Each time I finished I removed the sticky, wrote down the time and the word count I stopped on. Here's how it went.
I started around noon. Sticky one came off at 12:52 with 13,616 words.
Sticky three was ripped off at 2:20 with 15,653 words.
I believe there was more coffee and another caramel Kiss (for moi).
After the fourth sticky came off at 3:03 with 16,575 words, I have to admit I was feeling a bit weak and needed something to get me through. I barely had the chance to get a picture of it. But there it is (below) an almost completely devoured chocolate chip, macadamia nut, and coconut cookie. And it worked!
See...no more stickies...no more cookie.
Sticky number five disappeared at 3:52 with 17,636 words. That's 5,141 words. Yipee!
Oh, did it feel good to removed those little, green stickies over and over.
But what really helped was the back and forth I had with Holly all afternoon. We didn't plan to write at the same time, but it ended up that we did. And throughout the afternoon we checked in with each other on our word counts. Somehow, it was a friendly back and forth that kept us both moving ahead.
And now Holly (crazy girl that she is) has suggested we do it again on Thursday!