April 08, 2020, 09:00:48 AM

Author Topic: How much did you write today?  (Read 256789 times)

Offline Yora

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1650 on: February 24, 2020, 11:46:31 AM »
50,000?! That's a small book.

I did 2,000 yesterday. My best so far.
We are not standing on the shoulders of giants, but on a big tower of other dwarves.

Beneath the Leaves of Kaendor

Offline Alex Hormann

  • Writing Contest Regular
  • Auror
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
  • Total likes: 517
  • Gender: Male
  • Bookworm first, human second.
    • View Profile
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1651 on: February 24, 2020, 12:38:01 PM »
50,000?! That's a small book.

I did 2,000 yesterday. My best so far.

To clarify, the 50,000 wasn't a single day. Oh, how I wish it were.

I've been slowed by lambing, but I reached the 60,000 point yesterday. The project goal is 100k, but I'll likely go over that.
Blog: https://atboundarysedge.com

Twitter: @HormannAlex

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1652 on: February 25, 2020, 09:13:19 AM »
60k is so close to 66k - 2/3 of a whole novel!

I always aim for 100k as a nice round number, but go over that in fleshing things out. I'm trying to get 1000 words a day done at the moment and I'm almost at 33k on this new WiP - 1/3 of a novel, and from there 50k and 50% are in easy striking distance.

The Traitor God & God of Broken Things

Offline Alex Hormann

  • Writing Contest Regular
  • Auror
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
  • Total likes: 517
  • Gender: Male
  • Bookworm first, human second.
    • View Profile
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1653 on: February 25, 2020, 03:38:37 PM »
I stick to the same pattern too. A novel in a 100 days is good going, even if there is editing afterwards. Always feels weird how the first 50k feels so slow, the the second half feels like it's going to quickly.
Blog: https://atboundarysedge.com

Twitter: @HormannAlex

Offline Ray McCarthy

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1654 on: February 25, 2020, 05:43:24 PM »
I think anything over 40K is a novel. There isn't a clear demarcation between a longer novella and a shorter novel.

Most stories have an ideal length. Beta reading / Editing / rewriting is partly discovering what it is.
I'm working on "Goths and Rooks". As a result of Beta Reader feedback:
One scene is re-written and a bit longer.
A chapter is inserted. No idea yet how long it will be, as I'm currently writing it. There was too big a jump in time for the style of story.
A later chapter ended to abruptly causing confusion at the start of the next chapter for the reader. I've added about 1k words to the end of that chapter.
 
My Blogs & Books. Available via Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Tolino and Smashwords.

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1655 on: March 05, 2020, 02:57:08 AM »
I've written around 2,000 words for a short story yesterday. It felt kinda forced, since I was writing because I had nothing else better to do (well rather than browse the internet aimlessly), but it's something, I supposed.

Offline Alex Hormann

  • Writing Contest Regular
  • Auror
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
  • Total likes: 517
  • Gender: Male
  • Bookworm first, human second.
    • View Profile
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1656 on: March 24, 2020, 08:02:35 PM »
Managed 1016 words to reach a total of 92316 words.  Slightly less than anticipated, but that is a third novel in the trunk. Not publishable of course, but this is the one I'll be going back to edit in a few months.

Now to make a start on those short stories I have planned.
Blog: https://atboundarysedge.com

Twitter: @HormannAlex

Offline JMack

  • Hircum Magna Rex of the Fabled Atku Temple, and writing contest regular
  • Writing Group
  • Big Wee Hag
  • ******
  • Posts: 7092
  • Total likes: 4839
  • Gender: Male
  • Our daily efforts are love poems to the universe.
    • View Profile
    • Tales of Starlit Lands
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1657 on: March 29, 2020, 05:05:05 PM »
At the moment, only 250ish words, but there will be more.
I’ve gone back to my Gin and Magic concept (think Dashiel Hammet’s Thin Man, but with magic  :o).
I haven’t touched it since before my heart attack two years ago.
It’s so much fun to write in this style.
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)
www.starlit-lands.com

Offline Eclipse

  • Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
  • Dragonrider
  • ***
  • Posts: 4774
  • Total likes: 2362
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1658 on: March 29, 2020, 06:49:53 PM »
At the moment, only 250ish words, but there will be more.
I’ve gone back to my Gin and Magic concept (think Dashiel Hammet’s Thin Man, but with magic  :o).
I haven’t touched it since before my heart attack two years ago.
It’s so much fun to write in this style.

I want to read this  ;D
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

Jonathan Stroud:Ptolmy's Gate

Offline Alex Hormann

  • Writing Contest Regular
  • Auror
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
  • Total likes: 517
  • Gender: Male
  • Bookworm first, human second.
    • View Profile
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1659 on: April 06, 2020, 05:10:23 PM »
Kicking off the new project with a solid 1200 words.
Blog: https://atboundarysedge.com

Twitter: @HormannAlex

Offline JMack

  • Hircum Magna Rex of the Fabled Atku Temple, and writing contest regular
  • Writing Group
  • Big Wee Hag
  • ******
  • Posts: 7092
  • Total likes: 4839
  • Gender: Male
  • Our daily efforts are love poems to the universe.
    • View Profile
    • Tales of Starlit Lands
Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1660 on: April 07, 2020, 12:09:05 AM »
I’ve been working my way past 3,600 words on a short story.
Acts 1 and 2 are compete. Not quite feeling Act 3 yet.
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)
www.starlit-lands.com

Offline Ray McCarthy

Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #1661 on: April 07, 2020, 01:43:35 PM »
...
I’ve gone back to my Gin and Magic concept (think Dashiel Hammet’s Thin Man, but with magic  :o).
...
Coincidently it's the very next ebook on my TBR pile. Just read 1st page.
Not writing as such, but re-writing / editing The Mission's Talent, the last book in the series. It's at about 127 k words and needs a lot of work. Almost 500 comments on the 1st complete draft, but the Beta Reader (Alpha Reader) liked it and how it ended the book and series.

I didn't tie up any loose ends, so while I don't intend writing an 8th book in the series, it's possible. Or someone else can when I'm dead.
My Blogs & Books. Available via Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Tolino and Smashwords.