Tami's day 13 word count: 0 ::sigh::
Tami's July word count: 13,068
Overall word count: 2,981 on Parlor
Cups of coffee drank: 1
Music: John Mayer
Mindset: Today was an odd day for me. I woke up with four...count them FOUR bug bites on my feet. Now, not your average bug bite, but 3 the size of dimes (on the same foot no less) and the other is on the top bone of my right foot and is HUGE. It is about the size of a golf ball. No joke. I had to wear those cheap $5 flip flops that I wear to the beach. You know those? So yeah, that's how my day STARTED and it went downhill from there. Without getting into more detail, that's why my word count sat at zero. I actually wrote a little but it wasn't worth counting (about 150 words). Tomorrow will be better because tomorrow is the start of WEEK 3!
Hope your day was better than mine, Tracy. How'd it go in your neck of the woods?
Well, I didn't have any nasty bug bites. Yikes! But I did have a blast chatting with teens online via http://www.teenrc.ca/ a site devoted to keeping teens reading in the summer and talking up their favourite books, doing reviews, posting their own writing, etc. I was there as my pen name, Judith Graves. We discussed YA paranormal fiction, the merits (or de-merits) of Twilight on the genre, playing music, being in bands, poetry, songwriting, pets, horror movies - you name it. I loved it and hope to return again next summer and hopefully some of them will have read my book. ;)
Tracy's day 13 word count: LI: 652, WS: 274
Tracy's July word count: 18 669
Overall word count: LI now: 38 436, WS now: 16 274
Cups of coffee drank: Many.
Music:I had my "jogging" playlist on iTunes going for most of the day. It's a collection of faster tunes that charge me up when I'm on the treadmill. For some reason if I'm listening to fast music, I type faster. ;)
Mindset: Distracted. I wrote early in the day and was worrying my internet connection would die on me before the author chat (it had died the day before for a few hours of random stress). I didn't meet my goal, but I managed to stay focused long enough to get some ideas down and that's the main thing.
I did read a fantastic, heartstring-tugging book though: You, maybe by Rachel Vail. Wow - it totally reminded me why highschool crushes sucked the big one.
So, let's purge ourselves of those stories, 1k-a-day-ers! Get the words out, get them down - get writing!