Tuesday, July 3, 2012


You guys. The whole process of writing this novel has felt like a marathon, but now, NOW, it feels like a sprint.

And my brain hurts.

As I've mentioned, I'm trying to get to 80k (hopefully the end of the draft!) before my vacation on the 25th. I'm currently at 59k. I know this is more than possible for most people, but I'm a slow writer. Sometimes I can write 2,000 words, and sometimes I'm spent after 250. So sustaining a daily word count of 1,000-1,500  words is hard for me, especially because my main writing time is after 11pm and by then I just want to veg out.


But...it's kind of an excuse for why I just can't sit and think of a good blog post right now. Besides, you know, whining :)

I was going to leave you with a snippet of the WIP to say, "See? I'm writing things!" but I feel like I've been posting a lot of writing lately. So instead I shall leave you with quotes that have to do with RUNNING as related to WRITING! (kind of. sort of. just go with it.)

“Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”

"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding."

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
--- Will Rogers

"Running is a mental sport...and we're all insane!"

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Lowell Thomas

Run like hell and get the agony over with.
--Clarence DeMar

My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.
--John Bryant

Run the race, dear friends! And now that I've had a chance to catch my breath...back to the WIP.


  1. Amanda - I am a super slow writer. So I think writing 1500 words a day is a huge accomplishment! Thanks for the inspiring quotes, and good luck on your sprint to the finish line :)

  2. Writing can definitely be challenging, and it's especially hard when you start to feel the strain of it all. I think the only thing I can say is try to push through it. It's excruciating, I know, but if you keep going you eventually will get to your 80K target (and finally be able to go to bed before 11PM!). Think of that wonderful future luxury and keep writing! Good luck with your 'sprint', Amanda.