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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1750 on: October 09, 2020, 08:59:20 AM »
I have been having some really low word counts the last few days. Today's goal is 108 pages edited and 2-3k new words.

So far at 81 pages edited will update if i finish it.
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1751 on: October 09, 2020, 11:00:56 AM »
All progress is good progress.

Lorri - no I've never seen it. We are working on Schitt's Creek right now, maybe I'll get into that next, thanks.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1752 on: October 09, 2020, 04:47:45 PM »
I've been reading WWII novels back to back for the past few months. Both wars have been a lifelong interest for me, particularly the story behind daring raids like the Dambusters. As for Battle of Britain (1969) it has its flaws, but I'll rewatch it any time. Was so disappointed the new Peter Jackson movie was shelved so they could butcher the Hobbit instead.

The first short story was I ever wrote was about the RAF, when I was about 6 - in 1972 ;-)

When I was in primary school the teacher started to read us a story about the aftermath of a bombing raid. He got to the halfway point before it was time to go home, and some kids complained to their parents so the next day he explained the second half of the story would be put aside 'for now' and we got a fluffy bunny story instead. I was too timid as a kid to just ask if I could borrow the book, so I've never found out what happened next. I've had an aversion to sequels ever since ;-)

 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1753 on: October 09, 2020, 08:59:16 PM »
Well sometimes the kids do get disturbed by stuff. My 11 year old is doing a report on Kronos for Latin. She asked me yesterday to find a picture of him because she couldn't find one that didn't have him eating his children (which freaked her out) or one with his penis exposed. :)
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1754 on: October 09, 2020, 09:56:50 PM »
As kids, our eldest would get disturbed about stuff, whereas with our youngest it was like water off a duck's back.
 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1755 on: October 10, 2020, 12:36:05 AM »
I made a trailer for my short story.  So much more fun than just posting the standard blurb.  Is anyone else making book trailers right now?






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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1756 on: October 10, 2020, 01:22:43 AM »
I don't make any trailers, but I always enjoy yours!
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1757 on: October 10, 2020, 01:29:27 AM »
Ended up with 108pgs edited yesterday, but only 500words written.

Goal for today is 108 pgs edited and 1-2k written.
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1758 on: October 10, 2020, 01:29:46 AM »
I made a trailer for my short story.  So much more fun than just posting the standard blurb.  Is anyone else making book trailers right now?



So cool!
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1759 on: October 10, 2020, 05:05:51 AM »
1143. It's been a long while since I put in a full week (5 days in a row). Of course next week Monday is a holiday but I am starting to get that "Wow, I really will finish this feeling." Course I have to go back in and add some more historical references in the beginning and middle (a character who reads and reacts to the newspapers every day makes this way easier.) And then read aloud. But yeah, almost finished...
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1760 on: October 10, 2020, 12:24:34 PM »
1143. It's been a long while since I put in a full week (5 days in a row). Of course next week Monday is a holiday but I am starting to get that "Wow, I really will finish this feeling." Course I have to go back in and add some more historical references in the beginning and middle (a character who reads and reacts to the newspapers every day makes this way easier.) And then read aloud. But yeah, almost finished...
that feeling is  :smilie_zauber:
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1761 on: October 10, 2020, 09:14:25 PM »
It's 7pm and I've yet to start writing for the day. This, after writing 34k in the past week.

On the other hand I didn't get up until 1.30pm (early for me, lol) and my youngest daughter and I spent the afternoon in the garden tackling weeds.

I've just spent an hour putting together a landing page & setting up a newsletter ahead of time for a friend's novel which will be a freebie next week, and now, finally, I'm getting ready to write.

Except I'm here, posting.

 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1762 on: October 14, 2020, 05:26:03 AM »
678

I got the cover so I uploaded the preorder on Amazon and started a post on my website with the free preview.
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1763 on: October 14, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
678

I got the cover so I uploaded the preorder on Amazon and started a post on my website with the free preview.

 :banana: :dance:  :banana: :dance:
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1764 on: October 16, 2020, 01:28:48 AM »
631

Yesterday I got stuck trying to figure out if penicillin would be administered orally or intramuscularly and by the doctor or the nurse. It's set in 1947 and after fruitless researching I decided to distract the character from seeing it by showing him the x-ray.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1765 on: October 16, 2020, 02:30:57 AM »
4500 today. As usual, quicker when the end is in sight.
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1766 on: October 17, 2020, 02:47:07 AM »
4500 today. As usual, quicker when the end is in sight.
:tup3b

I managed 1050. Going to work on getting the first three chapters on my website for a free preview now.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1767 on: October 17, 2020, 02:56:14 AM »
4100 today so far.

I've knocked off 61k since the 1st October, so that's roughly 30k / week on average.

