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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1600 on: June 19, 2020, 11:33:04 AM »
869 words, for a total of 11,470. I did it in two sessions.

Wonderful!  :clap:
 
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« Reply #1601 on: June 20, 2020, 05:58:27 AM »
869 words, for a total of 11,470. I did it in two sessions.
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1877 words today. I did write a little bit during dance yesterday and today I just locked myself in the bedroom and finished hand writing the chapter. Then I asked the kids to let me type it in and they obliged.

Unfortunately the MC is going to have to deal with one of his old demons again. I am sad for him, but he is really struggling. I'm trying to focus on enjoying the process and not worrying whether or not I'm ever going to publish again, sales being as dismal as they are.
 
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« Reply #1602 on: June 20, 2020, 07:16:19 AM »
869 words, for a total of 11,470. I did it in two sessions.
:tup3b

1877 words today. I did write a little bit during dance yesterday and today I just locked myself in the bedroom and finished hand writing the chapter. Then I asked the kids to let me type it in and they obliged.

Unfortunately the MC is going to have to deal with one of his old demons again. I am sad for him, but he is really struggling. I'm trying to focus on enjoying the process and not worrying whether or not I'm ever going to publish again, sales being as dismal as they are.

My best sales season is Summer and I have absolutely no idea why. Of course sales are still dismal, but if I write it I'm going to publish it. I love the whole process but I hate marketing, and With sales as depressed as they are, I've quit spending (or throwing away) money on marketing.
           
 
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« Reply #1603 on: June 20, 2020, 12:41:07 PM »
I added two words to yesterday's to total and did 561 words Today.

Word Kept freezing up on me, and I finally Had to restart my laptop. It was working okay for tonight's session, but then it started freezing up again.
           
 
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« Reply #1604 on: June 21, 2020, 04:52:37 AM »
Good work Maggie.

1504 today. I finally figured out what this book is about 40K words in. My poor characters, they are in for a rough time of it.
 
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« Reply #1605 on: June 21, 2020, 12:35:29 PM »
After three restarts last night and Two today I was finally able to get some dictating Done.

138 words for a total of 12,057. I hope to do better tomorrow.
           
 
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« Reply #1606 on: June 22, 2020, 05:55:37 AM »
2191 today.  It's 100 degrees in the sun here. Kids go out for five minutes and come back in. Hiding in their rooms with their devices. Not good. But I was able to work.
 
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« Reply #1607 on: June 22, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
239 words for a total of 12,434.

I'm just not sure where the story is going. I finished a scene which moved the story forward, and I know where that particular scenario is going. In fact, I know where the story is going to end Up, but I don't know how it's going to get there. Now I'm worried that I can't sustain the story through four books. The one I'm working on is book Three.
 :writethink:  :icon_think: :doh: :HB  :shrug :dizzy

I will get there.  :dog1:
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1608 on: June 23, 2020, 11:39:34 AM »
In order to get where I'm going, I realized I needed to know where I've been. So I spent the entire day reading book 1, and I will spend tomorrow reading book 2.

I didn't get a clue from the first book but I'm hoping that I will get a clue from the second book. I know that they have a lot of legal problems in the second book and I need to know where things stand.

           
 
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« Reply #1609 on: June 24, 2020, 12:27:54 PM »
I read the second book and found several areas where I could follow up. Even found some mistakes. So I'll have to get my notes organized tomorrow and maybe I could write a few pages tomorrow night.
           
 
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« Reply #1610 on: June 26, 2020, 02:12:19 AM »
1544 today. I also listened to chapter 5 on read aloud yesterday. We have dance today, so I'll be sitting out writing in the heat and the recital is tomorrow (they are taping each class and making a video) so that will be more time I can write.

Really need to decide something about a cover and get moving on that.
 
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« Reply #1611 on: June 27, 2020, 01:45:06 AM »
1492 today.

Yesterday a new character showed up and I thought something really bad was going to have to happen to him, but I figured out how to tone it down and still make it work. Whew.
 
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« Reply #1612 on: June 27, 2020, 07:05:29 AM »
1492 today.

Yesterday a new character showed up and I thought something really bad was going to have to happen to him, but I figured out how to tone it down and still make it work. Whew.

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« Reply #1613 on: June 27, 2020, 12:11:28 PM »
237 words today. Editing some as I go.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1614 on: June 28, 2020, 02:41:30 AM »
You are all doing so well!   :cheers

I haven't written much lately...but I've been doing all the other stuff (covers, promotions, social media, etc.) and I went wide! So far, I think it's a good choice.
 
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« Reply #1615 on: June 28, 2020, 03:46:44 AM »
You are all doing so well!   :cheers

I haven't written much lately...but I've been doing all the other stuff (covers, promotions, social media, etc.) and I went wide! So far, I think it's a good choice.

A couple of months ago, I put all but three of my series back in KU. I only left the series that had the first book permafree. So far, sales between Amazon and D2D are almost neck and neck. I'm glad wide is working out for you.

I haven't been writing anything new all week, as well. But I have been busy doing writerly things. A friend of mine sent me five pages of suggestions to improve book 2 and I've been plugging them in. I've read books one and two, and found a lot of inconsistencies in the book I'm writing now. My plan is to correct that today. Hopefully I'll get back to writing tomorrow.
           
 
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« Reply #1616 on: June 28, 2020, 11:31:26 AM »
Inconsistencies corrected in book 3. Words added, words deleted for a total gain of 62 words. Now I just have to decide on the next scene.

