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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1635 on: October 22, 2019, 08:43:07 PM »
'The White Fire Stones' is now about 42,500 words after writing nearly 2K today. Next I need write all of the quiet penultimate chapter. Then finish last the chapter (the basic ending is written). That will be a complete first draft, though will later need some summary narrative converted to direct character action and dialogue. It's the second of the Trader's Isle series.

My best Beta reader is about half way through The Seven Talismans, the first book in this series. I'm already thinking about the plot of the third book and how the series may finish, though each book works stand alone.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1636 on: October 23, 2019, 10:54:59 AM »
'The White Fire Stones' is now about 42,500 words after writing nearly 2K today. Next I need write all of the quiet penultimate chapter. Then finish last the chapter (the basic ending is written). That will be a complete first draft, though will later need some summary narrative converted to direct character action and dialogue. It's the second of the Trader's Isle series.

My best Beta reader is about half way through The Seven Talismans, the first book in this series. I'm already thinking about the plot of the third book and how the series may finish, though each book works stand alone.

Great progress!
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1637 on: November 01, 2019, 03:07:26 AM »
I'm around 20k words for the sequel to my first novel. (Yeah, I know, it isn't even close to getting published yet, but still) I'm liking the direction the story is going in so far.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1638 on: November 01, 2019, 06:08:24 PM »
There is an advantage in NOT having N-1 book of the Nth book in a series not published. You may realize you either made an error, or can make earlier book better or need to "recon" (change it to fix current WIP). Obviously no-one will know you changed n-1.

I like to be at least 2 books ahead of what's published and have the 3rd as a WIP.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1639 on: November 12, 2019, 05:18:26 PM »
Took me two weeks to settle on and plan out a project, but yesterday I finally managed to get a thousand words done. Looking at a couple hundred more today. Early days yet, but I have a good feeling about this one.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1640 on: January 02, 2020, 10:20:24 PM »
3170 words. New year. New project.

Good to be underway again.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1641 on: January 08, 2020, 11:28:21 AM »
Working on the "The Mission's Talent". Nearly 8K increase since 30th Dec 2019, despite cutting a lot out.
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« Reply #1642 on: January 09, 2020, 10:42:54 AM »
Wrote 666 words for the Living Sword 3 today. When I saw that number, I knew I had to share.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1643 on: January 17, 2020, 02:49:01 PM »
1500 words in one go last night. Quite surprised with myself.

Though that followed a realization after writing 18000 words for chapter one, that I actually should just start the story with chapter 3 instead.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1644 on: January 17, 2020, 09:34:51 PM »
Yesterday did the final thousand words on a novella I've had on the back burner since it started with one of the monthly contests.

Had my sole beta reader give feedback and just tweaked the odd thing today, still need to go through it properly though, add a little more backstory and maybe tone down the POVs descriptions to better suit his education/personality.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1645 on: January 20, 2020, 07:21:44 PM »
Added about 2,400 words today to "The Mission's Talent". Most of what is left to do is in one chapter, then I'll make an epub2 and proof & annotate on my kobo ereader, it's superior for that than a Kindle. Then import annotations via Calibre.
I did get up at 4 am, and it's now after 7pm. I did take a snooze at one stage as well as meals :)
Time to go read a book.

It looks like the complete draft will be about 120K words.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1646 on: January 21, 2020, 11:11:50 AM »
I've fallen into a nice routine where I write around 10,000 a week. Though that's with some days being 0 due to work. Still, there are worse places to be.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1647 on: February 01, 2020, 06:57:40 PM »
Finished January with 40,000 word written. Progress has been a little slow today, but that's usual for me when I get near the middle of a WIP. Still aiming to do around 1000 a day.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1648 on: February 06, 2020, 07:16:32 AM »
I had written two whole short stories yesterday, clocking in around 4,000 words. That came pretty much rare nowadays, and whoo, what a day that was!  8)

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1649 on: February 13, 2020, 02:10:12 PM »
Hit a rough patch last week, but now I'm back on track. Hit a total of 50,000 words yesterday. We're in the home run now.
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