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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1150 on: October 02, 2019, 12:45:40 PM »
Unfortunately, the space key sticks and sometimes it takes twenty or thirty seconds for words to show up on the screen.


My space bar was sticking and I figured out it was the little metal hinge under the key. It needed to be bent just a little to fix it. Maybe the pounding your grandson did on the keyboard while gaming could have done something similar to yours?

I don't have a clue what's taking it so long to get words to show up on the screen though, if it's related to the sticking space bar. :)
 
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« Reply #1151 on: October 02, 2019, 01:10:32 PM »
Now I'm afraid it's going to cost me more than I paid for it to get it fixed.

I looked online for a replacement keyboard but nobody has one for my model. Might as well junk the darned thing.

Can't it use a USB keyboard?

Or maybe there's gunk beneath the keyboard keys that need cleaning out?

I have a wireless keyboard and mouse, but grandson lost the thingie that goes in the port. The key doesn't pop out, but I've tried using a keyboard vacuum and blowing it out. No dice.

So, I bought a keyboard to go with my 10" tablet for $35. Apparently, I can download the MS store from Amazon and since I have the Office subscription service, I should be able to install it on the tablet. Fingers crossed.

           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1152 on: October 02, 2019, 07:25:17 PM »
4,892 written in my outline today
 
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« Reply #1153 on: October 03, 2019, 12:58:32 AM »
I usually don't write in the morning but the muse was tapping at my door. Add 1,147 words to the WiP for a total just shy of 20K. Up to 84 pages.

Hope my muse sticks around for another session tonight. I think the new character is responsible for the need to get down new wordage.
           
 
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« Reply #1154 on: October 03, 2019, 01:19:19 AM »
80 yesterday, on a short story. My Oct daily average is ... 80. :D
 
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« Reply #1155 on: October 03, 2019, 03:34:36 AM »
Unfortunately, the space key sticks and sometimes it takes twenty or thirty seconds for words to show up on the screen.


My space bar was sticking and I figured out it was the little metal hinge under the key. It needed to be bent just a little to fix it. Maybe the pounding your grandson did on the keyboard while gaming could have done something similar to yours?

I don't have a clue what's taking it so long to get words to show up on the screen though, if it's related to the sticking space bar. :)

In my chat with the HP computer, she had me try a couple of things. Since I couldn't get to the set-up menu, it nicely told me it was a hardware problem and I needed to replace it. Since I can't even buy the keyboard anywhere, I might try to pop up the space bar and see what happens. Can't be any worse.  It just seemed like it didn't want to pop.

           
 
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« Reply #1156 on: October 03, 2019, 03:36:40 AM »
In my chat with the HP computer, she had me try a couple of things. Since I couldn't get to the set-up menu, it nicely told me it was a hardware problem and I needed to replace it. Since I can't even buy the keyboard anywhere, I might try to pop up the space bar and see what happens. Can't be any worse.  It just seemed like it didn't want to pop.

When I took mine off, I thought I was about to break it. But like you, I couldn't live with the sticking...  Good luck! I hope you figure it out. :D
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1157 on: October 03, 2019, 07:57:22 PM »
4,348 written in my outline today
not a lot of words considering I'd spent 9 hours on the thing today, but it was tough sledding creatively, and I still have a ways to go
why am I a writer again?
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« Reply #1158 on: October 03, 2019, 09:57:45 PM »
4,348 written in my outline today
not a lot of words considering I'd spent 9 hours on the thing today, but it was tough sledding creatively, and I still have a ways to go
why am I a writer again?
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 :HB  But doesn't if feel good when we stop?

Added 371 words on to yesterday's total.
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1159 on: October 04, 2019, 01:21:01 PM »
3,229 written in my outline today
didn't get as many hours in as I would've liked
tomorrow I'm going to really put my nose to the grindstone
 
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« Reply #1160 on: October 05, 2019, 11:48:12 AM »
A thousand even tonight.

