from other shows I've seen. Although, my heart broke a little for Castle on this past Monday. Nathan Fillion is an amazing actor. :)

Jordan McCollum said...

I took the weekend off to visit family, but I pumped out another 8k this week to get me to 15k. Feels so good to be drafting again, having fun with a story. Woot!

Melanie Goldmund said...

I'm still trying to catch up on Castle -- I'm in the middle of the second season, with very little time to watch now that I have my new calling. I haven't even seen the first episode of the new Downton Abbey yet, though I did take time out for Doctor Who on Saturday.

I feel like I write all day, every day, and yet I have to announce a word count of zero because I didn't work on my story. I don't know how real life teachers do it, I really don't. They probably rely more on their mouths than on their fingers. I'm hoping I'll get used to the situation soon and have more energy once I'm out of this initial stage, but until then ...

Sarah Pearson said...

A very low word count this week, sigh. Next week will be better :-)

Crystal said...

Woot! Congrats on your writing accomplishments! :-D