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    The 2016 Weekend Progress Report

    Welcome to all Weekend Updaters, past, present and future. Yes, it's a new thread for a new year!


    To refresh for those long-time Progress Reporters and to clarify for all the new ones -- we're here to help you achieve your goals by being the place where you're accountable, being a cheering section, the shoulder to cry on, the folks who say those people who rejected you are fools, FOOLS, and they'll rue the day, the folks who cheer wildly when you get an acceptance, and so on.


    The "Rules" for posting here are pretty simple.


    1. You don't have to write humor to post here -- any writer writing in any or all genres can post here. But you can be funny if you want. We're all over the funny.


    2. Every weekend, starting on Friday and ending on Sunday, we post the progress we've made with our various writing careers. This includes whatever you consider part of your career -- writing, editing, submitting, critiquing, promotion, brainstorming, research, etc. It's your career, it's up to you.


    3. How to report? Give us your word count for the week, your submissions for the week, the number of words you edited during the week, any acceptances garnered, and anything else you did to move your career forward. It's that simple.


    4. Since many writers are also artists and musicians, we count art- and music-related progress as well, as long as it's also part of your overall career.


    5. The WPR Dominatrix (that's me) hands out virtual prizes and encouragements and so forth. We occasionally have a Guest Dominatrix because, thanks in great part to this thread, I'm traveling frequently these days. Sometimes there are reporting challenges that all are encouraged to participate in, since they build writing skills (we swear).


    6. There are prizes for: The most words written in a week; the most submissions for the week; the most words edited for the week; the first to report each Friday; and the last to come in late (we don't encourage competition for this one!); the exciting news of the week (like acceptances, media coverage, getting paid, etc.)


    7. What counts for submissions? Anything where your piece could be rejected. Blogs count for word count, but not for submission, UNLESS your blog can (really and truly) be rejected by someone else other than yourself, aka an actual editor/boss. When posting, be sure to make the distinction for a rejectable blog, so it can count in your submissions tally for the week.


    8. Remember that being accountable helps achieve goals. We encourage updates even when someone hasn't done anything or anything much. The act of reporting IS an important step, and we want to hear from you, even if it's to say you achieved squat for the week.


    9. Yes, if you drift away and come back there are no penalties. This is a support thread, not your job or your mom. Therefore, it's up to you how frequently you update. Studies have shown that being accountable is a huge factor in success (seriously, and we are not making this up), but it's all down to you, and we will not be down ON you.


    Still confused about how it works? Check out the 2014 & 2015 threads for examples.


    Welcome to 2016, let's make this the Year of the Updaters and really achieve those career goals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    You, too, Andrea!

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    Saoirse, your post, isn't here because it didn't move to where I wanted it, not because there was anything wrong with it.
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    Okay, no problem. Thank you very much.
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    but wait...it's 2016, the top post says 2015 at the bottom!!!! le gasp, first correction of the year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glyax View Post
    but wait...it's 2016, the top post says 2015 at the bottom!!!! le gasp, first correction of the year?
    There will be a whole lot more, trust me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    Reporting in....

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    Reporting in....4500 words written for the SS-SFF-SS prompt I was given
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    Hi, everybody!!!! 1,426 words this week. Finished a short story draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glyax View Post
    Reporting in....4500 words written for the SS-SFF-SS prompt I was given

    4,500 words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea Rittschof View Post
    Hi, everybody!!!! 1,426 words this week. Finished a short story draft.
    1,462 words
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    yay I getted an award :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
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    Hey, slacker week, only 949 words. slowly working on a project. Life interfered a bit this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea Rittschof View Post
    Hey, slacker week, only 949 words. slowly working on a project. Life interfered a bit this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
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