Okay, so I’m not keeping up. But I’m still writing more, faster, and arguably better than I have in a very long time… I think this is good for me. And I’m not going to feel any guiltier than I must about the word count. (Those of you who have decided to nag me about word count may take this as a challenge, if you like — my personal take on it is somewhat different. Imagine totally innocent smile here.)

For one thing, I’m discovering that the pressure to produce word count is weaning me off my dependency on hand-writing my first drafts. Which is kind of a good thing, except that it means I’m not getting anything accomplished on a day like today. ‘Cause the next couple of scenes are melt-your-monitor hot, and I don’t really want to make our I.T. department’s day… Anyone else have this issue about workplace writing? And is there some ingenious end-around that I’m just not familiar with? I’ve been posting new material on my Facebook page and then copying it to my home computer from there, without needing to save to my work ‘puter at all… but I’ve been hearing noises that Facebook is claiming ownership of all content posted on it. The lawyer in me says that’s just not possible, but just because something’s not possible doesn’t mean FB won’t at least try it…

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