Monday, July 09, 2007

Slacker

I have about a month until I start my training course, plenty of time to finish my first draft. So I've decided to drop my minimum word count from 2000 to 1000 for the time being, so I can slow down, add more colour and generally improve the quality of my writing. Today I wrote 1200 words until the scene I was working on came to a natural end. I'm going to figure out the details of the last section today.

Unfortunately I still haven't decided on the plot of my last story; I have a few in mind but none of them have grabbed me yet. I'm not worried though. As my deadline looms closer and closer I will pick up the pace. Four weeks seems like a lot now so I'm slacking off a little, but panic will set in soon. And from previous experience that's when I deliver my best work!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

9 comments:

laurie said...

nothing like a deadline to get the juices going. good luck!

what's your training course?

Macoosh said...

i'm the same; my work is complete shit unless i'm in panic mode. then the words just flow out of me. :)

enjoy being a slacker. it's a great thing to be!

Beccy said...

ther improves for some serious slacking!!!

hellojed said...

Laurie, I'm going to retrain as a legal secretary, means more flexible hours!

Macoosh, I am enjoying it a lot at the moment, getting stuck into episodes of the Closer...

Beccy, the weather is horrible. I'm raging.

Angie said...

Deadline's are great. Somehow those artificial ones I set don't work the same way. ;)

Hope the weather changes soon so you can enjoy the slacking (and btw, 1200 words is no slouch day!).

Beccy said...

I see half my comment is missing but you got the jist of it anyway. I'm so fed up with this weather, it's very depressing with the children off school. I want picnics at the beach, walks in the countryside etc not trips to the shops or cinema!

Flirty Something said...

wow can't believe the end is so close, good luck

Dehumidifier Dan said...

The thing about deadlines is they quite often creep up on you ;) Personally I work better under stress at the last possible moment...

Anna said...

Self imposed deadlines are tough. I'm terrible at them. I tend to turn a deaf ear to myself when I complain to myself that I am slacking . . . did that make any sense?