I’ll not keep you in suspense and let you know I won. :)Â
I have a short attention span when it comes to just sitting down and writing.Â My mind wanders.Â But put me in a room with other people writing and the words usually flow.Â
This last week I had the good fortune to attend a write-in at The Mustard Seed Retreat.Â Pam, the owner, was hosting a write-in for all area writers.Â For some reason, IÂ thought we were writing in the barn and I couldn’t figure out how to get in – all the barn entrances were locked!Â The write-in was actually inside the farmhouse.Â When I saw the outside cats I was worried my allergies were going to get the better of me.Â Fortunately, they are outdoor cats and not allowed inside.Â It was a productive writingÂ day for me.Â I must confess seeing all of those writing books in the classroom area made me want to start reading each one but I didn’t.Â My focus was on writing.Â I knocked out 6594 words that day.
On Friday and Tuesday I was able to attend other write-ins.Â Each one helped me cross the finish line.Â My husband let me borrow his laptop and frankly, it convinced me I need to be good to myself and buy last year’s reward.Â I’ve picked out a Dell and a HP and will likely order it in the next week.Â Thanks to the Tuesday write-in I had my largest word count day.Â Ever.Â 12451 half of this was written during the four hours there.
I crossed the finish line on Tuesday with 8 minutes to spare.Â My final word count was 50160.
How was your writing week?