I’ve fallen down on the “first sentence I wrote today” posts, I admit, but since I need to tuck away a cool 2,000-plus words every day this month to meet my deadline, I think I’d better resume them.
So here’s today’s:
“Who are you?” Emily click-spoke.
Out of context, it sounds like she was sticking a playing card in a bicycle wheel, but never mind.
Now, the horrible discovery: somehow, I’m not entirely sure how, at least 3,000 words I wrote on Saturday and Sunday in Saskatoon have vanished into thin air. This included a big expository scene and a major action scene, both of which I will now have to recreate. I hate having to do that.
I suspect I saved a version that did not contain the missing scenes over a version that did. However it happened, it happened. It was this dispiriting discovery, and my attempts to find the file somewhere, anywhere, on some machine or other, that kept today’s word count down to under 1,000.
Not good enough! Better tomorrow. Hold me to it!
Words today: 867
Total word count (should be higher, darn it!): 35,299
Percentage completed: 34
Only a third of the way there. Grrr…*
Oh, and as long as I’m in a nasty mood, Microsoft, your 6000 series wireless keyboard sucks. It drops letters–not very often, but often enough that I’m having to slow down and backspace every three or four sentences. That may not sound like much, but it’s a lot when you type and write as fast as I do.
It’s a shame, because I like the feel of the keyboard, but tomorrow I’m heading to the store to get me a good old-fashioned keyboard that actually attaches to the computer. I just don’t trust wireless ones any more.
Way to go, Microsoft! Double grrr…
*(Growling currently comes naturally to me, since one of my many roles in Beauty and the Beast was as a wolf!)