Thursday, July 16, 2009

Could I hear a Woot?

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.

11 comments:

Donna said...

Yay, Tricia!

Rick Daley said...

Woot!

I'm trying to get in 5,000 a week.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Woot! Congrats :) I did the 10k challenge but I gotta say most of what I wrote was crap. I think I'll stick to writing when inspiration hits me.

MeganRebekah said...

That's awesome you hit you goal!
Congrats!

Andrea Cremer said...

Woot!!

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow, good for you, Tricia!

Yat-Yee said...

Two woots: woot, woot!

Glad you took time away to do other stuff. Maybe that's how you refuel.

PJ Hoover said...

Woot! Way to go! And how awesome that you pushed yourself to just do it!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm getting, like, all teary-eyed from the wonderful comments and support. Or perhaps I'm just a blubbering idiot after that marathon of writing. *grins like a maniac*
Seriously, thank you all so much!
Rick-- yeah, usually I'm a 5k a week kinda writer. This was another planet.
Amanda--that's why I didn't attempt the 10k. I knew it was too much for me and what I wanted to accomplish (namely rewrite this book) but it was worth the effort to do the 5K

Stephanie, PQW said...

You go, Pat! Woot! Woot!

Now could you rub a little of that off onto me, please?!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks, Stephanie! Wish I knew how to bottle it.....