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Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch 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
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch 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
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lyz 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May 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
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: knittingknots 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!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch 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!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Silvergilt 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lyz 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch 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).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MTMaenpaa 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on May 28, 2011, 05:40:33 AM
Sadly only 808 words today, but I stopped because I felt like I was pushing it without making sure I understood exactly how I wanted the scene to progress to get what I wanted conveyed, so I'll sleep on it and hit it tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on May 28, 2011, 03:05:35 PM
Sadly only 808 words today, but I stopped because I felt like I was pushing it without making sure I understood exactly how I wanted the scene to progress to get what I wanted conveyed, so I'll sleep on it and hit it tomorrow.

That's how I've been feeling with my main WIP lately!  I keep forging forward then feel a bit confused as to what I really need to do in this chapter. *sigh*  Letting it rest in the brain a bit did help, though.

Yesterday: approx 2k written.  I'm up to 18k on my WIP.  It's slowly taking shape. >_>
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2011, 03:52:06 PM
Well I was going to write last night, but all of my twitter buddies said I should go to the movies and spend time with my husband instead. ;)  So we went and saw Pirates 4, which in case you are interested was WAY better than 3. :) Anyway, I'm writing today whether my family likes it or not!  The scene currently in my head is driving me crazy!  It needs to be written down so it stops bothering me! :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AuthorGuy on May 28, 2011, 10:00:51 PM
So far I did about 100 words, but that's just for now. I don't write a lot but what I write usually stays.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2011, 11:51:02 PM
So far I did about 100 words, but that's just for now. I don't write a lot but what I write usually stays.

Well so far you beat me by like 10 words. :D But I'm hoping I'll get more done tonight.  To be fair though I did do some editing before I started writing, so I technically got more done than I think I did. ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AuthorGuy on May 28, 2011, 11:54:58 PM
Well so far you beat me by like 10 words. :D But I'm hoping I'll get more done tonight.  To be fair though I did do some editing before I started writing, so I technically got more done than I think I did. ::)

That's what I do too. I have to reread what I already wrote to get an idea for where to go next. I was doing that earlier and got an idea for my latest blog post, which was 500+ words there. I was only thinking of my WIP when I said 100+. It's all writing but somehow I think of my books as real writing and not the blogs, or the tweets.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 29, 2011, 12:07:25 AM
Well so far you beat me by like 10 words. :D But I'm hoping I'll get more done tonight.  To be fair though I did do some editing before I started writing, so I technically got more done than I think I did. ::)

That's what I do too. I have to reread what I already wrote to get an idea for where to go next. I was doing that earlier and got an idea for my latest blog post, which was 500+ words there. I was only thinking of my WIP when I said 100+. It's all writing but somehow I think of my books as real writing and not the blogs, or the tweets.

Blogs totally count towards word count!  Tweets...well, that I think is really a way to avoid writing.  At least that's one of the things I use twitter for. ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on May 30, 2011, 05:53:45 AM
Yesterday/Saturday I failed to write anything *shame* but today I made up for it somewhat, and ended up writing 3031 words. Hoping to crack the 30k mark within a week or so, to really feel like I'm making progress.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on May 30, 2011, 02:55:20 PM
I didn't write anything yesterday.  Or Saturday. >_>  Weekends are not very productive for me.  So, I need to make it up today (Memorial Day for us USA people, so everyone is home and a lot of businesses are closed, ugh, so loud here).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 31, 2011, 04:41:11 AM
Ha HA!  I got 3,395 done today! ;D  I is happy now. :D  It's great to be back in the groove!  Now I just have to continue this trend tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on May 31, 2011, 05:41:17 AM
Today: 2437
Overall: 13859

Starting to make real headway. And if the Scenes continue at current length I'm looking at a book of roughly 120k words. More than I expected if it comes close to that, but I'm not complaining. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on May 31, 2011, 02:26:11 PM
Yesterday I got 2000 words done... in type.  I have a ton handwritten that I did last night, which I still need to type, so we'll see.

My total I think is about to break 20,000 words, if I calculate right (I keep the current chapter on a different document than the whole book).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 01, 2011, 06:08:40 AM
Managed 1545 today. Should have gotten more but I want to think about this next part of the scene more before I write it. The bit to come is going to set the stage for a great deal, this Pov character's first major turning point in the story, so I want to do it correctly.

Still not a bad day, though I'd like to have hit 2000.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 01, 2011, 06:47:04 PM
Got a review done today.  Does that count towards word count? :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 01, 2011, 06:52:46 PM
Got a review done today.  Does that count towards word count? :)

Anything you're writing that's towards a project or goal counts. The point of this thread is to help people push themselves to meet goals, be it towards short stories, novels, poems, blog posts, or whatever.

Haven't written yet today though will likely update this post inline tonight when I get my writing done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 01, 2011, 06:59:11 PM
Got a review done today.  Does that count towards word count? :)

Anything you're writing that's towards a project or goal counts. The point of this thread is to help people push themselves to meet goals, be it towards short stories, novels, poems, blog posts, or whatever.

Haven't written yet today though will likely update this post inline tonight when I get my writing done.

Awesome!  Cause I was totally writing the review to avoid working on my story.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 01, 2011, 06:59:59 PM
Sticky-ed the topic.  Maybe that will draw more writers in. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ChrisMB on June 02, 2011, 02:38:34 AM
I wrote about a page and a half on looseleaf today, but I've yet to transplant it onto the computer, so I can't tell how many words. And I just wrote about fifty.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 02, 2011, 06:52:28 AM
Managed 1889 words today. Wanted slightly more but I realized I was rambling so called it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Graham Edwards on June 02, 2011, 12:33:05 PM
1,800 words before 7.30am. MS total approaching 59,000.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 02, 2011, 02:01:11 PM
Yesterday was a slow writing day, but I was under the weather and the male half of me is leaving for Utah today. T_T

So, yesterday:
-new words: 1,475
-total: 20,506

I really need to step it up for #JuneOfWriting. >_>
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ChrisMB on June 02, 2011, 02:50:44 PM
Yesterday was a slow writing day, but I was under the weather and the male half of me is leaving for Utah today. T_T

So, yesterday:
-new words: 1,475
-total: 20,506

I really need to step it up for #JuneOfWriting. >_>

It's only just the starting gate! Can't exactly burn yourself out before the end, can you?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 02, 2011, 03:31:13 PM
Quote

It's only just the starting gate! Can't exactly burn yourself out before the end, can you?

I tend to write a lot at the beginning, slag off in the middle, then blow expectations out of the water during the last quarter (where I get my 10k writing days), so I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't hit my daily quota of 2700 words a day yesterday. >_>

Not to mention being an insufferable perfectionist.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ChrisMB on June 02, 2011, 04:20:37 PM
I know you'll be able to do it!

I'm just happy to write again, as the last month I was so busy between four jobs, coordinating grades with two teachers, and work around the house that I didn't get too much of a chance to sit and write. But now I'm back in the swing of things, and with school ending this month it means I can give my project the attention it sorely deserves. I'm just glad that in that time, I was able to trim up and rework my plot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 03, 2011, 06:15:05 AM
Thanks to word sprints ended the day at 2535

Leaves me at 19828 on this project, and 4424 for the month with a target of 60k by end of June. Decent start though I'd like to make up some ground this weekend as I may lose most of a week towards the end to my father coming out to Denver to visit.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 04, 2011, 07:41:28 AM
Only managed 2149 for the day even with all the writing sprints Kysis got going. Less than I wanted but oh well :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 04, 2011, 02:24:06 PM
I ended up writing 1500 then deleting 1100.  Then writing some more.  Then deleting some more.  Then writing some more.

After all that adding and subtracting, I ended up with 1,477 words for yesterday.  Boo.  That was a far cry from my goal of 4k.  Plus I had deleted about 400 from the stuff I'd written the day before yesterday.

Quality over quantity is making this very slow and painstaking.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 04, 2011, 02:54:36 PM
I'm not going to bother putting my word count from yesterday down, as I think I'm going to scrap the chapter and start over. :P  As soon as I figure out what exactly I'm doing with it.  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 05, 2011, 06:20:41 AM
2149 more words which puts me at 24047 for the novel and 8722 for #JuneofWriting. Ahead of the 60k pace but not by as much as I'd like.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 05, 2011, 01:18:39 PM
Wrote 2174 words yesterday, which puts my wip up to 26,682.

7651 words so far on this June of Writing.  At this pace, however, I will only hit 57k written. *sigh* I need to pick up the pace a bit!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 07, 2011, 05:51:05 AM
After writing a big fat 0 yesterday *epic fail epic fail* I managed a whole 1009 today. Wasn't sure I'd manage anything at one point but I'll take what I can get with how lazy my ass was being.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 07, 2011, 01:49:09 PM
926 yesterday.  It was definitely a mistake to take Sunday off from writing. x_x
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 08, 2011, 08:13:04 AM
700 and change. Between Street Fighter Arcade Edition and this fight scene feeling weird (though it is fun having the woman do the fighting <_<) I've just been unmotivated to work on it. Need to correct that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on June 09, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
Yesterday I doubled my wordcount, ending the day at 1633 words written! (and it's all been of higher quality, so I haven't had to go back and delete it all, like last week)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 15, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
Finished my latest review for a grand total of 635 words done today! :P  It's been hard to get in the writing groove with the husband home all the time.  Hopefully he'll find work soon and I'll be able to get back to some serious writing.

Also for all of you who said you were going to enter June's Writing Challenge, we've officially reached the halfway point in the month.  Now would be a good time to start sending in your entries. :)  (I'm yelling at myself here too, just so you know). ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: deejrandom on July 03, 2011, 07:31:09 AM
I wrote 1620 words on a book I am working on.  Woot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: H.O.Charles on July 17, 2011, 05:12:57 PM
So far today I've written absolutely nowt.

I have, however, pissed about making new maps and fiddling with old ones. Not sure which is best.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GRUWIKxTFa8/TiMH37ZsMHI/AAAAAAAAACo/Kf_-F3rBC0A/s320/world_map_wrap.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m6-YrOmbl9U/TiMHt_K-_5I/AAAAAAAAACk/yLCpFEoOQJw/s320/Calidellmap_sepirwrap.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wWYSX_MFuK8/TiMIDSfPReI/AAAAAAAAACs/X-PKAIpcIVg/s320/world_map_emboss.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pd3PqIRoPKQ/TiMINPfn1lI/AAAAAAAAACw/yeUgwiostKs/s320/Calidellmap_emboss.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ChrisMB on July 17, 2011, 09:34:17 PM
How did you make those maps?

Friday I wrote about 837 words, and yesterday I wrote 3125 words. Of course, I forgot to keep track of how many words I wrote today before work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: H.O.Charles on July 18, 2011, 09:36:23 AM
Lots of fiddling about in Photoshop! I used a great many layer effects and filters. The software's great for cheating, really!

Subsequently wrote 2284 words last night - result!

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: deejrandom on July 20, 2011, 04:33:15 AM
I wrote some news posts for a video game website. Maybe 300 words total? But I also installed a PC for a friend and that took like five hours of my day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on July 20, 2011, 05:29:41 AM
I got 1700+ words down! :D  I is happy! ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 20, 2011, 05:57:16 AM
I wrote 1013 words today. I could write more, but I want a stopping point where I know what happens next to make the kick start tomorrow easier.

However... my god, I almost gave up on this story and murdered it for parts. I'm an idiot. *Hugs it and loves it and calls it George* Never gonna do that again baby, I promise!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ganstream1 on July 20, 2011, 10:00:42 AM
518 words today.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 21, 2011, 05:30:19 AM
691 words. Debated plowing on but my gut tells me I should sleep on it before plowing too much farther, so I opted for a stop now so I could hit the ground with a full head of steam tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 22, 2011, 04:22:25 AM
After two 15 minute sprints with Kysis, I ended up with 1496 on the day. *crotch thrust* I got this shit so hard, I may be able to finish this draft in a reasonable amount of time yet.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 23, 2011, 06:59:44 AM
Didn't get as much done as I wanted, but managed 1119 words today, which is still healthy progress towards knocking out this first draft. Sadly I have a mandatory company picnic breaking up tomorrow so will be hard to make a serious attempt at pounding out 4-5k words like I would love to attempt. Hopefully Sunday I can do such, as I'd like to get this first draft done by the middle of September so I can start on the next project while this one cools in preparation for editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on July 23, 2011, 02:17:27 PM
I got 409 words done last night.  I was unfortunately distracted by the news from Norway and couldn't get my head back in the story. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 24, 2011, 04:53:04 AM
Right now I'm 1838 words into the day. I want to try and knock out 200-1200 more, but I dunno if I have it in me. If I do I'll just update this post. Right now almost to 36k on this novel.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ganstream1 on July 24, 2011, 05:03:18 PM
Added a mere 200 words today. Too much distraction today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 25, 2011, 06:37:10 AM
I hoped to write more, but ended the day at 2246. Not great but not terrible. However pulling that on a weekend will slow down getting my first draft done :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 26, 2011, 05:32:41 AM
2296 words today. Would've liked another 800 to offset Dresden tomorrow but oh well, I'll just take longer catching up :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on July 26, 2011, 04:31:05 PM
I got about 1,235 done last night before I started to fall asleep on my keyboard.  Had to stop in the middle of a sentence. :)  I guess I need to start writing earlier in the evening. ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 28, 2011, 06:48:01 AM
Another 2378 today. At this rate I will break 50k pretty quick, and for some reason (probably NaNo related) that threshold always feels nice to cross in a project. I'm at between 42 and 43k right now (too lazy to check :P).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on July 28, 2011, 02:03:34 PM
x_x Looks like I actually have to pick up my pace.  Wrote 872 yesterday.  Almost at 45k.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 29, 2011, 06:31:11 AM
Sigh ran out of steam at 1597 tonight, too distracted. Gonna make 50k by end of Sunday hard.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on July 29, 2011, 03:04:47 PM
2k yesterday.  I've already got 450 words down the hatch today, and it just turned 8am.  Whoo!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jon Sprunk on July 30, 2011, 02:08:40 PM
Wrote about 500 new words yesterday, which is a lot for me considering I'm out of the drafting phase and deep into revision.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on July 30, 2011, 04:24:38 PM
1893 yesterday.  Got distracted by Friday night awesomeness.  Must make up space today... when I finally wake up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on July 31, 2011, 04:39:43 PM
Only about 1500 written yesterday, but I finally bridged that 50k mark on my book, so I'm glad.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ganstream1 on July 31, 2011, 05:13:43 PM
500 words. I'm 1k words into my final short story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: H.O.Charles on July 31, 2011, 11:29:16 PM
Think I'm about 130k words in, and so much more to write before the story ends! This is going to be stupid-length epic... Still, 1,968 words today and a windsurf session! Knackered now, though :s
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ganstream1 on August 01, 2011, 12:20:21 AM
1.1k words today. Didn't think I'd be this productive  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Gothos on October 23, 2011, 09:37:50 PM
5000 words in and still going. Luckily reached one of those points that I've been waiting to reach so it made the process a little easier. Want to reach 8000 before going to bed.  :-[
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Overlord on October 24, 2011, 06:55:06 PM
I wrote quite a lot over the last few days... I've been trying to do a short 1000 word piece of fiction for university. I'm on my 2nd draft of my third piece now and I'm still stressing... I apologise to those following me over Twitter or Facebook - there will be some moody comments over the next few days ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tcsimpson on November 05, 2011, 06:31:06 PM
3k so far for the day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: foxmc on November 19, 2011, 06:31:59 PM
2k today
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ashleyjbarnard on December 01, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
2k today