           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1161 on: October 05, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
6,751 written in my outline today
 
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« Reply #1162 on: October 06, 2019, 12:35:42 AM »
Oct. 2, 187
Oct. 3, -4 (I deleted more than I wrote. Does that mean I'm kicked off the thread?)  :icon_cry: It's probably going to happen again.  :icon_redface:
Oct. 4, 76

All caught up now.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1163 on: October 06, 2019, 02:45:33 AM »
Lynn, no one gets kicked off for having a bad day.
 
I've had a bad few weeks, when it comes to writing...but I've had my hands full with these three little cuties!

 
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« Reply #1164 on: October 06, 2019, 03:02:02 AM »
Lynn, no one gets kicked off for having a bad day.
 
I've had a bad few weeks, when it comes to writing...but I've had my hands full with these three little cuties!



My little cutie is now eleven years old and weighs sixteen pounds and when he sprawls out on the floor, he looks like a black walrus. But he's still a cutie to me.

           
 
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« Reply #1165 on: October 06, 2019, 11:02:03 AM »
I usually read what I wrote last before I continue on. Oh, my. What a mess. Lots of spell-os, incomplete sentences, missing words. I ran spell check and then went over it line by line and fixed everything, I hope. Ten pages worth. And I hope the ten pages plus what I added in are lots better than they were.



           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1166 on: October 06, 2019, 11:11:42 AM »
Lynn, no one gets kicked off for having a bad day.
 
I've had a bad few weeks, when it comes to writing...but I've had my hands full with these three little cuties!




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« Reply #1167 on: October 07, 2019, 03:44:23 AM »
Productive morning with 1,524 words. That brings my total to 96.5 pages and just shy of 23K words.
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1168 on: October 07, 2019, 05:56:48 AM »
967 words in the fairytale...and kitty-proofed another room in the house.  :catrun
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1169 on: October 08, 2019, 10:04:43 AM »
I finished 650 words in the fairytale today.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1170 on: October 08, 2019, 06:29:14 PM »
5,183 written in my outline today
 
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« Reply #1171 on: October 09, 2019, 02:00:54 AM »
198 yesterday.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1173 on: October 09, 2019, 10:56:39 AM »
Maggie Ann, that's so true!


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« Reply #1174 on: October 09, 2019, 11:41:59 AM »
It just struck home, Lorri. I'm planning four books in this series, but characters keep popping up and telling me they want their own book. Noooooo!!!! I must be strong!!!

Got in a bit more of the mystery in tonight's 1,194 words. Now I have to go back and edit all those words.
           
 
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« Reply #1175 on: October 09, 2019, 01:32:47 PM »
I took a break for a while after finishing my last book. Needed a rest. Kudos to all of you who keep going every single day. I see a lot of progress happened while I was gone.

Now I'm packing for a two-week vacation but I've also started a new book and it won't let me go. Things are always so exciting in the beginning, and this is a new series, too. I don't know how much time I will have to continue working on it this month because of the trip but I plan on sitting down in November and doing a good Nano session with this. Anyway, 1532 words today.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1176 on: October 09, 2019, 06:37:04 PM »
5,329 written in my outline today
and finally, finally the darned thing might actually be done...
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« Reply #1177 on: October 10, 2019, 02:23:55 AM »
121 yesterday
 
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« Reply #1178 on: October 10, 2019, 11:16:36 AM »
I am so sleepy but I was determined to write something. Ended up with 319 words. I think I'll make an early night of it.
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1179 on: October 10, 2019, 05:21:18 PM »
3,834 written in my outline today
just when I thought I was out... it pulls me back in  :icon_sad:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1180 on: October 11, 2019, 07:19:46 AM »
118 words yesterday in the fairytale.  Finished my chapter for this week's installment.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1181 on: October 11, 2019, 12:10:53 PM »
201 words today, it's starting to look good for my weekly goal of 1K :)
 
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« Reply #1182 on: October 11, 2019, 12:48:17 PM »
Thought I'd be too tired again tonight, but told myself I absolutely had to write 50 words. Fifty turned into 972 words and I'm happy with where the story is going. Up to 108 pages and 25.5K words.

