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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #300 on: January 08, 2019, 12:33:10 PM »
Well not a word written yesterday or today, but I did manage to shop till I dropped both days. I'm hoping for a big big day of writing tomorrow.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #301 on: January 09, 2019, 08:47:06 AM »
I wrote 1,105 words today, which is short of the 1,919 I needed to get back on track which means I need to write 1,657 words tomorrow to catch up.
     
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #302 on: January 09, 2019, 09:10:12 AM »
I forgot to write down my word count before I started (LOL) but I think I wrote about 1k today.  I finished Chapter 1 of the second part of my spy story. 

If/when I ever combine it all into one book, I'll change the chapter numbers.  :smilie_zauber:
            
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #303 on: January 09, 2019, 11:36:49 AM »
I'm a little over 1k today and going strong. Tomorrow is going to be a bad day for writing but a good day for shopping.  :shrug  :dizzy
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #304 on: January 09, 2019, 12:57:27 PM »
I think I wrote about 100 words in my current WIP but I also created my second draft of the blurb for the novella I am planning on releasing in late February :)
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #305 on: January 09, 2019, 03:08:30 PM »
788 today. Goal had been 1,500. Still good, however. This is the worst month of the year for me at work, and I don't think I managed to write a single word last January I was so brain dead. I'm trying to fight through it this year.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #306 on: January 10, 2019, 03:24:34 AM »
I'm going to join in..

Thursday 383
Friday I got just over 1k
Saturday 2,058

Today I have so many plans who knows how many words well see, but my mom is threatening me with bodily harm if i dont finish the scene i made her read.

LOL. I suggest letting your mom read each chapter you start. Avoiding bodily harm from mom is quite the incentive to write fast.
 
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« Reply #307 on: January 10, 2019, 09:05:53 AM »
I wrote 1,200 words today, which is short of the 1,657 I needed to get back on track, but now I only have to write 1,300 words tomorrow to catch up.
     
 
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« Reply #308 on: January 10, 2019, 01:06:39 PM »
429 words today (and I've left the bride in the middle of a meltdown)
 
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« Reply #309 on: January 10, 2019, 01:09:06 PM »
429 words today (and I've left the bride in the middle of a meltdown)

I leave characters in the midst of stuff all the time.  grint
     
 
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« Reply #310 on: January 11, 2019, 09:19:35 AM »
Only 1,120 words for me today.  I had hoped to write more of the current scene and finish it, but I'm so tired right now I cannot keep going.  Had an early start today for work.
     
 
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« Reply #311 on: January 11, 2019, 09:56:09 AM »
Today, I wrote a little over 600 words while sitting in the car waiting between stores. This shopping thing has become addictive. I mean seriously addictive.

On a side note, I almost finished mom's scene, but earned a serious glare when I told her it wasn't done. I might be needing to find another state to live in soon if I don't finish it.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #312 on: January 11, 2019, 12:19:20 PM »
Brutal day at work today, but I opened my story and wrote 130 words. 

That's the point of this thread...even on a bad day, it feels good to get something done!  :catrun
            
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #313 on: January 11, 2019, 12:41:37 PM »
Brutal day at work today, but I opened my story and wrote 130 words. 

That's the point of this thread...even on a bad day, it feels good to get something done!  :catrun

I can't even imagine being creative after one of those days at work. Usually I just want to crawl into bed and hope tomorrow would start.   :clap:
 
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« Reply #314 on: January 11, 2019, 12:56:04 PM »
140 words today (the bride is slightly calmer but still emotional)
 
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« Reply #315 on: January 11, 2019, 01:14:20 PM »
140 words today (the bride is slightly calmer but still emotional)

Do brides really calm down before the honeymoon?
 
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« Reply #316 on: January 12, 2019, 08:10:53 AM »
I wrote 1,075 words today which brings me back up (and a little over) my December daily average word count.
     
 
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« Reply #317 on: January 12, 2019, 10:53:57 AM »
I wrote 1,075 words today which brings me back up (and a little over) my December daily average word count.

