As November’s end is fast approaching, I am behind a bit on my word count (last week brought to our home some illness as well as the holiday that many of you also celebrated). As of this moment, word count weighs in at 42,644, which, on my word processing program, equates to 153 pages. Over dinner a week or so ago with some friends, he joked, “Why don’t you just go back to school and use it as a dissertation?” Some day….
By the end of yesterday, the magic number according to 1,667 words per day would be 43,342…and at the close of today, the goal is 45,009. Since I had several 800 (maybe) word days during the holidays, and I know I can pull a 4,000 word day (I have already once this month), I’m feeling the energy (even though I’m still below goal) of the magnitude of finishing this amazing feat. I’m compiling a list of lessons learned this month, which I hope to post at the conclusion of November.
And, I’m wondering how I am going to celebrate….
And I want to give you a shout-out to keep writing! Your words have a powerful effect on your soul and the lives of others…even if you think you are writing in a private journal or blogging in your own little corner of cyberspace or publishing books–YOUR WORDS ARE IMPORTANT. Continue to develop your voice and use it–and share it with the world. You have value beyond measure. Feel that power and write with it!
Here is one of my favorite “raise your voice” songs: