Sunday, February 14, 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: 1013 words

Sentence: "They have no imagination in fighting, so I rarely have to use mine."

Tuesday: 1013 words

Sentence: In another moment, the bafflement might flash into a realization that pierced her secret hurts, and that she could not bear for him or anyone to see.

Wednesday: 669 words

Sentence: Except for herself, because she was not a wife and no man had leave to strike her except Sir Hilary, whose courage she had been careful never to mock, however else she might nettle him.

Thursday: 1177 words

Sentence: "What was I going to do, tie it up in this cloak?"

Friday: 1234 words

Sentence: "I'm not the one who risked catching my death by standing out in the whipping rain, merely to wash some mud from my face."

Saturday: Spent all day at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Huzzah!

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!


Kimberly Job said...

What a great idea to keep yourself motivated. I look forward to meeting you at Storymakers.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks, Kimberly! I'm excited to meet you, too. :-)