Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fat Fingers

No not that kind of fat finger. I literally have swollen fingers this morning. Heh. It's kind of sick how proud I am that my fingers look like little sausages. You see, this happens every time I get a lot of words out. Two thousand words and my hands are a little achy. Four thousand and I wake up with ballpark fingers. My wedding ring is insanely tight (it doesn't help that I'm about twenty pounds heavier than when I got married) and making a fist takes some effort (thank goodness I'm a lover, not a fighter).

And as uncomfortable as it is, I'm happy about it.

It's been a long time since I even hit my goal of writing (or doing something else writerly) for an hour every day. Sure, life's been nuts for the past couple months, but that's no excuse. I'm a writer; I should be writing. Well, thanks to November and the little promise I made myself, I am writing again.

As of yesterday, I passed the 10% mark. I don't know if I'll be able to write that much every day, but it's nice to know I have some words in the bank if I have a squirmy day or if I get busy.

Whether it's NaNo or Sven or forging ahead in your own way, how's it going in your world?



Kristen Painter said...

I'm about to go for a walk, then get started writing when I get back.

Way to go on making your goal! I'm proud of you and a little bit jealous. lol

JenWriter said...

Yay! That's awesome.

Since I'm doing Sven, I haven't started yet and I'm still trying to decide which book I'm going to write during that. Decisions, decisions.

liz fenwick said...

Excellant news, I think. May your fingers swell frequently!!!

Wendy Roberts said...

Congrats on the fat fingers he he!

Dixon Webb said...

Good Morning . . .Great blog. Your list of 'must reads' tells the tale. If I wrote my list 90% of your books would be on it. Noticed you start your blog with a quote from Louis L'Amour. He was one lucky writer. He once said that he could write anytime, anywhere, rain or shine. Wish I could. Starting is a big problem. Next comes using the right words, then (for me) endless rewriting and editing. After a couple of years (slow learner) I have found that short stories are more difficult than long ones. I just read Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" which was a wonderful read on an obscure subject,(cathedral building in medieval England). It could have been done with 50% fewer pages, yet it was still terrific. Anyway, stay with it. You've got a good book somewhere in your head.

Marty said...

Good for you - keep up the good work!