To all of you writers out there-
Do you ever run out of words?
Here’s how it goes for me: I set a ridiculous writing goal (think nanowrimo) and then spend the next month or so freaking out, slacking off, then writing like crazy and crying a little.
Oftentimes, by the end of the day, my words are gone.
My husband will get home and I’ll say, “Hey! How was… How was… that thing you do every day?”
“You mean ‘work?'”
“Oh yeah! Work! That’s what it’s called!”
Or I’ll be working at the coffee shop:
“Would you like room for… for… for… um. That stuff people put in coffee…?”
“Yes! Would you like room for cream?”
This happens to me all the time. My explanation? My words have run out. I only get an allotted amount every day and when I have crazy catch-up 3,000 or 5,000 word days, I’ve simply used them all up. At that point, the most I can do is kick back on the couch and hope I remember what to call the remote control.
What I have at this point: 6084
What I should have at this point: 12,500
Don’t worry, I’ll make it. 50,000 by May 11.