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the silence before gunfire ([personal profile] augustbird) wrote in [community profile] sherlocknanowrimo2012-11-04 05:22 pm

word counts

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[personal profile] mossybomb 2012-11-05 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ramble away! I'm doing the same thing over at wrisomifu and it's very cathartic.

(Hmm and my first instinct was to cry "2500 words, that's excellent!", but I know that 2500 words can mean half a story or a story that's taking forever to get started, or a million possible other things that you might not want.)

I know exactly what you mean -- I took Chinese and Japanese one year at uni and it completely did my head in when it came to trying to think in one of those at high pressure moments. It's like your brain tries to be extra helpful and just unloads every possible version of the word you're looking for. Sometimes it helped if I spoke it out loud but there's only so many situations where that's socially acceptable.

Keep going! Any words are good words! Write, write write! Dec is for editing.

And err.. my bad is pretty bad. I haven't actually started my main Nano project, though I'm writing for an exchange that sort of came under the Nano effort umbrella. Don't ask. Apparently I think I have a deep untapped well of endless wordsies (I don't. I have like ten).

*waves cheerleader pompoms at you* Onwards!