Is it hard to write one hundred words? I think most of us wouldn’t have any trouble with that. One hundred words – that’s an easy task.
What does one hundred words look like?
Here’s a snippet from my work in progress. It has exactly one hundred words:
“I don’t care what he thinks at this point.”
“You don’t like your job?”
“I actually don’t,” Ken said. “I have plenty of sick time and can tell him I’ve got measles, or something equally bad.”
“Please don’t lie. It has a negative effect on your spirituality.”
He was silent a few minutes as we hiked along. Then he said, “I loved your song, Oja. You talk about spirituality, and I’ve never felt anything like that, until today when you sang to me. It was as if something moved in my heart. Do you know what that was?”
That was easy to write. It took me all of one or two minutes to put that into my manuscript.
The funny thing is, my daily goal of 2500 words is the same as writing one hundred words twenty-five times.
What’s so hard about that?
A NaNoWriMo novel is created simply by writing one hundred words five thousand times.
Can you do that? There’s nothing hard about it… it is just repetitive and time consuming.
Let your imagination flow; let it take you places you’ve never gone before.
I’ve never hiked in the Colorado mountains before – but did so today with Oja and Ken. We’re having a lot of fun. I’d better get back to it. I have to write one hundred words thirteen more times before I can go to sleep.