The first sentence I wrote today was…

Something seemed to click into place inside him, and the heat of his anger suddenly vanished.

Current word count: 2,724
New words today: 1,201*
Percentage of novel completed: 2.7

*Actually I wrote more, because the first thing I did today was delete about four paragraphs I had written yesterday that were getting me off on the wrong track. But that’s quibbling.**

**Don’t you love that word? “Quibbling.” It’s as much fun to say as it is to type. “Quibbling. Quibbling. Quibbling.” Like, wow, man.

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1 comment

    • Walrus on August 26, 2006 at 8:38 pm
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    One of my favourite words is bourgeois. It’s so nice and round and soft in the mouth, especially when said with a French accent.

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