01-22-2013, 04:25 AM
heyjude - Aren't migraines the pits? It came back this morning but after hitting it with my meds, it seems to be gone.
lizmonster - Thanks. I have the exact same problem with the end of a manuscript. I subconsciously find ways to keep going, ugh.
Zelenka - Holy heck! That's A LOT of words.
Yesterday I wrote 1,262 words, 104k in draft.
Everyone else: Great job, keep on plugging away!
01-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Here's to many words and lack of headaches. We need our team healthy!
I was procrastinating badly tonight, but amazingly when I sat down and just did it I managed to knock out 1322 words - and finish the horrible exposition-y bit. Now I have one or two little connective bits to do...and then voila! First draft.
At that point, I'm thinking of taking at least one night off with a bottle of wine and a straw.
01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
Started the second draft of my synopsis yesterday. I think I can I think I can...
01-22-2013, 05:51 PM
Good going, everyone!
HJ - I know you can...
01-22-2013, 06:34 PM
You can do it heyjude!
1,843 words last night.
01-22-2013, 11:32 PM
01-23-2013, 01:48 AM
Great wordage, everyone. (Yes, you too, muse. ) Words is words, no matter the number.
Yes you can, HJ.
A little slower at the "day job" and so I did manage a few more words today. Got a whopping 634, taking the WIP WC over 44k. (Almost at the 1/2 way point!)
01-23-2013, 01:56 AM
No no no. It's: I know I can I know I can.
Originally Posted by heyjude
Muse I agree, the internet is the devil.
I didn't write anything yesterday. Had a job interview and then met up with friends for a trivia night.
Today I will write 800 words which will bring me up to 25K.
01-23-2013, 02:58 AM
Did some old skool writing - on paper shock horror!
Managed around 400 words today.
01-23-2013, 06:37 AM
And hopefully more to come this afternoon.
01-23-2013, 08:06 AM
WOO HOO! Well done!
Originally Posted by franky_s
IAM, I'm not sure I'm able to write longhand anymore!
I got 1004 in tonight. (I'm obsessive about hitting that 1K.) Also a bit more beta feedback - look for repeated phrases. Yeah, I KNOW. That's a big one for me. Sigh.
01-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Totalled 1335 words today. 3 of those words were 'End Act One'. I got so excited typing that. (Did I mention this is my first attempt at a novel?)
01-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Great progress franky! I'm doing my first novel too - it's exciting to reach those milestones, isn't it?
No words from me last night (or the night before), but I'm on a business trip to Scotland today so hoping to get some done in the hotel tonight.
01-23-2013, 03:50 PM
I do set goals. No, really, I do. I just never achieve them. Thanks to this forum, I re-set the 500 words a day goal for each month. Seems like a very obtainable goal. Getting close to the end of the month and once again, I fell way short. My hats off to y'all who meet the challenge and exceed it. I did receive my pre-press galley proof for The Devil's Blues (due out Feb 5th), which didn't require writing words, just correcting a few. AND, I did manage to add 1600 words yesterday to my WIP and added a blog post last week. Today, I'm awaiting the arrival of my two darling granddaughters, whose mother will be in Chicago the rest of the week, so my daily word count will be stymied once again. Oh well, just wait until next month and watch me knock 'em out.
RIVER BOTTOM BLUES--now available at the usual suspects and Barking Rain Press
THE DEVIL'S BLUES--Ditto.
HOWLING MOUNTAIN BLUES--Ditto too
01-23-2013, 06:26 PM
1,520 for last night, and 108k in draft. I only hope I can wrap everything up by the 120k point.
01-23-2013, 11:48 PM
Great words Saoirse and liz. And CONGRATS to franky!
I'm having fun writing today. 2600 and counting. I'm working on a certain effect today. I explained it in my blog but you know how you're running fast to upbeat music and a slow song or voice piece comes on. You sort of get a feeling of running in mid-air. At least I do. I'm working on WRITING that feeling,
And checking back on iPad aps, of all five writing aps I've tried, I'm enjoying Storyist the most. Anyone else tried it? It works well with Dropbox but it only put the text in rtf. I figure I can reformat into Word at the end. I still like Storybook best for organizing on the computer.
01-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Hmm. No words today, but I made the most of being alone and read the last five chapters of my WIP aloud to myself. Took near-on an hour and a half. Some words were lost, some added, others re-ordered.
It's good I spent time on it, but I'm now wondering if I should have just written some more and done the editing later.
01-24-2013, 07:31 AM
osg, I find reading out loud to be critical. On the other hand, I have to keep an ear open in case my kid comes down the stairs while I'm doing it!
1090 tonight. Think I'm 1 or 2K away from being done. And then the big hatchet will come out, because I broke 120K tonight, and I know without even re-reading that it's bloated.
01-24-2013, 01:39 PM
"Mummy, what does ____ mean?"
Originally Posted by lizmonster
01-24-2013, 04:49 PM
No words for me yesterday either, OSG. The "day job" is getting crazy and kept me going all day. I just need to hurry up and win the lottery so that I can quit and just write. Either that or hurry up and get that T.V. deal for my books! Hopefully I will get time for some words today.
01-24-2013, 05:59 PM
So who's playing Kelli, Ken?
01-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by onesecondglance
Well, OSG, if it's made into a movie, I was thinking Charlize Theron as Kelli. For television, I'm not really sure, but she would have to be a strong lead.
01-24-2013, 06:34 PM
580 last night. I think I sprained my brain.
01-24-2013, 07:54 PM
01-24-2013, 08:45 PM
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.
I put in about 427 this morning and feel sort of distracted at the moment. I'm having lunch with a writer friend to strategize my writing time. She's a good influence.
Have a great write,