Some of you are writing 50,000 words this month. That’s approximately 1667 words every day. Some days that’s easy enough. Other days, it’s nearly impossible. So from time to time this month, I may post a tip to help you reach your daily goal. Today’s tip… repeat a word.
Not just one time. One time will do very little for your word count (and this month, it’s all about the word count). Repeat the word 1667 times. Job well done. Pour yourself a drink.
I know what you’re thinking. That’s just silly. But it’s not silly. It’s dorky. In chapter 21 of the Fan Man (pages 153 – 162 in my edition) William Kotwinkle repeats the word dorky approximately 1700 times. Horse Badorties explains it this way “Constant repetition of the word dorky cleans out my consciousness, man, gets rid of all the rubble and cobwebs piled up there. It is absolutely necessary for me to do this once a month and today is dorky-day.”
So it can be done. And if today is one of those days when the words are refusing to flow, then it might be time for one of your characters to have a dorky day.
Of course, you might want to pick another word. After all, dorky is already taken. So what word will it be?