Yay!  :clap:
 
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« Reply #318 on: January 12, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
I'm over 750 words for today and sadly I started another trilogy a spin off in the series. Grrrr  :dizzy  :shrug  :tap
 
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« Reply #319 on: January 12, 2019, 01:14:23 PM »
About 100 words written (although 10 pages edited of another piece). The source of the bride's emotional outburst has been discovered.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #320 on: January 13, 2019, 08:45:18 AM »
650 words so far today!  Hope to get a few more tonight.  :writethink:
            
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #321 on: January 13, 2019, 09:54:00 AM »
I wrote 1,405 words today.  Despite the slow start for the month, this month's average daily word count is now higher than last month's average daily word count.  Not looking like it's going to be finished at the 80k word mark considering I'm currently at just under 74k and nowhere near the end though.  If I maintain my current daily average, I'll be at 90k by month's end.  I'm guessing I may need to be in the 100k-120k range now to reach the end, especially since I ended today's writing session by splitting up the main characters which means they now need to get back together again before facing the big bad.
     
 
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« Reply #322 on: January 13, 2019, 11:41:14 AM »
A little over 1K written today and I finished editing the second novella in the series although I have to put all those edits onto the computer now.
 
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« Reply #323 on: January 13, 2019, 12:59:29 PM »
I'm a little over 1600 words for today, but I really wanted to hit 3k. I'm try writing in bed. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
 
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« Reply #324 on: January 14, 2019, 11:30:43 AM »
330 words  :confused:
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« Reply #325 on: January 14, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »
I'm almost at 3k. Going to try to finish this scene before bed. Wow did I like what I wrote today.
 
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« Reply #326 on: January 14, 2019, 12:54:41 PM »
I'm almost at 3k. Going to try to finish this scene before bed. Wow did I like what I wrote today.

Awesome  :tup3b
 
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« Reply #327 on: January 14, 2019, 01:13:07 PM »
Only 1,305 words for me today, but I wrapped up two mini-cliffhangers while creating a third.
     
 
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« Reply #328 on: January 15, 2019, 10:12:04 AM »
Just 1,065 words for me today but still maintaining a comfortable lead over December's average daily word count.
     
 
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« Reply #329 on: January 15, 2019, 12:49:43 PM »
125 words.

Still working on balancing work and writing.
 
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« Reply #330 on: January 15, 2019, 12:57:33 PM »
1500 words today which shocked me cause my list of rl stuff was insane today. Hope everyone had a good Monday!
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #331 on: January 15, 2019, 01:08:51 PM »
Wow!  Everyone is doing great...and Idontknow, you are on a roll!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em

I figured out my plot twist and working on my word count right now.  Hope to get a little more done tonight.
            
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #332 on: January 16, 2019, 09:11:56 AM »
Only 1,125 words for me today.
     
 
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« Reply #333 on: January 16, 2019, 09:44:59 AM »
900+ words written and started transcribing so I've lost over 250. something is wrong with this picture.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #334 on: January 16, 2019, 11:52:24 AM »
I've managed to stick with my 50+ routine every day and took my 18,000 word languishing WIP to a completed 54,000 first draft in the last couple months. Now I'm writing some short fiction while letting the novel rest before editing.

It really works - I know I'm committed now.

 
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« Reply #335 on: January 16, 2019, 12:07:54 PM »
I've managed to stick with my 50+ routine every day and took my 18,000 word languishing WIP to a completed 54,000 first draft in the last couple months. Now I'm writing some short fiction while letting the novel rest before editing.

It really works - I know I'm committed now.

Congrats!!!!!  :smilie_zauber:   :clap:    :goodpost:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #336 on: January 16, 2019, 12:45:46 PM »
421 words and the story is over 12K (thinking another 2K at most for this first draft)
 
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« Reply #337 on: January 17, 2019, 01:43:17 AM »
Thanks to a snow day I am over 300 words for the day already (and have done a load of laundry, graded some papers, and run the dishwasher).

