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50+ words a day...no matter what!
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:14:17 AM »
This is my new motto.  No more excuses!  No matter how busy I am, opening my WIP and typing 50 words is definitely possible.

Of course, once we're writing...there's no maximum amount.  50 words or 5,000+ is fine.  Just do it everyday!  No more excuses!!!  LOL :haironfire

Off to write.  Be back later. :mhk9U91:

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 10:45:47 AM »
I should be in one of the multiple K a day threads, but lately, this has been more my speed. So count me in.

Dare I ask... Who has a whip?  :icon_mrgreen: Off to look for a whip emoji. I'm certain we'll need one.
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 01:15:29 PM »
 :eek:  50 words per day!?  Are you insane?  This is madness.  Utter madness.   :haironfire
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 03:17:04 PM »
Okay.  I just wrote fifty words for today, plus some extra words you maybe might consider a bonus.  So . . . what do I win?
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 03:41:08 PM »
Okay.  I just wrote fifty words for today, plus some extra words you maybe might consider a bonus.  So . . . what do I win?


How about  . . . wait for it!! ...



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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 06:09:14 PM »
I should be in one of the multiple K a day threads, but lately, this has been more my speed. So count me in.

Dare I ask... Who has a whip?  :icon_mrgreen: Off to look for a whip emoji. I'm certain we'll need one.

Eh... I do have a whip, but I promise it's for entirely innocent purposes.


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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 12:11:41 AM »
50 turned into almost 200.  Off to see what damage (um...writing) I can do today! LOL   :smilie_zauber:

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 12:34:38 AM »
Okay.  I just wrote fifty words for today, plus some extra words you maybe might consider a bonus.  So . . . what do I win?

How about  . . . wait for it!! ...



 :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em

That was legen--wait for it--dary!

Yeehaw!!!   :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 01:27:48 AM »
I'm writing a Halloween-themed short story and I sailed through the first 6,000 words (over several days, I hasten to add) but the ending has me stuck. I've re-written those last 150 words at least four times. Does that count?
     


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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 11:05:35 AM »
Almost 1500 today!  Having to open my WIP seems to be working.

Ooooh, new black kitty emoji!
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 11:08:25 AM »
I wrote over 50 words today.  Almost 80. :banana:
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 11:28:55 AM »
I wrote over 50 words today.  Almost 80. :banana:
Nice! I only got that much done because I took the day off work to write.   :tap

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 12:59:32 PM »
Only 500 today. But I did spend a significant amount of time working on a cover, so I'm not feeling too guilty.
 

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 12:20:29 AM »
I can do this, right?
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2018, 12:21:51 AM »
I can do this, right?

Only 45 more words to go and you're there!
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2018, 05:03:41 AM »
Got up early and decided to open WIP for my 50 words.  Got another 1k done!  This seems to be working for me, but I have no idea if I'll finish this book before Halloween.  I hope so. 

Is there a cute witch emoji?  For now....

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2018, 12:01:34 PM »
1,100 so far. Will likely do some more before bed. Maybe. Probably not. 

I'm actually sitting here researching self-discipline, since I seem to have lost mine. I should be writing about 3K a day.  :icon_cry:
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018, 12:03:40 PM »
I did my 50 today.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2018, 02:05:21 AM »
1133 today. 

Now, I have to do some editing.  :haironfire

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2018, 09:47:36 AM »
Just wrote 284 words.  Big death scene coming up.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2018, 10:07:15 AM »
Just wrote 284 words.  Big death scene coming up.

Well done.  And you got a black cat photo!

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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2018, 11:28:33 AM »
Just wrote 284 words.  Big death scene coming up.

Well done.  And you got a black cat photo!

 :catrun

Thanks.  I'm working on two WIPs at the same time.  The space opera and this other one.  I work every day on the space opera but I'm using the other one as my 50 words or better a day project.

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2018, 11:52:02 AM »
1,999. And I'm not in the least tempted to write one more word to bump that up.
 

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2018, 12:00:36 PM »
I did it! I wrote 50 words today which is more than I've done any day this week (I actually got close to 200 but didn't like most of what I had written and deleted it).
 

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2018, 02:06:55 PM »
I like this! Today was a hard day but I managed to write over 50 words. I'm going to try & follow this thread.
 

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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
Okay, so I've decided it's time to start holding myself accountable, and I don't want to get ahead of myself with the lofty goals of the 500 words a day thread, so I'm in. 50+ words EVERYDAY. Shouldn't be too hard should it? (Says she about to fire up the netflix  :icon_rolleyes:)

I managed to get 1120 words done today (yay me!) and in an ideal world I'd write another 880 when I go to bed...but it ain't gonna happen  grint
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2018, 06:24:35 AM »
I'm glad this thread is helping (hopefully).  I'm back to writing every day.

Ten chapters edited and another 500 words.   