It's on 82500 with maybe 10-15k to go. I was aiming for 100k, but it's done when it's done.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1768 on: October 18, 2020, 02:17:06 AM »
7278 today, making 90k total more or less. (Also wrote 3k of plot outline for the last 10 chapters. Shame that doesn't count!)

Can see the end just around the corner, and I'm really happy about the way it's all come together. I reckon it's much better than the first book, but we'll see!
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1769 on: October 19, 2020, 05:37:06 AM »
I took a few days semi off and one totally off my brain decided to stop working.

Yesterday I entered the cold edits for 50pgs and listen read to 50 pgs.

If i can get the same 50pgs today and tomorrow, i'll have one more book ready for my editor.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1770 on: October 19, 2020, 05:47:56 AM »
Yesterday I thought I was 2-3 chapters from finishing, but today I had to add two MORE chapters to the project. (Sometimes the actual writing requires more verbiage than the outline suggested.)

2600 so far today, but it's only 4am...

 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1771 on: October 20, 2020, 04:32:47 AM »
454 but it was an emotional 454.

I also got the file for book 1 with the book 2 preview up and it just went live. So I am excited to see what happens next, if people like book 1 and the characters and the preview enough to commit to book 2 right now. Not expecting a whole lot, but any preorder will feel very good.
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1772 on: October 20, 2020, 04:36:20 AM »
I didnt finish what i wanted yesterday, but i'm making more headway today. Should finish today unless something wild happens
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1773 on: October 21, 2020, 03:53:30 AM »
635 I didn't get a goodnight's sleep so I'll take it.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1774 on: October 21, 2020, 03:57:51 AM »
Almost 7000 today, lovely scene or two to round out the novel. ALL DONE! 103k all up, over 80k of them this month.

My next project is a ~55k light SF novel. Completely different in every way.

 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1775 on: October 21, 2020, 03:58:55 AM »
454 but it was an emotional 454.

I also got the file for book 1 with the book 2 preview up and it just went live. So I am excited to see what happens next, if people like book 1 and the characters and the preview enough to commit to book 2 right now. Not expecting a whole lot, but any preorder will feel very good.

I decided to put my preorder up, even though it's not something I usually do.

I've finished the novel and my alpha readers are going through it with a fine-tooth comb, so it's not exactly risky.

 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1776 on: October 21, 2020, 09:35:11 AM »
Finished listen editing that book its ready for the editor unless something major pops up with the beta reader.

Trying for 4k today just about 2k now. It's nice just getting words for once.
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1777 on: October 22, 2020, 04:18:38 AM »
554. Not been a highly productive week but I am still inching along.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1778 on: October 22, 2020, 10:31:43 PM »
2000 on my new WIP - Harriet Walsh 4: Foxtrot Hotel.

 
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Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1779 on: October 22, 2020, 11:55:44 PM »
I forgot to post my 748 words on my latest WWII short story.  Now, I'm back to research. LOL

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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1780 on: October 23, 2020, 01:44:17 AM »
691 today. I realized I forgot to ask for the series to be link on Author Central so I am going to do that now.
 
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« Reply #1781 on: October 23, 2020, 04:15:24 AM »
Yesterday i semi cold edited 48 pgs then listen edited to 15 as well as getting a bit less than 1k words.


So far i'm wording but i need to start listen editing too. Goal is 2k new words and 45 ish pgs listen edited
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1782 on: October 24, 2020, 02:12:25 AM »
1183 - so I broke a thousand and I think that was 5 days in a row. Closing in on 100K.
 
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notthatamanda

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« Reply #1783 on: October 27, 2020, 03:06:52 AM »
838. I feel like something the cat dragged in (sinuses not Covid) so I'll take it.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1784 on: October 27, 2020, 04:01:24 AM »
3500 today on my latest WIP (Harriet 4).  8800 so far, and the books in this series are only 55-60k.

I set the pre-release for my previous novel to the 30th November, but at this rate I'll have Foxtrot Hotel up for preorder before Enigma in Silver is released.

ETA the preorder date for Enigma will almost certainly come forwards. The book is finished and some proofers/beta readers have already got to the end.
 
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notthatamanda

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1785 on: October 29, 2020, 05:23:41 AM »
1091 Broke 100K  :dance:

I had 300 some odd words yesterday, but I forgot to post.
 
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Simon Haynes

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1786 on: October 29, 2020, 07:39:48 AM »
I've been tapping away on Harriet 4. Did 2000 today, but spent a lot of time plotting over the past couple of writing sessions.

It's already at 11.5k overall.
 
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notthatamanda

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« Reply #1787 on: Today at 06:00:27 AM »
840 That was actually more than I thought. I was running around outside doing storm prep and tomorrow is going to be a sloppy mess so I went and did tomorrow's errands today.
 
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idontknowyet

Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Reply #1788 on: Today at 07:17:45 AM »
my life has been covers the last few days.  im kinda in love with them and got positive feedback but im fighting with font work
 
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