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skadder
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So assuming that each post represents 500 words written (some were nil, but others much more), then 100 posts equals 50,000 words.


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517 today. I fear this won't be a short story though as I have a first scene, but only the hint of speculative nature in it. Might not be the first scene though. But ideas are flowing. But feels like a novella or something similar, god I hope I havent found another novel, although a ya would shorter, and it might be younger then YA, it is a 12 year old MC. Well we will see.
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1400 yesterday
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1100 today
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843 today. Still might be a short story but I doubt it, just going with the flow for now.
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2000 today.


I just had quick tot up and, since this thread started I've written 46500 words and missed the target three times and my own 1k target 5 times (twice only just).

Pretty pleased with myself

[This message has been edited by pdblake (edited October 07, 2010).]


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616. A little slow start, but got where I wanted to go.
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1100 today.
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661.
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1000 already this morning. Thanks for the motivation on this thread.
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1000 today, plus most of the plot for the next novel and a fair bit of editing on the last one.
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800 words in an expanded rewrite.
1200 word story.

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537 words. I will say though it feels like a touch of a crap out at first. Why?? I had been writing one story but when I logged on with limited time, didnt have the next scene even considered. So I went back to the story I was working on before this YA popped in. And sure enough, I was ready to write this scene. Too ready, I dont want to stop, but have a busy day tomorrow.

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994. One more day and this story is finished. Proud of today, busted my finger in football today, so had to type with partial hand.
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Just 500 today but an awful lot of editing on the previous WIP
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I'm a fool today.
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Finish my 4th short story since starting this thread. This one is still in first draft though. No true word count as I tend to delete as much as I add. But another day all the same.
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1500 yesterday
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1200 today
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WotF story: 3,000 words
Novel: 1,200 words

4,200 words yesterday


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A fool again. A different breed. Spent the evening on my synopsis.
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Foolishly completed 2900 words today.
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Finished my first draft of my WotF story. Another 3,000 words tonight.
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Special 1 K for breakfast this morning. Yum!
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800 words today.
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1700 today and edit a chapter on a previous WIP
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1041 so far today. Darn new story popped in and went all the way through, so well, I have to write it, don't I.
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2500 today and another chapter edited
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Foolhardy at 2000.
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505 words. Another slow start. I will say again, I like this thread. Another night where I was tired and in the past would have blown the night off, and thought about writing instead of writing. Not quite sure where this story is going, well I have beginning and end, and middle in theory, but feels like it is dragging on, and maybe when all is said and done, I could cut it in half.
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1600 today and another chapter edited.
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Revising prose can be so cruel,
And yet I'm still a writing fool.

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991 today, all in the last 30 minutes. Sometimes it just hits, didnt think it was going to tonight.
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1100 totday and edited three more chapters.
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Back to editing, more like a major rewrite, as it was the first short story I ever wrote those many years ago. But had finally found the holes I needed to plug. This story had been haunting me for, well since I wrote it, not quite 4 years ago. Man has my writing changed. Literally littered with dialogue tags, roar, growl and POV what was that? But the adrenaline was there, something I have wanted to get back to, writing with feeling, allowing the first draft to be bad.
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Phew, didn't think I'd make it, but I'm still a fool.
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It was like squeezing blood from a stone, but I managed about 750.

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Fool me once, shame on me,
Fool me for like a week and that's
AWESOME

Thanks so much for having this thread. I'm up to 20k over the last couple weeks and I know it wouldn't have happened without this motivation. Thanks tons.


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well yesterday was my first missed day, thought about my story arc, but no true writing. Made up for it today, no word count but transforming this really bad frist draft from 4 years ago into something good.
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1400 yesterday and another chapter edited, missed the day before though (just 200 words, but edited three chapters)
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1100 today and edited another chapter
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Just short of 1000 today, but I edited another chapter too
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Tough week, nearly missed another day. 511 words. Gave up on the hard edit, and just went with a rewrite.
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1020 today. And isn't that a coincidence? Today is 10-20.
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1000 words so far. Gotta get to 2500 before I allow myself sleep.
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Any kind of writing? Do posts on websites count?
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500 today, and not sure if I'll have time for more.
Why are some scenes so exhausting to write and others fly off the keyboard?

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Just shy of 1k again on the current WIP, but I edited a chapter on the last WIP and plotted a good chunk of the next one.
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1600 on the current WIP, edited two chapters of the last one and plotted more on the next one.

I'm starting to get into a cycle here


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