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    The Riverwalk Murders Ken Hoss's Avatar
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    Saoirse, sorry to hear you sprained your brain. I know what that feels like. Just do yourself a favor and despite what Lucie says, STAY AWAY FROM THE Kardashians!

    I won't forget, muse. I'll invite everyone to my beach house on Maui, when I get it. (Or maybe the Big Island.)


    No words yesterday, but today is a different story. Got in 648 this morning, wrapped up a chapter and now only 303 words from 45K! (44,697)

    Hope to start the next chapter after lunch and pass that 45K mark.


    ETA: Not a big writing session this afternoon, however, I did break the 45K mark! WIP total is now 45,023! Got an additonal 321 words for a total of 969 for the day!
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    So no words yesterday BUT I've got the urge for a writing all-nighter. Let you know how it goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    Not sure whether to laugh or commiserate. (What the heck, I'll do both. )

    It *is* kinda funny, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    AWESOME wordage, muse. Saoirse, I've never heard of a sprained brain, but think you should do the equivalent of putting it in a sling. An episode of the Kardashians ought to work. And Ken, I do hope you get Charlize. She's awesome.

    Lucie

    That's basically what I did. No-heavy thinking activities for me!


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Hoss
    Saoirse, sorry to hear you sprained your brain. I know what that feels like. Just do yourself a favor and despite what Lucie says, STAY AWAY FROM THE Kardashians!

    Thanks, Ken. Yeah, the Kardashians will prolly make it worse.


    Just about to start today's writing because my brain feels much better.

    ETA - 1,508 words total. Broke 110k.
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    possibly lost; not sure yet lizmonster's Avatar
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    Today: Nothing, nothing, nothing.

    Glad your brain is more itself tonight, Saoirse!

    IAM, I haven't pulled many all-nighters in my life (the last one was when my daughter was born), but as I recall around 4:00 the world becomes completely surreal. You might get some amazing writing out of this exercise.

    Ken, get a good scriptwriter and send Charlize the script.
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    Congrats to everyone who got words out!

    No words for me in the last two days. I have been working on the novel though; figuring out subplots and character motivations etc.

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    Hell, I'd definitely watch if you got Charlize in it...
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    Ken: Congrats on breaking the 45K mark.

    Saoirse: Congrats on breaking the 110K mark.

    IAMWRITER and Liz: The words will come.

    Franky: How's the plotting and character motivation going?

    598 words so far today and another scene I didn't expect fleshed out. Every time I think I'm getting close to finishing this 1st draft something else happens. I guess that's a good thing?
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    Nothing but a blog post yet, though the day is still young. I hope to get my stident doing math and then write a scene.
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    Well...I managed 1515 words last night. Didn't last all night though, gave up at around 3AM when my brain started to just give up on me.

    When you start writing words like "she" instead of "seen" and mistakes like that, you know it's time to give it a rest.

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    The Riverwalk Murders Ken Hoss's Avatar
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    Well, IAM, I didn't pull an all-nighter, but it feels like I did. Tried to get some done today, and it is a slow day at work, but can't seem to concentrate. I did manage some, a meager 244 words, mostly dialog. Heck, I changed it so many times while I was writing it, that it took me over an hour!


    On a happy note, it's Friday and almost quitting time!

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    Well, my daughter headed to Chicago on Wednesday to meet up with her hubby (they both work for his dad), so her two girls have been at my house since. The older one goes to day care the one year old stays with me. She's pitches a double jointed fit if I open my laptop, or wants to crawl into my lap. That means no word count from me until they are returned to their owners.
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    Only 611 today, thanks to being in a lot of pain that painkillers just won't shift for some reason. Probably going to rewrite most of those words tomorrow when I feel better anyway, as they were pretty forced.
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    Zelenka - The fact that you wrote on painkillers is amazing. I've done it, and it's tough. Go easy on yourself.


    ETA 1,306 for tonight.
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    Just clocking in another 1101 words for today in another post-midnight writing session. An upside of insomnia. Now time to try to sleep!

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    Excellent counts, everybody! Zelenka, when you're on painkillers, I think the words count at least double.

    1538 tonight...and that's the first draft. Or, as I like to call it, that's the amorphous gelatinous mass that's now in need of some serious editing.

    What am I going to do with myself now??
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    lizmonster - CONGRATS!!!!! Take a short break.
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    Nice work, Lizmonster! I reckon there's a bottle of wine somewhere with your name on it.

    Muse, it's going quite well. The wall behind my desk is becoming nicely wallpapered with post-its. And I'm learning some interesting things about my non-main characters.

    No actual words though.

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    I drop back in to report a zero and there are words everywhere! Amazing stuff, guys.

    So when do I get to read it, liz?
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    Liz: congrats on finishing your first draft! And don't worry, I'm sure you'll find lots to do.

    Lucie - blog posts count.

    Daddyo - words come and go, but Grandkids are little for only a short while, enjoy every minute.

    Zelenka: Hope you're feeling a bit better today.

    IAMWRITER: Glad you can find an upside to insomnia.

    franky: Yay for post-it notes. Learning about your characters is just as important as wordage.

    osg: I know how frustrating it can be to be word-less.

    Saoirse: As always, great word count.

    Ken: Here's hoping the weekend produces lots of words.

    612 words so far today for me.
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    434 words today. Been a productive few days. Hopefully I can keep on track with this.

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    I have cranked out a lot of words over the last several days. I've been trying to hit a minimum of 1k per day this month and so far I have been quite successful. Only at 800 today, but there's still a couple hours left...
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    A whopping 2,429 words for me today. I'm almost to the end...I can feel it.


    ETA - Today (Sunday) I wrote 1,573 words. Getting closer...
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    1042 words today which wraps the chapter and brings this WIP up to 10390 words in total which is not bad as I started it three weeks ago.

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    Nice work everyone.

    Saoirse, looks like you're on a roll there!

    I'm still doing background work. I want to get this thing completely outlined so I can start February able to just write.

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    welcome back Tarak! I'm on a writing rampage. Over 6000 words now in 2 days. And having a great time.
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