           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1183 on: October 11, 2019, 07:00:09 PM »
Spent 5.5 hours cutting, pasting, re-arranging my outline in a Word doc, but...
no new words added to the thing, so really, I'm not qualified to post in this thread at all today  :hehe

And, even with all the time I put in... I feel as though I've been un-productive  :shrug

Tomorrow will be better.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1184 on: October 12, 2019, 10:40:55 AM »
3,774 words!  I finished my fairytale.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1185 on: October 12, 2019, 08:17:10 PM »
5,790 written in my outline today
today was better

Congrats, Lorri, nicely done.  :cool:
 
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« Reply #1186 on: October 12, 2019, 10:26:44 PM »
3,774 words!  I finished my fairytale.  :smilie_zauber:

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Only 562 words last night. I had to stop to do a bit of research. I'll have to keep researching because I didn't find what I needed.
           
 
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« Reply #1187 on: October 13, 2019, 01:00:29 AM »
Congrats on finishing, Lorri!

I wrote 2000 words or so yesterday but forgot to update. I will keep track of any words updated on my vacation but probably won't visit here. Less than 24 hours til I leave and I still have so much to get ready.
 
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« Reply #1188 on: October 13, 2019, 03:26:05 AM »
Wrote 343 words yesterday

I'm lucky I've been writing anything. I'm on a reading binge and I've been reading about 2 books a day (going through old favorites) and am really struggling to break the cycle! :D
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1189 on: October 13, 2019, 04:21:24 AM »
Thank you!  I really had fun with this one.  Now, back to my series. LOL
 
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« Reply #1190 on: October 13, 2019, 12:43:16 PM »
I just wrote 1,166 words bringing my total to 27.2K and 115 pages.
           
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1191 on: October 14, 2019, 11:04:25 AM »
No writing today...but made two videos for my books.  :smilie_zauber:
 
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« Reply #1192 on: October 14, 2019, 11:36:32 AM »
No writing today...but made two videos for my books.  :smilie_zauber:

Excellent! Will you post them here?

Just finished 1,181 words bringing me to 28.5K words and 120 pages.
           
 
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« Reply #1193 on: October 14, 2019, 12:57:33 PM »
Over 100 words to break 10K in my current WIP :)
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1194 on: October 15, 2019, 01:59:54 AM »
No writing today...but made two videos for my books.  :smilie_zauber:

Excellent! Will you post them here?

Just finished 1,181 words bringing me to 28.5K words and 120 pages.

I made a new trailer for my book.



And an overall what do you like to read video to show what type of books I write.



 
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« Reply #1195 on: October 15, 2019, 02:49:16 AM »
Well done, Lori. I especially like the second one. That was a really good idea.

           
 
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« Reply #1196 on: October 15, 2019, 02:56:01 AM »
I deleted and rewrote the beginning of a story last night, and that was about 600ish words. Most of them don't count because they just replace words I took out.

So I wrote 56 yesterday.
 
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« Reply #1197 on: October 15, 2019, 11:27:57 AM »
I wrote a 652 word scene that I'm not sure I'm going to keep. I know it was needed to show the MCs bouncing back from a difficult situation. I'm just not sure the readers will see it that way. Oh, well. I'm sure my editor will tell me if it's garbage or not.

           
 
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« Reply #1198 on: October 15, 2019, 02:55:01 PM »
Wrote 2,552 today.
 
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« Reply #1199 on: Today at 11:14:01 AM »
First I wrote 65 words that did what I wanted them to do but not in the right way. So I rewrote it as dialogue instead of exposition and I was much happier. Ended up 968 words richer.

That brings me to 128 pages and just over 30K words.

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