Writing Update

I haven’t written about my writing progress for a few days, so I figured that would be a pretty good topic for this morning.  So, how’s it going?  I would best describe it as sluggish.  My guess is that I’m averaging 100 words a day on my novel.  Not good.  In my defense my wife has been using the laptop at night (which she totally earns by taking care of our daughter all day), so I really haven’t been able to write when I have wanted.  I’m also still getting a feel for what exactly I want the story to be about.  Sometimes I wish I was the type to plan things out, but that just isn’t me.  On the plus side, I was able to write a Ficlet the other day.

On the plus side I stayed up until midnight last night setting up our DSL and wireless connection.  I’m going to write a whole technical post about that when I get the chance in case anyone needs some help with that.  It really wasn’t too difficult.  I’m absolutely giddy with excitement about having high speed internet, as we have been on dial-up for so long.  We really couldn’t beat the $14.99 per month offer for DSL, though, and my wife is happy she can check her email at a pace faster than the telegraph.

Will having a high speed connection help my writing?  We shall see.  It will help in research and reading (Project  Gutenberg at home!), but will also give me a huge distraction.

I haven’t posted any writing contests here because I haven’t found any.  If you are looking for writing opportunities, Duotrope’s Digest is always a good place to look.

3 thoughts on “Writing Update

  1. I didn’t know they still made dial up, Grandpa. Welcome to three years ago.

    Quick question about the 100 words/day. Does that mean you have a night where you right 500 words and then don’t write again for a handful of days or are you really writing about 100 words each day. Just curious.

  2. Mike – that would be about 100 words per day. 500 in one night would mean the next 4 days off (just kidding). I was using dialup because it was free, but I’m glad I switched.

    Paperback Writer – I hate it when life gets in the way 🙂

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