Saturday, March 8, 2014

so i am obviously not going to write the next war and peace!

jeepers, this writing thing is rough! i was going along thinking, wow, i've really gotten a good start going on this book of mine, and then i realized the word processor program was showing me a word count in the bottom corner of the screen and so i asked msg how long a book usually was, and he said maybe 50,000 words for a short one and 100,000 for a medium-ish one and a couple hundred thou for a long one.

so i'm only at like 5% of the way done!

whoosh. guess i'd better get cracking.


Sidore-chan said...

As Gandhi once said, 'Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.' Keep going, petal! Don't pay attention to the word count; that'll just slow you down!

As an aside, the captcha thingy below asks, 'Please prove you're not a robot', which I find extremely racist.

Claire said...

thank you so much for the words of encouragement, sidore-chan! once again, msg turned into a big computer hog and kept me away from my book (/allowed me several months to be lazy). he is on fire in the fast-novel-writing category, another whole novel in 3 months. i do not know how he does it. this writing game is tough!

the worst thing about the captcha racism is, it's not even using the right terminology! there are no hacker robots, only human hackers and hacker programs. saying robots are hackers is like saying men are from venus and women are from mars!

stupid captcha.

thanks again, sidore-chan!