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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1900 on: December 31, 2020, 03:19:35 AM »
1568 - need to finish this chapter and right write the epilogue.  :banana:

Edit - good grief, I should quit right now. Write now? Rite now?
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1901 on: December 31, 2020, 04:15:03 AM »
1568 - need to finish this chapter and right the epilogue.  :banana:

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« Reply #1902 on: December 31, 2020, 08:52:10 AM »
Wrote 351 words for my newsletter and 350 words for the humorous space opera for today, which, for those that cannot do math, gives me a total of 701 words for the day.  And, yes, the newsletter words do count because it was poetry and a story.  Didn't count the conversational stuff nor the replies to the letters to the editor and all that.

I need 525 words tomorrow to hit 100,000 words for the year.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1903 on: January 01, 2021, 05:10:07 AM »
1091 - Last chapter and epilogue done. The last sentence needs a little more oomph, but that's something I typically come up with in editing.

So it's an accomplishment for sure, but with everything being so crappy I'm really not feeling much of a rush from it.
Weather is going to stink for the weekend so I will just pretend it's a weekday and start going back through it to sprinkle in a little more historical detail.

Happy New Year everyone.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1904 on: January 01, 2021, 07:34:05 AM »
1091 - Last chapter and epilogue done. The last sentence needs a little more oomph, but that's something I typically come up with in editing.

So it's an accomplishment for sure, but with everything being so crappy I'm really not feeling much of a rush from it.
Weather is going to stink for the weekend so I will just pretend it's a weekday and start going back through it to sprinkle in a little more historical detail.

Happy New Year everyone.

Congratulations!!!  Wonderful way to end the year!  :dog1:

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1905 on: January 01, 2021, 08:17:05 AM »
For the humorous space opera, I wrote 1,125 words today which brings me to 100,951 words for the year which is a daily average of 275.82 words.  My worst month was November when I only wrote 2,234 words.  October was almost as bad with 2,920 words.  On the upside, those two bad months came after completing the serious space opera.  So, kind of coasted after that.  Best month was September with 24,450 words.

So, even though I missed one day of drawings, I did manage to write something every day of the year.  Worst day was December 11 with 4 words which would have been 5 if not for deleting a word during editing.  Best day was April 14 with 2,005 words.

Having completed (except for editing) the serious space opera and rolling some WIPs into either it or other projects, I am now down to 154 WIPs.  Given my word targets for each, at my current daily average, it will take me 50 years and two months to complete them.  At 1,000 words per day, I can finish in fourteen years.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1906 on: January 01, 2021, 10:22:51 AM »
For the humorous space opera, I wrote 1,125 words today which brings me to 100,951 words for the year which is a daily average of 275.82 words. 

:cheers    :goodpost:

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Juniper B

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1907 on: January 01, 2021, 12:50:30 PM »
Emerging from the lurky shadows to start posting word counts. 1,631 today.  Grin
 
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« Reply #1908 on: January 01, 2021, 03:25:49 PM »
Happy New Year, everyone!   :kiss:


Emerging from the lurky shadows to start posting word counts. 1,631 today.  Grin


Well done, and welcome to the non-shadowy lurking area.   :icon_mrgreen:


...I wrote 1,125 words today which brings me to 100,951 words for the year...


Glad you hit your 100k target.  :)


1091 - Last chapter and epilogue done. The last sentence needs a little more oomph, but that's something I typically come up with in editing.


Always nice to finish a story, even amid the trials and tribulations of 2020.  Congratulations.   :cheers
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« Reply #1909 on: January 02, 2021, 10:13:25 AM »
1,043 words today (which will need quite a bit of editing). So many icons! Not relevant to the post, but :dog1:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1910 on: January 02, 2021, 12:06:43 PM »
Well, here it goes. Looking to be active in the Sanctum, and to offer myself up for accountability, I will be posting my daily work count for 2021.

Today I added 1,006 words to my WiP.

I would like to get my word production up to 2K/day, but I'm realistic enough to be happy with 50+ for now. Thank you for having me, and I look forward to see where this will take me.
 
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« Reply #1911 on: January 02, 2021, 01:01:28 PM »
Only 455 words so far today.  May try for more.  Would like to start out the new year with a thousand.  Also, have done a daily drawing (two, actually) and a daily photo (three, actually).
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« Reply #1912 on: January 02, 2021, 02:16:02 PM »
Okay, so up to 1,175 words for the day.  Wrote a short story, so doesn't count toward any WIP, but I'll use it in a newsletter.

