Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I'm {cough} down another 2000 words in wordcount.

This is depressing because you know I want to keep that sidebar going up, making progress toward my goal of being DONE with the first draft by Surrey. However, I _knew_ that the stuff I cut out today had to go. It was weak, weak, weak. I didn't like it when I wrote it but I let it stand as a placeholder because I wasn't sure what else to do. Well, I think I've got a better line now, so out it comes. Fortunately tomorrow I get to add words, and try out the new subplot(s).

Eeep, except I'm not going to be at work for the next 3 days, so I don't have scheduled writing time. Guess I'm gonna have to make time some other way and get the word count back up!


Diana Peterfreund said...

My wordcount keeps going down too, Susan. REVISIONS! ARGH!

But I got a big pep talk from a friend who was all "better to cut than to suck" so here I go...

Susan Adrian said...


Better to cut than suck. I like that.

Do you stop to revise as you go too, or have you already finished the first draft?

Cindy said...

Better to cut than suck, I like it too!

Good luck increasing the wordcount whilst caring for family, there's a challenge I can understand. I've started journalling again, trying to figure out what petty foolishness is behind my latest writer angst. (G)

2K, you can make that up!

Susan Adrian said...


Yep, I'll make it up somewhere. Or decide to make the book shorter. {g}

You go too!