You guys are so prolific! Foxmmc, by the way, I love that your location is the world you write in!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on December 15, 2011, 10:33:03 PM
I found that I was getting out of the habit of writing fiction, and finding other things to distract me from it, so I've started off slow and make myself write at least 200 words a day. It's all going on the one project, which is an idea I've had kicking around for quite some time, I'm enjoying the discipline and hope to increase the daily word count by 100 month after month, at least until I get to a point where it's no longer feasible to do that much every day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Michael Sullivan on December 21, 2011, 01:57:44 PM
Yesterday was a good one - over 3,000 words - I try to shoot for 2,000.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MTMaenpaa on December 23, 2011, 07:19:55 AM
I've been negligent in the writing these past few months, so I decided to sit down and do it anyways today.  Written nearly 2k today, towards a new project no less.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 03, 2012, 11:49:42 PM
1,051 today for me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 04, 2012, 10:19:53 PM
1,034 for Wednesday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Michael Sullivan on January 05, 2012, 02:52:04 AM
Terrible today...nothing written. But it was still a "good writing" day because the early reviews on my last book have come in and they are very positive. I couldn't concentrate on writing after reading them so it was a zero productivity day for me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 05, 2012, 10:51:01 AM
Terrible today...nothing written. But it was still a "good writing" day because the early reviews on my last book have come in and they are very positive. I couldn't concentrate on writing after reading them so it was a zero productivity day for me.

Well being distracted by great reviews sounds a lot better than my usual reasons for not writing: spent too much time on RPGnet, or couldn't be arsed.  ;D

Anyway, commiserations on the non-writing day, congrats on the good reviews.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 05, 2012, 10:39:03 PM
Generally I do at least 300 (I upped my daily word limit at the start of the year), but I had one day over the New Year break when I was just on a bit of a roll and managed about 900 words. Yesterday it was about 330.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 06, 2012, 01:10:21 AM
377 for me today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 06, 2012, 04:57:52 PM
532 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Michael Sullivan on January 07, 2012, 02:56:44 PM
Okay break is over...I'm back on it. Got the next section "figured out and wrote 1500 words yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 07, 2012, 05:27:39 PM
1,091 today, and 5k+ for the week; which was my target so I'm pleased with that. Next week I want to get the 5k done Mon-Fri so I've got Saturday for editing, planing, notes, etc.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 08, 2012, 10:50:37 PM
Okay break is over...I'm back on it. Got the next section "figured out and wrote 1500 words yesterday.
Congratulations, Michael. Is what you're currently doing related to Riyria? I got my usual 300 and a bit words done yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 09, 2012, 03:54:40 PM
1,446 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 10, 2012, 05:39:31 PM
1043 for Tuesday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 10, 2012, 10:05:30 PM
You're killing it, Heather. I dream of the day I can consistently knock out 1,000 words a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MTMaenpaa on January 16, 2012, 08:58:19 AM
Knocked out 1700 today!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 16, 2012, 04:47:27 PM
You're killing it, Heather. I dream of the day I can consistently knock out 1,000 words a day.

Cheers, but my names not Heather. Not that I have anything angainst the name Heather it's a fine name . . . for a lady.  ;)

There's no trick to it Elfy, I just have time, and spend that time writing. Knowing what I want to write (which in my case means plot plans and rough outlines) helps a lot.

Forgot to update rest of last week: 0 on Wed, 240 on Thur, 1,069 Fri, and 553 for Sat.

See not that consistent.  ;D

1,211 for Mon.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 16, 2012, 11:32:28 PM
Sorry, I misread the nick. The mind tells the eye what to see. You're still hammering along at a pretty good clip. I had a good Sunday and got 600+ words (I don't keep an exact count, just aim for at least 300 a day) done in 2 sessions, managed my 300 yesterday, but it was a bit of a struggle.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 17, 2012, 11:09:08 PM
Sorry, I misread the nick.

No worries. Serves me right for choosing a nic from a dead language.  ;D
Bugger all for me today. Couldn't be arsed.  ???
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 18, 2012, 03:38:35 AM
Hit a wall? I got my usual 300 and a bit done yesterday, it was too damn hot to spend much time doing anything other than watch the tennis on TV.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 19, 2012, 12:44:36 AM
Hit a wall?

No, worse than that. Opened a twitter account.  :o

1,085 for Wed.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MichaelLogan on January 19, 2012, 07:24:21 AM
I only managed 500 words, but I did have a lot of fun with flip-chart paper, marker pens and post-it notes as I tried to figure out exactly where all the elements of the story are going to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on January 19, 2012, 05:24:50 PM
Hit a wall?

No, worse than that. Opened a twitter account.  :o

1,085 for Wed.

What's your Twitter handle?  I'll add you to the Fantasy-Faction list if you like. :)

Oh and you can post it here too if you like. ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 19, 2012, 10:12:18 PM
Hit a wall?

No, worse than that. Opened a twitter account.  :o

1,085 for Wed.
Ahhhh a time goblin. Went out last night, saw Hugo with my wife, but still managed to get a quick 300 something words out before we left.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MTMaenpaa on January 20, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
1500 yesterday and roughly 1k today, with the intent to do more.  And I managed to keep myself from writing the story in circles while I was at it :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 21, 2012, 02:09:39 AM
0 for Thur, 753 for Fri, and Sat and Sun will be 0 too. Sat I've got a ton of editing, formating, and ploting type stuff to do, and Sunday I wanna veg and play games. Back on Mon. Have good weekend writing folks.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 21, 2012, 02:11:50 AM
  And I managed to keep myself from writing the story in circles while I was at it :D
An ever present danger. Well it is for me. I have three stories hanging at the mo. Luckily the foruth is flowing and I have some non-fic to bash away at too.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 21, 2012, 02:13:12 AM
Hit a wall?

No, worse than that. Opened a twitter account.  :o

1,085 for Wed.

What's your Twitter handle?  I'll add you to the Fantasy-Faction list if you like. :)

Oh and you can post it here too if you like. ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/)

Cool. I'm already a Fantasy Faction follower. My twitter handle is @LeeReynoldson
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 22, 2012, 10:47:41 PM
I managed 400+ words on Saturday without even realising it, not sure how that happened. Ground out 300 yesterday in between watching bits of the tennis.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 24, 2012, 01:05:55 AM
1,308 for Monday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 24, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
1,155 for Tiw's Daeg.   ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 24, 2012, 11:03:53 PM
Been an interesting week for me writingwise, I was still feeling weird from a dental visit on Monday night, but got my 300 words out and was devoid of inspiration yesterday, but still managed to do the 300. It's just a matter of discipline, be very interesting in March when I want to try and do at least 500 a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 24, 2012, 11:17:48 PM
Been an interesting week for me writingwise, I was still feeling weird from a dental visit on Monday night, but got my 300 words out and was devoid of inspiration yesterday, but still managed to do the 300. It's just a matter of discipline, be very interesting in March when I want to try and do at least 500 a day.

I find the more I write (regularly) the easier it gets. Gaining momentum and keeping it are the hard part.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 26, 2012, 10:27:57 PM
I agree with you there, I found once I started doing this regularly that I found it remarkably easy to stick to. Like you I write multiple things at the one time, so if I lose steam with one thing I can move onto one of the others, although with this particular regime I've stuck to the one idea throughout.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: glint on January 27, 2012, 03:16:20 AM
Sticking to the 'at least 500 words a day' rule has been working for me this week so far. We'll see if I stick to it, I have a remarkably bad habit of starting something and 2-3 days later giving up or quitting... it's like clockwork  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 27, 2012, 03:59:44 AM
I have a remarkably bad habit of starting something and 2-3 days later giving up or quitting... it's like clockwork  :-\

I know how that can go. Can be a real pain. Different things work for different writers, but I'd seriously consider trying to finish what you start. Even if you have to force it a bit and plod on through a draft you think sucks, or is torture to write. That or think  about why you might not be finishing. Sometimes all you need to do is stop, take a step back, and look at what your're doing to see where, how, and why you're having problems with a particular issue.

0 for Woden's Day, 853 for Thor's Day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MTMaenpaa on January 27, 2012, 11:56:35 PM
1100 for the day thus far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 29, 2012, 10:28:02 PM
The weather conspired against me this weekend, very very hot and sticky down here, not really conducive to sitting and tapping away at the computer, however I did stick to my word limit for both days. Actually got somewhere between 7 - 800 words done over the weekend, I was hoping to do two stints yesterday, but it was really unpleasant weatherwise and the Men's Australian Open Final drew me in.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 31, 2012, 03:40:10 AM
707 for me on Monday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on January 31, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
Got a tad over 300 done yesterday, a tad in this case being about 24. Today I start aiming for 400 words a day. There's danger ahead, senor.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 31, 2012, 11:34:04 PM
Bugger all today, 15,645 for the month so about 500 a day ob average, but 4,400 words short of my target. Not, bad but I didn't do any editing, or all the other stuff I need to do like learning HTML and getting my head around Kindle Gen and Mobi formatting. Anyway, will aim for 20k in Feb.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on February 04, 2012, 03:18:08 AM
707 for Mon, 0 for Tue, 120 for Wed, 742 for Thur, and 823 for Friday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ChrisMB on February 05, 2012, 12:12:14 AM
I only got down 336 today, but then I spent most of the day searching for jobs so I guess I have an excuse. I'll likely get more done tonight.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: PTMayes on February 05, 2012, 10:37:03 AM
0. I'm not sure that editing and typing up alterations can be counted as writing. But I'm itching to get back to putting words down on digital LCD screen.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on February 05, 2012, 10:52:34 PM
I managed to get exactly 400 done yesterday, not sure how I worked that, but I did.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on February 07, 2012, 02:11:08 AM
714 for Moon Day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on February 07, 2012, 06:42:53 PM
1,549 for Tiw's Day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on February 07, 2012, 10:49:46 PM
Hit my target of 400 last night, which makes up for missing it on Monday, in my defence as Max Smart would I did only miss it by 'that' much.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on February 08, 2012, 10:50:48 PM
Back on form last night and knocked out about 450.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on February 27, 2012, 04:29:07 PM
Bugger all for far too long, but 656 Today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on February 27, 2012, 10:36:48 PM
I'm still managing to hit my daily minimum of 400, although I did skip Saturday and had to double up and do 800 on Sunday. I'm upping it to 500 a day starting March, and I think I may keep it there for a while. I'm loving how quickly it's allowing me to get through stories. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Dashgar on February 28, 2012, 11:54:30 AM
895 words today. It felt good, got the second installment of a novella I'm working on done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Murk25 on March 05, 2012, 08:49:51 PM
Written 1460 words today for the F-F Anthology writing contest.
So far 1460 words total, started today.
Though there will be much adjustments for what was written today, changed the story outline in my mind, now put it on paper.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on March 05, 2012, 10:06:43 PM
I was seriously slack on Sunday and didn't get anything done, first time I've actually missed my daily target since I started doing this back in November. I did do my 500 yesterday. I also started the story that I intend to submit for the Fantasy Faction anthology contest.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: psuppak on March 06, 2012, 02:35:49 AM
I just finished a plot for anthology today.
Hope it's not too late... Haha
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Murk25 on March 08, 2012, 07:57:39 PM
Wrote around 500 words today.
Short story total: 2.1K
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Friday on March 08, 2012, 08:49:00 PM
Around 1400.