Edit: finished with 1902 words and that was editing some as I went. Bigger news: the short story is done! Well, the first draft at least.
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« Reply #338 on: January 17, 2019, 09:28:09 AM »
I wrote 1,015 words today.  Getting close to the 80k mark.
     
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #339 on: January 17, 2019, 10:53:06 AM »
I barely did 50 word ugh what a day. Hopefully tomorrow is a good writing day.   :shocked:  :n2Str17:
 
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« Reply #340 on: January 17, 2019, 01:16:45 PM »
I barely did 50 word ugh what a day. Hopefully tomorrow is a good writing day.   :shocked:  :n2Str17:

You still got 50 more than you had this morning  :littleclap

Positive vibes your way for tomorrow!
 
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« Reply #341 on: January 18, 2019, 12:36:50 AM »
I wrote 1,015 words today.  Getting close to the 80k mark.

You are rocking it out! Keep it up. 

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« Reply #342 on: January 18, 2019, 10:39:10 AM »
I wrote 1,350 words today, which was largely helped by a character going off on an angry rant.
     
 
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« Reply #343 on: January 18, 2019, 11:18:03 AM »
I wasted my day and only wrote about 500 words.  :icon_sad:  :rant  :icon_cry:
 
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« Reply #344 on: January 18, 2019, 12:40:41 PM »
No writing in my WIPs (they've all made it to editing stage, eek!) but I did put 80-100 words in on my first newsletter.
 
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« Reply #345 on: January 18, 2019, 01:15:45 PM »
No writing in my WIPs (they've all made it to editing stage, eek!) but I did put 80-100 words in on my first newsletter.

 :clap:

Remember, a picture says a thousand words.

My last newsletter was a novella.
     
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #346 on: January 19, 2019, 04:23:04 AM »
Can I plug an app I just found for you "no matter what" writers out there? It's called Goal Meter (it's on Android...not sure about Apple). I love it!

First, you set your goal. Mine is to write 475,000 words this year. But, since I have already written close to 30k, I didn't want to skew the numbers and have a 30k writing day. So I subtracted what I had already wrote from my total and made my goal 444K words. (The app allows custom meters beyond the usual time or reps or miles, ect) See first pic.

Then you set a daily task to help you achieve your goal. In my case, I have to write around 1300 words every day. Then you assign the task to which goal you want to achieve. (Again, customizable!) See second pic.

At the end of the day, you click the task and say whether you achieved or failed at that task for the day. Whether you finished the task or not, you add however many words you wrote and it subtracts from your total goal. Third pic.

I love the app because it's customizable and does what I wanted when I started looking for a goal app...plus, it's got cute pictures in it instead of the usual boring text-based goal apps. I plan on adding some more goals like losing weight.

*Commerical over* Sorry, I just love this app and wanted to share. Here's a link if you're interested.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goalmeterapp.www&hl=en_US
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #347 on: January 19, 2019, 06:30:59 AM »
I've been staring at my computer all week and failed to do anything. Today I finally got my butt in gear. 1600+ so far. I was cracking along at about 10k a week, but since December and real life reared its unpleasant head, I've been missing my mojo. Perhaps I'm finally getting it back.

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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #348 on: January 19, 2019, 08:34:45 AM »
I've managed to stick with my 50+ routine every day and took my 18,000 word languishing WIP to a completed 54,000 first draft in the last couple months. Now I'm writing some short fiction while letting the novel rest before editing.

It really works - I know I'm committed now.

Edmundde, I'm so glad this is working for you!!! It's really helped me stay on track.  :clap:
            
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #349 on: January 19, 2019, 08:35:43 AM »
Thanks to a snow day I am over 300 words for the day already (and have done a load of laundry, graded some papers, and run the dishwasher).

Edit: finished with 1902 words and that was editing some as I went. Bigger news: the short story is done! Well, the first draft at least.

Yay!!!!  :cheers
            
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