Monday, August 18, 2008



I can't tell you how much better I feel.

I finally, finally, after days of chaos, got to sit down and write last night. Granted, it was 9 p.m. on a Sunday night and I figured I'd only have an hour or so to get a few words down, but I was bound and determined to do it.

I shooed my husband out of the bedroom (poor guy fell asleep on the couch!) and got to work. An hour later, I'd written 1600 words. Woo hoo! My two cats were right at my feet as I typed and I had some great '40s music playing in the background. The only thing missing was my dog Charlie laying next to my bed - but I felt his spirit nevertheless. :-)


  1. 9pm is roughly when I've been starting of late too. 1,600 words is good too. That's a good hourly rate. As for "one lousy paragraph" ... well, it's better than "no lousy paragraphs". Much better.

  2. Yay!!! 1600 words - that's fantastic. Glad you had that time :)

  3. if I had to start writing at 9pm this Sunday, I would have fallen asleep at the keyboard. Good for you on the 1600 words.

  4. Way to go - congrats! That's a great word count!!

  5. Diane - I wasn't sure I'd get anything done starting that late, but I'm very glad that I did!

    Tess - thanks! Yeah, I'm glad I found the time, too.

    Kacey - You've got a good excuse to fall asleep - vacation with all
    those boys!

    Thanks, Kelly!

  6. Congrats, Melissa! Isn't it wonderful how one really good writing stint can make us feel so great--and rightfully so! :)

  7. Christine, you're right. And I definitely needed a "feel good" feeling in my life!

  8. Good for you! Well done, Melissa :)

  9. Good for you! Even an hour is enough time for great progress.


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