Wednesday, 7 September 2011

53 Shiny New Words

Bloggie friends!

I am horrified to report to you all that I wrote a total of 53 words of my shiny new short story after taking Tuesday off to do be all writerly creative.

That’s from starting at 9 am sharp and finishing… just before midnight! LOL!

Yes, I got most stuck delivering that oh so important knock-out first sentence!

Oh but I did rustle up a mean courgette cake and baked a pizza from scratch! Yay!

Charlie says: I discover the bath tub. I do not like it.


Happy Midweek!!

39 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Charlie, we hope you weren't in there for a real ::whispers:: bath.

Fifty-three shiny new words--well, that's better than 43 or 33. LOL. And it's perfectly understandable, since you were otherwise occupied. ;-)

P.S. While I'm not a writer and have no aspirations to be one, it is my understanding that you are supposed to write--write anything, even if it's cr*p. Just write. Edit later. So never mind the first sentence, yes? Put something down and keep going!

ABBY said...

Charlie
You look quite proud of yourself.
But we are glad to see no water in that shower!
:::hehehehe::::
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Brian said...

Well that's better than just 52 words! Hey Charlie, run!!!

Ann Best said...

But 53 GREAT words. And a cake and pizza to boot!! Success!!!

I just posted this comment in reply to your excellent comment just now on my self-publishing post:

Word of mouth IS the big thing, Jennifer. I've read this over and over again. What you say about Moses's strategy is right on. Publish the novella to generate sales for the book that's coming up. But I'm thinking here that the second novel or novella could get the reader to the first one, in my case my memoir. I think my next one will be novella length, which is why I'm thinking of self-pubbing since agents/publishers seem to want LONG books and my life is quickly getting shorter!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Imagine what you could do with a whole week!
And Charlie, run - it's a trap!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I have days like that - but I bet those 53 words are fantastic! :)
And who doesn't like pizza? Seriously.

Cheri said...

Oh Charlie - I hope there was no water in there!!!! Mom sounds like she took a detour into the kitchen instead of heading to her desk!

Stephen Tremp said...

Best wishes on your new story! Sometimes its that first section that's slow going, but then the words flow from your fingertips and you're off and running!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

"Best laid plans" The way I look at it is you accomplished what you were MEANT to accomplish! You can't rush or force the creative process, maybe you are like me and you work better under pressure?

Charlie I don't like the bathtub much either, I am a shower girl lol

xoxoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

Well, 53 words down, thousands to go! ha.

Jilda said...

Never knew a cat who did like the bathtub! Charlie is so cute!

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie, You know what ? Bath Tube is a great litter tray...tee..hee...I used it when my pawrents forget to close the door : )

Angie Paxton said...

Yay for figuring out a knock out first sentence! Tell Charlie he can't hate the tub until he really tries it out. He might become a fan of long soaks with bubbles and candles.

Manzanita said...

Your food descriptions are always so mouth-watering Charlie is so lucky to have the human who loves to bake. Except Charlie most likely doesn't give a fig about cake.

Whirlochre said...

That's woeful. May the goblins of productivity smack your bottom.

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

That's 53 more words than we wrote today. I like that word midweek. You don't hear it much in NY.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Charlie, everybody needs a bath at some point or another ---even cats! Old Kitty, go you! Woot woot! Happy you got some words in.

p.s. invites self over for homemade Pizza...

Hilary said...

Charlie looks so cute there, and proud of himself... Your pizza sounds so yummy!

Al said...

I didn't write asingle word on the train today. Frustrating!
Here's to tomorrow

Clarissa Draper said...

That happens with me to. Sometimes I can't fit in creativity into my time off, it often comes when I'm super busy.

amanda said...

Hola Charlie! nice to meet you. Rio from Barcelona

Carolyn Abiad said...

As long as they were 53 good words, it was worth it!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Hahahaha...I got the first sentence done on my new project yesterday: I'm not sure if I'm You or You Too. That's what Mom calls us when it's time to eat.

Distractions are always lurking around every corner...

Good luck with your new story, Jennifer.

Madeleine said...

Oh dear, well at least it was a productive day for you both baking and making discoveries :O)

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Yup, some days the creative juices flow and some days they don't!!!!!!!

Handsome Charlie, just be thankful that bath tub didn't have any water in it when you discovered it!!

xxxxxxx

Creepy Query Girl said...

Oh, that is so common for yours truly as well- especially the first paragraph of a new wip. takes me FOREVER!

Ellie Garratt said...

Firstly, you have my sympathies. I've been at my computer for most of today and not written a single word. So, to both of us, get writing!

Secondly, courgette cake? Please tell! Me wants some of that.

Ellie Garratt said...

Firstly, you have my sympathies. I've been at my computer for most of today and not written a single word. So, to both of us, get writing!

Secondly, courgette cake? Please tell! Me wants some of that.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie - would you sooner have a bath than a shower??!! Of course you had to cook while you were doing your writing - you can't have inspiration on an empty tummy!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kid Shuffle said...

I don't think I've ever seen a cat that enjoys discovering the bathtub, lol!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Oh, you crack me up, Jennifer! hey at least you wrote something. There are days that I don't write a single word. Taking a break to cook, is not a bad idea at all ;)
Love Charlie's pic!

Marg said...

Goodness that home made pizza sounds yummy. Too bad you only got 52 words written but the important thing is you started so ideas will come to you as you are baking or snuggling with Charlie.
Don't blame you Charlie for not liking the bath tub. Have yourselves a terrific day.

Roy said...

Writing CAN be so very slow when you are going for that perfect manuscript after all.

Take care and watch the water in that tub. It's 'wet'!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Had to look up courgette cake. Is it zucchini? I've had zucchini bread, but not cake. Sounds elegant!

The creative muse is always doing the dishes and not to be found when you are starting a new writing project, so don't be too hard on yourself! :)

Charlie: I sympathize!

Travis Erwin said...

53 words beats no words. Keep plugging away and it will take off.

Patsy said...

53 words is bettter than 52!

I've tagged you on my blog - don't worry if you don't want to join in, but I thought you might find it fun.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I see that cooking is a stress reliever for you Jen, or a away to procrastinate?

Does Charlie like to take a bath?

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ack! But that means that you are 53 words ahead than when you started. ;)

I'd love to help bounce ideas if you'd like to get your muse going again! Email me! :D



♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

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YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

Simon Kewin said...

Yeah, but I bet they were great words, right?