Mer, rhymes with bear (merriehaskell) wrote,
Mer, rhymes with bear
merriehaskell

7000 Words a Week

I did not write today, or all last week, so tomorrow my resolve must be set anew. I must reach 1000 words a day-- 7000 words a week.

Currently reading Persuasion and the last Jaran book.

What I have learned:

Mostly I've been comparing the movie against the book for Persuasion, which is not helping me notice other things, but I'm amazed with the off-handed humor of Jane-- and how it doesn't ruin the "passion." The Law of Becoming disappoints a smidge-- I miss Tess.

Actually, it's not true. I have written this week, but none of it was fiction. I should not dismiss the non-fiction. I wrote a great deal of Arthur stuff.

Things I noticed today:

-at the movie theatre, I looked up at a poster advertising "A Dog of Flanders"-- big picture of a man and a bouvier. I felt both pathetic and sad-- couldn't believe I wanted to cry. Why did that pet mean so much? Is it universal, ancestral? I remember an argument with my grandmother about animals and souls when I was 10 or so.

-the utter darkness on the way home-- cloudy night; the sparkling driveway lamps on Golfside, and the dark golf course on the other side. The lights made no impact on the darkness...
Subscribe

  • My Number One Take Aways from NaNo

    Look. You do National Novel Writing Months for your own reasons. I do them (when I do them) for mine. I have been crossing my eyes to avoid looking…

  • Ressurecto Livejourno

    Kicking the tires. I think it might be time to come back to the long form. Step 1: think really long and hard about an entry that would be a worthy…

  • Awards... Happen?

    I have read not much this year that was not for an awards jury, and it to me seems like spoiling the pool to say what I liked juuuuust yet. Of the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments