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03-16-2015, 02:47 AM
Here's the challenge:

1) Fifty pages at 250 words per page= 12,500 words (on the "honor system").

2) From now until next Sunday evening, March 22, at 11:59 p.m. your time.

3) It can be anything- Progress on a novel, stories, articles, etcetera, or a combination. And, counting rough draft, finished copy, or a combination.

4) Check in here every night, at a minimum.

5) Winners get listed on this thread.

Who wants to play?

03-16-2015, 02:57 AM
P.S. Or if you want to sign up for a different number of pages, that's okay too!

03-16-2015, 03:06 AM
I'm in! Novel is currently at 45,404, so let's see what I can add by next Sunday.

(I'm in the Great Swampy Middle, so motivation is very welcome)

03-16-2015, 03:17 AM
I'm in, but with a caveat: I'm in the planning stage, and during so I write a long summary of the story. So I'll be working on that to hammer out what I will write, then start on that later on in the week.

1,800 word a day. A good pace for me.

03-16-2015, 03:22 AM
I'd like to join. This will be good to get things moving.

03-16-2015, 03:28 AM
I'm in. This will help a lot.

But that means I've got to get back to it...

03-16-2015, 03:35 AM
Spring break starts tomorrow. I have an April-June deadline for contests I plan to enter. What do I have to lose?

Except on Wednesday--I have a retirement planning in another city that day. So if i can be excused on Wednesday the 18th I am in. --s6

03-16-2015, 03:35 AM
I'm in. I'm one week and 7K words into a new novel and would love to get more momentum going.

Thanks Fruitbat! This is exactly what I need right now. :)

03-16-2015, 04:39 AM
Here's my first check in:

Sunday, March 15, 2015. 5:34 pm PDT

1023 words, morning free writing
872 words, fiction project
1895 words daily total.
1895 words challenge total.

That free writing is easy enough, but I'm only doing it for one more day. Further words written tonight will go to tomorrow's check in.

03-16-2015, 05:05 AM
We're counting words we wrote this morning?

Makeshift Bubbles
03-16-2015, 05:38 AM
I'm in. I'm dreadfully behind for my wordcount goal for this month, so this should be a good kick in the pants for me.

03-16-2015, 06:13 AM
I'm in. I need to write 46,000 words by mid-May and I could use the motivation.

03-16-2015, 06:33 AM
I'm in! My current count is just shy of 10000, so I'd like to aim for 25000 by the end of Sunday. Other than procrastination there's no real reason why I can't manage it, so kick my virtual arse if you notice me slacking off :)

03-16-2015, 06:34 AM
We're counting words we wrote this morning?

Only if you're me. Everyone else is free to do it the right way.

03-16-2015, 07:06 AM
I'm in! Novel is currently at 45,404, so let's see what I can add by next Sunday.

45,745 and going to bed.

03-16-2015, 03:46 PM
Well it's 9.40pm Monday night for me. I started today with 9820 words. I'm going to bed with 12702 words and another chapter down. A good effort for me. I really struggle with re-reading and procrastinating so it's exciting to see some forward movement on the story.

Looking forward to seeing how Monday's treating you all when I wake up in the morning!

03-16-2015, 04:05 PM
I'm a day late, but I know what I wrote yesterday, so - I'm in!

I want to finish my current novel by the end of the week - luckily, it's just supposed to be a short little guy.

As of Sunday morning I was at 28 064 words. By the end of the week I want it finished, which will be somewhere in the 50-60K range.

Sunday - 2031 words. I'd better kick it into gear!

03-16-2015, 04:24 PM
Good morning! I have written three pages. Only 47 to go. :)

03-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Six pages so far. :)

03-17-2015, 12:36 AM
I'll give it a shot! (though I'm not a very good shot). Yesterday evening I did 1864....

03-17-2015, 12:47 AM
Only did 497 words yesterday. So, two pages down!

03-17-2015, 02:21 AM
Late to the party, but this is perfect to get my ass in editing gear. I pledge 50 pages edited by March 22nd. I'm on page 42 now, so I should be on pg 92 on Sunday!

03-17-2015, 02:25 AM
I am using paper and pen right now, usually do when I write first drafts. Counting lines and words per sentence I estimate that I am at 1,550 for today and yesterday. This is a contest entry that will have to be under 2,000 words. Right now I am slinging words down in margins and on cards, too--didn't count those because they can be incorporated in the story when I think things out a little more. Then I will have to do some major pruning. --s6

Sara K.
03-17-2015, 02:42 AM
I too would like to join!

I wrote 1,083 yesterday, so four pages.

1,348 today, so five pages.

Total words: 2,431.
Total pages: 9.75 pages.

Layla Nahar
03-17-2015, 04:18 AM
I'll be the cheering squad

:e2cheer:Go everyone! Pages a-plenty!:e2cheer::e2cheer:

03-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Yikes. Only 1650 today, because I ended up spending most of the day with family.

