Thursday, July 8, 2010

What I've Learned

I told you guys yesterday that I'd share some of the things I've learned over the past 2 months. Well, the biggest thing I've learned is that nothing is a given, and that EVERYTHING takes longer than I think it will.

Yesterday afternoon, around 3:30, I typed "The End" and then jumped up from my computer and did a little snoopy dance. Feeling extremely proud of myself, I copied the work from my Power Writer program, and pasted it into a Word document.

The happy instantly drained out of my dance, and despair rushed in. I have no explanation for it, but the Power Writer program showed that I had 80,300 words. My Word document shows I have 77,000 words.

80,000 is the minimum accepted word count.

So, I'm scrambling to add 3K words to the story so I can get it sent in before I leave for Charleston tomorrow morning. We're going for a wedding, and I refuse to be stuck in my room, writing, while everyone else is having fun and visiting with family.

Next week, when I'm sure I'm completely finished (LOL) I'll give you the full rundown of all that I've learned.

I hope it's a great Thursday for everyone, and stay cool!!!

Peace and love,


Janet said...

ACK! What a deflating discovery, Alannah! I hope you can get your 3K done - I feel for you.

I can't wait to read your post on what you learned - have a wonderful time at the wedding and best of luck with this submission :)

Alannah Lynne said...

Thanks, Janet!!

I finally called it a night at 1:30 last night, er....this morning. I have to run to the bank for Son #1, right now, but then I'll be right back at it.

I feel like the little train that could...LOL verification word...urininal. WTF?

Lu said...

I said it before and I'll say it again, that sucks the big one. But I have faith in you, you'll get it done.

You should write up what you learned and submit it to RWR. Just a thought.

Enjoy your visit with Son #1 and have a fabulous time at the wedding. Remember, wedding cake has zero calories, it's magical that way, hehe.

Liza said...

I know you will find those 3K words. Once you do, we will all Snoopy dance with you.

Hope you have a great time at the wedding this weekend.

Alannah Lynne said...

Lu, I won't say it was a good "visit" because it was an appt with Sharon. But it turned out to be GREAT and I think he's back on track as far as his music career goes. At least he's getting there.

Liza - Ya'll will be the first to know when I'm finished and we'll have a big celebration. :)