Persons of greater dedication

Compared to me, that could mean almost anyone, actually, but especially her:

Around 10 PM, I finished another short story. Which meant over Labor Day Weekend, I managed to rack up 32k words of fiction. So, I surpassed my goal of 30k for my unofficial participation in the 3-Day Novel Contest. I’m actually less impressed with the word count and more impressed that I actually finished two stories in three days. I think that has to be a record somewhere.

Over the same three days I came up with 696 words of actual fiction, and threw away about 100 more. I was hoping to have the story in question finished by late July, but now I’m thinking it will drag on into 2014.

Jealous? No, not really. Just measuring one of the vectors in between potential and productivity.


  1. Jess »

    4 September 2013 · 7:33 pm

    Quality, not quantity….yeah, that’s the ticket.

  2. CGHill »

    4 September 2013 · 7:44 pm

    That would work if I were the better writer. I’m not.

  3. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2013 · 7:05 am

    The problem for me with looking at those kinds of vectors is that I have the habit of turning it into a stick to beat myself with.

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    5 September 2013 · 10:42 am

    I could write more if I didn’t – oh, look! Squirrel!

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