Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Word Count, Malteser Icecreams & Beach

Thanks to Helen's brilliant 100 Words A Day blog, I've now done 10,209 words on my next book. I have hardly noticed I was doing it as I've been sitting down each afternoon to try for the 100 words needed and have usually gone over that amount. Such a simple but effective idea and now that I've sent of the m/s I can focus on it a bit more.

I've discovered Malteser Icecreams now (such a glutton) and so have the freezer duly stocked and each night S and I sit down quietly (only for a short while though) whilst we eat them.

R, S, Grumpy and I went for supper down at Greve de Lecq after work and whilst R ordered our food, S and I walked the strutting fluffy breezeblock as he surveyed the beach, growled at a few passing dogs and demolished various sandcastles. Anti-social little devil.

16 comments:

Lane said...

lol at the strutting fluffy breezeblock! Poor Grumpy!

Love Malteser icecream too!:-)

Yvonne said...

Great wordcount! I love Malteser icecreams too, could eat them by the bucket.

Helen said...

Debs, that is brilliant. I am so glad that it is working for you.

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

That is a useful idea. Nice job on the new manuscript.

Sitting down for ice cream each night...ahh, the life...

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Over 10,000 words - that's ace, well done.

Anonymous said...

lol also at the breezeblock comment. just wanted to know if anyone at the cafe asked about me, regardless of how selfish that may have sounded. im off to beddy-byes, and yes, i can picture the 2 of you eating Malteaser icecreams in front of the telly, relaxing (i mean no offence), and i'm sure it will remain in my head as i am thundering through the jungle for a week, lol. lots of love... again.
J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Debs said...

j - No they didnt ask about you but V wasnt there and there was a miserable girl in charge who didnt really want to give us food, but then V's son appeared and suddenly she was more helpul. We sat outside and the breezeblock had his sausage. X

Debs said...

lane - that is exactly what he looks like though, bless him.

yvonne - thanks, now I just need to sort this damn virus, I do wish they wouldn't download things onto this damn computer.

helen - it's been great, thanks.

chad - it has worked out very well. The icecreams are lovely.

zinnia cyclamen - I'm so pleased with the word count, thanks.

HelenMH said...

Also a fan of the malteser ice creams - and indeed anything else involving chocolate or ice cream ...

KAREN said...

10,209 words on your NEXT book?? Good heaven's woman, I've barely done that on my current one!

Have you tried Milky Way ice-cream bars? Lovely :o)

motherx said...

I havent tried that ice cream! must put that on my list at shopping! Your next book sounds as though its coming along great! Im only 3,000 into my next one, but love that 100 words a day, as its very achievable..(even to me!)Poor old Grumpy! x

Carol and Chris said...

Oooohhh I didn't know that you could get malteser ice-cream....I think I am going to have to lose some weight before coming to the UK so I can munch on all the stuff we can't get here!!

C x

ChrisH said...

Good for you - very well done.

Kerry said...

MMmmm I love Fabs at the moment. Congratulations on breaking the 10,000 glass ceiling! It's up up and away now :) x

Tam said...

Any kind of ice cream/lolly sounds heavenly to me. Our freezer is broken and I've got Cookies & Cream withdrawal :-(

Debs said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm now going to go and visit all your sites and catch up on all the news from being offline for the past few days.