Confession - I LOVE watching The Bachelor.
I mean, seriously. The cheesy shots of Brad Womack showing off his abs. The psycho
hairstylist - whose really an actress - from Utah. The sweetheart Barbie from the South. Really, she looks like Barbie. (I'd like to look like Barbie..... *sigh*)
If you've never watched it - don't. Its addicting.
Unless you want a mindless, guilty pleasure. Then watch it. Watch it. Watch it.
So last night I really wanted to watch it. But I hadn't written for the day.
Making it harder was the fact that I'm now working on my first draft. And its hard. Its hard for me to make up a whole life for a person. Create their world.
My rough draft was really just covering all the main plot points. It was really bare. The whole draft being just under 17,000 words. That's an itty bitty thing.
I knew I had a lot to add. And I was nervous. I'm still nervous. Can I actually create a whole other world?
Think of a puzzle. But, before you put the pieces together you have to decide what the picture is on your puzzle. A lighthouse? Two girls playing in a field of daisies? A dog show competition?
Right now I have the picture of a lighthouse drawn but I still need to add the rough ocean, the orange sunset, and the jagged rocks to make it a puzzle worthy picture.
So - anyway - back to The Bachelor. I didn't watch it. I wrote 733 words in two hours. Two hours, people!!! Only three double spaced pages. It was that hard for me.
But at the end of it, I was so happy. So very happy.
Considering how long it took me to write such few words I'm lowering my word goal for this week.
Weekly Words Written Goal - 3,000
Words Written So Far - 733
The Help - on page 126 of 451
As soon as the baby goes to sleep, I'll be folding my laundry and watching *drumroll* THE BACHELOR!