Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Word Count Wednesday

Well, so far I'm doing great on my New Year's goals. I have been getting rid of a grocery bag full of paper every day, I've read two books so far this year, and I've been revising my manuscript.

Because I'm revising and adding in a storyline, I haven't had a great word count, but I did add 1028 words to my manuscript. So I'm counting that as a success.

There is just something so satisfying about revising and molding my manuscript. I really do love that part of writing.

How did you do this week?


Charlie Moore said...

I have made a commitment to write more in 2012. To that end I am starting the year strong. Well, for me anyway. I manage approx 1000 words. Hopefully I can report some progress each week.

Debra Erfert said...

Yay on the word count, Julie! Sad to say I haven't written anything I can officially declare as "word count" to my current WIP, but I did have an epiphany yesterday while I was washing my hair in the shower about how I can make my paranormal more sellable. As it stands right now it's, how did that one lit agent put it? my MC's too much like every other he's read. Okay, I realize now that my character's paranormal ability isn't enough to catch an agent's interest, but after I change it up somewhat, I think she's salvageable. I'm also adding another storyline to my WIP too, coincidentally enough. Since January 1st I've read two ebooks I downloaded onto my Kindle since I haven't the energy to do much of anything else besides lay on the couch and recoup from bronchitis. (Official diagnosis as of yesterday. *sigh*)

Also, I have a bit of news. I've been invited to write a post every other week for the ANWA Founders & Friends blog at and I invite anybody interested enough to click on over there this Friday and check out my first post. I'm petrified nobody will leave a comment and they'll ask me to find guest bloggers for the rest of the six months of my term. I could happen!

Janice Sperry said...

I'm always inspired while in the shower too. It must be something about the warm water - or the fact that I am no where near a pen.

I'm still plugging away at my edit. I keep coming up with ways to fix those little things that bother me.

Debra Erfert said...

@Janice, or maybe it's because we can't hear anything except the sounds of our own thoughts as the water beats down on our head.

Rebecca H. Jamison said...

Good job, Julie. You crack me up with your bag of paper. I have a similar goal.

And Debra, I'll follow that blog and try to remember to comment on Friday.

My kids went back to school today after a 2 week break, so I actually sat down and added all my scribbled ideas into the manuscript. So I'm back in the game with a couple pages today.

Debra Erfert said...

Thanks, Rebecca!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Charlie, that's awesome! Way to go! You and I are in the same boat I think.

Debra, that happens to me, too. I always get my best ideas in the tub or near a swimming pool. Weird. And congrats on the ANWA thing! I'll be popping over for sure.

Janice, I think it must be a writer thing! And it's good you're moving along in your edit and finding all the things that bother you. I can't wait until I'm at that point myself.

Rebecca, is it because we're writers that paper automatically multiplies in our homes? I just can't believe how much paper I have. Congrats on getting back in the game. :)

Angie said...

Hi! Sorry I haven't been around as much. December threw me off, writing wise. But this week, I've written two pages every day so far. I hope to keep that up for a total of fifty pages this month.