Monday, August 13, 2012

50 Word Day

And if you are really, really stuck, and have been for a while, please don't use my call for a 2000 word day as more potential fodder for beating yourself up. Sometimes, a 50 word goal is really what we should try for. 50 words, before feeding the dogs (well, maybe after that), checking email, looking at text, or the latest sales at _________ (fill in the blank).

Do not judge the words, just get them on paper. And then 50 more. In a few days, you have a page, and a page becomes a paper. One foot in front of the other; it takes time to recover from periods of fallow.

1 comment:

  1. Yesss..when you are really struggling to start, 50 words seems like much more feasible goal than aiming for 2000. My friend suggested using the Omm Writer app - it really helps to just let the words flow without editing, worrying about citations, &t...

    if that fails, i can always fall back on my old standby - rewarding myself with smarties per page i write!