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I made it to 1000 almost every day last week, except for Saturday, when I was busy cooking Massive Valentine's Dinner for the beau, but even then, I managed 583 words while waiting for a pie to bake, so I think I've done pretty decently. The new short story is nearly done and ready for editing now, and then I'll likely turn back to my novel.
This week I wrote a total of 10,561of that, 6,538 was where I really wanted it to be.
That's more than half! I didn't meet 1K a day, skipped two days wrote more on some other days, but had several days that were just really hard to write through. Texas got a foot of snow. This is the most snow we've gotten in generations in our area so things sort of shut down while we all took snow days and built real snow men! I'm still happy with my progress ^__^
Oh, I didn't do so good. I sort of lost track of the 250 challenge over the past few days. I did write nearly a thousand words for a few days, but I suppose that doesn't make up for the negligence of the latter half of the week...
Oh well, better luck this week!
I like your idea for a challenge to writers, i will commit to 500 words a day. i appreciate your enthusiasm and support for writers. i've only been tweeting a few months & the writing community here-amazing. i'll get back on the horse that threw me. 500 words a day-i can do it. luv, from springfield, oregon.
So far, so good. Right now I'm getting in a lot more than my daily 1000 words, although with my kid on mid-winter recess, finding time this week to write might prove difficult. Taking this into consideration, I've decided to take the week off from my usual 'literary fiction' (I hate this term) and will concentrate on writing a young adult novel- I'll be able to bounce ideas off my kid AND keep her entertained. In theory, this will be a win-win situation...
I did "okay" this week, though not as good as I normally do. Coming down with a bad cold really threw my writing off-kilter. It did help me realize that there will be times when you physically -can not- write due to illness or other issues, and for those times you should congratulate yourself on just doing a little bit of writing.
I have again surprised myself with the fact that I've written 500 words every day since I've joined the challenge, plus a wee bit more if you count my blogs. The best part is that I am staying pumped about this year as my year to write what *I* want; this challenge has added a pinch of fun encouragement.
Worked on my novel for more than six hours this last week, which surprised me given me some of the commitments going on. I now have a mind map of book two of three. I will be starting the map of book three in about an hour to start this week.
Wow, you guys all put me to shame. It's only been a very short time since I started the challenge but Ive fallen behind after only 1 week. Yes Im disappointed, after all it was only 250 words... Hmm anyway. I'm back on the boat and have written todays lunchtime discovery. Thanks for the push guys (unbeknownst to you all) I appreciate it. Gabrielle
I'm all fine. :) Got my challenge down every day (it definitely helps that it's only 250 words, so I am not overwhelmed by the looming failure), and got a breakthrough in my novel too.
I've been doing the 1000 words a day challenge since the 6th of December and I haven't missed a day. ^^ Some days aren't that good, or good at all, but I really like this project. (:
I did a lot better this week, and wrote about a thousand words per day, not counting the weekend.
Average of 1013. Still puttering on.
The book has reached the 40K mark! Yay!
Only 1014 words on the 250 words challenge. Not good. I shall be inspired by the comments of those who were more successful than I, and hope to do better next week.
Failed this past week. Wrote like 295 words one day. Boyfriend came from out of state to visit and we had to go out of town for one of my friends weddings. I fully know I am failing this week because he's here until Friday.
But on the positive note as he hijacks my computer I have been putting alot of effort into reading more.
Not the best week I ever had. I managed to write 500 words or more for only four days last week. Still, better than nothing. I hope to get back on track this week.
I've been doing pretty well with it! :D
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