Word Count Wednesday: 26 Oct 2022

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

Due to work commitments and T’s (four-day!) birthday celebrations, my writing week consisted of a morning and evening: yesterday! I’m pleased with what I got done though as I continued the monologues (1,154 words) and planned a new novel for nanowrimo.org (639 words).

It’s not even one I’d thought of before yesterday but I definitely think has enough legs to see the 50,000 words through. We’re off to Iceland in a couple of weeks and I’ll have the weekend to myself so I have high hopes of getting a chunk done then. In past years I’ve done around 8,000 words the first weekend then nothing until the final week when I crammed to get the remaining 40,000+ done, and in most years have managed it. Back in 2009 I wrote The Serial Dater, a first draft of 117,540 words, in 28 days! So I shall keep you updated. Speaking of which…

For those of you who’ve been following the saga of my broken ankle, I’m two weeks and a day out of my cast. I have a boot which I use for walking, otherwise I can get around, albeit slowly, in normal footwear and most importantly I can drive! Very relieved. It’ll be a while before I’m jogging (not that I ever did) but happy to be able to go up and down the stairs (carefully) and be crutch-free so I can carry things again and therefore less reliant on others.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing related, over the past seven days.

2 thoughts on “Word Count Wednesday: 26 Oct 2022

  1. WorldWideWalkies says:

    Wooo Hooo! Driving again. I’m so pleased you’re on the mend.
    I’ve got 2,500 words done and published for my latest blog on arriving in Albania. I decided to abandon Italy even though there was more to write, as I was a little stuck on it and my blog is already 5 months behind my current travels! A new country gives me new impetus.
    I am pleased that my blog about Dogs in Ancient Rome has been picked up and reblogged by another doggie website, who is keen to collaborate. I have a request for another guest post on skiing with dogs for the website Learning from Dogs.
    I’ve had some very pawsitive feedback from my beta readers on my upcoming travel memoir, To Hel In A Hound Cart, which is always a relief when you release a baby into the world!
    This week, more blogging to get ahead before the final proof and edit of the beta manuscript and the dash to the finish line of publication.
    I also have the horror of a computer change. I’ve had a new laptop since February but haven’t been able to face changing over. It’s always at least a day of not being able to get into anything because you’ve lost all the passwords and you have to shift over all your programs like ProWritingAid. With my writing commitments, I just haven’t had time, but now the mouse pad on my current laptop has given up the ghost, so I have no choice.
    Wish me luck!

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    • morgenbailey says:

      Hi. I hope you’ve managed to get everything done. I’m probably going to upgrade my iMac after I’ve moved but they talk to each other so hopefully it’ll be smooth sailing. One of T’s housemates has moved out so I’m using his room temporarily as an office (I’d brought a table but there’s already a desk there) so am switching from my laptop to the iMac which will be a pleasure – 27″ screen instead of 12″ – especially useful now I’ve started NaNoWriMo so will be at the desk more this month.

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