Earlier on I wrote about making a daily to-do list. As promised, I wrote one. One of the items on that list was to break my drought and start writing again. I made a vow to write 500 words.
I did–sort of. I ended up writing a single paragraph…over and over and over. Before I exited out of Word for the last time I think there’s about 80 words down. Overall I think I surpassed the 500 mark with relative ease.
I’m torn. I don’t know how to feel. Am I happy with the 80 words I put together at the end of a lot of writing, or should I be ashamed that there aren’t 500 words down? Every other time I’ve set myself a word goal I would always make sure that that number of words was on the screen before calling it quits.
Also, on another note entirely, today is the first time I ever wrote and rewrote something over and over again. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on one story, let alone a paragraph.
Regardless, I wrote. For the first time in a long time, I have a new piece of fiction in the works. Tomorrow I think I will set myself a very specific goal and make sure that I finish the number of words I set out to write. That way I won’t be too hard on myself.