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I really failed this week. Work matters got the best of me and became over-poweringly stressful. I think I might have written 2K, most of which was on an outline and not my WIP. Not my best week.
Cid, you should be proud that you wrote the 2K, which is likely more than many other writers. Plus outlining is important! I don't think you failed. I'm rooting for you!
With you, Cid.
Work completely swamped lunch time writing time this week, although at least with the Olympics not being on I got some work done in the evenings. Managed about five of my planned six hours.
The good bit is that I have only five chapters left to map in book three, and I have been doing some interesting thinking about how to work on the plot/setting fixing. For example, I need to make some critical effort to find holes in my premises, trying especially to find things which would only work if people were idiots.
This week will be better: finish the trivia map, and start poking holes in my world.
Okay, so every week, I read these posts and wistfully think, "I wish *I* could hit 1000 words a day so I can have the nifty badge on my blog..." and this week I finally did! Hurrah!
I might not hit the challenges every week, but I'm certainly inspired by reading your blog!
Loved your comic! My novel's at roughly 26,000 words, and I write roughly 5 pages a day at minimum, but I'm afraid that those days where I don't have as much quality will add up! But I understand the feeling.
Need to check the exact count at home. Technically I failed this week because I do 250 words a day for 5 days a week. I only did it four days this week. I reached the point where I knew that I did not accomplish the goal and rather than stopping I wrote for 2 more days to bring the total up to 4. So that's a bit of a silver lining. It would have been easy to quit at that point but I didn't.
Awe thanks guys! Last week was crazy, but I'm starting this week off good - so here's hoping for a strong week!!! :D
Dunx: glad you got got some writing done despite the lure/distraction of the Olympics! Good luck this week.
Marisa: Yay, Marisa -- congrats!
Nico: I'm glad you like my comic - thanks! 5 pages a day is great.
Cassi: Congrats on not quitting and reaching your goal for 4 days this week.
I got 2K done last week -- so nowhere near the 5K per week I want to do, but not entirely off the board either.
I've got to the point where I think I need to block off my calendar and pretend to have an appointment so people will leave me alone! I hate being a misanthrope, but I hate being "go-to girl who never gets to write" even more.
I'm sorry to hear everyone had such a rough week with their word counts.
Makes me think dancing on the roof in front of everyone because I hit my goal every day & then some might not be such a welcome sight. It might be a little tacky.
I guess I'll just sit here at my desk and tap my foot lightly and whistle to myself. :)
But I have to confess, I'm a little proud of me. It's easier than I thought it would be. Granted, I might write 2k in a day and only have 500 of it useful, but it's getting better. The more I write, the more I find my percentage of "useful stuff" is increasing.
Doing the Happy Dance! (But doing it quietly, out of the spotlight so as not to appear tacky & insensitive.)
Here's to a better, less stressful, more productive word count for everyone this week. (Please? I need someone else to do the Happy Dance with me next week so everyone doesn't keep looking at me funny.)
And again I got less done that I had planned for but still, I wrote 500 words (or more) for four days last week.
I'm still amazed that I keep doing this. And I might have written myself through the slump that I always have in the middle where I have to fight for every word, and am completely sure that the story is crap. Maybe I'm taking up speed again. I hope.
Ever since I first saw you were posting this a week or two ago i started loosely tracking my word count. I don't count things like emails, status updates and various social media commentary type stuffs, or hand-written stuff and not even including that I seem to have no major difficulties bouncing out 300 words in a day if I just sit down to it, which I've been getting better at, especially since stumbling upon this challenge. I could probably feel comfortable trying for the 500 at this point. Now sitting down to it, not always attainable.
Today marks day seven for me and I've done quite well. I wrote about the challenges and lessons learned thus far on my blog. At present, I'm a little over 2,700 words which isn't too bad. One of the highlights of the week was the importance of being accountable to myself. I sincerely believe that played a big part in my ability to move past the questions and moments of uncertainty that I experienced early on.
Wishing everyone luck in the week to come!
I am ashamed to say that last week I barely wrote beyond 500 for the week. I was so ashamed that I removed the 1k banner until I can get back on track. I don't think I deserve to wear the honor until I can get back to 1k a day for two weeks straight. I have a good start this week with a few articles I wrote but I hope to have myself back on track real soon :)
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