Total 3308.
I only started this one yesterday, so I feel its going well.:D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 12, 2012, 02:09:28 PM
830 for Monday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 17, 2012, 11:42:48 AM
Tue: 514, Wed:0, Thr:0, Fri:1,300, Sat: 508.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on March 17, 2012, 12:21:08 PM
About 1400 the last three days :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 21, 2012, 04:39:12 PM
513 for Mon, 0 for Tue, 1033 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on March 21, 2012, 10:13:38 PM
I've settled into doing 500 minimum a day and that seems to be working quite well, so I'll stick with that for now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 24, 2012, 01:50:00 PM
Zilch for Thursday and Friday, 1,593 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Deborah Cardillo on March 24, 2012, 11:55:12 PM
Only 502. Still it's 502 more than I've done for the rest of the week!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 26, 2012, 03:16:21 PM
1,235 for Mon.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on March 27, 2012, 08:40:07 PM
1,132 and that finishes my story for TrollsZine! #5 Tall Tales from the Trollstone caverns.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on April 02, 2012, 12:43:13 PM
Got a couple of hours of peachy today. I managed 2000+ words. So I'm pleased :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Murk25 on April 02, 2012, 09:44:03 PM
It has been a while, but today I wrote nearly 2.3k for FF Anthology contest.
I skipped my previous story and started fresh. The story is complete, but not quite finished. Has to be read and adjusted here and there.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yelnoc on April 05, 2012, 05:36:07 AM
I spent most of my writing time researching, though via editing and a few posts in an RP on the forum, I probably managed a few thousand words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Indulgent_Words on April 05, 2012, 11:07:01 AM
just finishing up late here, I have a roughly linear project that I've been chipping away at, tonight's end result: 2500 words, total: 27655 Gnight fwends :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Indulgent_Words on April 06, 2012, 08:47:11 AM
staying true to the routine ill be a regular here, I'm just a little shy of 30k now on my project, a tentative name being Scoundrels Of A Bloody Sort. I don't often name these pretties before hand but well, I guess this one feels right. Lots of rough first draft content and from the feel of things I'm still winding up empathy and such for the major players but magic in a couple opposing forms is in heavy anticipation and plans being what they are, I have the mind for everything from what the sisterhood in Frank Herbert's dune saga can do with biochemistry to fire wielding, ice mending, kenetic momentum absorption (soaking), face stealing, chrono-magic,even carnomancy, and as a kicker ripping holes in dimensional realities from which to travel though you wont likely like what's on the other end more times than not. Anyways, feels like a couple hundred k project as the rate all my dialogue thus far is going is still early begginning in the scheme of the body of this project so ill be here a while :) got in on the writers group yesterday literally just before he shut it down and I gotta say. Felt like a lucky bastard for it! see you all soon, night!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: THElewisdix on April 11, 2012, 06:14:37 AM
Did 2,172 words today, bringing my total to 10,371 since I started roughly a week ago. On top of working 10 hours a day, taking 9 college credits this semester, and still trying to be a decent father and husband. Pretty happy with the results thus far. Of course this is prior to editing/revising, which I figure I'll start looking at about halfway through.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: THElewisdix on April 12, 2012, 05:26:23 AM
1630 :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on April 12, 2012, 07:35:38 PM
Did roughly 1000 words today, and passed the 50k barrier. That calls for a "whoop whoop!"  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: THElewisdix on April 12, 2012, 08:33:48 PM
whoop whoop!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: RobJHayes on April 13, 2012, 05:34:21 PM
2nd book. 1st draft. Final act started today. 1331 words. Then I ran out of caffeine and my brain shut down.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yelnoc on April 14, 2012, 01:13:50 AM
I failed an essay in 2nd Period today.  I'm sorry, but I cannot write a multi-page essay about The Lady of Shalott without helping verbs!  Bunch of bullshit.

(sorry about using this thread, but I need to vent somewhere).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: THElewisdix on April 14, 2012, 02:59:45 AM
Took me literally about 6 hours to get about 700 words into a chapter...having a hard time with this one. Advice? Scrap the idea for the chapter and start over with it? Skip it for now and move onto the next chapter? Power through it?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MattJoeTom on May 04, 2012, 04:07:25 AM
I've written about 1k today. "The Shadows Ablaze" Total:55K
Matt the new guy  ;D

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 08, 2012, 06:59:48 PM
561 today. About time too, bugger all for ages.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Louise on May 08, 2012, 07:04:40 PM
I'm averaging between 200-500 a day. I can only work in the evening between the hours of 6 and 10 due to work and needing sleep.

Current novel length: Pitiful (15k).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on May 09, 2012, 12:05:41 AM
I didn't actually count how many words I did, I was rewriting a chapter and I kept some of the original, but moved some things around, so it was hard to actually know how many words I did, but it would have been around the 500 mark.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on May 14, 2012, 10:34:18 AM
It's been a bit slow lately. The last fourteen days I've only managed to write about 5000 words, due to the green nightmare that has arisen in my garden. However, today I've managed to slam down roughly 1000 words to reach a total of 6000 words. So I've nearly redeemed myself. With any luck, I should pass the 70k barrier within this week. :p
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lycaenion on May 30, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
1938 words, on two different WIPs, but since I've been battling writer's block, I think this is a good start  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on June 02, 2012, 07:51:22 PM
A little over 1300 words, and I passed the 80k barrier! That calls for a whoop whoop!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: stevenpoore on June 03, 2012, 12:05:31 AM
can i join in?

MC2/HKV - an epic fantasy sequel
1500 words today
~67500/120000 total.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on June 05, 2012, 03:33:26 PM
A Diamond Jubilee 830 for her Madgeness!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Summer on June 08, 2012, 06:57:52 PM
I worked on my outline. To me that's writing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on June 20, 2012, 01:02:16 PM
In one week I've added the total word count by about 2100 words. But then again, I've also deleted about 2200 words.
4300 words in a week is 800 more then I aim for. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jaedia on June 22, 2012, 04:04:25 PM
My first day on this novel but I magically wrote 250 words, drew my main female character and browsed a pile of names. I could write more but I'm supposed to be doing something else!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Kupofried on June 22, 2012, 06:00:03 PM
Two words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 22, 2012, 07:49:07 PM
Over the past four days, the first two I wrote roughly 4000 each day without breaking a sweat. It amazed me. I was able to finish a chapter. But the next two, I've only managed to write a combined 700. :) Shows you how creativity works.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on July 09, 2012, 05:02:47 PM
I'm limping along in jumps and starts, bits and bobs. A measly 252 today. Meh.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on July 10, 2012, 12:16:47 PM
I'm on 95224 words so far. Last week I deleted over 6000 words, so I've done about 7k the last seven days, which is a good average. I've also corrected my timeline, and got everything imported into Scrivener. So right now I'm trying to finish the damned draft, but somehow I realize how much that still needs to be done. And I keep adding things! Gah!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Cirias on July 11, 2012, 01:51:10 PM
I currently stand at just over 10,000 words and I write about 700-1200 each day. I thought that was pretty low until I read this thread. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't write all that much sometimes!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on July 13, 2012, 08:29:22 AM
F**k yeah! Today, Friday the 13th I've finally passed the 100.000 word barrier; and I'm only two and a half chapters from completing my draft! I'm so proud of myself. I think chocolate I do... or vanilla ice-cream. Mmmmmm... Or both.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Xenophanes on July 16, 2012, 11:01:05 AM
About 200, I'm so freakin slow!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lor on July 16, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
Today's current word count is 2650, taking my WIP to 20,974. It would be so much more, but I've had severe depression issues lately, and that tends to get in the way a bit. Still, feeling better, so it's only up from here!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on July 19, 2012, 12:59:33 PM
2715 words today. I'm now down to the last chapter.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Idlewilder on July 20, 2012, 08:45:48 AM
2400 last night. I don't normally post here but it was an important 2400. Part 1 of my long gestating book 1 in this trilogy is finished. Final tally before I start on part 2 of the book - 45000 give or take.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: FlemmingHansen on July 22, 2012, 08:11:49 AM
Roughly 1500 words.

Draft is now complete! 114198 words
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on July 22, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
Congratulations, Flemming. I'm up to Part Two of my book, and wrote 1.5 thousand words last night. Hoping to fit in another thousand words later tonight.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on July 24, 2012, 09:07:49 PM
Roughly 1500 words.

Draft is now complete! 114198 words

Congrats, Flemming. WD.

506 words today for me. Still working in dribs and drabs. . Nearly done though. I'm at 58,596 of a 60,000 word project. Just three more scenes and draft 1 of  my serious work of great literary merit . . . Dumber Dungeons: Book 1- In Search of the Not Known - Part 1: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dungeon! . . . will be finished. :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lionwalker on July 25, 2012, 12:02:56 PM
OK, I'm going to start doing this, maybe it will inspire me to push past this current block i'm suffering. I know exactly what i want to write, and what needs to be written, but I keep putting it off!

Current WIP: 122 292 words.

Will post today's writing later....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lionwalker on July 30, 2012, 03:16:15 PM
OK, I'm going to start doing this, maybe it will inspire me to push past this current block i'm suffering. I know exactly what i want to write, and what needs to be written, but I keep putting it off!

Current WIP: 122 292 words.

Will post today's writing later....

Ok, so i actually did some writing and forgot to post my day's progress.
It's now five days later.
WIP has now hit 130 000 words!
So have averaged 1500 words, which I'm not feeling too bad about :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on July 30, 2012, 03:57:58 PM
Page: 283
Chapter: 38
Number of words: 87,111

-insert footage of me dancing throughout the city, celebrating before getting arrested for public indecency-

... Yes, I danced naked. That's how glad I was.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on July 30, 2012, 05:16:23 PM
875...
School holidays means needy little animals running round the place wanting me to play with them, and talk to them and FEED them and stuff...
Unfortunately, none of it is for the actual book, and is a now ever growing background resource written from the POV of a character...

I'm intending, (HA! love that word...) to take snippets of the "World According to..." and sneak them in at the start of chapters that might have need of some extra fleshing out, or if someone gives me feedback to say, "yeah, that was fine, but what the hell is a Greater Snouted Ghaskalix, and how am I supposed to know they only live in the River Jaxxathrombiloo" or something...

(Go Team "Lazy Info Dump"!!!)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lionwalker on August 02, 2012, 04:04:06 PM
OK, I'm going to start doing this, maybe it will inspire me to push past this current block i'm suffering. I know exactly what i want to write, and what needs to be written, but I keep putting it off!

Current WIP: 122 292 words.

Will post today's writing later....

Ok, so i actually did some writing and forgot to post my day's progress.
It's now five days later.
WIP has now hit 130 000 words!
So have averaged 1500 words, which I'm not feeling too bad about :)

Current total: 134 131 (+4 131 words over three days)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on August 03, 2012, 09:25:50 PM
I kind of mentioned it another topic on this board but I was on my laptop all day yesterday, at least 8 hours. I don't know the exact amount but I think I wrote around 10 000 words. I wrote 5 chapters and each is roughly 2000, usually less, but one of them was a revision and that ended up being 3000 words. Today I'm probably not gonna get anything done today unfortunately, I wrote so much yesterday that I only had 3 hours of sleep and I can't write at all if I don't get sleep.

[edit] I calculated it right now, 8333 words. Dang, it always feels like you wrote more than you actually wrote.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on August 03, 2012, 11:57:23 PM
Back on the horse today with 1800 on the work proper...

One really good chapter, well I think so but that usually means no one else will.
(why IS it that when I think its crap, people like it. But when I think "Yep! nailed THAT bad boy!" its met with immense indifference...)

Anyway, current story hit 20K today, so celebrating with Calvados.

This means I'm unplugging the PC in case I decide, in an apple-brandy fuelled epiphany, to go and "improve" it all...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on August 04, 2012, 06:41:46 AM
I guess I lied, I'm at 2500 words and I'm still going, probably gonna be up the whole night again. I don't know if this will work for anyone else, but when you're writing change your font to a font that you would see in a published book. Times New Roman is what I'm using. I used to write in a boring and bland font that no one ever uses. I guess I had the mindset that it didn't matter since it was a rough draft and I would change it if I ever get my story published. Though I should have learned from all my years of basketball knowledge; you play as hard as you practice. Using the other font forced me into a mindset that "it didn't matter," that I could mess up and take as many breaks as I desired, though I hit another gear once I started writing in Times New Roman.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lionwalker on August 04, 2012, 10:38:42 AM
I guess I lied, I'm at 2500 words and I'm still going, probably gonna be up the whole night again. I don't know if this will work for anyone else, but when you're writing change your font to a font that you would see in a published book. Times New Roman is what I'm using. I used to write in a boring and bland font that no one ever uses. I guess I had the mindset that it didn't matter since it was a rough draft and I would change it if I ever get my story published. Though I should have learned from all my years of basketball knowledge; you play as hard as you practice. Using the other font forced me into a mindset that "it didn't matter," that I could mess up and take as many breaks as I desired, though I hit another gear once I started writing in Times New Roman.

So no 8300 words? :( That got me all inspired for writing today!

I do something similar with my fonts. I also use Times, 12pt. 1.2 spacing between lines, 1" indent, but when I've finished a chapter and want to read it, I turn the page into landscape and select two columns. This then is roughly how it would look in a book, with about 300 words a page. It's quite cool, and you can catch long blocky paragraphs, and read through it for errors that you wouldn't have otherwise caught.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on August 04, 2012, 01:45:25 PM
I slept for a little bit last night, woke up and wrote around 1700 words, and went back to sleep :) I'm dumbfounded at how much writing in 12 helvetica held me back all these months.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: TheGambler on August 04, 2012, 01:47:27 PM
I did 1000 yesterday and was quite proud of myself. Find it hard to focus when I'm constantly flicking on the TV to see the olympics.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J. Mark Miller on August 04, 2012, 03:28:10 PM
I finished revisions on my novel late last week, and I've set it aside for a bit before I look at it one final time. I started a new novel I've had in the back of my mind for a while, but I've made a major change in my drafting method. Actually, it's a throwback to the way things used to be.

I'm writing it by hand on paper and pencil.

I've found that shutting the computer keeps me distraction free, and the slower pace of handwriting helps the words flow from mind to fingers must better.

I've been averaging about 2,000 words a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. Best of all, I'm enjoying writing more than I have in a long while.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Fallen One on August 04, 2012, 04:49:16 PM
Best of all, I'm enjoying writing more than I have in a long while.

 Congratulations :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: TheGambler on August 04, 2012, 08:26:50 PM
Barely managed 50 words today, It's been an unproductive day :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on August 04, 2012, 08:29:53 PM
Ah, I sympathize with you, Gambler. I'm going through a bit of a rut myself. I only managed 70 words yesterday!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: TheGambler on August 04, 2012, 08:32:36 PM
Although if anyone asks I'v been letting my ideas percolate in my mind!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on August 05, 2012, 06:05:40 AM
Olympics has been a big distraction for me too, only 1500 words so far, although I usually stay up 4 hours after midnight, when they stop showing it on NBC, so that'll give me more time to write.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on August 06, 2012, 03:28:29 PM
Olympics has been a big distraction for me too, only 1500 words so far, although I usually stay up 4 hours after midnight, when they stop showing it on NBC, so that'll give me more time to write.

BBC have had digital TV channels set up for EVERY Olympic event LIVE...
Not done much of anything this past few days.
Murray v Federer was inspirational yesterday and I normally loathe tennis. Too much snobbery surrounding Wimbledon, but loads of peasants sitting there for the final cheering like idiots, was fabulous.

