Twelve hours ago I posted that I would try to write 5,000 words today in the rewrite of a YA fantasy. I did it! Woo-hoo!
I really did not expect to when I reached mid-afternoon burnout. I was just over 2,000 and felt I didn't have enough juice to keep going. Loser, I said. But then I decided it wouldn't hurt to keep going and see what happened.
What is really neat is that I didn't thrash myself. I actually did 20 minutes of yoga, made meals, took care of business e-mails and phone calls, and still made the word count.
I've always worked with deadlines and goals but this took it to a new level. Happy re-writer here.