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The writing blahs are here in force.

Word counts for the last few days:

20 Jan – 100

21 Jan – 500

22 Jan – 450

23 Jan -200

24 Jan – 100

25 Jan – 600

Not that anyone wants to know my word counts, I’m sure. But I need to put it up, because it shows to me how much work I need to put in to keep up my resolution of 1000 words a day. I’m hoping that flood will follow drought, and that I shall make up the numbers soon.

I know being obsessed with numbers seems like the wrong attitude, but at least in this way writing remains in my mind, and if I can get writing to be a daily habit (anything can be made into a habit, I’m convinced), I shall have a much easier time of it in the long run.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Kendra Dang says:

    they are discussing online. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make

  • damyantig says:

    Thanks for all the encouragement, guys and gals!

    Here’s the word count for the last two days:

    26th Jan- 200
    27th Jan- 0

    Still waiting for the flood! In the meanwhile, am sitting long hours at the keyboard and with the pen, doing anything but writing.

  • Lofter says:

    Have I told you lately that I love you? Just wanted you to know. :->

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Keep going, Damyanti, it’s all better than nothing at all. It all helps, it all adds up, it all matters. You can do it!

  • legendoftheprotectors says:

    No, I think it’s good to keep track. But if you are writing everyday, no matter the word count, you are forming a habit.
    And the flood will come.
    I have days that I can write over 5k. Then there are days when I’m lucky to get 100. The key is to write. To edit. To read. To hone your craft.
    Keeping track is good, it lets you know how you’re doing. But it isn’t everything. Writing is.
    So hold your chin high.
    You’re doing great.
    Not quite the drill sarg you signed up for, huh?