Actually gave me an idea for a brilliant (well...) sequence for an arena fight. So technically I got about 400 words out of watching sport!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: TheGambler on August 07, 2012, 06:43:37 PM
wrote about 500 words today, but Iv also plotted out the rest of my book so I know whats going to be in each of the chapters. So now I just gotta fill them right? Sounds easy hahaha
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Graeme Brown Winnipeg on August 09, 2012, 08:42:20 PM
Hey guys,

I keep a blog where I post how much I write at the end of every day.  I got the idea from a variety of sources, originally here with the 500-word-a-day club, but also Brandon Sanderson has a status bar on his site where he shows his projects and how far he is on them.  I wanted something interactive like that, and the blog evolved.

With writer's who write long, like George R R Martin or Robert Jordan, and take so long to deliver, I think it's good to give readers / enthusiasts an outlet.  It also builds up hype for when you finally do have a title come in print.  So far, the blogging is giving me a platform to reflect on what I learn each day as I commit to writing.

Feel free to check it out, and if you have or know of something similar, let me know, I'd love to follow you / them:

Fantasy Writing Journey with Winnipeg Writer Graeme Brown (http://www.fantasywritingjourney.wordpress.com)

Cheers!

G
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ZRWilliams on August 10, 2012, 08:50:33 PM
It's difficult to say how much I've written since I'm spending a lot of time researching, developing my map and working on a couple other projects in the mean time. My best guess.

Word Count today: approx. 450
Story Word Count thus far:43,107
Word Count Goal:150K-200K max
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: TheGambler on August 21, 2012, 08:52:48 PM
Very productive day for me, just short of 2500 as well as a lot of editing. Unfortunately im back in work tomorrow and thus ends my productivity...... Although im not sure my work would appreciate that statement.

Man I wish I could give up work and become a full time writer
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on August 22, 2012, 01:22:41 PM
THREE THOUSAND WORDS BEFORE LUNCH!!!!!

OK, so 2000 of those were replacing the 1500 words of utter shite I wrote yesterday.
And I DID start writing at 5.20 am.

This means that if I can shampoo the dining room rug, (thats NOT a metaphor, the rug needs a wash...) before 2.00pm I can spend all afternoon in the garden with HOPEFULLY some sun, a large jug of red wine, and my notebook so that I can break the back of the problems I've been building for myself over chapter 20, get that typed up this evening, and then move on to the second part proper.

Blimey I might manage 5K today!!!!

Ooh!
Just realised, I've broken 30K for whole WIP.

More wine!!!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on August 22, 2012, 06:47:55 PM
Congratulations, Mordekai. Pass me a glass!

And I'm at 93,718 words in my book. I've made very little progress the past week, but I hope to remedy that by delegating more of my time to writing a few chapters, and possibly write the 10 chapter sequence I have planned for the ENDING OF THE BOOK!

Yup, you heard right. I just have to edit a fight scene I had in the second chapter (I wrote it when I had no intention of making it into a book, so it was pretty half-assed), convince my sister to edit my book, and write a few more fight scenes. After that, ending. -breaks out the cheap champagne- Egyptian Vanilla wine! Hey, I said I'm close to the ending, not a published bestseller. xD
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on August 23, 2012, 12:13:56 PM
Ended up being 4843 for the day yersteday, as the wine started to affect my typing...

Also meant I slept in this morning, so on a blank so far for today.

Having to balance writing with making sure house is neat and clean for familiy's return on Monday.
Having a coffe and debating whether to
a) do a bit of writing, bit of tidying - shower - rinse - repeat...
b) get stuck into writing and rush like an idiot Sunday night to get house done.
c) blitz house today, and settle down for rest of long weekend to write at my leisure...

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: jefGoelz on September 12, 2012, 01:17:07 AM
I'm editing, so probably negative 28 words?  I can write 7,000 in a full day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: jefGoelz on September 16, 2012, 03:18:58 AM
today I removed several hundred commas from my novel.  ug.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on September 16, 2012, 04:27:29 PM
Wrote 3k in my book today. I've toppled most of the dominoes that lead to the ending already, and I wager I can manage to get it done by October 1-14 (Free  un-agented period of Harper Voyager) to submit.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 16, 2012, 04:38:04 PM
Good luck Jian. Hope everything goes well. I mean, a thirteen year old published writer on FF? Who would've guessed it.

Anyway, I've written 2K words before lunch....for a college paper, not my WIP. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on September 16, 2012, 06:28:29 PM
Good luck Jian. Hope everything goes well. I mean, a thirteen year old published writer on FF? Who would've guessed it.

Anyway, I've written 2K words before lunch....for a college paper, not my WIP. :)

Thanks a lot for the vote of confidence, Sir Hill. ;)

Hope you do well on your college paper, btw. My sis is in college, so I know how stressing they can be depending on the subject! xD
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Stratagem on September 22, 2012, 12:47:52 AM
Yesterday my total was 1000 from writing flash fiction for the September contest.

Today I added about 300 words to it. A link to it is provided below.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/september-2012-writing-challenge/msg45457/#msg45457 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/september-2012-writing-challenge/msg45457/#msg45457)

Wish me luck.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on September 24, 2012, 02:34:21 PM
YEEEEEEES! YES! Guess who reached 100k words in his book. GUESS.

That is 325 pages of pure awesomeness! YEEEEEES. DAMN! (Pardon me for the following phrases) BOOYAH! SHA-BOOM! YEEEES. Ah, so glad about this. This is great. Pop out the nonalcoholic champagne!

-drinks the alcoholic champagne-

YEEEEEEES.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CRSinclair on September 26, 2012, 05:34:33 AM
A little over 8000 words yesterday... I was off work 'sick'... today, well I am at work so about twenty, including this post.

 :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JASelf on September 29, 2012, 05:00:21 AM
Yesterday my total was 1000 from writing flash fiction for the September contest.

Today I added about 300 words to it. A link to it is provided below.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/september-2012-writing-challenge/msg45457/#msg45457 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/september-2012-writing-challenge/msg45457/#msg45457)

Wish me luck.



Good luck!

3-4k today. Was hoping for 4+. Time for the self-loathing and flagellation. I would commit crimes to be able to pull down 7-8k a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on October 08, 2012, 02:32:14 PM
I only managed 369 words today, but that's better than nothing which has been my usual daily word count for the last few months.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JASelf on October 08, 2012, 09:08:17 PM
I only managed 369 words today, but that's better than nothing which has been my usual daily word count for the last few months.

370 words a day will net you a 100,000 word book in 270 days. That's a first draft in 3/4 of a year. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: K.Trian on October 13, 2012, 03:46:23 AM
Honestly, didn't count how many words were removed or added because we're proof-reading a finished work but today we clocked around 4 hours of reading/removing mistakes/adding important things/removing pointless things.

I would estimate our usual writing time is 2-6 hours a day pretty much every day. That's why our My Documents folder is bursting at the seams, the perennial curse of unpublished authors; loads and loads of material but nowhere to put it. :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on October 13, 2012, 10:54:35 AM
Just wrote a thousand words. Give or take two or three words. Very close to the ending.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ashes on October 14, 2012, 07:01:53 PM
Did just under 700 yesterday. Alot better then the last four months, whitch was 0. Damn job!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on October 14, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
Wrote about 600 words today. I also edited a few incredibly embarrassing errors in the beginning of my book. Really, what was I thinking at that age? xD
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wulfen on October 14, 2012, 08:50:16 PM
Wrote a bit over 1,000 words today, hope to get at least another 500 or so before the day is done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on October 24, 2012, 12:16:58 PM
I wrote 2,200 words yesterday. And I wrote another 2,000 words today. What makes this last two thousand words significant, however, is the fact that I JUST FINISHED MY BOOK.

(Mind my French) *&%! YES.

Finished it at 112,013 words. So damn happy right now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Senescence on October 24, 2012, 09:55:12 PM
I wrote about 5.7k in one sitting, for my new story Coffee Shop Quartet (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/work-to-be-critiqued/coffee-shop-quartet/)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on October 27, 2012, 05:46:20 PM
I wrote about 5.7k in one sitting, for my new story Coffee Shop Quartet (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/work-to-be-critiqued/coffee-shop-quartet/)

I dared him to do that, by the way. ;D

Wrote about 400 words today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Summer on October 28, 2012, 09:21:47 PM
How much did you write today?

Five pages a day.

But I didn't make it today :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: nameback on October 31, 2012, 06:15:27 AM
I wrote 2,200 words yesterday. And I wrote another 2,000 words today. What makes this last two thousand words significant, however, is the fact that I JUST FINISHED MY BOOK.

(Mind my French) *&%! YES.

Finished it at 112,013 words. So damn happy right now.

Congratulations!

I've written about 300 words today so far, but I do most of my writing fairly late at night. Also done a good bit of reading (of history) for inspiration/authenticity.

Total so far: 13,102.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 03, 2012, 04:34:21 PM
A measly 317 of non-fic (RPG) words today. Better than nowt though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wooly_FY71 on December 03, 2012, 10:03:43 PM
Wrote 4000 words. Trying to make 2000 a day til the book's done. Man I love writing!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on December 03, 2012, 10:28:05 PM
Wrote 4000 words. Trying to make 2000 a day til the book's done. Man I love writing!!

Wow. Good going!

1352 for me. I've completely re-done my prologue.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on December 03, 2012, 11:37:51 PM
And I've just squeaked out 500 words for the December writing comp.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 06, 2012, 01:46:08 AM
508 for Wed. More non-fic. Need to get back to fiction writing though. I'm one and a half scenes away from finishing a novel, but haven't got around to sitting down and getting it done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wooly_FY71 on December 06, 2012, 11:23:30 PM
Wrote 4000 words. Trying to make 2000 a day til the book's done. Man I love writing!!

Wow. Good going!

1352 for me. I've completely re-done my prologue.

Cheers! Redoing a prologue is not easy work, especially not in a sitting, so good work to you too, definitely!

I wrote another thousand today, not quite my daily goal but hey, it's still something?!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 10, 2012, 09:30:44 PM
1,106 words of fiction, and 521 of non-fiction today. Passed the 60k mark on my novel. Another scene and an epilogue, and the 1st draft is done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 12, 2012, 03:11:39 AM
679 for Tue.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wooly_FY71 on December 12, 2012, 11:43:26 AM
Whoo...another 2000. Book's creeping up there gradually. Planning to write more right now actually - night time writing is the best time to write :) lol !
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 13, 2012, 03:21:33 AM
An enjoyable 1,133 of fiction and RPG non-fic today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 20, 2012, 04:13:45 PM
205 for Mon, 322 Tue, 0 Wed, 609 Thur.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 21, 2012, 06:50:20 PM
2,374 words today and finished my first novel!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on December 21, 2012, 08:22:40 PM
2,374 words today and finished my first novel!

That is awesome!  :)

Congrats.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 21, 2012, 09:39:00 PM
2,374 words today and finished my first novel!

That is awesome!  :)

Congrats.

Cheers, Jian.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on December 28, 2012, 11:27:34 PM
I had the day off. Wife worked and I was all alone for 8 hours. Finished 3 chapters and wrote 7k words. That puts me close to halfway with draft 1.0
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on December 31, 2012, 04:52:43 PM
430 non-fic and 484 fiction today on this fine eve of a new year!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AnneLyle on December 31, 2012, 07:19:57 PM
I wrote some notes on my new project and totally ignored the manuscript that I need to hand in ASAP. I am a bad, bad author :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 01, 2013, 02:29:12 AM
Just hit 50K words for my WIP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Arry on January 01, 2013, 03:48:18 AM
Just hit 50K words for my WIP.
Awesome! Congrats!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 01, 2013, 03:49:09 AM
Just hit 50K words for my WIP.
Awesome! Congrats! :D

Thanks. My goal for 2013 is to add another 100K to it, finishing this.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on January 01, 2013, 09:22:18 AM
Just hit 50K words for my WIP.

That's pretty cool.  8)

Good luck on the other 100k.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Noah on January 01, 2013, 09:50:42 PM
1500 words. My book is creeping on completion.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 03, 2013, 05:13:42 PM
596 non-fic on Thor's day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on January 03, 2013, 06:49:04 PM
2,556 and finished chapter 17.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Noah on January 06, 2013, 12:14:08 AM
1,500 words, finished with the prologue.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on January 07, 2013, 11:54:09 AM
Around 4000 words, haven't done that in a while, but that's not all towards my WIP. I think I wrote 500 words there. The other 3500 went towards this romance/tragic story I started up. When I'm stressed about my love life I wrote romance, and I write a lot. Simultaneously I also read 1/3 of a Nora Robert's novel that I just started reading.

I'm a hopeless romantic.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 09, 2013, 04:44:57 PM
1,234 words today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on January 10, 2013, 07:26:46 PM
Like Rodin, I write about romance from time to time. Problem is, I never write romance in with my "main" books. Since I always make my "main" books rather severe and real, and whenever I watch movies that put romance in 'em and are also severe... They end up making me cry. So, I'm not a fan of writing a romance that will make others cry.  8)

Anyways. I was discussing this one romance book with my sis, and we were talking about a new and original romance. So, I wrote six words on a notebook, and started a romance story because it's the only type my sister would read from me while it's still incomplete.

I wrote about 4k in that. And I also wrote 2.1k in one of my main projects.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 12, 2013, 03:10:22 AM
500 non-fic for Friday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on January 21, 2013, 11:40:02 PM
620 for Mon. Not an entirely bad start to the week if I can keep up some momentum.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on February 09, 2013, 06:04:49 AM
2,400 and just crossed the 100k mark! Only a few chapters to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on February 17, 2013, 03:20:00 PM
1,062 yesterday. I'm just over 40% done with this 150,000 word monster.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 17, 2013, 10:48:25 PM
Don't know exactly how much I wrote today, but the moment is a great occasion.

I just finished Part 1 of my three part novel.  8)

Word count currently stands at 72,476 words. Will probably change after editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on February 18, 2013, 08:11:04 AM
Don't know exactly how much I wrote today, but the moment is a great occasion.

