A round of Words in 80 DaysA proper check-in this time, woohoo go me. I’m still not over the ickies, but they boy is, and no shit, that’s even better than me being well.

So I’m amusing myself to no end, my contrary nature never ceases to amaze. I set out this round to specifically not write fiction, to focus on expository, and wouldn’t you know it, fiction is all that’s coming.

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” ― Flannery O’Connor

That’s part of it, I think. I need to work out what I think on certain subjects, and it’s easier to do that in fiction than non. Plus, I doubt many people actually give a fuck about my opinions and thoughts on the metaphysical, so why stress trying to write a cohesive essay, why not just make up a story around it?

I did get some expository in, just over 1,000 words, but I’ll be honest, it was a scheduled piece, it wasn’t just ‘hey let’s write this thing’.

So goals:

Word count is 12,889. If my calculations are correct I’m still about five days ahead of the game. Fucking a. I’m so proud of myself 😀

Also ran not one but two pieces in the magazine this week. Feast or famine, I tell you. Next week it will probably be back to famine. I’m absolutely consistent in my inconsistencies.

At any rate, I am on target all the way around. Go dog, go!




4 thoughts on “Rocks

  1. Congrats on your magazine runs, that’s great. Hope your luck runs into this week too 🙂

  2. I don’t know, I’m currently thinking that expository writing is just a whole lot harder. I very rarely (if ever, now I come to think of it) go ‘yeah, that will be fun to write, let’s give up free time doing that!’ except for with fiction. But, on the bright side, at least you have fiction coming out!

  3. Brenda says:

    I think my biggest problem with expository is I write it expecting it to be read by others. Even when I tell myself it’s just for practice/fun/whatever I keep fretting over how good it is.

    And yes, it is a bright side. At this point any writing is good writing ;-D

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