Stupid family - they're dragging me down!

03-17-2015, 05:07 AM
I was all keen, but got 880 words into the scene I was working on, felt bored, and realized it's because the scene isn't actually neccessary, so they're all cut. Of course I should have then gone on to the next scene, but I hadn't prepared to write that today so I'm all thrown off. Still, 880 words were written!

So 2,744 total! Which, by the page equation, is about 11 pages. Ooo, I like putting it that way.

03-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 48,238
Challenge word count: 2,834

I'm using Scrivener with Helvetica font. Page count means nothing to me.

Makeshift Bubbles
03-17-2015, 08:10 AM
1812 words, or just over seven pages. I'll probably write a little more before going to bed.

03-17-2015, 08:31 AM
Sadly, I must end here tonight.

I started with 3,381 words. I made it to 4,903 today! I could have had more but entertaining family became a priority.

Challenge total: 1,522

03-17-2015, 08:39 AM
1065 morning free write
1001 characterization drill
1697 personal essay
1029 short story
559 fiction, novella
562 short story, continuation
5910 day total
7805 challenge total

Rare day. Think this challenge has motivated me.

03-17-2015, 09:40 AM
I'll give this a try! Why not?

I started on Monday, and wrote 743 words.

03-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the cheerleading layla!

Three more pages edited which brings me to 45. Hopefully I'll get another ten pages in before the green beer starts flowing. :)

03-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Well done everybody so far! It's late Tuesday afternoon here. I'm not sure if I'll get anything more written tonight, but I managed 2199 words today bringing my total to 14919. Yay! I too am using Scrivener, so no page numbers from me.
Happy writing! (and Happy St Patrick's Day for those who do that :) )

03-17-2015, 03:55 PM
Nothing. I got caught up in researching and rewriting what I wrote yesterday instead. Oh well, it's still progress!

03-17-2015, 04:04 PM
I write more than that a day. But I'll poke my head in to say good luck to everyone taking the challenge! (-:

Layla Nahar
03-17-2015, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the cheerleading layla!

It's an inspiring thread!

Keep the words coming, everyone! :):)

03-18-2015, 01:50 AM
745 words yesterday

Challenge total: ~5 pages

Sara K.
03-18-2015, 02:53 AM
Only just hit my target of 1k today. Not great words, but words nonetheless!

Looks like everyone is else is doing a great job as well!

Words Today: 1,013
Pages Today: 4
Total words: 3,444.
Total pages: 13.75 pages.

1,013 words today.

03-18-2015, 05:13 AM
2583 today. I'm getting into gear, but I need to keep revving up if I'm going to get this done.

Vroom, vroom...

03-18-2015, 05:17 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 50,062
Challenge word count: 4658

The Great Swampy Middle is currently kicking my butt. I know I should write more today because I probably won't be able to write tomorrow during my water sample, but I just don't wanna.

03-18-2015, 06:04 AM
1575 today, not bad. 4,319 challenge total! 17.2 challenge-sized pages!

03-18-2015, 07:09 AM
2598 today
10403 challenge total
41.6 pages

03-18-2015, 07:37 AM
14 pages so far. :)

03-18-2015, 07:58 AM
Nada pages today. Mr. Man played hooky from work and we spent the day eating junk food and watching the Leprechaun horror movies. Yes, Leprechaun in Space is just as bad as it sounds!

03-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Y'all are rocking it!

I'm not ready to be done for the night. Anything in the next half hour, I'll add to tomorrow.

Today's count: 1,245 words (4.98 pgs)

Total: 2,767 words (11.07 pgs)

Makeshift Bubbles
03-18-2015, 08:50 AM
Today I sacrificed my writing time to bake cookies. (I know, I know.) But on the bright side, I should have little trouble catching up tomorrow with the sugar high the cookies will give me. :D

03-18-2015, 03:34 PM
Just shy of 1000 words today. Not fantastic, but at least rather than doing nothing I managed to push through and get a few words down. Perhaps I should have baked cookies so I could catch up tomorrow too!

03-19-2015, 12:17 AM
Great job, everyone!

Maybe we should make this thread a regular thing?

I have 18 pages, and am ready to get started for today. I'm finally definitely in with this nonfiction book and have no doubt it will be finished. Especially since it might only be 100 pages.

Good times, good times. :)

03-19-2015, 02:14 AM
Maybe we should make this thread a regular thing?

There is a monthly thread in the NaNo section.

03-19-2015, 03:33 AM
There is a monthly thread in the NaNo section.

Thanks, Sage. Don't know how I missed that.

26 pages. :)

03-19-2015, 04:26 AM
Good day today, 2564 words, a chapter and a half. Challenge total 6,883. Nearly halfway there!

I'm almost at 48K for the novel itself... things are heating up....

And, go everyone else!!!! Rah rah rah!!

03-19-2015, 06:09 AM

Mostly done in the last couple hours as I frantically tried to make up for a day wasted on, among other things, Tumblr Gets Deep (http://www.pleated-jeans.com/tag/tumblr-gets-deep/). Possibly deserves a warning similar to the TV Tropes warning. Or maybe it's just me and my extra-special procrastination skills...

03-19-2015, 07:16 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 52,235
Challenge word count: 6831

Bedtime for me, yawn.

Makeshift Bubbles
03-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Just 752 words today, bringing my total to 2564 words or 10 pages. 1/5 down, 4/5 to go!

03-19-2015, 08:35 AM
I ended up deleting a good amount of placeholder information so not a large word count tonight. Good news is I'm over 6,000 words now. I'm making progress!

Today's count: 896 words (3.58 pgs)

Challenge Total: 3,663 words (14.65 pgs)

03-19-2015, 09:52 AM
3142 today
13545 challenge total
54.18 pages

Work week starts tomorrow. Writing will be more difficult.

Sara K.
03-19-2015, 11:01 AM
This was from yesterday:

Words Today: 1,012
Pages Today: 4
Total words: 4,456.
Total pages: 17.8 pages.

Some of you are writing crazy amounts each day! No way can I compete - don't think I could reach 3k a day, but kudos to you guys who can achieve it!

03-19-2015, 12:01 PM
Wonderful progress, everyone.

If y'all are like me, I get stuck in weird zones where I just can't get it together, and then I finally get it together and hammer out the writing. I'm very happy to be there now.

This nonfiction book will probably only be 100 pages, so I'm 1/4 done plus of course most of the layout and ideas are in place as well. I want to go out for a nice dinner when it's finished. I mean, a nice place where you need reservations, getting dressed up, maybe even a new outfit and/or having some friends meet us.

Of course, that will probably cost more than my profits right there but I am very happy anyway. It's so lovely to be "unstuck."

03-20-2015, 01:42 AM
Eeek! I did not a single word yesterday (Thursday). I'm blaming it on the fact that it was stupid hot and muggy here yesterday. Also my husband came off his motorbike Tuesday night and has been hanging around the house cramping my style. So now I have two slump days to make up for.

Luckily today it's overcast and the husband will be locked in his study working from home, so no excuses not to make progress today.

03-20-2015, 03:23 AM
3 pages yesterday and 3 pages today brings me to pg 51 on the way to pg 92. Damn this dreaded middle section!

03-20-2015, 03:24 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 54,503
Challenge word count: 9099

Edited because my word counter was off for some reason

03-20-2015, 05:32 AM
1671 today. I'm happy because I felt really tired and considering just taking the night off, but ended up writing anyway.

Challenge total: 8554. About 34 challenge-sized pages. Kind of neat keeping track like this, makes it look like a lot!

And congrats to nonplayingcharacter-- I think you're the first to make the goal!!

Layla Nahar
03-20-2015, 05:47 AM
Hey folks! Looking good :) :) :)

I've been doing my own challenge & I'm getting some encouraging energy from this thread!

keep it up, y'all!:e2cheer:

03-20-2015, 06:19 AM
Blech. There used to be a time when 5K was just a standard day! What the hell happened?!?

I'm at 3675 for today, and I don't even have anything good to blame the lack of words on. Three more days before I want this story finished... yikes.

03-20-2015, 07:41 AM
2140 today
15685 challenge total
62.47 pages

Makeshift Bubbles
03-20-2015, 08:08 AM
So far today I've written 1098 words, which brings my total to 3662 words/14 pages. I've introduced a favourite character of mine so I've been on fire today, only slightly held back by the fact that autocorrect keeps on capitalizing the "r" in "raiders". I'm talking about a military group, dammit, not that stupid football team!

03-20-2015, 08:24 AM
Even going backwards, I've been able to gain an inch. I spent today deleting placeholder text.

Today's count: 208 words (not even a whole page) :cry:
Challenge Total: 3,871 words (15.48 pgs)

WIP total: 6,208 words

03-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Total- 7,417 words. Just under 30 pages. :)

Sara K.
03-20-2015, 02:04 PM
polyisbang - Cheer up! 208 is better than no words at all!

And well done everyone in general - seems it is going well.

Words Yesterday: 1,383
Pages Yesterday: 5.5
Total words: 5,839.
Total pages: 23ish pages.

I think I only have about 2k left on my current short story, which I might get done today or tomorrow, but I guess I'll have to start planning out for new one soon, so I can carry on with this challenge!

03-20-2015, 03:47 PM
I may have to redo the chapter I'm in, in order to go forward. The good news is that I'm a little ahead, but still.

03-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Two more pages. In 4 1/2 hours. Sigh. Oh well, I'm at 32 pages.

03-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Almost zilch, a couple of pages--620 words I'd guess. I spent yesterday and the day before retirement planning--so many phone calls, so many decisions, they sap me. Hope to finish the first story this p.m.--s6

Layla Nahar
03-21-2015, 05:50 AM
I wrote 704 words of fiction today.

03-21-2015, 06:25 AM
Today: 2359
Challenge total: 10,913

I have a couple really intense scenes coming up... might mean I get very invovled and write a lot, or I have to step away for a break, we'll see...

03-21-2015, 06:27 AM
I'm editing another story today, so I haven't added anything.

03-21-2015, 08:23 AM
3420 today
19105 challenge total
76.42 pages

10k words into a novella. Wrote a short story this week. Lot of free writing and sketching, which has popped up an idea or two. This challenge has been helping a lot.

03-21-2015, 08:33 AM
I have about 8000 words to write by tomorrow night to meet my challenge goal. We are having a massive thunderstorm right now which should help with the heat/humidity (I am completely useless when it's too humid), but on the flipside it has sent my kids completely bonkers.

03-21-2015, 08:37 AM
Wonderful progress!

@Shakey, retirement is wonderful! At least, my husband retired this year and I might be retired, too. :p

I'm at 34 pages and trying to get back into it tonight rather than goof off.

03-21-2015, 08:54 AM
I went backwards again today but not as much. Got some research done, named some characters, found some uniforms.

Today's count: 683 words (2.73)
Challenge Total: 4,554 words (18.22 pgs)

WIP total: 6,891 words

Makeshift Bubbles
03-21-2015, 09:06 AM
I've written 2818 words since I last posted here, making my total 6480 words/almost 26 pages. I'll have to write at least 2885 words a day if I want to make it, which is doable ... I hope.

03-21-2015, 04:42 PM
36 pages.

03-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Yikes. Bad day yesterday - well, good day b/c surprise visit from old friend, but in terms of work getting done?

530 words. Is the challenge an eight-day challenge or seven-days? If seven days, I'm at 11532 so far... if I get to include last Sunday's efforts as well, I'm at 13563.

Not quite where I wanted to be - got to get moving!

03-22-2015, 04:07 AM
So, we've got tonight and tomorrow to get to fifty pages. Are we gonna make it?

I have fourteen pages to go. I think I'll make it. :)

03-22-2015, 04:11 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 57,033
Challenge word count: 11,629

So, 46.5 pages? Think I'll make it? I don't know, I have a 4-hr drive tomorrow.

03-22-2015, 04:21 AM
Ooh, Sage, you're sooo close!

Does anyone want to do another week of this? I want the guide I'm working on to be about 100 pages, so one more week should do it. Anyone else want to extend it for another week and another 50 pages?

03-22-2015, 05:35 AM
I'm keen. Though I have to pull my finger out this afternoon to make my goal for this week! Still plenty of time....

Layla Nahar
03-22-2015, 05:41 AM
I think it would be great to extend it.

03-22-2015, 06:17 AM
Yayyy I did it!! 2191 today, for 13,184 challenge total. 52.7 challenge pages!

Wow!! I have to say, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to succeed. The pace isn't far off from my regular but still it's been really helpful just to have the added push of being accountable to someone, somewhere. Even just keeping a weekly track of word count is awfully encouraging, I usually don't. Also I like thinking of 250-word pages--Word sure doesn't!

I hope you all get there!!!

If you extend it though, I might hold off--I just reached the third part of my novel, which I haven't quite planned out yet, and I need to get an idea of what happens, so I'll probably take this week to take a step back and just do lots of thinking and notes and things.

03-22-2015, 07:54 AM
Beginning total: 45,404
Current total: 58,048
Challenge word count: 12,644
"Pages": 50.6

03-22-2015, 08:34 AM
3812 today
22917 challenge total
91.668 pages

Extending the challenge would be awesome. There's not really a thing like this on AWWC, as far as I can tell. Not exactly like this. I'd be writing half as much, frankly, without this thread.

Serendipity. And a growlette of hard cider. And The Orb. G'night.

Makeshift Bubbles
03-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Congrats to everyone who's made it! :Clap:

I wrote 3045 words/12 pages today, which ups my count to 9525 words/38 pages. My brain is mush right now, but I think I can pull through for another day.

I'd also be interested in another week. Let's do it!

03-22-2015, 09:29 AM
This is great motivation. :)

Okay, let's do another week. It starts as soon as this one ends, when the clock goes from Sunday to Monday wherever you live. If anyone wants to start next week with us, feel free to jump in.

I'm at 40 pages and still writing tonight.

Sara K.
03-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Annoyingly, got overwhelmed and didn't write anything the day before yesterday, but got back on track yesterday.

Words Yesterday: 1,048
Pages Yesterday: 4
Total words: 6,887.
Total pages: 27.5 pages.

03-22-2015, 11:25 PM
Nada yesterday and today. S'ok. There's a new week dawning. Let's keep this going! Revising my goal to edit 25 pages by midnight next Sunday.

Who's with me?! :)

03-23-2015, 12:11 AM
Oh good. I didn't see this thread until Friday and was sad I didn't have enough time to jump in. If this is running for another week I'm game.

