Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

Saw something today that has nothing to do with writing, but made me smile, so I thought I would share:

I do a little part-time work at an office center nearby. About a week ago, a bunch of construction paper ornaments went up on the side wall of the main office, each one featuring a toy or other gift for a specific age-range. The board next to it announced that anyone who wanted to donate for homeless children could select an ornament, purchase the appropriate gift, and drop it off by mid-next-week.

Today I walked in, and the wall was empty except for one ornament. Beautiful.

As far my writing, the word count experiment is off to a good start. Seeing the tangible quantity is encouraging, and it's at such a pace that I'm pleased with the quality as well. I think it might be more effective if I weren't pausing around 1k words to do some editing every day, but I need to polish that off, too.

Really having fun with the short story I mentioned in the last post. I've thrown in two Celtic-geek in-jokes: the name of the seaside city is Abeul (... as in port ...), and I made a reference to a kind of river song - and since strathspey refers to the river Spey in Scotland, the canny could infer that's what I'm talking about.

I think I am going to track my word counts, but I'll put it at the bottom of the post so y'all can feel free to skip it.

Count for 12/2 - 12/8: 7,719.


Cherie Reich said...

Great word count! Keep up the good work. :D

Angie said...

That's a great word count. And that is great that all the ornaments were taken. Hope you have a great Christmas!