I just finished Part 1 of my three part novel.  8)

Word count currently stands at 72,476 words. Will probably change after editing.

Congrats, man.
Title: AW: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on February 18, 2013, 01:23:51 PM
Awesome! Good job, Caleb!
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on February 18, 2013, 04:25:39 PM
Well done buddy!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AnneLyle on February 18, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
I'm not word-counting at the moment - I'm developing a new project so it's the ideas that matter, not the words themselves.

It's lovely not to have to work to a target or a deadline for a change :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on February 18, 2013, 06:14:42 PM
866 - finished draft 1.0
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on February 19, 2013, 02:50:12 AM
866 - finished draft 1.0

Congrats!

I got 1498 today. Only about 85,000 to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 19, 2013, 02:55:14 AM
Thanks guys. And Anne, must be a great feeling. Curious as to what's next. Spoilers, though. ;)

Nothing today. Just edits, which have decreased the count and a whole lot of plotting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on February 20, 2013, 03:24:35 AM
1,112 today and that's a wrap for tonight.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on February 21, 2013, 12:29:09 AM
866 - finished draft 1.0

Congrats!

I got 1498 today. Only about 85,000 to go!


Thanks! Doing a little rewrite on some scenes tonight and then off it goes to my alpha readers.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 04, 2013, 03:09:25 AM
Wow...how am I still the last to post in here?  Got the draft back from alpha reader and close to finishing draft 2.0. Managed about 800 words today.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on April 04, 2013, 02:01:24 PM
Good point!

I wrote a solid 1536 words yesterday which I'm really happy with. I've almost got to the main trigger for the plot now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 04, 2013, 06:48:39 PM
Wow...how am I still the last to post in here?  Got the draft back from alpha reader and close to finishing draft 2.0. Managed about 800 words today.

Ha, ha. I'm still writing away, just not updating. About 1,100 yesterday. Still working on today...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on April 04, 2013, 07:28:27 PM
Wrote 1,195 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 04, 2013, 09:02:34 PM
I have been averaging about 1400 words a day. I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo this month, and have been plugging away decently <-- Oops just used an adverb. Got off to an early jump the first day but the stresses of the week caught up to me and now I am just making my daily goals.
 
Have to tell you, I love this site. As a new fantasy writer the knowledge and inspiration a person can gain from this place is priceless.

Now that I think about it, between writing for the Camp and starting My Writing Blog (http://departneverland.wordpress.com/) (side note: bad time to start a blog during a NaNo) I might have actually have written a few more words than I originally thought.

Cheers to all.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 05, 2013, 12:07:14 AM
2319 for today. Might come back to it later.

That puts me over 100,000 words with another 8 chapters to go. Whew. This is taking a long time.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on April 05, 2013, 01:16:06 AM
I only had half an hour, so wrote 411. Every little helps!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 05, 2013, 04:19:34 PM
My daily goal is around 1600 if I want to keep up with Camp NaNoWriMo (http://www.campnanowrimo.org/), but last night when I sat down to write I accidentally overwrote my document of the previous night's work.

So... last night I ended up writing last night's words and rewriting the previous night's as well.

Side Note: The rewritten work turned out better than the original, not too disappointed about that.

Last night was around 3200.

Way to go coffee!

-J
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Louise on April 05, 2013, 06:48:03 PM
751 words today, which is a little (but not much) above average.

More importantly, I got through a particularly difficult scene, which involved tying a few things together. Now I just have to write up the aftermath...easy, right?  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 05, 2013, 11:50:44 PM
About 900 today. Did a lot of brainstorming for a scene that was missing and finally put the words to paper. Read it over and then realized it wont work. *shakes fist at writing gods*

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Feoreunn on April 06, 2013, 09:12:35 AM
2000 words in one go last Thursday. Probably about half of that will need re-doing :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on April 06, 2013, 03:28:07 PM
I did 2,000 words on a short story that I scrapped and then 900 on one that I think is going to work! Most I've written, rather than edited, in a while. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 06, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
I put in around 1900 last night, and 873 this morning.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 07, 2013, 11:21:33 PM
1,292 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 08, 2013, 12:45:17 AM
Somehow I was able to pull out 1674 words today. It was a rough go though.

Until tomorrow.

-J
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 09, 2013, 12:09:57 AM
1,555. I could keep going but I'm off to meet a friend for dinner and drinks. Or maybe just drinks. :-)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 09, 2013, 01:45:35 AM
Today I come in at 1716. :o That amount was attained due to a day off work.

Until tomorrow

-J
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 11, 2013, 02:34:20 AM
About 500 yesterday and 1256 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 11, 2013, 03:49:03 AM
Finally got out of my busy week of a writing slump. Managed a little over 1K words. Nearly finished a chapter. Goal is to hit 100K in total by the last week of April. Too bad my schedule disagrees. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R.Hall on April 11, 2013, 01:18:59 PM
Word count for yesterday 1685, and today 0 *UPDATE* 1988 words. This full time job is really cutting into my writing time  >:(. Great job C.Hill on getting past the slump. As long as you only hit speed bumps and not roadblocks everything will be good.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 11, 2013, 06:51:27 PM
Wrote about 600 last night.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 11, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
1,397.

Time to go walk the dogs and get a workout in.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 13, 2013, 12:44:53 AM
1,155 for today. That puts me at 7,135 for the week. Down to the last handful of chapters now. Hope to have this sucker done within a month.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 13, 2013, 01:43:55 AM
1,155 for today. That puts me at 7,135 for the week. Down to the last handful of chapters now. Hope to have this sucker done within a month.


Nice. I only got in there about 400, but hope to get in two solid hours tonight after the wife goes to bed. Editing is harder than expected but making headway.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 15, 2013, 12:22:20 PM
1,155 for today. That puts me at 7,135 for the week. Down to the last handful of chapters now. Hope to have this sucker done within a month.


Nice. I only got in there about 400, but hope to get in two solid hours tonight after the wife goes to bed. Editing is harder than expected but making headway.

Thanks! 400 is better than 0. :-)

I got 1517 yesterday. Hoping for another 1500 or so today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2013, 02:40:35 PM
I got another 1K done on the short I'm working on, but now that I've re-read it, I think I have to cut half of it. I keep forgetting short story is supposed to equal short. XD
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 17, 2013, 03:24:11 AM
1,078 for today. Someday I might just finish this thing. Down to the last 5 chapters now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Fallen One on April 17, 2013, 04:00:34 AM

 As to properly writing, not a single word, but I must have translated around two thousand words for FF reviews :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 18, 2013, 04:52:03 AM
Added 800 words to beef up a final battle scene.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 20, 2013, 12:51:23 PM
Multi-day update:

Wed: about 500
Thur: 1050
Fri: 737

Over 6000 for the week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jian on April 20, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Multi-day update:

Wed: about 500
Thur: 1050
Fri: 737

Over 6000 for the week.

Nice!

Wrote about five hundred words yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 22, 2013, 12:24:24 PM
About 500 on Saturday and 1,476 yesterday. At 111,125 overall. Getting closer...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Cirias on April 24, 2013, 12:56:45 PM
I wrote just over 1000 words yesterday and so far I've written just over 500 today. This is all during my lunch break at work, too! Pleased with myself as I've not had a regular flow of writing for about a year  :'( The secret was a little more planning and devising a simple three-act graph for each plot in the book so I don't get lost or sidetracked.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 25, 2013, 12:17:54 AM
Good job, Cirias. Get the words in when you can!

I hit 1,146 yesterday and 1,415 so far today. Almost 7,000 for the week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Hierath on April 25, 2013, 12:26:42 PM
830 words, which isn't bad considering I have a blinding headache. Managed to introduce a new character who might turn out to be important...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Phil Norris on April 25, 2013, 01:09:25 PM
A little while ago (in fact back in February) Chuck Wendig did one of his many blog's about writing, specifically words per day - Chuck's advice (http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/) - which basically says if you aim for 350 words a day 5 days a week (so weekends are your's to do as you wish) at the end of a year you'll have 91,000 words.

I've been following that plan quite well for a while, and averaging 350 - 700 words a day.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on April 25, 2013, 02:38:22 PM
Nice.

I wrote about 400 last night. Im in the editing phase so its tough going right now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on April 25, 2013, 07:00:37 PM
A little while ago (in fact back in February) Chuck Wendig did one of his many blog's about writing, specifically words per day - Chuck's advice (http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/) - which basically says if you aim for 350 words a day 5 days a week (so weekends are your's to do as you wish) at the end of a year you'll have 91,000 words.

I've been following that plan quite well for a while, and averaging 350 - 700 words a day.

My method is to set weekly goals as opposed to daily goals mostly because my day job is sometimes demanding and sometimes not, so trying to get, say, 1000 words/day isn't always doable. But something like 5,000 words per week is something I can do. One day I might hit 500 and the next 1500, so it averages out and I don't have to deal with any guilt unless I reach the end of the week and I haven't hit my 5,000 words.

It's important to have time off, too. I like to have 1 weekend day off from writing completely. Oftentimes I wind up doing "writing business" sort of of things anyway. Or I say screw it and go ride the mountain bike. :-)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Cirias on April 26, 2013, 09:24:47 AM
Well, I managed 862 words yesterday (over lunch and in the evening). Not bad, but as I drew towards the end of the scene, I was struggling a little. I think it's because it is such a stationary scene with no real "action" and mostly introducing characters/concepts through dialogue and the protagonist observing the surroundings.

A little while ago (in fact back in February) Chuck Wendig did one of his many blog's about writing, specifically words per day - Chuck's advice (http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/) - which basically says if you aim for 350 words a day 5 days a week (so weekends are your's to do as you wish) at the end of a year you'll have 91,000 words.

This blog post was excellent. Really a great help.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 01, 2013, 12:20:24 PM
Back from vacation and getting back into the swing of things with 1590 yesterday. Hoping for the same today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on May 02, 2013, 10:42:06 AM
I should get on the ball with posting in this thread again just to track my progress.

3476 today, and tomorrow I'm writing a big battle scene, those are my favorite, so I'm hoping maybe 6000.

I love how productive I've been but it's also a reminder that I still haven't found a job and have so much free time on my hands  :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 02, 2013, 09:02:07 PM
I should get on the ball with posting in this thread again just to track my progress.

3476 today, and tomorrow I'm writing a big battle scene, those are my favorite, so I'm hoping maybe 6000.

I love how productive I've been but it's also a reminder that I still haven't found a job and have so much free time on my hands  :(

Good job and hope the employment situation gets worked out for you.

I had 300 yesterday and I'm at 1987 right now for today. I think I'll break 2,000 for the day. :-)

120,000 overall now and just under 3 chapters to go. Almost done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Cirias on May 03, 2013, 12:13:28 PM
Well, I wrote 700 words yesterday. 300 or so the day before. Today, I'm aiming for around 700-1000.

My WIP's total wordcount stands at 3800 at the moment. Not bad, but my goal for May is to bring it up to 24K.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Noah on May 04, 2013, 03:26:12 PM
839. This book is actually fun to write.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 05, 2013, 05:20:58 PM
2118 yesterday. Think I'm going to take today off to get some other things done.

I'm about 2 1/4 chapters away from finishing this thing. So far, just over 123,000 words. The plan is to finish this first draft up and then switch gears to another book I should be getting back from my editor end of the week. I'll work on that until it's ready for release, then get back to the current WIP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on May 07, 2013, 01:56:29 PM
2118 yesterday. Think I'm going to take today off to get some other things done.

I'm about 2 1/4 chapters away from finishing this thing. So far, just over 123,000 words. The plan is to finish this first draft up and then switch gears to another book I should be getting back from my editor end of the week. I'll work on that until it's ready for release, then get back to the current WIP.

Nice work. Im jealous. I Havnt written anything in two days, though in my defense, I've been reading The Shadow Rising and just finished it.  So back to the grind.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 08, 2013, 02:13:38 AM
2118 yesterday. Think I'm going to take today off to get some other things done.

I'm about 2 1/4 chapters away from finishing this thing. So far, just over 123,000 words. The plan is to finish this first draft up and then switch gears to another book I should be getting back from my editor end of the week. I'll work on that until it's ready for release, then get back to the current WIP.

Nice work. Im jealous. I Havnt written anything in two days, though in my defense, I've been reading The Shadow Rising and just finished it.  So back to the grind.

Thanks. Just keep plugging away. What else can you (or I) do?

I hit something like 1700 yesterday and another 1427 today. Finishing up some final tweaks to the outline. 2 more chapters to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: rooker on May 09, 2013, 03:53:05 AM
I am (finally) making up my mind and disciplining myself into working on my first novel. A lot of people recommend writing early in the morning, and I did that today, waking up an hour earlier than usual, and managed about 600 words, in an extremely drowsy state! Now to make this a habit.

on the go, from my mobile

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 09, 2013, 12:20:03 PM
I am (finally) making up my mind and disciplining myself into working on my first novel. A lot of people recommend writing early in the morning, and I did that today, waking up an hour earlier than usual, and managed about 600 words, in an extremely drowsy state! Now to make this a habit.

on the go, from my mobile

That's where coffee comes in! Good job. 600 adds up over time.

I hit 687 yesterday. Need to do a bit better today, though I am at almost 6000 for the week.
Title: Re: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: rooker on May 10, 2013, 10:55:31 AM


That's where coffee comes in! Good job. 600 adds up over time.

Thanks scottmarlowe! 700 today. The ball's reluctant to start rollin heh.


on the go, from my mobile

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 10, 2013, 12:28:52 PM
I got in about 700 on Wednesday and 1,210 yesterday. I'm actually pretty close to setting a new weekly record.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 14, 2013, 11:17:46 PM
I am ALMOST done with the reread/edit of the bit of my second book that's done. That will put me at the point I stopped writing and I'll actually have to start doing some scenes from scratch again! o.o I put off writing for a while due to stress and I was worried about starting up again. But now that I'm back in the story and getting back to where I left off, I am stoked to finish this book. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 15, 2013, 02:36:59 AM
I am ALMOST done with the reread/edit of the bit of my second book that's done. That will put me at the point I stopped writing and I'll actually have to start doing some scenes from scratch again! o.o I put off writing for a while due to stress and I was worried about starting up again. But now that I'm back in the story and getting back to where I left off, I am stoked to finish this book. :)

Good to have you back, Autumn2May.

