Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome, MRI readers!



We may have some visitors coming over from the Mystery Readers International website, so I want to post a special welcome to them. (The reason for the visits is that I did an interview, conducted by my friend and sister mystery writer, Carolyn Hart, and it's posted there.) If you "regulars" spot any MRI members in the comments, please offer them a friendly wave and a howdy. And if they're lurking? Then we'll smile and give 'em a wink.

11 comments:

Nancy P said...

I still have my head down, writing. I am totally inspired by the examples of Kelly and Kimberly!

Beth said...

Welcome, MRIers!

Yay for you, Nancy. I agree. I spent the day online, in pursuit of worthy things, but as a result have only written 371 words. With a daily goal of 2500, I'd better get busy!

Looking forward to your reemergence...and howdy to everyone once they discover the new post! :-)

Nancy P said...

Beth, isn't it weird how, for all those times the words come so slowly, there are other times when you can't believe how many you wrote? I had about 500 words earlier today. . .and then suddenly there were 2500. I didn't know I was meeting your quota for you! You're welcome. Oh, wait, I'm not going to let you have them. That may turn out to be just as well. . .for you.

Beth said...

Nancy, if you EVER need a repository for your unneeded words, I will freely accept them!

It IS funny. I seem to speed up as I near my goal. I guess perception is everything. Right now I'm perceiving that I'm never going to make 2500 before the Duke game at 9pm...!

Nancy P said...

Kimberly sure gave us an example of speeding up as she neared her goal, lol.

Beth said...

I did 3645 the first day I started my current project, but that was unusual. If I could match her output, I'd be finished in a jiffy!

Of course, that would entail turning OFF the internet.....

Sigh.

FARfetched said...

Good Lord, ain't that the truth! I've barely done anything this last week, besides slapping out 350 words as a humorous response to Rick's blog this morning. "Just one more site," and next thing I know it's past time to stumble to bed.

Kelly McCullough said...

I find that I tend to seriously accelerate as I approach the end of a book, in part because all of the major decisions are made and the thing has a weight and trajectory to it at that point that's easy to use as motivation.

boran2 said...

Welcome, welcome!

Kelly, I do the same thing with my paintings. As things finally start to work and I get closer to completion, I find that I can't put it down.

Kelly McCullough said...

Boran, that's really cool to know. Thanks.

paul lamb said...

I consider 1,000 words a productive day (though I generally do a bit more than that). Once I wrote 5,000 words in a single sitting, but that was when I was finishing a novel (not yet published) and I think the momentum, plus my desire to be finished, took over.