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« Reply #1700 on: September 11, 2020, 12:22:11 AM »
Goal today 10k... Dream the impossible dream.
 
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« Reply #1701 on: September 11, 2020, 02:07:09 AM »
New PR? You can do it.
 
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« Reply #1702 on: September 11, 2020, 03:31:57 AM »
PR? Paranormal romance  or public relations?
 
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« Reply #1703 on: September 11, 2020, 03:39:00 AM »
Personal Record.

146 today, typed in the little I wrote longhand yesterday. Going to sit and write out another chapter now. I have a bunch of ideas for MC#2 thank goodness he woke up and told me what was going on with him.
 
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« Reply #1704 on: September 11, 2020, 03:57:44 AM »
10k is a personal dream. I've been trying forever to reach.


Oh don't you love that. I hate waiting for them to decide what they are going to do.
 
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« Reply #1705 on: September 11, 2020, 04:11:27 AM »
7k is my next big goal. My best is 6,606 at this point.

Today isn't that day in all probability, but soon, I'm going to go for it again. :)
Don't rush me.
 
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« Reply #1706 on: September 11, 2020, 06:57:24 AM »
1733. I managed to write and type it in with everyone home and doing their thing. Maybe I will finish this book.
 
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« Reply #1707 on: September 11, 2020, 03:58:27 PM »
1733. I managed to write and type it in with everyone home and doing their thing. Maybe I will finish this book.
Any words with a house full of distractions is amazing. Almost 2k shows sheer determination. You will finish!!!!
 
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« Reply #1708 on: September 11, 2020, 04:01:01 PM »
I got 6.7k words tonight. Though 2k of them were for my "deleted scene" to give as a newsletter sign up for organic readers.

I've been reading this can be more effective than book funnel. Though it's not an either or situation.

This trilogy is over 200k, but I'm still pretty sure I need another 22k+ words
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« Reply #1709 on: September 12, 2020, 03:47:12 AM »
Goal for today is 2k words and entering 200pages of edits. Today I am going to start in the opposite order those edits need to be in so I can start listen editing asap my editor is full up and fitting in my pushed back timeline is starting to get challenging.
 
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« Reply #1710 on: September 13, 2020, 12:55:36 AM »
Got 2 pages of edits entered yesterday  :icon_think:

Goal for today is 10k.
 
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« Reply #1711 on: September 14, 2020, 12:13:53 AM »
Only got 3.2k yesterday.

Goal for today enter 200 pages of edits and write 2k words.


I went through yesterday I am nine chapters from finishing the next book but only 18k ish left to hit 70k. This one is going to go over as well.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1712 on: September 14, 2020, 07:38:45 AM »
I've been stuck inside all weekend due to smoke...so decided to change a few covers and blurbs.  :smilie_zauber:

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« Reply #1713 on: September 14, 2020, 09:43:20 AM »
I've been stuck inside all weekend due to smoke...so decided to change a few covers and blurbs.  :smilie_zauber:

That sounds like fun... sometimes.

Are you well out of the path of the destruction? I hope you are safe there. Those fires are insane.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1714 on: September 14, 2020, 10:16:53 AM »
Thank you!  We're on the east side of Washington, so hundreds of miles away from the fires on the west side...but the smoke came in yesterday.  We're in the 300s and Spokane is in the 400s for air quality. 

ETA:  Normal day before a storm vs. this weekend.
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« Reply #1715 on: September 14, 2020, 05:04:13 PM »
Broke 2000 words today.  First time I've done that in a long time.  I feel like a rock star.   :band:

I think I just needed a break from Wheel of Fire, frankly.  I've started a new story, and I'm trucking along, and I think it's because it has allowed me to shift gears.  Also, this one's in first person, so maybe that helps.  I've always had an easier time writing in first person, though one might not think so due to most of my published stuff being in third.

Anyway, it was a productive session.  Yay for me.   :banana:
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« Reply #1716 on: September 14, 2020, 10:33:23 PM »
Broke 2000 words today.  First time I've done that in a long time.  I feel like a rock star.   :band:

I think I just needed a break from Wheel of Fire, frankly.  I've started a new story, and I'm trucking along, and I think it's because it has allowed me to shift gears.  Also, this one's in first person, so maybe that helps.  I've always had an easier time writing in first person, though one might not think so due to most of my published stuff being in third.

Anyway, it was a productive session.  Yay for me.   :banana:

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Why write in third if your mind easily works in first?
 
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« Reply #1717 on: September 14, 2020, 10:34:31 PM »
I got to page 67 in editing yesterday which was only like 30 pages :(


Todays goal is 10k!!!!!
 
