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Wordcount Challenge Check-in: 250, 500, 1000 Words A Day


Haven't heard of the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge? The goal of this challenge is to help provide goal-oriented inspiration, with flexibility to avoid giving up in frustration. Please click on any of the buttons above for more info.

Every Monday, I'll post a Wordcount Challenge Check-in to see how you're all doing with your challenges. You don't have to post, of course, but I find that encouraging and receiving encouragement from others is inspiring to me as a writer.

So how did you all do this past week?

Reader Comments (6)

I have failed. This past week, I've only written 256 words. If I'd written 250 every day this week, I'd have 1750. I'm stuck and it's too hot to write (91 F/33 C). Or do anything productive.

Anybody else have this problem?

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKayleigh

It was a BAD week for me. My family has left on vacation (as of Sunday) and left me in charge of the 6 dogs, 3 cats, 1 turtle, 1 brother and partridge in the pear tree (okay not really but the list of stuff does continue). They informed me of this on Wednesday or Thursday.

Between still struggling with my Papaw's death, fighting with the bf, and facing the week alone I just got stuck and couldn't continue. So I stopped, took the long weekend off and sewed and knitted and should be able to get back on track hopefully.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassi

Kayleigh, I can appreciate where you're coming from. It's a real discipline to make yourself sit down and write something when conditions aren't perfect!

I also find that I want to edit what I'm writing AS I'm writing it. Big mistake. That's why it's called a "first draft"! I think I need to start giving myself permission for what I write to be garbage at first, as long as I just WRITE. I can always come back to make edits and changes later on...

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony Single

I love this challenge. I made the NaNoWriMo goal, but have had trouble setting goals ever since. Now I have the goal posted on my sidebar and a small, but vicious readership who will nag me and mock me if I don't make the goal. If I can't deliver on my weightloss goals, maybe I won't disappoint them on this.


July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisahgolden

I've been trudging along. I have taken off two days as usual (even though I didn't really want to). Writing longhand means that I only guesstimate my word count, so I think I really should start typing everything up to get a better sense of accomplishment. But hey, I did write even though my parents visited, and I bought a new spinning wheel, and I ran around like crazy.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusanne

It probably depends on how you look at it - I could have totally bombed this last week - or I could have blown it out of the water with my awesomeness! Last week I finished my WIP - which was my goal for June. Finish. It. After that I think I wrote about 3K on what is the first chapter of something else I'm working on - and then I haven't done anything. Oh brainstorming and plotting, yes, but I decided a week off wasn't such a bad thing.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCid

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