Also did some editing in the serious space opera, working on the swear word consistency issue.  Think I've got it taken care of, but will find out on the (hopefully) final read-through.
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« Reply #1913 on: January 02, 2021, 02:42:22 PM »
Wrote a poem too, so 1,200 words now.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1914 on: January 03, 2021, 10:03:08 AM »
2,112 words today.
 
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« Reply #1915 on: January 03, 2021, 12:01:25 PM »
Day 2 of 2021 and I added 781 to my WiP. Feels good to be writing.
 
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« Reply #1916 on: January 03, 2021, 12:20:23 PM »
Wrote 980 words today in the humorous space opera.

Might have to write a poem to get over 1,000 words for the day.
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« Reply #1917 on: January 03, 2021, 02:02:29 PM »
With a lame poem, the word count reaches 1,025 for the day.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1918 on: January 03, 2021, 03:31:42 PM »
With a lame poem, the word count reaches 1,025 for the day.


No such poem is lame
If it brings you pride, not shame
You won't get rich
By writing kitsch
But it's okay if fun is your aim

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1919 on: January 03, 2021, 10:38:21 PM »
No poem is lame. All
Are worthy of reflection.
Never stop writing.

I have a book of haikus started somewhere.
 
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« Reply #1920 on: January 04, 2021, 08:37:51 AM »
Wrote 930 words for the humorous space opera today.  Seems to be a trend of coming up short of 1,000 words.  Will need to write a poem or short story later to hit 1,000 for the day.  Have done 1,000+ total words each day of the year so far.  Hope to keep it up.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1921 on: January 04, 2021, 10:20:27 AM »
Feel good tonight, got 1,020 added to the WiP. Might do more later, but not committing to that yet. I'm happy with my progress to start the year. Hoping that by building the habit with these numbers, I'll increase my production as the year goes along.

Hope everyone else is feeling productive. Happy writing!
 
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« Reply #1922 on: January 04, 2021, 04:24:01 PM »
Wrote a poem and flash fiction, bringing yesterday's total up to 1,048 words.
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« Reply #1923 on: January 04, 2021, 04:29:31 PM »
I have a book of haikus started somewhere.

I have haikus, limericks, free form and more.

Not doing a poem a day though, because that would conflict with my goal to release a book of poetry in the second quarter of 2021.

With any luck, I'll have at least three books released this year: serious space opera, humorous space opera and poetry book.
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« Reply #1924 on: January 05, 2021, 07:58:49 AM »
I'm strictly haiku.

1091 today. Added it all to chapter nine. Sometimes it just feels so right; the chapter was half as long as it should be, the timing coincided with the start of the Nuremberg trials and the chapter ended with the character saying he had to keep checking the paper everyday. So I walked him over to the newstand, bought him a paper, sat him on a bench and voila the missing historical detail is sprinkled in. Couldn't have been easier, conahura, knock wood. Still got quite a bit more to do.
 
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« Reply #1925 on: January 05, 2021, 09:04:06 AM »
Wrote 1,065 words today, so far, all for the humorous space opera.  I'm at over 47k for one that was supposed to be about 30k (and done way before now).  But this is also the one that needs lots of reworking.  Some existing chapters may get removed entirely.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1926 on: January 05, 2021, 09:39:16 AM »
I'm strictly haiku.


I like some haikus
But I like limericks, too
And, of course, epics
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« Reply #1927 on: January 05, 2021, 10:23:08 AM »
I don't dislike limericks, I just don't write them.
 
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« Reply #1928 on: January 05, 2021, 11:03:30 AM »
I don't dislike limericks, I just don't write them.


I was just trying to be funny.  My comment was in the form of a haiku.  ;)
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« Reply #1929 on: January 05, 2021, 11:26:57 AM »
How many days in a row do we write before we count it as a streak? So far so good for me, as I did another 1,034 for my WiP, and worked my day job today. felt good to get my todo list done. Look forward to doing it again tomorrow.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1930 on: January 05, 2021, 11:38:59 AM »
How many days in a row do we write before we count it as a streak? So far so good for me, as I did another 1,034 for my WiP, and worked my day job today. felt good to get my todo list done. Look forward to doing it again tomorrow.

Two!  grint :dog1:

But seriously, well done!!!

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1931 on: January 05, 2021, 12:33:00 PM »
I don't dislike limericks, I just don't write them.


I was just trying to be funny.  My comment was in the form of a haiku.  ;)
Oh so sorry. Got a migraine starting barely functioning.
 
