Day two, and I must say that so far I’m having a blast!
Today was my first write-in. Myself and seven other Wrimos (that’s what we call ourselves…I think) got together at Barnes & Noble, sat in the cafe, drank some deliciousness (I had chai!), and wrote. It was that simple; we all had our laptops, except for Ellen, she used her iPad, and we just wrote. We would stop every now and then to make comments or share a story, but then we would go back to our projects. Sometimes someone would ask a legit writing question, and it would be a madhouse of answers. It was a ton of fun.
We also did a few word wars, where we would set a time limit and see who could write the most words in that time frame. I learned that even though I’m pretty fast for a peck typer, I’m not a speed typer; I was pretty slow. Between that and the natural distractions that come from being in a crowded bookstore cafe, I ended up closer to last place each time. Not that it really mattered. No one won anything more than bragging rights.
Overall it was a fun day, I got a lot written, as well as got a scene that has a lot of back story told through dialogue out of the way. I would say that today was productive.
Current word count for Written in Silence: 6,450/50,000!
Until my next entry tomorrow,
Andrew Ronzino, A Guy Who Made a Brownie Popsicle