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« Reply #1718 on: September 15, 2020, 06:28:41 AM »
Broke 2000 words today.  First time I've done that in a long time.  I feel like a rock star.   :band:

I think I just needed a break from Wheel of Fire, frankly.  I've started a new story, and I'm trucking along, and I think it's because it has allowed me to shift gears.  Also, this one's in first person, so maybe that helps.  I've always had an easier time writing in first person, though one might not think so due to most of my published stuff being in third.

Anyway, it was a productive session.  Yay for me.   :banana:

 :banana: :dance: :banana: :dance:

Why write in third if your mind easily works in first?


I tend to go off on tangents when I write in first person.  I end up deleting a lot more words.

Also, third is better for switching between different POVs, or at least it is for me.  I've even tossed in some Omniscient Third on rare occasions, something that would be a bit more jarring when sandwiched between first-person scenes than between third-person scenes.

For the record, I like both equally.  I just like them for different reasons, and there's a time and place for each of them.  My first self-published story, Buddy, is in first-person.  Everything since has been in third.  Right now is the time again for first, it seems.  I'll ride this train for a little while and see where it takes me.   :cool:
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1719 on: September 15, 2020, 06:46:30 AM »
Jeff, for me the story determines first or third person. 
I usually write third but first can be a very nice break indeed!  :dog1:

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« Reply #1720 on: September 15, 2020, 07:03:10 AM »
898. Ordered some books from the library on the Nuremberg trials. Going to go back to previous chapters and add some current events. Not going to be cheerful reading. 

My thrillers are in first and everything else is in third.
 
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« Reply #1721 on: September 16, 2020, 07:27:03 AM »
1000 words exactly. Feels like I should get a prize for that nice round number. Oh wait, I did. The cover artist send over the first iteration and I don't think it needs much more. I really like it.

Once the cover is done I'll put the first three chapters on my website and get the preorder up. I will be needing help with the wordpress new editor I'm sure, not to mention the mail chimpy thing.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1722 on: September 17, 2020, 03:28:20 AM »
No words yesterday, but I made a book trailer for my paranormal mystery WIP.  So much fun!

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« Reply #1723 on: September 18, 2020, 01:04:38 AM »
Haven't gotten  much done in the last two days. 12 pages listen edited out of the 490 i need by the end of the month :(


Goal for today is 25 pages listen edited and 2k new words.
 
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« Reply #1724 on: September 21, 2020, 02:01:58 AM »
Spent yesterday listen editing but i didn't get very far.

Going to try for 10k today... that should get book 8 done. Doubt it will happen. My mind always seems to fight finishing a book.
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starting at 213.4k

well i didnt get to 10k for the day... Because i finished the book official word count 218539 (well until i start editing. then its sure to go over 220k)

going to do a bit of listen editing before bed
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« Reply #1725 on: September 23, 2020, 12:40:55 AM »
875

Cover will be done soon and I will put up a preorder and put the first 3 chapters on my website. It is only the second week of school, last week the kids went in for half a day, this week they are 100% home, working "independently" in the morning and zooming in the afternoon. It is an adjustment for all but as long as I keep adding to the story it will get finished eventually.
 
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« Reply #1726 on: September 24, 2020, 04:39:10 AM »
1209

Kids had quite a bit of school work on line this morning. If they're working I should be working. Fair's fair.
 
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« Reply #1727 on: September 25, 2020, 05:06:29 AM »
389 I should be able to finish this chapter off and start another tomorrow.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1728 on: September 25, 2020, 05:10:10 AM »
No words this week.  I've been busy updating covers and tweaking my website.  My co-author and I have a Fussy Librarian promo today and right now, we're #1 in Free Holiday Fiction!  :dog1:

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« Reply #1729 on: September 25, 2020, 05:41:44 AM »
No words this week.  I've been busy updating covers and tweaking my website.  My co-author and I have a Fussy Librarian promo today and right now, we're #1 in Free Holiday Fiction!  :dog1:
Congrats!!!!!!!
 
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« Reply #1730 on: September 25, 2020, 06:04:24 AM »
No words this week.  I've been busy updating covers and tweaking my website.  My co-author and I have a Fussy Librarian promo today and right now, we're #1 in Free Holiday Fiction!  :dog1:
Congrats!!!!!!!

Thank you! It's our third Fussy Librarian this year, so we're very excited it's doing so well.  :smilie_zauber:

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« Reply #1731 on: September 25, 2020, 06:32:28 AM »
Congratulations!
 