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2018, 07:35:19 AM »
I doubled up and wrote 100 words.

Still have to figure out the how of the death scene because, evidently, impaling someone on a candlestick won't work.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2018, 07:49:34 AM »
I should be in one of the multiple K a day threads, but lately, this has been more my speed. So count me in.

Dare I ask... Who has a whip?  :icon_mrgreen: Off to look for a whip emoji. I'm certain we'll need one.


Get to work!
I was just hitting stride at 2000 a day and of course the computer decides to act weird.

Some time spent researching the cloning of disks was a diversion I didn't need. But, back up to near ludicrous speed now!
 

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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2018, 12:37:05 PM »
I should be in one of the multiple K a day threads, but lately, this has been more my speed. So count me in.

Dare I ask... Who has a whip?  :icon_mrgreen: Off to look for a whip emoji. I'm certain we'll need one.


Get to work!

Oh, oh. Someone found a whip, and I only did 67 words today.   :eek:
 

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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2018, 12:42:36 PM »
We were looking for a whip?  I've got one.  I almost had a sword too but I lost that particular auction. :icon_sad:
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2018, 10:30:14 PM »
370 words, and not on the wip I'm supposed to be working on.

I kicked some arse in Mario Kart though, does having to re-input the wifi password into the wii u count towards my total? :shrug

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2018, 10:53:09 PM »
Last month my goal was to open my WIP every day. I didn't quite make that  :icon_redface:
This month I set my goal to open my WIP every day AND write at least one sentence AND post my daily effort on a FB group I'm in.  So far I've managed just over 1000 words EVERY SINGLE DAY   :dance:

Of course it's 11pm and I haven't started yet today, but there's always time...

ETA: 1280 today  :smilie_zauber:
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2018, 05:29:06 AM »
Almost 2k words today.  Hope to get more done this afternoon. 

I love the weekends!   :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em

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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2018, 05:36:38 AM »
Hopefully, I'll do more than 52, but I was afraid that I would forget to post.
 
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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2018, 08:28:38 AM »
Just finished 210.  No death yet.  They're still fighting it out.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2018, 12:38:13 PM »
Over 2200 today. May do a bit more before bed.
 

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Managed to get 1784 words done today despite a bit of a migraine. Also did some more plot refinements, and realised the small scene I wrote yesterday in an entirely different series is related to this current one, and looks like it might be a spin off that happens concurrently with this one. Excited about that  grint

Hoping to get some more written later, but posting now in case I don't. I think posting my word count publicly is helping me to not procrastinate so much,  hopefully I can keep it up!
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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2018, 06:42:07 AM »
Just finished 261 words.  Death has come a knockin'.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2018, 07:08:14 AM »
I managed 2411 words before bed last night. More than I've managed in a single day for a long, long time. So very close to finishing this WIP.  :banana:
Then I woke up this morning with the urge to rewrite a blurb. I'm counting that 116 words in today's writing total.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2018, 08:29:20 AM »
Wow!  Everyone is doing great. 

Got 500 words and had to stop to find out...how do you build a fire pit? 
Thank goodness for YouTube.   :cool:

ETA:  Recreational purposes only!  Adding one to the back terrace in the story. 

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« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2018, 08:59:37 AM »
Wow!  Everyone is doing great. 

Got 500 words and had to stop to find out...how do you build a fire pit? 
Thank goodness for YouTube.   :cool:

ETA:  Recreational purposes only!  Adding one to the back terrace in the story.

You looked up how to build a fire pit?

You're now on a watch list for sure.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2018, 09:16:57 AM »
You looked up how to build a fire pit?

You're now on a watch list for sure.

:hehe

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2018, 09:28:51 AM »
You looked up how to build a fire pit?

You're now on a watch list for sure.

:hehe

Please don't quote me.  I don't want to get drawn into their investigation of you.

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2018, 09:37:36 AM »
Wow!  Everyone is doing great. 

Got 500 words and had to stop to find out...how do you build a fire pit? 
Thank goodness for YouTube.   :cool:

ETA:  Recreational purposes only!  Adding one to the back terrace in the story.

You looked up how to build a fire pit?

You're now on a watch list for sure.

I dunno Dan, maybe stay away from sharp knives?

 

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2018, 09:43:01 AM »
Obviously, I need to stay a safe distance from Lorri Moulton and Tom Wood.
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« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
 

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« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
I haven't been posting much but this thread has been really helpful to me. Since it popped up, I've managed 50 words a day which is a huge improvement over the dozen words a day I was doing before that.

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2018, 02:25:42 PM »
After midnight my time, but I just got home.

Earlier, I did 160 words of rough outline for a new book.
 

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2018, 05:32:37 PM »
101 today. It was like pulling teeth so I'll call it a day and try to do better tomorrow.
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over nothing is all you will have gained. -Neil Gaiman