All right. Listen up, Pushers. It’s been five days now. Let’s see how you’re doin’.
*eyes paper taped to a wall*
Yeah, you’ve been writin’ all right. All eight of ya. (How am I supposed ta kick your butts if ya keep writin’ every day?)
OK. Fine. So maybe you’re five, six days in and thinkin’, “Yeah, this is easy.”
*scoffs* Hell Yeah it’s easy for you. You’ve got your cushy leather couches and your custom lattes and your cute little portable notebooks. Peh. Let me tell ya somethin’: I write on jagged brick walls with nothin’ but my bare knuckles. I’m not even postin’ my wordcounts on here because it would Blow Your Mind. This post? Written in blood and knuckle-skin. (You wouldn’t catch me typin’ this; I’m havin’ Mr. Lawyer here type it out instead.) *cracks what’s left of his knuckles*
Or maybe you’re thinkin’, *in a girly voice* “Jeez. It’s only five days in and I’m already gettin’ lazy. I don’t know if I can make it through.”
Well, Pusher, think of it this way: All those days, weeks, months, or years that you didn’t write, they’re gone. But this month is different. This month is gonna feel like it’s gonna take a long time. And that’s good. You’re gonna do me a favor and basque in that time. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Just take it one day at a time. Keep with it and I promise: Amazing Things will happen with your story.
(For details on each day, check out the Word Count Repository.)
Word totals so far:
1. Ryan G. Sanders – WC Total: 22,428
2. Brian Niemeier – WC Total: 6,881
3. Robin Ford – WC Total: 5,500
4. KLC the Book Worm – WC Total: 4,544
5. kakapo – WC Total: 4,221
6. Ranee Dillon – WC Total: 2,779
7. Julie – WC Total: 2,673
8. Nick Enlowe – WC Total: 1,241
ALL RIGHT! Good job so far, everybody. Nobody charley horses or swirlies today. Well, except for Nick Enlowe.
*dries off and rubs leg*
Jeez, how’d I get in last place!?
You should know that Ryan G. Sanders just released his very first eBook. It’s got a slick presentation and is written in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries for on-the-go reading, so definitely check it out. You can see samples and purchase it online at Smashwords or Amazon.
He’s also hoping for more reviews ;D
Anyway, I concur. You’re all doing a wonderful job at kicking my butt.