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« Reply #1732 on: September 26, 2020, 12:41:18 AM »
got my head out of the deep dark pit that is covers (not that i made any progress)

yesterday i listen edited 55 pgs  goal for today is 100. have a few errands to do so i dont know how that will work out.
 
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« Reply #1733 on: September 30, 2020, 07:12:58 AM »
Wow that's a lot of pages to listen too. I probably would have fallen asleep and off the chair.

1191 today.
 
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« Reply #1734 on: September 30, 2020, 07:28:16 AM »
Wow that's a lot of pages to listen too. I probably would have fallen asleep and off the chair.

1191 today.
Surprisingly listen editing is getting easier. I don't know maybe my flow is better. Though it still feels like nails on a chalkboard.
 
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« Reply #1735 on: October 02, 2020, 12:45:38 AM »
1096 - Have 6 pages to print out edit and add on to. Quiet afternoon here so hopefully I will get another session in.

Edit - 683 more and finished the chapter.  Next chapter will be the doctor making his house call. I am old enough to remember when sick kids didn't go to the doctor's office, they came to you.
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« Reply #1736 on: October 03, 2020, 03:45:20 AM »
1867

I did pretty good this week. Next week the kids are home for their pod's remote week. I should be able to be just as productive, they are keeping them pretty busy. No excuses.  I don't really know but if the book is 100K long, I'm almost at 90%. I think it will be longer though. I decided to add the move across country to the end of this book.
 
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« Reply #1737 on: October 03, 2020, 05:00:52 AM »
Haven't posted my progress in a while.

Yesterday I fiddled with covers. I came up with a whole new idea.
Wednesday i wrote 5k words but i might only keep 3.5k of them.

Can't remember what else i did this week.
 
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« Reply #1738 on: October 05, 2020, 02:53:19 AM »
577 Got to type it in outside when it warmed up just enough.
 
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« Reply #1739 on: October 05, 2020, 06:48:49 AM »
12,000 words on my WIP in the past 2 days. I'm really getting into it, and I don't even have a plot outline ;-)

 
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« Reply #1740 on: October 06, 2020, 02:33:23 AM »
733.

Simon - which WIP is that?
 
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« Reply #1741 on: October 06, 2020, 04:22:17 AM »
The one you're waiting for ;-)

Another 6000 today so far.
 
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« Reply #1742 on: October 06, 2020, 04:54:52 AM »
Trying for 5k today. Its a bit of a challenge with a migrane fighting its way up my skull. I need words i'm so far behind.
 
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« Reply #1743 on: October 07, 2020, 05:35:59 AM »
Trying for 5k today. Its a bit of a challenge with a migrane fighting its way up my skull. I need words i'm so far behind.
I hope your head feels better.

I did 1139.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1744 on: October 07, 2020, 09:08:44 AM »
No writing, but I have almost 10k words in WWII research for a 1k flash fiction piece! LOL

I may have to write a short story to justify going down that rabbit hole.  :angel:

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« Reply #1745 on: October 08, 2020, 06:02:02 AM »
No writing, but I have almost 10k words in WWII research for a 1k flash fiction piece! LOL

I may have to write a short story to justify going down that rabbit hole.  :angel:
I'm doing research on the Nuremberg trials now for my WIP. What's your story about if you don't mind me asking.

600 today, which seems like I should get a prize for such a nice round number. Broke 90K on the story too. You'd think 100K would be more important but for some reason I was focused on 90.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1746 on: October 08, 2020, 06:04:02 AM »
Amanda, I wrote my flash fiction this morning.  It's about an RAF pilot in 1940.

ETA: I'm also writing a short story/romance that takes place during Christmas 1939, where he meets his future wife.
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« Reply #1747 on: October 09, 2020, 04:34:15 AM »
No writing, but I have almost 10k words in WWII research for a 1k flash fiction piece! LOL

I may have to write a short story to justify going down that rabbit hole.  :angel:
I'm doing research on the Nuremberg trials now for my WIP. What's your story about if you don't mind me asking.

600 today, which seems like I should get a prize for such a nice round number. Broke 90K on the story too. You'd think 100K would be more important but for some reason I was focused on 90.

Nuremberg trials? That has to be intense! 

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« Reply #1748 on: October 09, 2020, 04:46:32 AM »
I only need some headlines to provide some historical content for my characters to react to but I am kind of hooked on WWII stuff after all the research I did so I continue to do more.

693 today.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1749 on: October 09, 2020, 05:14:21 AM »
Have you seen Band of Brothers?


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