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« Reply #1932 on: January 05, 2021, 01:36:11 PM »
Wrote a limerick, so bumped the word count up to 1,105 for the day.
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« Reply #1933 on: January 05, 2021, 07:24:59 PM »
I don't dislike limericks, I just don't write them.


I was just trying to be funny.  My comment was in the form of a haiku.  ;)
Oh so sorry. Got a migraine starting barely functioning.


Sorry about your headache.  Migraines suck.  I've made a lot of progress in dealing with mine, but it's still a work in progress.


Wrote a limerick, so bumped the word count up to 1,105 for the day.


Dan wrote a limerick today
What it's about, he didn't say
But I'm sure it rhymes
At least a few times
And makes you smile all the way
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« Reply #1934 on: January 05, 2021, 07:26:16 PM »
I've been in a funk.  I'm trying to jog myself back into gear with these haikus and limericks, but it doesn't seem to be working.   :confused:
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1935 on: January 05, 2021, 10:01:21 PM »
I got some sleep (unisom) so I feel like a new sponge right now.

Hang in there. Hope the funk clears soon. I try to change up my routine if I'm not psyched to do something. Start with the thing I do last. Or else set the timer and say I'll do X for fifteen minutes. Brains are weird. I know I'll feel better if I write or exercise, but I still fight it.

Yesterday I heard Sanjay Gupta talking on the radio. He said healthy food, exercise and good sleep are not just good for preventing disease down the road. They also make you happier. That's a lot of incentive for me, but the sleep thing is kind of out of my hands. Without sleep life is crap.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1936 on: January 06, 2021, 03:56:44 AM »
And lots of liquids!  I seem to be more prone to aural migraines if I don't drink enough water.  Hope everyone feels better soon!

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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1937 on: January 06, 2021, 04:28:35 AM »
You're so right. It's down in the 20s here at night and I have 5 steam humidifiers going and I'm drinking water all the time and still so dehydrated.
 
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« Reply #1938 on: January 06, 2021, 04:47:09 AM »
You're so right. It's down in the 20s here at night and I have 5 steam humidifiers going and I'm drinking water all the time and still so dehydrated.

Plain water or water with electrolytes?
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« Reply #1939 on: January 06, 2021, 04:59:09 AM »
Plain water. I guess I should think about the electrolytes.
 
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« Reply #1940 on: January 06, 2021, 05:02:49 AM »
You might also try watermelon, coconut water or Pedialyte.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1941 on: January 06, 2021, 05:17:50 AM »
Well water.  But electrolytes are a good idea!

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1942 on: January 06, 2021, 06:27:59 AM »
We have well water. There's nothing in it though. Very pure water. My kid likes pedialite. I just looked at the bottle. 25 g of sugar in the bottle. Ugh.

I don't know if I need them. I'm not sweating, except for when I exercise. I think it's just my nasal membranes and sinuses drying out and getting irritated. I'll try doing the saline spray a couple of times a day. Thanks for trying to help guys.
 
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« Reply #1943 on: January 06, 2021, 09:19:11 AM »
Wrote 1,105 words for the humorous space opera today.

Poem and/or short story pending for later.
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« Reply #1944 on: January 06, 2021, 01:30:38 PM »
772, a little light on the word count, but I had some world building to do. Who knew creating a universe for my characters to play in would take so much time.
 
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« Reply #1945 on: January 06, 2021, 01:31:42 PM »
Plus 286 words for a poem and a short story that'll need to be redone because it kinda went nowhere.
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« Reply #1946 on: January 07, 2021, 02:07:45 AM »
935

I wrote it yesterday but lost some work time on the phone with tech support for the school district when my kid couldn't access their meets.

Still making progress though. Doubt I'll write more today but I'll try to do some more research for the next sprinkling of current events in another chapter.
 
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« Reply #1947 on: January 07, 2021, 08:44:45 AM »
Wrote 1,140 words for the humorous space opera today.  Only the 6th and I've already bested December's word count.  6,111 words for December of last year versus 6,914 words for January so far.
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« Reply #1948 on: January 07, 2021, 09:18:31 AM »
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« Reply #1949 on: January 07, 2021, 01:52:08 PM »
1,209 words today. Best day of writing this year. I'm keeping a spreadsheet of my word count, it's fun seeing how many words I write in my WiP. Hoping to get my daily up over 2k sometime next month, or March at the latest. I hear repetition helps build endurance to increase word count. Only time will tell.
 
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