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Weekly Wordcount Check-in: 250, 500, 1000 wds/day

Do you need a wordcount challenge with some leeway?
Check out the challenges below:
250 wds/day | 500 wds/day | 1000 wds/day

So how did you all do with your daily wordcount challenges since the last check-in?

Reader Comments (14)

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCid

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!

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInkygirl

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDunx

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!

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNico Tarquinio

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassi

Awe thanks guys! Last week was crazy, but I'm starting this week off good - so here's hoping for a strong week!!! :D

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCid

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInkygirl

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.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

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.)

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

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.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusanne

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.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterporcelaine

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 :)

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK.D.Storm

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