The Sweetie Chronicles

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Pre-Palooza



My pre-write-a-palooza is officially over since I'm heading to bed. I wrote exactly 5021 words tonight! That's actually quite impressive since I also took time to work out. I'm definitely happy with that number!

So, according to my husband's rules for write-a-palooza, that gives me an

added 5 packs to the 5,000 word reward tomorrow, bringing it up to 8 packs of the HK trading cards (or $24). The 10K reward now goes up an additional 10 packs for a whopping total of 20 packs (or $60) plus the 5k reward since I win both if I make it to 10,000 words. I really hope I can do it. Not only would it put me back on track for the rough draft deadline, but it would also be a huge boost to my motivation right now.

There are some personal things going on for us right now that I don't really want to share with the general public, but which are definitely affecting my writing focus. It's great to be able to immerse myself in Harper and Jackson's story for a couple of days and forget about an
y other worries or things coming up. Writing is a life saver, really. So my one person write-a-paloo
za is off to a great start with a 5k bonus.

As an extra special reward, my husband told me tonight that if I can break 20,000 words written by the time I go to bed tomorrow night (today + tomorrow's words), he'll give me $200

even. I'm already mentally spending that money, haha. Still, writing 15,000 words in on

e day is something I have never done before, so I'm not sure it's possible for me. All I can do is my best. I'll keep you updated!

Oh, and like I mentioned earlier, there were some balloons purchased in honor of the event. G bought them for me, as if I needed further proof that he's the perfect man for me.

3 comments:

Beth Caudill August 24, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

Congrats on hitting the word count. I'm impressed and jealous. :)

I thought I did great when I hit 2000 words a few times during the May Savvy Authors Bootcamp.

I hope you hit the 10000 word goal.

Megan Duncan August 25, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

That's great! You have inspired me! I am going to have my own Writing-Palooza this weekend! :o)

P.S. Do you sell signed paperbacks on your site?

http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/

Sarra Cannon August 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

Hi Megan, thanks for commenting! I can't believe I actually made it to my word goal, but it was definitely good for me. I was starting to get so far behind! Good luck on your palooza! I highly recommend balloons! Hehe.

No, I don't sell paperbacks at all yet. It's one of those things that has fallen through the cracks for me, but I'm hoping to get them formatted and for sale here in the next month.

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