Sara K.
03-23-2015, 01:47 AM
Words Today: 1,023
Pages Yesterday: 4
Total words: 7,910.
Total pages: 31.5 pages.

Didn't hit challenge total. Extended a week would be cool.

03-23-2015, 01:58 AM
I'm in.

I started this novel five years ago. With university and getting a full time job, I haven't had time to finish it. I'm about 10 - 12K words away from the finishing-line. So maybe after all this time I will manage to finish it within a week? :P


03-23-2015, 04:39 AM
5457 today. If I'd kept up that rate for the whole week, I would have made my goal, but as it was... I fell a bit short. Darn.

Still, 20389 for the week, so that's good, and I can finish the story tomorrow, probably.

Thanks for the inspiration, gang!

Makeshift Bubbles
03-23-2015, 08:25 AM
3,040 today, so I'm at 12,565 for the week, yaaaaay. :) I hope I do as well next week!

03-23-2015, 08:27 AM
2525 today
25442 challenge goal
101.768 pages

And yeah, I counted both Sundays for this week. We'll see how the upcoming week goes.

03-23-2015, 09:22 AM
Okay, for week one (March 16-22) those who met the challenge of 50 pages (12,500 words) or more are:

Makeshift Bubbles
nonplaying character

:partyguy::partyguy::partyguy::partyguy::partyguy: :partyguy:

If I left anyone out, let me know!

03-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Now we begin week number two. It runs for one week, Monday, March 23 through the end of Sunday wherever you live, March 29.

The challenge is 50 pages (12,500 words. Or a different number if you post it on here).

If anyone else wants to join us, feel free.

Good luck!

03-23-2015, 03:38 PM
Starting with 59,027

I might hit the end of the book first, though my projected word count of 65K is not going to be accurate.

Layla Nahar
03-23-2015, 09:46 PM
The challenge is 50 pages (12,500 words. Or a different number if you post it on here).

I will be overjoyed if I can reach 3000.

03-24-2015, 05:17 AM
1,937 words today. :)


03-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Okay, I'm in for this week.

I did a little writing yesterday, but I didn't take note of how many words it was, so I'll just start my count from today.

Let's do this. *cracks knuckles*

03-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 61,197
Challenge word count: 2,170

I'm going to go on tonight, I think, but I didn't want to forget

03-24-2015, 07:51 AM
I managed about 2700 words yesterday. I've done none today (yet). My current total is 18687 words.

Keep on keeping on :D

03-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Monday, week 2
4014 words
4014 challenge total

Makeshift Bubbles
03-24-2015, 08:15 AM
I wrote 0 words today. D:

03-24-2015, 03:40 PM
03/24: 1640 words / 6.56 pages. 10,860 words to go!

Slightly under the required daily average of 1785 to meet the challenge goal. Today will be better.

Layla Nahar
03-24-2015, 06:52 PM
I just wrote 750 words!!

Ugawa, LA* - great going!!!

Here's the cheering squad for everyone who might be wanting a little boost:e2cheer::e2cheer::e2cheer:
and the dancing banana, because dancing banana :banana:
(although, he doesn't always want to show up...)

03-24-2015, 11:54 PM
Hi, all!

Is it really late afternoon of the second day already?

Oh, well. I have my cool fifty from last week, so I made it, if just barely!

And, let's see, four pages so far for this week.

03-25-2015, 01:27 AM
Just noting my current total so tonight I can work out how many thousands of words I've written... (ever optimistic!) 19218

Thanks for the cheering Layla :)

Sara K.
03-25-2015, 02:16 AM
I wrote 1824 today in an absolute sprint. I then rewrote a story I finished reworking, with the revised version coming in at 6,349.

Does rewriting count? I'm going to calculate it as if it does, because I'm a cheat like that :P And because I did write it out physically word by word.

Words Today: 8,173
Pages Yesterday: 32.5
Total words: 15,060.
Total pages: 60ish pages.

03-25-2015, 03:05 AM
03/24: 1640 words / 6.56 pages.
03/25: 2571 words / 10.2 pages.

Total: 4211 words / 16.58 pages
To Goal: 8289 words / 33.42 pages

Honestly...I'd hoped I'd get more done. I wanted to finish the first draft of The Alpha Incident today but it's turning out to be a bigger project than I anticipated. I'd expected maybe a 5k short but I'll be impressed if it's under 10k. I'm also having a hard time keeping focused for so long.

03-25-2015, 06:47 AM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 66,201
Challenge word count: 7,174
"Page" count: 28.7

03-25-2015, 07:20 AM
2,401 words for me today.
So that's 4,338 altogether.
And 17.3 pages.

03-25-2015, 07:40 AM
Tuesday: 3745
Week so far: 7749
250-word pages: 31.036

10-hour work day tomorrow. This week we fight not for glory, but for survival.

