Tuesday, July 16, 2013

She's aliiiiiiive!

Things have been a bit busy lately, as I'm sure you noticed.

See... once I got past my hang-ups, I easily got back into draft mode and got a lot of writing done. No really. I wrote almost 30k in two weeks. Most of it was by hand.

Yeah... that's really impressive for me, since I write by hand. But... because I write by hand, it meant that every moment where I didn't work was filled with writing.

But yesterday, the edits for Doorways came back, so I'm back to editing once more. Which is a lot faster and easier for me.

And that's why I have returned.

How are you doing?

26 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

30K by hand. That's amazing! :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Impressive word count, well down :-)

Sarah Foster said...

Wow, that's impressive! I wrote about 22k last week but it would probably have taken me twice as long to hand write it.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Misha,
I need to take a page out of your book and get some writing done. Working on the editing side of things now though.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Attack those edits!

Madeleine Sara said...

Impressive! Good for you.
I've been busy doing non-writing things apart from a few Limericks. Ho hum!

Andrew Leon said...

Which reminds me, I need new notebooks...

Rena said...

Holy smokes! How do you write so fast by hand? My hand would shrivel up and die. And I hope you're loving your edits.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I write by hand too, because when I try to write out first drafts on the laptop I end up reading Wikipedia entries and watching Youtube videos instead. Congratulations on the 30k! That's impressive.

Rachel Morgan said...

Wow, 30,000 words in two weeks? And by HAND? That's amazing!

Carol Kilgore said...

Houseguests. And planning for a big write-in afterward :)

Laura Marcella said...

You're doing awesome! I write faster by hand too. Well, I type more words per minute than handwrite, but the words flow so much easier and faster when I put pencil to paper. My problem is finding time between work and everything else to type it in the computer. I'm doing a little transferring here and there, when dinner's in the oven or something, but then I get ideas to keep going and I abandon the typing to get more new writing done! I guess I'll just have to type like a fiend the last weekend in July, lol!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

S.P. Bowers said...

Wow, that's some speedy writing! I'm drafting though I rarely get more than 5K a week, and often not that. I need to finish my draft by the end of this month, then I get to do intensive revisions. Should be fun. Good luck on your edits.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

30,000 words is fast. Now, to edit those words! Ouch!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Rena's response made me laugh. I write by hand as well and must congratulate you on your progress. Right now I'm at the library and about to leave to buy lunch. Yes my life is super exciting.

cleemckenziebooks said...

Great that the edits are going quickly. That's the best, isn't it?

Suzanne Furness said...

Wow that is an impressive word count, well done.

Julie Luek said...

I have a writer friend who solely writes in long hand, filling up notebooks. She really believes the flow of thoughts from hand to paper is much more smooth than typing on a keyboard. Probably less internet distractions too!

Connie Keller said...

30k words in two weeks...amazing! Congrats!!

I hope the edits go well.

Michelle said...

Congrats on getting so ich written by hand! Xx

Rachna Chhabria said...

Wow, like me you too like to write by hand. Get those edits done soon.

Richard Hughes said...

You must be happy, getting so much accomplished. Good for you.

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Wow, that's impressive no matter who does it.

Danette said...

Good for you! I've been getting a wee bit of writing done- just wee bit and if you hadn't asked it wouldn't have even been worth mentioning (like I wouldn't update it on my blog).

Keep it up!

Melissa said...

Wow! I'm impressed!
Good luck with your edits. :)

Julia Hones said...

Good to see you back.