Sunday, April 11, 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: 636 words

Sentence: She would mock and gibe and cast little daggers honed to a fine sting with her tongue.


Tuesday: 409 words


Sentence: But her brother's face smudged amidst her tears, the red-gold ringlets smearing into silken flax as his features melted into those of another.


Wednesday: 763 words


Sentence: "The man is double-tongued and double-hearted."


Thursday: 1072 words


Sentence: She had seen alarm in his face, heard panic in his voice, but she did not know just how desperate he truly was until she felt his fingers digging into her wrists hard enough to bruise her.


Friday: 1358 words


Sentence: His voice was deadly level, as steady as the wrist that held his blade.


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.

2 comments:

Laura Fabiani said...

You're working hard and it shows. I like the first sentence. Sounds like a feisty character!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks, Laura. I'm plugging along, which I guess is better than not plugging at all. I'm glad you liked my sentence. :-)