03-25-2015, 12:17 PM
10 pages today here.
14 for the week so far, total.

03-25-2015, 12:27 PM
I'm late this week, but I'm here!

03/23: 1,133 words / 4.53 pages.
03/24: 1,471 words / 5.88 pages.

Total: 2,604 words / 10.41 pages

03-25-2015, 04:45 PM
I am going to slap the next person who says to me "you must not know what to do with yourself now that all your kids are in school". That is all.

Layla Nahar
03-26-2015, 03:44 AM
:hooray:Sara, Dragon, Sage!! Keep it coming!

:Clap:Ugawa, nonplaying, Fruit, Poly - Way to go!!!

Everybody have a banana!!:banana:
wait - we need 6 more :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
and one for me :banana:

Today I wrote 1413 words of new fiction.

I wrote 201 words of a re-write (the original has dissapeared of my hard drive... hell if i know...) I'm typing it in, making some changes, adding some stuff. It goes about the same speed as the new material, but - the story already exists, so I think it's not quite the same...

(My total yesterday was 1487w new / 36w rewrite)

03-26-2015, 04:10 AM
03/23: 1640 words / 6.56 pages.
03/24: 2571 words / 10.2 pages.
03/25: 1269 words / 5.07 pages.

Total: 5480 words / 21.92 pages.
To goal: 7020 words / 28.08 pages.

Getting close to the halfway point. Low production day today. =/ Still hovering just above the minimum daily average in order to hit the goal for the week. Really not used to writing this much this regularly, so I guess I can't be surprised that I'm finding it a difficult challenge.

03-26-2015, 04:17 AM
Words today 1,104. It would've been higher, but I have to get up for work in the morning and it's already late.

24th: 1,937
25th: 2,401
26th: 1,104
Total: 5,442

Pages: 21.7

I don't think my novel has another 7k words. So I'm just hoping to be finished by the end of the week :)

03-26-2015, 05:51 AM
Congrats on the successes and on the just hanging in theres, too!

Good day today here, 12 pages done. So 26 so far for the week, or 6,500 words.

03-26-2015, 07:50 AM
2155 today
9904 for the week
39.616 pages

03-26-2015, 07:57 AM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 68,760
Challenge word count: 9,733
"Page" count: 38.9

03-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Current total is 19723. Too lazy to work out how many words that is for the day. Not many. I'm really struggling with the section I'm up to so as long as I keep getting a few more paragraphs down each time I open my MS I'm happy. Going to spend the rest of the night trolling the interwebs for inspiration for character appearances.

03-26-2015, 04:07 PM
Six more pages, 32 so far for the week. :)

03-27-2015, 02:07 AM
Congrats to those rounding the bases and hitting home runs on your word counts! Why the baseball references? I don't even *like* baseball!

I reached page 60, then realized this whole story needs to be rewritten from the top. At least something good has come of this week!

03-27-2015, 02:32 AM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 71,566
Challenge word count: 12,539
"Page" count: 50

Layla Nahar
03-27-2015, 02:57 AM
I reached page 60, then realized this whole story needs to be rewritten from the top. At least something good has come of this week!

I realized that the last ~250 words of one story made it take a 'wrong turn' (I'm getting better at recognizing those now) & so I deleted em.

03-27-2015, 03:07 AM
When i'm doing something like this challenge or NaNo, I just make a note about what needs to be fixed. Depending on what it is, I'll either fix it there (without losing words) or come back in edits. Scrivener makes this even easier because I can start a scene over and color-code the old scene to remind me to remove it.

03-27-2015, 06:10 AM
I'm at 36 pages for the week. Fourteen to go!

akaria and Sage are already finished?! :) :)

03-27-2015, 08:32 AM
2262 today
12166 week
48.664 pages

long shifts at work... dragging myself through

03-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Um, I'm at a dismal 0. Had planned to do writing and then things piled on suddenly. Hopefully I'll get to catch up this weekend.

03-27-2015, 09:01 AM
I'm now gonna consider myself to have met the challenge, since I started this thread for motivation to finish my book and it is done!

So, now I'll be editing rather than counting pages any more.

Thanks for the company! :)

Layla Nahar
03-27-2015, 03:52 PM
I'm now gonna consider myself to have met the challenge


Um, I'm at a dismal 0.
I had that on Sunday. Yesterday I did a little over 300. I got stuck on one story and the discouragement cascaded to my other work...

03-27-2015, 04:32 PM
Thanks, Layla.

I feel for those who can't get to it or whose inner brat won't cooperate! I put this off for months so I'm so glad to get back to it. So, now I'm staring at my printed out rough draft and wishing I could run away!

03-27-2015, 05:36 PM
03/23: 1640 words / 6.56 pages.
03/24: 2571 words / 10.2 pages.
03/25: 1269 words / 5.07 pages.
03/26: 760 words / 3.04 pages.

Total: 6240 words / 24.96 pages.
To goal: 6260 words / 25.04 pages.

