feel the burn!

I’ve discovered something about myself — When pushed, or rather “egged on” – I’m capable of writing 5,000 words a day.

No kidding.

I’ve been averaging somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 a day, but actually pushed close to 6k one day.  It’s exhausting, because they have to be not just good words, but great words. I write a clean first draft, with little edits afterwards, so I take my words seriously. By the end of a week I’m wiped out, and feel physically drained, but GOD it’s a good feeling !

It’s like excercising – sure it burns, and you’re sweaty and exhausted – but you’ve done such a good thing for your body.  In this case, for the Writerly Mind.

But you know what they say . . . Use it, or Lose it 🙂

  2 comments for “feel the burn!

  1. August 14, 2008 at 5:34 am

    You must still be working hard, as you’ve been so quiet lately. Your writerly self must be fit and trim by this time.

    Way to go.

  2. August 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I’m tired of feeling the burn, I want to feel something else. Blog already!

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