Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Week, Another Digit Counter Falls

By Michael Seese

Considering the weekend Castle marathon (with the subsequent reviews posted here), it's amazing I managed to get any writing done on "Eiffel." But I did, surpassing 40,000 yesterday.

2/13/13      32,461
2/14/13      34,570
2/15/13      35,296
2/16/13      36,140
2/17/13      37,288
2/18/13      39,456
2/19/13      40,539
2/20/13      40,784

Monday (2/18), as you can see, was an outstanding day, despite the fact that:

1. I forgot my glasses. You should have seen me in the dimly lit coffeeshop, writing at arm's length, and
2. When I fired up my laptop in the aforementioned coffeeshop, my PC spit out an error message about not being able to start Windows, and then spent the longest 10 minutes of my life "repairing." But it seems to be fine now.

Yes, Monday was just one of those days when the words flowed. All told, I wrote 2,168. But to underscore just how in tune I was, I had completed just short of 1,000 by 11:00, and thought I would take a break. But then I thought, "Ooh! One more thing." Fifteen minutes later, I had another 415 words.

I feel I'm entering a little bit of  rough patch right now. Plot-wise, the Tower is under way, and I haven't as yet decided how to keep driving the action. (I recognize the previous statement probably makes minimal sense to you; but I know what I'm talking about.) But I will press on, and hope that I find the words.

More often than not, I do. And tonight is a treadmill night; walking is usually good for 500 or so.

Onward, onward...


  1. You go!! I'm currently in the phase of deleting words. Ugh! Makes me wonder if I'll have any left!!! :)

    Good luck in finishing. Write-write-write!

  2. Looks like you're doing great! Just ignore the idea of a rough patch. There's a saying that goes something like, "Once you finally decide to tackle the obstacle, the obstacle tends to melt away into nothing." Meaning, of course, that roadblocks are often bigger and meaner in our own heads than in reality.