Another low production day; in the middle of my WIP and encountering "the slog". At this point I know who survives and how to get there, it's just the matter of writing all the stuff in between.

Hopefully today will be better; I'm already running a bit behind schedule but I've cleared off almost everything else I needed to do, so plenty of BIC time.

03-28-2015, 03:17 AM
Friday Night Writes (@FriNightWrites) is pretty fun to follow if you're looking to get a boost with sprinting

03-28-2015, 08:23 AM
2276 today
14442 week
57.768 pages

Running low on rations. Hopefully the river will thaw before the colony succumbs to famine.

03-28-2015, 04:15 PM
Remember those cliche scenes from the old horror movies:Frankenstein/ the zombies/the aliens/ giant ants/ rabid wolves/ humongous reptiles/ slavering sharks/ a tsunami/Genghis Khan and his buddies-- are chasing down a running crowd. Everyone is keeping up pretty well until one person trips and falls. The others try to help but she screams "Go on! Save yourselves! I am too weak to keep up!"

Well, folks, that is me. I gave it my best and I did finish the project but it is 1,000 words over the limit and now vacation is over. Adios and good luck--s6

03-28-2015, 04:20 PM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 75,155
Challenge word count: 16,128
"Page" count: 64.5

03-29-2015, 08:29 AM
2234 today
16676 week
66.704 pages

03-29-2015, 05:01 PM
Beginning total: 59,027
Current total: 76,027
Challenge word count: 17,000
"Page" count: 68

03-30-2015, 02:29 AM
So, I believe so far, Sage, ShakeySix, Fruitbat, and nonplayingcharacter have met their goal for the week. If there's anyone else, please feel free to add it on.

Also, I'll be editing what I've already got for a while but if anyone else wants to take over the tallying, feel free.

Thanks, everyone.

04-01-2015, 01:19 AM
Damn, I'm just as slow rewriting as I am editing. Word count for yesterday is 1,011. Maybe I should play powerball instead.

04-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Okay, I'm being ridiculously lazy. Is anyone up for another challenge?

50 pages by next Sunday. Let's make it next Sunday night, 11:59 p.m. (by whatever time zone you happen to be in).

Or, you can do an adjusted number of pages as long as you state it when you start.

Winners get their screen name posted in this thread at the end. Yeah well sorry, that's all I got! :)

Who's in?

04-13-2015, 12:11 AM
This sounds like my kind of challenge. Unfortunately, I don't think my book has 12,500 words to go. Maybe more like 7k? I'm hitting the last few chapters. I made a few wrong turns and took a couple weeks off from working on it, but now I'm heading for the finish line. Can I still join?

I'm currently at 85, 128. My goal would either be to finish my novel or hit 12,500 words this week, whichever comes first.

04-13-2015, 05:13 AM
Of course you can still join, Shunter. :)

I'm just about to get started but since it doesn't end until late, late, next Sunday night, that gives us an extra day, rather than starting on Monday.

Anyone else want to play?

04-13-2015, 09:00 AM
Okay, I'm being ridiculously lazy. Is anyone up for another challenge?

50 pages by next Sunday. Let's make it next Sunday night, 11:59 p.m. (by whatever time zone you happen to be in).

Or, you can do an adjusted number of pages as long as you state it when you start.

Winners get their screen name posted in this thread at the end. Yeah well sorry, that's all I got! :)

Who's in?

That's a lot of writing for a week. I love a challenge, but I honestly don't think I could write 50 pages in a week. Good for you, though.

04-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Thanks, gettinby. (If you want to play, you can always sign up for a lesser number of pages).

Well, I've been reading over the 80 page first rough draft from a few years back so no writing done here yet.

If anyone wants to jump in, feel free. The challenge is:

* Write 50 pages this week, Monday-Sunday.

*If you want to join with a lesser page count, that's fine as long as you announce it at the start.

* Check in here at least once a day.

* Those who meet their goal get their name posted in this thread next Monday.

Anyone else in? Everyone is welcome, of course.

04-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Thanks, gettinby. (If you want to play, you can always sign up for a lesser number of pages).

Well, I've been reading over the 80 page first rough draft from a few years back so no writing done here yet.

If anyone wants to jump in, feel free. The challenge is:

* Write 50 pages this week, Monday-Sunday.

*If you want to join with a lesser page count, that's fine as long as you announce it at the start.

* Check in here at least once a day.

* Those who meet their goal get their name posted in this thread next Monday.

Anyone else in? Everyone is welcome, of course.

I'm in. I'm so behind on my CampNano novel. :Hammer:

I'm on page 79, so I need to hit page 129 by Sunday.

04-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Can't do 50 pages, but will write 500 words a day. So my goal is 3500 words by next Sunday.

04-13-2015, 06:31 PM
I'm in. I'm so behind on my CampNano novel.

Sign me up!