I got 1595 today and something like 1800 yesterday. Over 132,000 now. Almost there.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: rooker on May 15, 2013, 04:48:11 AM

I got 1595 today and something like 1800 yesterday. Over 132,000 now. Almost there.

That's awesome. Great to see you make such progress.
 I'm having trouble focusing...I have a very rudimentary plotline in my head. Each time I sit down to write, I start thinking of the plot, start having doubts. Managed just ~350 yesterday. Planning to work on the plot now, make it fairly strong, then start writing again.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 15, 2013, 12:52:03 PM

I got 1595 today and something like 1800 yesterday. Over 132,000 now. Almost there.

That's awesome. Great to see you make such progress.
 I'm having trouble focusing...I have a very rudimentary plotline in my head. Each time I sit down to write, I start thinking of the plot, start having doubts. Managed just ~350 yesterday. Planning to work on the plot now, make it fairly strong, then start writing again.

Thanks. Your issue is exactly why I outline. The outline is never set in stone, but I rarely have to wonder what I'm going to write about each day. I just sit down, look at the outline or where I left off in the manuscript, and off I go.

Now, if I could just stay off places like Fantasy Faction I'd get a lot more writing done...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on May 16, 2013, 01:38:58 AM
I have a loose outline too, and half the time I don't even follow it because the plot gravitates towards something else. The problem is always getting the wheels turning and knowing what I might be writing the day before helps a lot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 16, 2013, 12:29:03 PM
half the time I don't even follow it because the plot gravitates towards something else

That's what I meant when I said mine isn't set in stone. But I do modify the outline as the story changes because events on one chapter might have some ramification for something later on. And otherwise the outline gets so out of date, it's worthless.

Back on topic... I got 1,417 words yesterday. Hope to get a few more today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Louise on May 16, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
I think I wrote about 1,400. More importantly, however I actually finished the whole damn thing.

It's only taken me, what, two years?  8)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 16, 2013, 09:33:26 PM
I am ALMOST done with the reread/edit of the bit of my second book that's done. That will put me at the point I stopped writing and I'll actually have to start doing some scenes from scratch again! o.o I put off writing for a while due to stress and I was worried about starting up again. But now that I'm back in the story and getting back to where I left off, I am stoked to finish this book. :)

Good to have you back, Autumn2May.

I got 1595 today and something like 1800 yesterday. Over 132,000 now. Almost there.

Thanks! It's good to be back. :) Mostly. My words aren't wording today. :P

I thought I had a rough draft of the next scene I'm working on, but it seems to have gone missing. Which means I have to rewrite it from scratch. The words are not cooperating though. I haven't written with the kids awake in a while and it's messing with my rhythm. Hopefully it will sort itself out though. I'm really excited to do the scene after this one. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 16, 2013, 09:33:57 PM
I think I wrote about 1,400. More importantly, however I actually finished the whole damn thing.

It's only taken me, what, two years?  8)

Yay! :D Congrats! ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 17, 2013, 01:52:50 AM
I think I wrote about 1,400. More importantly, however I actually finished the whole damn thing.

It's only taken me, what, two years?  8)

Congrats!

I tacked on another 1225 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tenlegdragon on May 17, 2013, 07:53:58 AM
129,620 pulled out of skydrive last night after a year? of cold storage. Know it in and out, so didn't bother with a reread.

The second draft begins today!  ;D

3,425 added this morning/afternoon. Gonna have to do some whittling in some parts, but I figure I'll over-write and then nip-tuck it. Don't want to cross 150 k.

My mouse is buggy though... Finish the second draft by next week, week after next, then yay - testing with family and friends!!!!!!! How exciting is it supposed to be to have a finished novel, because I feel like someone is slipping something into my food.

Only got 400 words in novel 2 :(

Funny how realizing you're gonna die kickstarts you into getting stuff done!!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on May 17, 2013, 02:26:21 PM
Rewrote that scene I lost. Ended up being about 1,000 words. It's not polished, but this is draft one, so I'm just happy it's down and done. :)

I think I have three more chapters to read through, then I'm finally on to writing new stuff and finishing this book!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tenlegdragon on May 18, 2013, 04:00:58 AM
A measly 370 in novel 1. Deleted two sentences from novel 2 that I thought were redundant. :'( Spent more time doing plot work and research, and tagging my music on MediaMonkey and lyrics fetching. I'm in the F's ;D

Also Photoshop... Want to learn this and do my own cover art. If you get it published, do they let you do your own cover art? At least the basic sketch-up? Depends?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 19, 2013, 01:10:05 PM
A measly 370 in novel 1. Deleted two sentences from novel 2 that I thought were redundant. :'( Spent more time doing plot work and research, and tagging my music on MediaMonkey and lyrics fetching. I'm in the F's ;D

Also Photoshop... Want to learn this and do my own cover art. If you get it published, do they let you do your own cover art? At least the basic sketch-up? Depends?

1,363 yesterday. Hoping for better than that today.

Most, if not all, traditional pub's have their own artists, so I don't think they would let you do your own cover. From what I've heard, they don't even let you have any input. They're assuming all the risk, so they're going to want to make sure it's professional.

I tried doing my own covers and finally came to the conclusion that a graphics artist I am not. LOL. Seriously, if you aren't like me and have some skill with Photoshop, etc. and are considering the indie route, then go for it. Otherwise, hire someone who knows what they're doing. The cover is one of the most important things--it's what makes people want to pick up your book. If money is a concern, take a look at some of the pre-mades. Some of them are ok. Takes a while to go through them, though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 20, 2013, 12:32:29 AM
Ugh. Tired. 2,663 for today, putting me over 4,000 for the weekend.

Should hit 150,000 total at this rate. I'm at 139,000 now with just over 2 chapters to go in this epic 5 chapter finale.

Ready for a beer. :-)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tenlegdragon on May 20, 2013, 08:38:37 AM
125. Went to see Star Trek, and then all I could think about was Cumberbatch....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 21, 2013, 12:33:02 PM
1,278 yesterday. Over 5,000 for the week so far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 28, 2013, 08:06:11 PM
2292 today and that's a wrap on this first draft. Now, on to the editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on May 29, 2013, 01:39:47 AM
2292 today and that's a wrap on this first draft. Now, on to the editing.

Im through chapter 17 of my detail edit. 24 chapters to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: scottmarlowe on May 30, 2013, 01:17:05 AM
2292 today and that's a wrap on this first draft. Now, on to the editing.

Im through chapter 17 of my detail edit. 24 chapters to go.

Cool!

I got about 1300 today on my other project.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wolfking on May 30, 2013, 05:01:06 AM
400 words and up to ch 20 on editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lorix on May 30, 2013, 10:17:35 AM
Nothing yet - I'm at the editing stage and trying to decide whether to complete re-write one of the story-lines  (it needs work) or to just keep changing bits of it that are already written. I swing between these two ideas constantly. :-\ I HATE editing!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on June 05, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
Figured out how to kill off a character in my short story last night! Now I just need to write the scene. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on June 12, 2013, 02:28:29 AM
Figured out how to kill off a character in my short story last night! Now I just need to write the scene. :)
Killing can be such fun when you do it this way :).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Adrienne V Vierra on June 22, 2013, 06:54:59 PM
About 700 words Chp 11 out of 30,000 words my main character is about to be possessed, I can't decide when I want him to figure out he's under a spell.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on July 01, 2013, 10:41:36 PM
I finished draft one of my short story and finally organized my notes for my series so I can find things when I'm looking for them! :)

Now I have to work on draft two of the short story, I'm not quite sold on the ending at the moment.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JeTSpice on July 02, 2013, 07:47:40 AM
This will be my first post on the forum.  I was looking for a place to say "hi" and the subject here caught my eye.

Ten years ago I was very prolific and could crank out a hundred-page screenplay in a month or so.  I think I wore out the seats in every new Starbucks that opened in my area, just writing all the time.

Today, I'm on cloud 9 to get a couple of lines done.  My profession is not a writer and time is scarce.  But I think even if I had more time in the day, I might be able to double my output.  Mostly it seems I'm looking for the exact right word or phrase.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: OneChapterMore on July 05, 2013, 11:28:43 AM
Welcome aboard! I find that setting myself a non-specific goal helps me. My ultimate objective is 600-750 words per day of self-editted material. What I know I must do and will do is at least 45 minutes of either writing or researching, day in, day out with no excuses. If this is in a notebook, or on my MS, that's fine, so long as I stick to it.

I've never been much good at these things, but for the last month, I have succeeded in my 45 minutes without fail.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Autumn2May on July 08, 2013, 07:19:39 PM
Just rewrote the beginning of my book on the advice of an awesome editor. It hurt, but 2,000 words later, I love my story A LOT more. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizard Police on July 10, 2013, 06:35:48 AM
Self experimenting on substances (not drugs or anything extreme) that would help me maintain my writing. The past two days I've cranked out 6000 words switching off between this Chinese tea my dad got at an asian store (I wish I knew the name or could read chinese so I knew what it was called), red wine, and black tea using green smoothies and lemon water to charge myself in between.

A couple of days ago when I first started experimenting (just yesterday I experimented with using all of those substances in a single day) I had reached 8000, 1000, and 2000 words.

In short what I'm encouraging others to do is to consider substances, mostly tea, to assist them in writing. I know a lot of writers indulge in alcohol but I find that black tea and unnamed chinese tea are greater inhibitor releasers in the brain, and that I only use wine because it's something else different to throw at my brain. Also I don't drink more than 2 glasses of wine a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mordekai on July 12, 2013, 09:16:17 AM
On Sunday I opened a folder called "Draft Three" and began again... To tell the story I;d already written, but better, and with a clearer understanding of it since it was finished...
Apart form a couple of early scene setters, I have completely ditched everything and started again...

Since Sunday I have finished 25'000 words, and already cut the first third of the book by over 10'000 words. If I maintain that slash rate, I should hit the Goldie Locks zone when the whole thing's done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Captain of the Guard on September 29, 2013, 07:07:31 PM
I actually managed a whopping 800 Words today between Children and work, not much but i'm pleased with it !!
 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: PeterMassey on October 10, 2013, 03:19:49 PM
Not a word. But I did a fair amount of thinking / planning when I woke up early. Does that count?  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SunnyE on October 11, 2013, 08:52:03 AM
Been feeling really guilty about this subject lately. I've only been writing snippets here and there for several weeks. Longer even. Been taking on so many side projects and freelance work to make ends meet, I've had a hard time focusing long enough to sit and write a few thousand words at a time like I typically can. I'm hoping that's going to change soon though! :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on October 13, 2013, 09:12:49 PM
Spending all my time editing now.  Tore myself away from Book Two to focus on refining Book One...and realizing that this type of slow work will likely need to be supplemented with some energetic creative writing if I am to stay sane.  Ugh...  I've only managed to edit one chapter a week for the last month.  Thirty chapters to go.  Any recommendations on finding the energy and passion to get through this last stage?  Tedious, so tedious!  Not my favorite part of the process, I must admit.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Slain-between-shadows on October 14, 2013, 08:21:08 PM
I didn't get much writing done today! I've been trying to promote my dark fantasy book. It's a short story and it's free all this week on Kindle. It's title is "Reign" and its by me, Aled Davies.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Bruce McKnight on November 09, 2013, 07:35:08 PM
I'm pumped! I put myself on 15 minute timers to keep myself moving and plowing through a garbage first draft. I did 3,800 words in two hours. Still lots of time left today!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yuan François on January 03, 2014, 03:44:15 AM
Three words!!
WHoho!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: A.n.k.H. on February 03, 2014, 02:56:10 PM
Even in the midst of hyper-frustration in having a sci-fi/fantasy piece of mine rejected twice in a row (in the same day--yesterday, no less!!), and having a supreme dose of ego-deflated/PO'ed-induced writer's block, I managed to stumble through about 3k worth of re-writing and editing on another rejected piece that went around in circles and didn't improve anything. After getting mad at edit failing too, I decided to completely revamp and change the story, so that added about an extra 4-5k worth of words on WORD.

...Let's just say I didn't sleep well last night. D:
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DRMarvello on February 18, 2014, 09:16:22 PM
Today was a good day to write. I got about 2,500 words down, finished a major scene with lots of action, and killed off a minor character.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: David Gullen on February 18, 2014, 09:44:22 PM
Not that many words but I did finish the second draft, so am feeling thoroughly justified.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matthew Graybosch on February 18, 2014, 11:06:33 PM
Only 500 words, which is kinda pathetic, but I only got a half an hour for my lunch break.
Title: AW: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on February 19, 2014, 04:41:16 AM
Only 500 words, which is kinda pathetic, but I only got a half an hour for my lunch break.
that are 500 more than I wrote, so it's absolutely not pathetic.

Maybe we should reinstall the 500club? :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ericfomley on February 22, 2014, 05:18:30 AM
Today: 256
Total: 12824
I started my series this month, it can just be so hard to focus sometimes!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: shep5377 on February 23, 2014, 09:08:04 PM
Just wrote a 500 word flash fiction piece using only dialogue. I have no idea if it worked or not, but fun experiment.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Grimsmith on March 28, 2014, 06:54:33 PM
hi I'm new here,
I've been struggling along by myself for awhile, but finally turned to the internet to look for a community of fellow fantasy writers. So here I am.
I did about 2000 words today....but I deleted 4000. part of my struggle now is cutting out the bits that don't work for whatever reason and wrestling the whole thing together. I typically leave scenes out if I can't think of a way to write them at the time. This sometimes causes a problem when I have to go back and fill the 'holes'. Anybody else have the problem?
 today: 2000 words
Total:61 216 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on April 03, 2014, 09:53:45 PM
I did about 2000 words today....but I deleted 4000. part of my struggle now is cutting out the bits that don't work for whatever reason and wrestling the whole thing together. I typically leave scenes out if I can't think of a way to write them at the time. This sometimes causes a problem when I have to go back and fill the 'holes'. Anybody else have the problem?
 

