I spent most of yesterday word warring with my friend Tami. Let me tell ya, it was great for my word count. Yesterday alone I wrote 3304. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t think I’ve ever written that much in a single day before. A few more good days like that and I’ll be caught up in no time. 🙂
For those of you unfamiliar with word wars, here’s how it works. Two (or more) people set a designated time for writing, say from :15 to :30. For those 15 minutes you just write, don’t stop to edit, don’t let yourself get distracted, just write. At the end of the 15 minutes (or however long you designate), everyone compares word count to see who did the best. I don’t know if it’s the time limit or just the competition, but I get my best word count in by word warring. Tami nearly always beats me, but that’s ok. 🙂 I’m just always excited by how much I get written in such a short time.
Today I’m awake far earlier than I’d have chosen on my own (got a sick pup at home who needs supervision) so I’m going to try to get some good word count in this morning. I might try Write or Die (writeordie.com). It’s another tool for keeping an easily distracted writer focused. I’ve heard great things about it.
Legend of the Wooden Warriors word count: 5487