I’ve just read the 2014 Happy New Year blog post and it made me laugh.
I think I managed to achieve just one of the goals that I set myself this time twelve months ago and that was passing my masters degree.
Weightwatchers – well I joined and I did lose a stone last year but I’ve probably put that back on towards the end of the year with a decrease in exercise and an increase in baked goods for breakfast = no that’s not me below but if I don’t watch myself it might be………..
Buying clothes on payday – I don’t even remember writing that one……haha. Needless to say that it didn’t happen. I’m still happily living in jeans and converse, but after listening to an interview with the uber-cool Mary Anne Hobbs on Womens Hour I am going to embrace the fact that I like feeling comfortable. Hobbs states that she still wears jeans from seventeen years ago because she likes the comfort in them. That’s good enough for super-cool Hobbs then that is good enough for me – I might even get my global hyper-colour t-shirt from the loft and revitalise that.
Therefore for 2015 there shall be no resolutions. Resolutions merely state that there are elements about yourself that you are unhappy with and to be perfectly honest……I’m quite happy in this place that I’ve found myself in.
What about everyone else? Have you made any resolutions?
Love them or loathe them word counts are an essential part of being a writer and the thing we become obsessive about (well maybe just me).
• If I write five hundred words then I can reward myself with fifteen minutes on twitter and facebook.
• 45 minutes of radio should be approximately 7500 words. Heck I’ve written over 10,000 words – HELP!
• If I make the font size larger then does that mean that I can write less?
• If I make the font size smaller can I write more?
• Does anybody else think that word count matters?
• Does writing 140 characters constitute as actual writing?
I tend to be of the type that writes too much and then has to trim the fat from the script, rather than having to pan something out. I think being like this must be better than not having enough words on the page and then having to add dialogue to meet the word count.
Most writers are probably used to having to work to word counts anyway. Those who went to university had word counts drummed into them for three years (unless a Maths graduate etc). Any publication that is written for generally follows a word count too.
It’s a useful way to write anyway, given that it trains the writer to be economical with their words. I for one can waffle for England with my fingers.
This is a post for http://www.writesofluid.com blog writing challenge. One blog post a day for all of July.