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How much did you write today?
« on: May 23, 2011, 05:40:23 AM »
I saw a similar thread on another writing forum, and loved the idea. Since the most important part of being a writer is actually writing, holding oneself accountable for regularly putting out words tends to be important ;). Plus public guilt/praise can be powerful tools. :)

Obviously everyone writes at their own rate mixed with real world constraints, so comparing WCs is silly, but steady progress is something we should all search for when possible. A sword is crafted one hammer strike at a time, after all.

Personally I wrote just under 2k today, after too long without doing any serious writing. Better, the writing felt good. I'll go back and read it tomorrow before I start the next scene to make sure I have the flow right, and maybe make SLIGHT tweaks.

Today: ~2000
Story Total: 2068
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Offline Tiffany Kysis Tackett

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 02:43:31 PM »
Being in the USA, I just started writing (it's only 7:40 am here).  I've been writing for about 20 minutes now, and plan on writing a lot more later today (still working right now).

So far:
About 200 words done today.
Story total: approx. 15k right now.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 05:45:28 AM »
Amazing how even with planning some things aren't spotted until you start writing. A PoV character's personal issue wasn't sympathetic enough at first... gotta love adding plot threads midstream, even if it is only chapter 1 ;-)

Today: 2104

Total: 4172
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Offline Lyz

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 04:50:22 PM »
My current word count on my main story is 6119, with 1000 of those being written yesterday. :) I'm hoping to keep up with this awesome pace.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 04:55:43 PM »
My current word count today is 0.  BUT I am going to do some writing this afternoon after I put kid 3 down for his nap. :)

Today's Word Count: 0
Story Total: 52,034
Series Total: 150,157

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 05:06:05 PM »
Haven't started writing yet today, cause I have errands first, but I will be back with word count.  I like a place to report this.  Neat idea!

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 11:09:05 PM »
Yeah so, I've gotten 106 words written so far today. :P  Husband and children keep distracting me.  Hoping I can get more done when they head to bed.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 06:19:17 AM »
Today the words were a great deal more of a struggle. I'm still undecided if that is a good or bad thing. However on the plus side I finished the scene I started yesterday and knocked out another as well.

Today: 2155
Total: 6327

Also: glad to see more people starting to participate. And Autumn, I can't even imagine trying to write while dealing with a kid, let alone three :P. Luckily I'm a bachelor with his own home and no roommate to distract. More time for writing!
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Offline Silvergilt

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 09:38:38 AM »
Yesterday: 5000
Total: 11,000

Granted, it's a script so it flows pretty quickly for me.  Going to get stuck back into it today as I'm still convalescing.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 12:43:42 AM »
Yesterday's Total: 6119
Today's Word Count: 236
Today's Total: 6355

Didn't get very far today, but I did manage to get through the bit that was troubling me. After this, I get to go back and fill in a little bit of a gap in the timeline.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 06:52:12 AM »
A combination of being tired and a failure to plan the next scene out enough lead to not much writing for me today.

Today: 451 (bleh)
Story Total: 6778

Not a terrible total after 4 days but I wanted 8k. Ah well, will try to make it up and then some over the holiday weekend :) Keep it up everyone, lets work magic.
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Offline Tiffany Kysis Tackett

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 03:00:21 PM »
Yesterday I wrote 4k words, but about 2k of it was on development for something other than my current WIP.  Oops.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 06:14:53 AM »
Only managed 912 today. I think I may take tomorrow off from writing and just figure out exactly how I want things to go more explicitly over the next 4-6 scenes (I have the on my beat sheet wall, but not all the details and it's starting to show in comparison to the first 2).
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Offline MTMaenpaa

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 07:12:50 AM »
I wrote about 700 words on Antitheist today, most of which I'd hand-written before so they may not count.  But then I wrote a few hundred words on the beginning of a Bordertown story.
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Offline Tiffany Kysis Tackett

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 02:09:48 PM »
Yesterday I wrote 10k.... it was all in development for another project, though. *sigh*

However, I did need the day off from Hope to recharge the braincells, so better luck today, hopefully.