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This last week my total for writing was around 21K, of which only about 8K was written where I need it. While the numbers are uneven, I was consistent on my daily writing - if that makes sense. Will do better this week!
The forgoing week has been a pretty grim one in terms of working on my book - I managed about half the time I had intended to spend on it, what with too much going on at work to do much at lunch, pulling together tax docs, and a rare excursion into obsessive television watching (which is always a problem when the Olympics are on).
I did succeed in getting the book three details map kicked off, covering six of the twenty five chapters, but my goal of starting work on fixing the holes by the start of March is changing to starting that work _in_ March.
Unfortunately, I doubt I will hit my six hour goal this week either since the only factor that's different is that I have less urgent bug fixing to do at work.
Cid: Wow, that's amazing! You are incredibly productive. What kind of project are you working on.
Dunx: Yay for the prep work, even though you didn't have as much time to spend on your book. And eek, I have to work on my tax docs, too. :-)
This was my first week with the challenge, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. Although there was one day that I wasn't able to write (it was insane at work this week), I still managed to average nearly 1,000 words a day. I hope to do even better this week!
I'm pretty much doing a complete rewrite of my NaNo, which I think was really good - just not executed well in November. There's a writer's conference in April a bunch of us are going to together here in Texas and I'd like to have the whole thing completed by then. In order to do that I need to reallllllly focus my writing on that project and not other 'stuff' that I get distracted with like blogs and doing some creative collaborative stuff that I get so excited about doing; as good as stuff like that is for exercise it's all just for fun. So my goal over the next few weeks is really to focus my writing. Which is where I owe you a huge thank-you because I think about these check-in's!!!!!!
Jessica: congrats on keeping up with your goal the past week!
Cid: Thanks for the extra info. And good luck with the lack of distraction -- I work constantly at that, too! Glad you're finding the check-ins useful. :-)
Hi there! This is my first check-in. I just posted the "1000 words a day" badge a couple days ago on my new blog.
Yesterday I wrote more than 1300 words. Saturday was slow - around 750 only because of unexpected company and severe fatigue. I felt incredibly guilty for not hitting my 1000! Friday I hit just over 1000. Today so far I am at 384 and counting. Ugh this is a rather dry post, sorry!
Hope everyone has a terrific week - with words just spilling from their fingertips onto the page or keyboard.
The prep is critical since I've spent four Novembers making up stuff for my world, and I need to know what it is!
Thank you again for this challenge, though - I've been delinquent in my writing for too long, only really spending any time on my novels in November, so having a continuing goal helps enormously.
I've been watching this challenge for a while and I think I'm ready to officially joint this week. I wasn't sure what word count I wanted to shoot for by I think I'm going to go for the gusto and aim for 1,000 a day.
Didn't write a word. Boyfriend just left town this weekend so I'm hoping to get back on track.
I'm on a roll! I made my quota last week, and started this week off great -- 1,000 words done yesterday, and no reason I can't do the same tonight (erm, which I guess means I should get off the net already). I'm looking forward to the "roll" becoming the norm!
Last week I did better again, I managed to write 500 words a day for six days.
My story feels a bit stale right now but I guess when I keep writing it will get intersting again.
Last week, I was a good girl - wrote every day, and only one day ended up with 84 words (obviously, not good enough for the challenge). I did 3000+ words on my novel over week and they're decent words, so I'm happy.
This is my first week of the challenge. I only managed to make 1000 words 2 days out of the week, but I knew I wouldn't quite make it this week. (Have a house full of family visiting. Grandbabies are the world's biggest distraction, but she's too cute to resist!)
However, this challenge is a real help for me. In order to make 1000 a day, I've had to organize my schedule and actually block off writing time in my calendar. Between this challenge & my Airset calendar reminders buzzing up my phone, I'm sure I'll be more aware of what I should be doing and when. I think once my company leaves I'll be able to nail 1000 a day easy.
One thing that has helped me as I start this challenge is to realize that if I just start writing - just let everything come out as it is, I seem to be more productive. I can go back later and edit out the random thoughts that have nothing to do with my topic, or the sentences/words that aren't necessary. I write understanding that I may have 2000 words by the time I'm done, with only 350 that are usable. That's okay for me, though. It's better than spending 2 or 3 hours trying to craft the perfect 350 words and only manage to get 50-75 useful words.
Thanks for setting up this challenge. It's helped me to take a more organized, more thoughtful approach to my writing projects.
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