04-13-2015, 09:52 PM
I absolutely won't make 50 pages. But I'll try and see how far I get. Maybe it'll help jog loose the part of the plot that's got me stuck on my outline.

(Also, a page in this context is how many words? 250? 500? I use odd settings, so mine average about 650)

04-14-2015, 02:41 AM
Wonderful! Anyone else? The week is still young!

@Lissibith- I count 250 words as a page. I believe that was the old number for a double-spaced typewriter page. It works for me!

04-14-2015, 05:07 AM
Alright, I'm checking in for Monday.

Yesterday: 85, 128 words
Today: 88, 446 words
Total so far: 3318 words out of 12,500 or a finished novel.
Novel status: Not done yet.

Hey, uh, that's actually a lot better than I thought I did. I thought I was doing pretty terribly today. Of course, it would be better if I could count the thousand words I *thought* were good and then ended up deleting because they were a wrong turn and total rubbish, but there you have it.

04-14-2015, 05:43 AM
Hey - I'll join. Sign me up. I want my name on the list at the end :)

04-14-2015, 08:52 AM
I'm checking in for today.

Starting page: 79

Ending page: 84

Total Word Count for today: 1,703

04-14-2015, 09:07 AM
Well. I'm not off to a rip-roaring start. One page so far. But hey, the first page is the hardest. Or something. I'm not done for the night though, so hopefully I'll be back with better braggage!

04-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Two pages done, total. :(

If anyone else wants to jump in, it's not too late.

04-14-2015, 03:45 PM
500 more words this morning, up to 1K for the week.

04-14-2015, 08:06 PM
7 pages here, total.

04-15-2015, 06:01 AM
Tuesday's report.

Sunday: 85, 128 words
Monday: 88, 446 words
Today: 89, 663
Total so far: 4535 words out of 12,500 or a finished novel.
Novel status: Er, done actually.

Well. Uh. That was easier than I thought it would be. I actually thought I'd be posting that I went backwards today, because that's what I spent most of my day doing--deleting the chapters I wrote yesterday and redoing them entirely. But then inspiration struck out of the blue! My target for this book was 100k words, but I guess having a few less isn't exactly something to bemoan. Leaves room to add anything I've left out. And all my plots are tied up in a neat little ball, all characters accounted for etc. So!

Bit anti-climactic, really. Though I am very happy with the ending of my book.

04-15-2015, 06:38 AM
Congrats, Shunter!

04-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Today's check in:

Starting Page: 84

Ending Page: 90

Total Word Count for Today: 2,120

Things are moving along nicely too. :D

04-15-2015, 02:17 PM
That's great, TNK. :)

I have done one page so far today, 8 pages total (I'm counting 250 words as a page).

I'm hoping my page count will pick up once I get a little farther into this book and am more sure of its direction. Getting started is ugh.

04-15-2015, 03:45 PM
Checking in. 500 more words this morning, total 1500 for the week.

04-15-2015, 05:31 PM
4 more pages here, so 12 total.

04-16-2015, 09:21 AM
That's great, TNK. :)

You're making pretty good progress too. :)

Thanks! It also helps that I'm nearing the end of the book. I've got about 20k left to go.

Today's check in:

Starting page: 90

Ending Page: 95

Total Word Count for Today: 1,683

04-16-2015, 05:03 PM
4 more pages here, so 12 total.

Starting page: 90

Ending Page: 95

Total Word Count for Today: 1,683

Great job! Looks like we are all chugging along. :snoopy:

It turns out that, in fact, I had one more chapter to write and as usual I was the last to know. So. This is Thursday's report but about Wednesday's writing...

Sunday: 85, 128 words
Monday: 88, 446 words
Tuesday: 89, 663 words
Wednesday: 91, 520
Total so far: 6392 words out of 12,500 or a finished novel.
Novel status: Done? Maybe? Darn it.

04-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Checking in for today. :)

Starting Page: 95

Ending Page: 98

Total Word Count for Today: 1,012

04-18-2015, 06:12 AM
I fell off somewhere during the week and am not going to make it. I'll shoot for 25 instead of 50 and call myself a loser as my punishment! So, I have 12. 13 to go.

04-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Today was a slow day.

Starting Page: 98

Ending Page: 99

Total Word Count for Today: 617

04-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Oh dear, I'm a mess. Let's see if I can do 13 pages today and at least reach 25 pages, half of my goal.

Congrats to those who are doing better!

04-20-2015, 08:53 AM
Nope, I didn't meet my challenge. It was a sucky week.

Did anyone meet their challenge this week?

04-20-2015, 10:00 AM
Well, I managed to make it to page 110.

That means I got 31 pages done. I also wrote 2,399 words today. :D

04-20-2015, 05:48 PM
I didn't make it but I'm willing to try again this week

04-21-2015, 05:00 PM
I did it. But I feel slightly like I cheated because it wasn't that far to the end after all. But then I finished first pass editing too, so actually I'm pretty happy.