Sunday, February 28, 2010

Summary Sunday

Some writers I know write much faster than I do. Some writers I know write slower. Some writers I know write more hours a day than I do. Some writers I know write less. One thing I've learned. I cannot successfully complete a new book if I worry about comparing myself to others, therefore...I write the number of words a day that I write. I write the number of hours a week that I write. When my efforts feel so small that I sometimes wonder if it's worth it to continue, I take this verse as my mantra:

"Out of small things proceeds that which is great." (Doctrine & Covenants 64:33)

Here is a weekly summary of my often "small" writing efforts. And just for fun, I'm throwing in one "new" sentence a day from my daily writing. These sentences may or may not make the final editing cut when all is said and done, so enjoy them while you can!

Thanks for joining me on my journey!

Monday: 1011 words

Sentence: He blamed an unseen root for his stumble as he remembered Lisette.

Tuesday: 423 words

Sentence: He had marveled that a hand so small could feel so strong and determined against his sleeve and had experienced an almost overwhelming urge to tangle his fingers into hers to discover if he had only imagined their unexpected vitality.

Wednesday: 509 words

Sentence: One large section (of hair) stood up from the back of her head in a frizzy heap, while another exploded like a fuzzy bush from the right side of her head.

Thusday: 642 words

Sentence: He did not think his opponents today had been seasoned warriors, but he had never been faced with two assailants at once before, and he had been desperate that she not be proved right.

And that's all she wrote this week!

If anyone would like to start a Summary Sunday on their own blog, you're welcome to share my idea. All I ask is that you link back to my original blog link. Maybe we can start a new meme (rhymes with "cream") for working writers!


Nichole Giles said...

Way to go, Joyce! Great mantra, by the way.

Nichole--who has one chapter of rewrites left, and then to mess with the beginning again. Aack!

Joyce DiPastena said...

One chapter to go! Awesome, Nichole! I know what you mean about having to go back and mess with the beginning, though. I'm torn between going back and messing with MY beginning or pressing on with the mishmash I currently have! Good luck to you!