Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fast Draft - Day 1

So I'm doing Fast Draft, which is writing a novel in two weeks. I'm actually taking a whole big course from Candace Havens and Fast Draft is only a tiny part of it. Anyway, its day one. Didn't go that well. The goal is 5,000 words. I fell short by whopping 3,681. I'm going to have to make some changes in my schedule to accomplish this. Like going to bed at a decent hour so I can actually get up before noon.

And, while there are no excuses or complaining allowed in FD, I do have one legitimate problem. One of my fingers is swollen. Banging on the keys to pound out a novel is physically painful, and yeah, novels aren't usually physically painful. Emotional pain, mental pain, both expected. I'm hoping this finger issue is just one hell of a hang nail, and that it will make an actual appearance so I can pull it.

And I know what you're thinking, if this finger is so bad why am I writing a blog post? The finger is up at the moment. I'm basically typing with one and a half hands. Which is fine now, but not when I'm trying to get 5k in two and a half hours or less, its not going to work.

So, I'm thinking about switching to hand written pages instead. Thankfully I'm left handed and the right hand has the affliction. The only problem is I can't keep track of word count that way, and I have no Write or Die to keep focused. It should be interesting. FD might have to wait till next week, when it officially starts. Until then I'll either switch to paper or have some asprin and just get what I can get. Not going to bother to stop working on this project, because I've already jumped the gun on it. I started it like last week or the week before, so I've already got a little chunk done.

Till tomorrow.

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