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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Put On Your Thinking Cap

I wrote over 3,000 words today on my WIP.  This is a really good number for me since I'm one of those obsessive writers who can't resist going back and editing as I write.  I know I shouldn't.  A friend once told me by the time I write THE END, I'm probably on my twentieth draft - as least on the first half of the book.

Today's 3,000 words also put me over the 21,000 word mark for my 30,000 words in February challenge.  If you do the math, you'll see I've fallen a bit behind...which explains the 3,000 words today.  I get a little obsessive about challenges, too.  Once I commit, I can't stand coming up short.

I'm telling you all this as my excuse for not having any bright ideas for my blog post today.  I was hoping for a little flash of brilliance but it's just not happening.  So I'll let you have a flash of brilliance instead.  I offer these four brainteasers.  Put on your thinking caps and see if you can figure them out. 


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I'll give you the answers in Friday's post.  (How's that for trying to get you to come back.)

I do want to take a moment and thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes for the young friend I posted about on Monday.  She's still holding on but it's day to day so, if you would, please keep her in your prayers. 

My current word count: 21,327

I'm currently enjoying: Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

Groaner of the day: I don't want to overtax anyone's brains today, so here's a short one...  What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing - but it let out a little whine. 

11 comments:

Dru said...

pour the second glass of orange juice into the second empty glass and voila...

Maria Zannini said...

These are too hard for my simian brain.

On #2: Wait a minute. Did someone forget the vodka? Otherwise, what's the point of all that orange juice?

Ref: #4
This is the only one I could figure.

My guess is the man went to sleep, thereby no longer haunted by the voices in his head. He had effectively killed them. --at least that's what I told the police. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

#1 - No clue. Maybe someone put one back?
#2 - What Dru said.
#3 - There was only one man in the room (he was all those things playing solataire).
#4 - He was a lighthouse keeper and turned out the lighthouse.

Sure wish I could figure out #1! I got the others all by myself (hopefully I wasn't wrong!!)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Oh - I also want to say "YOU CAN DO IT" regarding your word count. I have faith!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - Well, I said I wouldn't revealed the answers until Friday but...

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - You sure you haven't been nipping that vodka?

Linda Leszczuk said...

Stacy - Thanks for the boost. But you'll have to wait till Friday for the answers.

MaryC said...

Hmmmm - I'll concede #2 to Dru.

#1 Someone took the basket with one egg in it?

#3 All the others were women?

#4 Lighthouse keeper so when he put out the light - well there were consequences. Hmmmmm I feel a plot coming on.

Still praying, Linda.

Robert Guthrie said...

Be good to yourself on the "writing to the end" thing. We all go at different paces. I generally don't proceed to a new chapter until I feel the one before is sturdy.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mary C - You got it! See my Friday blog. And thank you for the prayers (update on that on the Friday post, too).

Linda Leszczuk said...

Robert - Wow, someone who doesn't say I need to keep moving forward all the way before looking back. A soul mate!!!