Sunday, March 7, 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!

Tuesday: 879 words

Sentence: She suspected he had been born with a nature of ice, and wondered if his mother had spent nine months chilled to the bone before his birth.

Wednesday: 908 words

Sentence: "I have been laying the groundwork for this since before you ever came to Poitiers," he said.

Friday: word count ambiguous; retooling an early chapter

New sentence: Acelet stared at Joslin in surprise, and Joslin, meeting his gaze with a rising color in her cheeks, lowered her eyes quickly back to her embroidery and sent her needle flying in and out of the cloth.

Saturday: 733 words

Sentence: Had he inadvertently said something more to set her off tattling falsehoods to the duke?

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...

I love your sentence teasers, Joyce! Especially the Tuesday one. So, so great.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks, Nichole. Once in a blue moon I have stroke of semi-brilliance. LOL!