Friday, May 30, 2008

Testing, testing... Is this thing on??

All right people, it's warm up time.

Welcome to the Friday post, every Friday one of the suckers, oops, I mean privileged will post about their week of writing and invite you to leave a comment with your word count so that your meter can be updated by Sunday evening. It'll go something like this;

Okay, check up time! How you doing? Me? Well, let's see.... the blood pressures up and I'm not sleeping... What? Oh, you want my writing check in, oh sorry about that, I'm just a little all over the place. Personality splits, full requests and damn characters that do whatever they want will do that to a person. This week I hit the starting blocks and forgot to check the date. Yep, I went early but that's okay, it's all about the writing no matter when you do it. I've been writing up a storm, in the last two days. We won't talk about the ones before that, nope, definitely not. They sucked! But sometime on Wednesday, or was it Thursday? Who knows, all I know is someone opened the dam and out it all came. Last night we hit some rocks, we're a little bruised but still moving down river and that's what counts. Speaking of counts, my word count for the week (and I'm soooo tempted to put it on my word count meter) is 6,782! Now I know it doesn't seem like much but it's just two days worth. I've still got today to go! woohoo
So, how'd you all go this week? I'm waiting to hear (I'm also lacing up my size 9 boots for those needing a kick in the butt), leave a comment and I'll do a cheer, hand you the tissues or kick you butt, whichever you need.

So, you see, it's not that scary. You've all left comments before so you know what to do. During June you'll have all weekend to leave your comment. The check in post will go up on Friday and we'll update all the word count meters by 8pm Sunday (that's Sydney time), won't matter because by Monday you'll be able to see how everyone is doing and lend a hand with the cheering, shoulder crying or butt kicking. Remember, we're all in this together!

Oh, and during the week we'll post a couple of inspirational posts for those needing to be inspired. Now if I could just work out how to post some pix of some hunks we'd be set.

See you Sunday for the starters gun!!

8 comments:

The Dribbler said...

Er....I've written nothing today except emails.

Played a lot of Mahjong though....
Thought about my 50K's book....
Fended off a couple of pesky telemarketers.....
Made a couple of minor adjustments to one of my old manuscripts.....
Reread the 400 words of my short story that I've written....
Thought about dinner.....

Nope. No writing whatsoever.

Like a blushing literary virgin, I'm saving myself for June 1.

Cathryn

Sandie Hudson said...

Yes well Cath, I've written nothing either. Well except emails, posted a blog, had a couple of cups of coffee. Looked at my lappy with my CataU challenge WIP there staring at me, daring me to write something, anything, but all I'm getting is the heroines father wanting to tell me about his sex romp with the heroes mother. YUCK no, not interested. Don't like the old fart, or her for that matter so would I want them having sex. Yuck shudder at the thought. So I'm ignoring them hoping against hope something else will come along.

Only crazy people would be writers.

Hugs
Sandie

Rachael Blair said...

I love the blushing literary virgin image - I'll be one too. I'm just writing down a few random notes about my 50k novel... whatever comes into my head as a possibility really.

Funny... this completely pantsing thing scares the bejeebies out of me now, but when I started writing 10 years ago, it's all I ever did. Think that's partly the reson why none of them re published thought.

Anonymous said...

I'm in stressout already and it hasn't begun. Google won't recognise me but then when I try and create an account it tells me I'm already there and won't redo it... I'm not getting any emails... so feel totally isolated. However, I have managed to find this site... without even getting in properly as it won't recognise my email or password...
I just think it will be harder to not feel part of things...
Anyway... here goes with this test one... Meryl.

Rachael Blair said...

Hey Meryl

Glad you found us. This will be the best place to keep up to date anyway. And it's vitl you can post here, cos this is where you'll post your word counts.

RACH!

Sandie Hudson said...

Hi Meryl

Glad you found us here, sorry you're having so much trouble with Google dumb thing.

You don't have to sign in with Google to post here and you can use the Name/URL so your name will show up as the postee (???), you don't need a URL for that. We can't have you feeling isolated so we'll find one way or another to make sure you're getting the support you need.

Hugs
Sandie

lesleyinfreo said...

I am getting over a bad cold. I have been at work all week trying to get all the things done that my boss is expecting when he gets back from his 5 week holiday. I have said yes to only one social activity over the long w/e. I got good feedback on the GMC of my H/h and the roadshow.

I have no reason not to write - let's see what happens.

good luck to everyone

cheers

lesley

Diane said...

Good luck to everyone,

I've been transporting my mind back to the time that i'm writing about and have posted on the blog about it.

Diane