The Aftermath

I did not succeed in the 11.11.11 challenge but I did get caught up and move ahead by a day in word count which makes me very happy. Part of me is also glad that I did not force myself to complete the challenge. My brain and body’s response to the 7.25 hours of solid writing time and 7,817 words – all in verse – was 13 hours of non-stop sleep afterward. Totally kills productivity for today but attempting it anyways.

For today, I find myself having to say a certain mantra over and over again. November is for writing, December is for salvaging and editing.

Word Sprints are fantastic for word count but highly questionable on usability and that fact drives editor me insane. Since yesterday consisted of non stop word sprints, editor me is throwing a giant hissy fit. Wanted to spend today sorting through the first 20,000 words to figure out where everything was, were everything goes as the work covers several different novels and projects.

November is for writing, December is for salvaging and editing.

While apparently capable of 7,000+ words a day, I don’t plan to write that much again per day if I can help it. I will confess that it makes 2,000 words per day seem easy-peasy. Not intimidated by 2,000 words anymore.

Today’s game plan to put down another 2,000 words so I can hang onto my lead for a time when writing isn’t an option later on in the month. Thanksgiving and the day after are the most likely culprits. I also need to figure out what to post for New Poetry Wednesday. A whole lot to choose from but not sure that any are ready for their public debut.

November is for writing, December is for salvaging and editing.

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