Yay! 50,039 words of a first draft. Yay, again!
Tonight I was going through my draft and looking for places to add a word here or there, or maybe add a paragraph or two. Those last 500 words were killer. It didn’t help that I kept checking my word count. I know it sounds silly, but having that word count goal was so motivating that reaching it was really important to me.
When I finally checked my word count and saw that I had passed my goal, I gasped with excitement. Hooray!! I immediately grabbed my phone to text Tom. Then I paused: I saved my draft to my computer and to my flashdrive. Then I texted Tom.
When I looked back to my draft, my computer was frozen.
Luckily, crisis was averted. Let this be a lesson to us all – keep up your word counts, and get thee a flash drive! And always pause to save before you celebrate your accomplishments.