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Writing about more word count

Yesterday, I did some writing at the workshop, (600 words), but none when I got back. Life got the better of me.

Today, through a splitting headache, I managed about 1500 words. My writing resolution is up in the air…I need to get some consistency here.

Time for bed, I really do no want my head in two pieces tomorrow….that is what it feels like right now.

(Word count: 1500 words)

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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  • I have to say that I tend to agree with anniegirl1138. Setting a word could goal is great but if you make it for the week or even for every three days, it might give you a break when you feel lousy.

    For me, the muse is either there… or out having coffee or something. Forcing is just doesn’t work well in my particular case. That, and if I’m on a roll, I tend to be good for 3000 or so.

    -Turkish Prawn

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Well done, Damyanti! Great job getting that word count out of yourself, despite the headache.

    Feel better.

  • As far as word count goes, I don’t know that a daily count is as important as having something to show at the end of a week. I mean when I was teaching, I had kick ass days and others where next to nothing meaningful occurred, but if I got to where I wanted to be by the end the week or two – whatever the boundaries where that I set for the kids learning – than it was all good.

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