Tally Ho!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
           
 
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« Reply #1617 on: June 28, 2020, 12:45:56 PM »
121 words today
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1618 on: June 29, 2020, 10:56:03 AM »
872 words today!  Finally started my next Burrows Bay book.  :dog1:
 
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« Reply #1619 on: June 30, 2020, 12:50:04 AM »
Starting a new book is so much fun.  :dog1:
 
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« Reply #1620 on: July 02, 2020, 02:29:54 AM »
2347 today. When I get sleep I can work. And life sucks a little bit less overall.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1621 on: July 07, 2020, 09:36:40 AM »
1131 words so far.  I'm back to the fairytale. It seems to be the only thing I really want to work on this week.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1622 on: July 07, 2020, 10:52:36 PM »
1131 words so far.  I'm back to the fairytale. It seems to be the only thing I really want to work on this week.  :smilie_zauber:

Good work!
 
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« Reply #1623 on: July 09, 2020, 12:19:09 PM »
179. I need to focus for longer than five minutes on my current WIP.
 
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« Reply #1624 on: July 10, 2020, 10:10:14 AM »
2829

Today was a good day and not just for writing. Very productive. Summer routine seems to be settling down.
 
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« Reply #1625 on: July 12, 2020, 12:10:49 AM »
1298

When editing the previous chapter I realized I had used the word "keenly" three times! :HB
 
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« Reply #1626 on: July 12, 2020, 12:28:21 PM »
683. Better than 50. I also write for free entertainment to sites though, so I've added the constituent at least 50 words on my work-in-progress I am going to sell. :cool:

 
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« Reply #1627 on: July 13, 2020, 11:01:01 AM »
1008 Today.  I know what the next chapter is going to be about too.

Will someone please give me a virtual kick in the butt to do something about the cover? Thanks in advance.
 
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« Reply #1628 on: July 14, 2020, 11:15:54 PM »
Just typed in the 1543 that I hand wrote yesterday. Rain all afternoon. I do not have to water. I should use that time for writing.
 
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« Reply #1629 on: July 16, 2020, 10:50:55 AM »
1656. I didn't type in the full chapter I wrote today but I should be able to finish it tomorrow morning.
 
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« Reply #1630 on: July 17, 2020, 01:32:58 AM »
1128. And I know what the main character is going to struggle with for the rest of the book. And there will be a happy ending.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1631 on: July 17, 2020, 02:05:18 AM »
1128. And I know what the main character is going to struggle with for the rest of the book. And there will be a happy ending.

That's a relief!  After all that sad, I was starting to worry about them.  :dog1:
 
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« Reply #1632 on: July 17, 2020, 04:41:20 AM »
1128. And I know what the main character is going to struggle with for the rest of the book. And there will be a happy ending.

That's a relief!  After all that sad, I was starting to worry about them.  :dog1:

Thanks!  :dog1:
 
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« Reply #1633 on: July 19, 2020, 10:16:24 AM »
1065 today.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1634 on: July 19, 2020, 10:19:30 AM »
You are doing so well, Amanda!   :goodpost:
I've been caught up in promotions and need to write this weekend. 
 
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« Reply #1635 on: July 19, 2020, 01:35:21 PM »
Thanks. I should take a page from your book and do some promotions, but it seems so hopeless. I stink at the business end of this.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1636 on: July 19, 2020, 02:19:58 PM »
Everyone says the best thing to do is write more books.  :dog1:
 
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« Reply #1637 on: July 19, 2020, 09:26:07 PM »
And get a mailing list. That will be my number one priority in the fall, I think.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1638 on: July 20, 2020, 01:14:04 AM »
I've been using my website, but I'm starting a newsletter for more "fun stuff" that readers might enjoy. 

If I have to pay, I don't want a huge amount of people on my mailing list just wanting free stuff.  They can get that from following me on social media.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1639 on: July 22, 2020, 11:51:10 AM »
245 words
 
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« Reply #1640 on: July 23, 2020, 03:57:20 AM »
2339.  This chapter got away from me a little bit. I figured out what the other MC is going to be focusing on. Going to contact the cover artist now. I think. Maybe.
 
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« Reply #1641 on: July 26, 2020, 02:54:56 AM »
1799.  And I did contact the cover artist. So I guess I will eventually publish it.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1642 on: July 28, 2020, 09:14:16 AM »
1101 words.  Nice to get some writing done!  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1643 on: July 28, 2020, 10:51:14 AM »
405 words last night and a bit of revising.

I've been spending my time relearning how to write in cursive and how to type. It's coming along.
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1644 on: July 28, 2020, 12:47:13 PM »
Well done, Maggie Ann!  :dog1:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1645 on: July 29, 2020, 04:25:28 AM »
380 words last night.  Hope to finish the chapter this afternoon!
 
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« Reply #1646 on: July 29, 2020, 11:54:57 AM »
512 words and I'm done for the day.
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1647 on: July 30, 2020, 02:51:06 AM »
I have been ignoring the poor marketing results for a few days, but I am claiming victory:

11.8k in about 24 hours over three days... A Noir Short Story.  Already sent off to the Beta Reader.

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« Reply #1648 on: July 31, 2020, 09:36:33 AM »
600 words today.  It's a start.  :dog1:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1649 on: August 01, 2020, 09:15:35 AM »
No words so far, but I decided to change plans for my spy series and make it FIVE books. Just finished the covers this afternoon!
 
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