I noticed today as I was reading other blogs by writers that many of them include a daily word count. You know, that’s enough to make me scratch my chin and say hmmmm….. So, that is one good way of holding myself accountable, by posting my actual word count.
I don’t feel like others will think I am as successful due to the fact that my genre is children’s and more specifically, children’s books. However, I am also a blogger: this page, my blog on the environment (which is woefully neglected right now), and my personal one that I haven’t made public. Do I add that to my word count? Or do I do two separate ones?
I do most of my writing in Word and then transfer over to my blogs, so the actual word count is easy to compile. But, I wonder, why do we place so much emphasis on said word count? I know that we have to get our work taken care of and that word count is a good way for us to see what we have accomplished. Word count is also a way of setting goals, so it makes sense.
Well, I am off to storyboard. I have been using Microsoft’s One Note, but I think I like it my way, post it notes and a blank wall. It’s my canvas of multi-colored fun.
Blog Word Count–230