Sometimes I do that too - leave gaps just to keep my writing momentum going.  What I typically do is type a quick outline of what the scene could maybe look like instead of writing it.  That allows me to continue with my flow of thought.  And by outline, I mean absolutely cryptic - I trust I'll understand when I read it later.  Then, when I have all those other ideas out of my system, I can go back to the spot where the scene should be, review my outline, and go from there. 

I'm on year 3 of writing my novel, and at this point, its become more like re-writing my novel.  So my tally today was minus 1000 words!  Editing, editing...  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: RocknRollnWrite on April 04, 2014, 11:45:59 AM
I did about 2000 words today....but I deleted 4000. part of my struggle now is cutting out the bits that don't work for whatever reason and wrestling the whole thing together. I typically leave scenes out if I can't think of a way to write them at the time. This sometimes causes a problem when I have to go back and fill the 'holes'. Anybody else have the problem?
 

Yep I do this, or I just write characters' names and a few tag words or maybe a sentence. "How is he dealing with captivity?" or something like that.

I remember a tweet from Joe Abercrombie when he was drafting a book and he turned the page on his notes and it just said "You know what to do here". And he had no clue! Brilliant to see even the best make schoolboy errors like that.

As for the actual total, 500 today before work, but also cutting and pasting scenes from another section that need to be here and adjusting dialogue and exposition accordingly. Normally I write around 1000 a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on April 08, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
Only 650 today.  I revisited a chapter that I wrote over 6 months ago and I am not happy with it at all now.  The good news is that I have definitely grown as a writer in the past 6 months.  The bad news is that I have to rewrite the chapter.  What do you do when your own standards keep getting higher as you are writing?  I don't even know how many times I have revised my book - its approaching edit # 4 or 5...when do you say stop and submit?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 09, 2014, 05:54:28 PM
Three words!!
WHoho!!

Well as long as they were three good ones.  ;D


646 on Mon, 0 yesterday, 250 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 12, 2014, 11:51:45 AM
346 on Thr, 0 on Fri. Not a great week by any standard, but still the best one I've had in ages. Will push on and try to do better in the weeks that follow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 15, 2014, 03:07:24 PM
0 on Mon, but 679 today. Will keep plodding on.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 16, 2014, 01:49:57 PM
1179 today. Yay for me!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Akasha on April 17, 2014, 08:11:27 PM
Hi guys. I'm new here but I've read some of your topics and decided to post something myself  :D
I don't constantly write (and I'm not only ashamed of it but also it causes me great pain) because I'm a student and projects that i have to do for my lectures are taking me longer than I expect sometimes.

Today I wrote 2000 words but 0 in the last month. I hope I'll be able to keep up with at least 2k words these days since I am in a short holiday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Wizardly-K9 on April 18, 2014, 04:40:38 AM
I keep up around a solid 500 words every day, usually. Some days the well comes up dry, but let's not count those.  :-X
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Akasha on April 18, 2014, 11:05:28 PM
906 words. I hope to write the same amount tomorrow :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on April 18, 2014, 11:52:41 PM
In an oddly superb day, I was able to put out 860 words in forty minutes. It has never happened before, so I'm very proud of myself!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 19, 2014, 01:42:28 PM
I don't constantly write (and I'm not only ashamed of it but also it causes me great pain) because I'm a student and projects that i have to do for my lectures are taking me longer than I expect sometimes.

I wouldn't worry and you definitely shouldn't feel ashamed, after all as a student your studies have to come first, plus presumably your only going to be a student for a limited time, but you can write for a lifetime.

Anyway, if not writing really does cause you pain how about writing a little, but often instead of 2000 word sittings. I think 250 words is one page, and a page a day will get you further than you think. Especially if you need to dedicate time, effort, and mental energy to your studies. Oh, and hello and welcome to the forum.  :)

0 for me on Thr, 511 for Fri, and 541 today. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 21, 2014, 10:53:20 AM
568. Plenty for a Bank Holiday Monday. ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on April 21, 2014, 08:49:22 PM
451, between work meetings.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Akasha on April 21, 2014, 09:58:28 PM
I don't constantly write (and I'm not only ashamed of it but also it causes me great pain) because I'm a student and projects that i have to do for my lectures are taking me longer than I expect sometimes.

I wouldn't worry and you definitely shouldn't feel ashamed, after all as a student your studies have to come first, plus presumably your only going to be a student for a limited time, but you can write for a lifetime.

Anyway, if not writing really does cause you pain how about writing a little, but often instead of 2000 word sittings. I think 250 words is one page, and a page a day will get you further than you think. Especially if you need to dedicate time, effort, and mental energy to your studies. Oh, and hello and welcome to the forum.  :)

0 for me on Thr, 511 for Fri, and 541 today.

Yeah, you are right about writing a page per day, especially if I work on translating completed works in English (I'm a non-native English speaker). I often get tired because it requires special attention and also I have to work with a dictionary if I don't know a word or something.

These days I haven't touched a keyboard or a pen because I have celebrated Easter  and I was away :D :D but I'll satisfy my thirst of writing tomorrow.

Thank you for your warm welcome  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 24, 2014, 02:37:31 AM
0 for me on Tiw's day, a paltry 335 on Woden's day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 26, 2014, 09:34:48 AM
0 on both Thor's day, and Freya's day, but a solid Saturn's day 612 today. See you next week writing peeps.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on April 26, 2014, 05:00:48 PM
So, horror story this morning.  I got up, made myself some coffee and toast, sat down in my office with the windows wide open (to enjoy the lovely weather), and opened up my laptop - determined to utterly beat Chapter 9 into submission by 1pm.  And...

My last revision is gone.  Seriously.  Gone.

I must have accidentally closed it in a hurry at work (I write in the mornings before my meetings begin) and neglected to save it.  So no one to blame but me but WOW did that ever suck.  The good news is that it was only 2 hours worth of work.  The bad news is that IT WAS TWO HOURS WORTH OF WORK.

Chapter 9 and I are going to war.  Today.   >:(

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 28, 2014, 07:56:22 AM
So, horror story this morning.  I got up, made myself some coffee and toast, sat down in my office with the windows wide open (to enjoy the lovely weather), and opened up my laptop - determined to utterly beat Chapter 9 into submission by 1pm.  And...

My last revision is gone.  Seriously.  Gone.

I must have accidentally closed it in a hurry at work (I write in the mornings before my meetings begin) and neglected to save it.  So no one to blame but me but WOW did that ever suck.  The good news is that it was only 2 hours worth of work.  The bad news is that IT WAS TWO HOURS WORTH OF WORK.

Chapter 9 and I are going to war.  Today.   >:(

Nasty! Are you using Word? if so you when it's open you can click the office button and see a list of recent docs. Anyway, commiserations. I've done the same in the past and it 'doth sucketh mucheth' to paraphrase the bard.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on April 28, 2014, 04:31:22 PM
So, horror story this morning.  I got up, made myself some coffee and toast, sat down in my office with the windows wide open (to enjoy the lovely weather), and opened up my laptop - determined to utterly beat Chapter 9 into submission by 1pm.  And...

My last revision is gone.  Seriously.  Gone.

I must have accidentally closed it in a hurry at work (I write in the mornings before my meetings begin) and neglected to save it.  So no one to blame but me but WOW did that ever suck.  The good news is that it was only 2 hours worth of work.  The bad news is that IT WAS TWO HOURS WORTH OF WORK.

Chapter 9 and I are going to war.  Today.   >:(

Nasty! Are you using Word? if so you when it's open you can click the office button and see a list of recent docs. Anyway, commiserations. I've done the same in the past and it 'doth sucketh mucheth' to paraphrase the bard.

Yeah, I am using Word.  I searched and searched and couldn't find it anywhere...  However, all is good.  I was so angry that I banged out that chapter in just under four hours.  Lots of curse words came out of my office that afternoon.   :) 

Luckily, I remembered most of what I had written and I think it was better the second time around anyway.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on April 30, 2014, 01:11:13 AM
Managed 2263 words today! Rewrote an entire chapter that didn't feel right even after several edits. Very satisfied with the result!  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 30, 2014, 06:02:15 PM
Managed 2263 words today!

He shoots he scores! Nice one.

Nowt fer me Monday and Tuesday, and a piddling 387 today. Need to get a good session in tomorrow.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on May 01, 2014, 01:50:59 AM
1299 today. It's easier because I'm mainly doing rewritings of scenes I have pictured for a long time, so the words cause less of a strain to come out.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on May 01, 2014, 09:24:59 PM
1299 today. It's easier because I'm mainly doing rewritings of scenes I have pictured for a long time, so the words cause less of a strain to come out.

Don't you just love it when you have a clear picture like that - when you know exactly what you want?  I know I do.

Chapter 9 has been laid to rest.  DONE!  In four months, I have edited 43,000 words in my 133,000 word manuscript.  Just a little bit every day and eventually I will get there.   I can see the end....kind of...  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: R.M.S on May 03, 2014, 10:00:48 AM
Gosh that's a lot of words! How long does it take you to write a book on average or does it depend on the book?
I wrote mine in bits and bobs so it took years, I have never tried to write one flat out like this. Maybe my next one I will give it a go  ;D
 “A sword that is a labour of length is sharper and far more reliable than one made in haste.” - Araman
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on May 03, 2014, 11:30:38 AM
Gosh that's a lot of words! How long does it take you to write a book on average or does it depend on the book?
I wrote mine in bits and bobs so it took years, I have never tried to write one flat out like this. Maybe my next one I will give it a go  ;D

The manuscript I am currently working on took me 8 months to write, amounting to a total of 160,000 words. But I have been doing major rewritings since then, so I wouldn't say that the book is written only because the first draft is completed. I'm certain that if you write less, is because you take more time to think of each sentence; I prefer to write like a madman, and beautify the work afterwards  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: R.M.S on May 03, 2014, 12:24:00 PM
Quote
I prefer to write like a madman, and beautify the work afterwards
I like doing a similar thing with bullet point type writing where I briefly say what is happening then go back and describe it later.
I have to be in the right mood to describe things as I hate repeating myself in what I write.

Do you write from beginning to end all the way through or jump around? For example, if I get a good idea I'll be writing say, chapter 15 before Iv'e reached or even thought of chapter 5! Then attach them together later.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on May 03, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
Gosh that's a lot of words! How long does it take you to write a book on average or does it depend on the book?
I wrote mine in bits and bobs so it took years, I have never tried to write one flat out like this. Maybe my next one I will give it a go  ;D
 “A sword that is a labour of length is sharper and far more reliable than one made in haste.” - Araman

I've been working on this book for about 2.5 years. It is my first attempt at writing a full length novel. Believe it or not, it used to be longer! I completed the first draft after about 8 months of writing and it's been mostly revisions since then- plot, character development, voice, etc. I think it's good to try to get the first draft out and not nitpick at that stage. Writing is mostly about revision and quite a bit of depth and beauty comes after months of pondering your first draft and going back to massage certain areas. Also world building takes time...if you want to create a truly unique and believable place with culture, politics, religion,etc. I think I've also learned a lot in the past 2.5 years, so hopefully my next book will come more easily as I've given many things much thought already.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on May 04, 2014, 12:28:21 AM
Do you write from beginning to end all the way through or jump around? For example, if I get a good idea I'll be writing say, chapter 15 before Iv'e reached or even thought of chapter 5! Then attach them together later.  :)

I prefer following an orderly approach, and don't fool around too much with the order of the chapters. When I plan the later parts of the book, and I want to write some nice scene I may have in store there, I use it as a bribe to get the previous writing done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 05, 2014, 01:59:18 PM
Another good Bank Holiday Monday session for me: 2061 words today. Yay!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 06, 2014, 12:09:29 PM
516 today, could do more, but need to work up some notes for another story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 07, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
541 today, and still haven't got around to working up the notes for that other story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on May 08, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
Revamped Chapter 10 this week.  Edited 2,000 words yesterday and 2,700 today.  One more pass and I'm on to Chapter 11.  Feeling good this week.  Something in my coffee is working.   ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 21, 2014, 03:53:14 AM
It's been, what, five months since I've seriously sat down to write? Wow.

Edited chapter 1 today (and yesterday). Wrote a new prologue as well. Got a lot of new ideas for this new draft. Even got a big dry erase board for the thoughts. Gonna be a long productive next few months.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on May 23, 2014, 03:46:57 AM
I worked like a bat out of hell to get the first draft of The Foxwood Chronicles done and finally did that yesterday. I'm going to sit back and think about it a bit and let someone else read it to give their thoughts before I start editing and it will need some major editing. In the meantime I'll keep on polishing Realmspace, because I still think it's good and can work, despite being part of the current anathema of portal fantasy. I'll take another look when that's done and my self publish it. I seem to average about 300 words of editing a day with Realmspace.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Andrew Laseen on May 25, 2014, 06:05:01 PM
Nailed 574 words today after several weeks of no writing. Total wordcount 64,374. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ransonwrites on May 28, 2014, 06:21:20 PM
I'm in the red, today. Wrote 1900 plus the other night but today hacked that down to just under 1500 for this months short story competition. So, really, I suspect it doesn't count  :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on May 28, 2014, 09:12:52 PM
After about a 2 week hiatus, I managed to get 2,800 words on paper today.  Wrote a new scene into my existing manuscript, so now will have to deal with the "ripple effect" it will cause throughout the book.  I think it was worth it though.  I think.   
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on May 29, 2014, 12:18:28 AM
After about a 2 week hiatus, I managed to get 2,800 words on paper today.  Wrote a new scene into my existing manuscript, so now will have to deal with the "ripple effect" it will cause throughout the book.  I think it was worth it though.  I think.
Very much off topic, but for some reason I initially read that as 'nipple effect' and wondered why it would cause a problem for the rest of the book.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on May 29, 2014, 01:18:57 AM
HAHAHA!  If that's how you want to read it, then let it be so. 


Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Kim ten Tusscher on May 29, 2014, 10:05:56 PM
I have no clue how many words I wrote today, but I started on the first chapter of my new novel.  ;D I already wrote a lot for this book, but they're just bits and pieces from everywhere in the story. So it feels good to have started on the beginning. (Or should I say, went further where I left at the ending of the first book of the series?)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on July 07, 2014, 04:00:45 PM
675 today. Part of a scene that might get cut, but annoyingly it's one of those situations where I have to write it anyway, cos I won't really know if it needs to be cut until I finish a first draft. Still whatever happens it's nice to get words down; beyond note taking and plot planning not done much since April.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on July 18, 2014, 07:37:15 PM
Spent the week completely re-writing my first 2 chapters, so about 6,500 words...  So glad I did it.  Well worth the effort.  Feeling good...   ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AzWingsFan on July 21, 2014, 11:27:34 AM
About 700 words. At nearly 7,000 words. Prologue/chp 1
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Lily of Loch Lorinne on July 24, 2014, 11:55:13 PM
About 375. Still working on my chapter three. I need at least another 1K in this chapter before moving on to the next.

Lilly
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: GarethC on July 27, 2014, 08:52:20 PM
Am quite chuffed, got 1200 or so done today and have put the first draft of act one to bed at 20,000
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on July 30, 2014, 08:03:03 AM
I've mostly been trying to recover that magic I felt when finishing my first novella. I used to be stuck with short stories, then figured out how to write longer work.

I've kind of been in a bit of a poetry slump. (Writing nothing but for weeks.)

I had to use two maps for that project.:P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ladygreen on August 08, 2014, 04:36:38 PM
Do negative numbers count?  Minus 500!  Editing.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on August 12, 2014, 09:45:06 PM
Got 1,100 words done in my next short story. Science fiction though. I seem to fluctuate between science fiction and fairy tales. Which explains why my SF gradually became subtler.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Newway12 on August 13, 2014, 03:11:34 AM
1,372 words. The chapter I'm working on was really a obstacle to get through, but in hindsight its shaping up to be my favorite chapter.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yuan François on August 13, 2014, 03:13:18 AM
Two words.

....More than yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on August 17, 2014, 05:37:51 AM
Nothing. I'm between projects at the moment, so I'm reading a bunch to recharge the creative muscles.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on August 21, 2014, 02:06:31 PM
Been struggling to get anything down recently, but managed 671 words that flowed freely, and finished off a scene in a short story. It's a Swords & Sorcery yarn in a fantasy India setting with the (terrible) working title: Lakshmi and the Fool Prince.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on August 25, 2014, 02:05:53 PM
Got around 530 words finished yesterday. Genre experimental thing, that crosses between science fiction and fantasy in a way that's not quite either.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Timothy L. Cerepaka on August 30, 2014, 09:59:38 PM
According to my notes, I wrote 4,281 words.

A good writing day, if I do say so myself.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: shadowsherald on September 01, 2014, 11:47:19 PM
Managed to add 10,000 to my draft in the last three days, but now I'm running out of stuff to put in, 2,500 short of the magic 100k :(

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 03, 2014, 02:08:33 PM
Still on the Indian fantasy story, a new scene started, and a steady 550 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 04, 2014, 02:07:22 PM
542 today. Nice to be able to hit 500 two days running, been struggling a bit lately.
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Post by: DDRRead on September 08, 2014, 06:56:52 PM
Just 326 today, but it's a page and better than a poke in the eye.
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Post by: AzWingsFan on September 09, 2014, 09:41:01 AM
Didnt have the time today unfortunately. But will be sending a submission for the Blackguards anthology soon so ive been doing some thinking of the details the last few days.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on September 18, 2014, 05:43:22 AM
Wrote about 900 words today (significantly more if you count blog posts). It was part of a first chapter of an epic fantasy. I don't know where it's going, but hopefully I'll be able to write some more.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on September 22, 2014, 12:48:05 AM
No writing today, but I've been doing some editing. I'm almost ready to do some querying.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on September 26, 2014, 05:00:40 AM
More editing today.
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Post by: Jon.M.Jones on October 13, 2014, 04:44:35 AM
I think I did about 120, but to tell you the truth I've been locked away in my room absorbing novels and writing articles. I need to get my creative juices going again but I stopped for awhile and recently got back into it.

I wanted to ask fellow users here, what keeps you all motivated especially at times when you think everything is going south?
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Post by: DDRRead on October 13, 2014, 12:18:06 PM
642 today. Halfway through a relatively slow scene in my Fantasy India short story.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on October 14, 2014, 02:38:15 AM
I didn't write anything today, but I sent out a query.
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Post by: DDRRead on October 14, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
503 today. One scene finished another started.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on October 26, 2014, 10:52:59 PM
I've written about 2,000 words today. Might write more if I figure out what happens next. Or I might write a bit in a different project, or maybe do some revision work. I have a lot of options.
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Post by: DDRRead on November 26, 2014, 04:53:35 PM
560 today. Still chipping away at the Bollywood fantasy yarn.
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Post by: SarahW on November 26, 2014, 10:28:26 PM

Grand total 33K. Though only 750 words yesterday.
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Post by: DDRRead on November 27, 2014, 01:19:30 PM
New scene started, 593 words today.
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Post by: DDRRead on December 08, 2014, 11:48:13 AM
295 Numberwang today. Might have time for more later.
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Post by: DDRRead on December 10, 2014, 03:43:11 PM
Let it be noted that on this day; the tenth day of December in the year of our Lord twenty-fourteen AD that the scribe know only as 'Fatty' did put forth Five-hundred and eleven of the Queen's good and noble English words. Let it also be noted he was in a very silly mood. Verily.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 12, 2014, 04:45:07 AM
I got close to 3,000 words written today. We'll see if I can do some more before the day is over.
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Post by: ravenoak on December 14, 2014, 11:51:52 PM
2843 today. Hoping I can get another 2K in, but possibly not. I really need to go to the grocery store.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 15, 2014, 08:10:36 AM
About 2,700. My goal was 3,000, but I did have to work.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 20, 2014, 12:08:52 AM
4,000 today (2,500 in one project, 1,500 in another). Yesterday, I managed 7,000 doing the same thing. I probably could get that today, but now I have to go to work.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on December 22, 2014, 04:25:21 AM
Been writing daily for a few weeks, but went back to an old project today. Finally. Felt good to add another 1K to my baby. Though stringing the plot together without nary a note in sight was not fun. Finished a chapter, too. But 3-pagers aren't much to note.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 22, 2014, 06:10:44 AM
Got about 5,000 words today. 4,500 on my upper MG fantasy. 500 on my epic fantasy.
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Post by: SarahW on December 29, 2014, 04:47:43 AM
Well technically I got around 250 words done. Though it's half of a new story, it feels like an add on to a dark nonsense story I was already working on.

I often find this is the case, which makes me wonder why I bother naming characters at times.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 31, 2014, 05:10:43 AM
Today was a very productive day in the upper middle grade fantasy. I wrote a little over 10,000 words.
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Post by: SarahW on December 31, 2014, 08:56:31 PM
I think instead of writing, I'm going to focus on a more efficient way to plot for me. Like I'm starting to think of my novellas as two chapter books in one. That gives me about 20,000 words to work with.^^
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Post by: AndrewMelvin on January 03, 2015, 08:24:50 PM
No writing, but a lot of planning, thinking, and kicking around ideas. All of it is necessary (at least for me), but only some of it was exciting...
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Post by: SarahW on January 05, 2015, 04:11:31 AM
I wrote 2,200 words over a period of three days. I find writing short fiction, and focusing less on trying to do a novel increases my productivity.
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Post by: DDRRead on January 05, 2015, 12:27:08 PM
Happy New Year writing peeps! 631 for me today. Not a bad start to a new week and a new year (by my standards that is).
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Post by: DDRRead on January 06, 2015, 04:05:18 PM
Justa a page today (255 words), not much, but better than a poke in the eye and two days in a row is a good thing for me lately.
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Post by: DDRRead on January 07, 2015, 12:40:59 PM
527 on Woden's day. That's three days on the bounce now. Yay.
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Post by: RussetDivinity on January 08, 2015, 05:23:00 AM
Not much, sadly. At the moment, I'm just over 500 words (509 if you want specifics), and I probably won't get much more done tonight, since I'm calling it a day soon. Hopefully once I get more into a routine I'll be able to find more time for writing, but lately I've been watching Star Trek on my computer.

Oh, well. I wrote just about 3k every day for December, so I think I can give myself a week or so to rest.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 10, 2015, 11:03:33 PM
I've managed a little under 3,000 words today. I'm glad I got back to something approaching my normal productivity.
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Post by: DDRRead on January 12, 2015, 02:31:08 PM
Just 334 today. Will do for a non-motivated rainy Monday morning.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 14, 2015, 05:41:11 AM
Nearly 5,000. The story's starting to get good, and I love writing my antagonist.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 14, 2015, 09:09:21 PM
I've managed about 500 words today, and that's probably all I'll get because I have to work the rest of the day.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 16, 2015, 05:21:22 AM
About 2,500 words. I actually wrote it all in a little over an hour. It was an action scene, and those always flow easily for me.
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Post by: AineCole on January 16, 2015, 08:24:20 PM
Hey all, I know I'm late to the game here but love the idea of this thread (I'm new to the site, really enjoying it so far). Accountability is where it's at. I got through about 1,000 words yesterday, but none today so far (too busy at work). Shooting for another 1,000 tonight.
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Post by: Henry Dale on January 26, 2015, 03:50:32 PM
I never count words on a daily basis though Word tells me over 50k at the moment in total. I rather base myself on how far in the plot I am and how much I still have to do. I'm slowly crawling to the end of my first book :p Hope I get my first edit done in 2015.
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Post by: DDRRead on January 28, 2015, 03:53:29 PM
A modest 330 today. Need to get more momentum going.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 29, 2015, 01:38:17 AM
About 4,000 so far.
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Post by: DDRRead on January 29, 2015, 05:09:09 PM
595 today. Flowed nice and easy.
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Post by: Yora on January 31, 2015, 11:04:57 PM
600 word first draft for a new story idea I have.

It's kind of a deconstruction of the young heroine with great magic powers leading an army to victory and good for easily 10,000 words. That sounds even much harder than the other ideas I've already put on hold to be tackled once I got some more practice with simple stories.  :o
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Post by: DDRRead on February 02, 2015, 05:53:45 PM
Only time for 348 today.
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Post by: JMack on February 09, 2015, 01:33:54 AM
About 2,000 word so far today. A new attempt at a story I've been working on in my head and a bit on paper for the last few months.  And writing this post as procrastination vs. writing more before bed :-)
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Post by: RussetDivinity on February 09, 2015, 02:53:14 AM
Only a few hundred words of actual writing, I'm afraid, but I did edit a short story, so the day wasn't entirely useless. (I also had a fight with my printer, or I would have done a fair bit more editing.)
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Post by: JMack on February 09, 2015, 09:54:39 PM
Another 2,000 words.  I posted two chapters in the "to be reviewed" section if anyone is interested.

And another 859.  I'm stopping short of 3,000 total, mid scene, to give myself a place to start easily tomorrow, when I'll have three hours to wait for my flight.
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Post by: bookish_fantasy on February 18, 2015, 01:20:20 AM
A little over 2,000.
Current word count is about 52k.  :)
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on February 18, 2015, 01:42:39 AM
I've written about 4,000 words today. I'm torn on whether I want to write more.
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Post by: DDRRead on February 23, 2015, 03:44:45 PM
A quick 314 in between all the other rubbish I have to do today. :D
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Post by: DDRRead on February 24, 2015, 10:42:31 AM
517 words today. Nearing the end of a pivotal scene ad about halfway through my Hindu fantasy short. Well I say short, it was meant to be a 6k short pulp story in the Lester Dent mold, but I'm on scene 12 and that's 4k, and only halfway through the story, so it's more likely t be a novella at this point. I mean I cut a lot in rewrites, but not that much.
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Post by: Yora on February 25, 2015, 11:40:43 AM
Just finished a 4,000 word nonfiction article about bad design in roleplaying games.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on February 27, 2015, 12:43:01 AM
I think I wrote somewhere between 500 and 1,000 words on a middle grade fantasy. Not my greatest output. But I also sent out four query letters and did some other things I've been putting off.
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Post by: JMack on February 27, 2015, 03:21:54 AM
936 very tough words, now 3,585 into working title "The Scrivener's Daughter."  At a guess, we're talking 50,000 words for what's in my mind.  If I get there, this will be the first book I've ever completed (at least as a first draft).
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Post by: JMack on March 01, 2015, 02:43:51 AM
936 very tough words, now 3,585 into working title "The Scrivener's Daughter."  At a guess, we're talking 50,000 words for what's in my mind.  If I get there, this will be the first book I've ever completed (at least as a first draft).
Now 5,142 after some writing yesterday and today. Did a lot of re-write, which I know you're not supposed to do with a first draft, but things are getting clearer and I need to have a clean start. There's another 500 words of notes abut the next scene, and the first sentence of the next chapter with a new POV character. Somehow, the book has gone from being called "The Patterner's Daughter" to "The Scrivener's Daughter" to "The Wolf in the East" and from a long short story idea to a full novel in a world that can fit a lot of tales, I think.

Time for bed.
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Post by: JRTroughton on March 01, 2015, 09:08:48 AM
1,300 or so, yesterday. Almost finished off the latest short.
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Post by: DDRRead on March 03, 2015, 03:22:26 PM
Zilch yesterday, 398 today.
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Post by: markwill212 on March 04, 2015, 02:08:38 AM
This has been an eye opening for me. Planning to write in the future. Thanks!
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Post by: JMack on March 04, 2015, 02:51:57 AM
The last two days, I've written about 2,500 words and completed the first draft of chapter 1.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what happens in chapter 2, and feel as though I copped out and brought my hero to a milk-toast imitation of Hobbiton in the last 100 words of the story.

Oh well, I guess that's what 2nd drafts are for.  :-\
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Post by: Raptori on March 04, 2015, 03:15:19 AM
The last two days, I've written about 2,500 words and completed the first draft of chapter 1.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what happens in chapter 2, and feel as though I copped out and brought my hero to a milk-toast imitation of Hobbiton in the last 100 words of the story.

Oh well, I guess that's what 2nd drafts are for.  :-\
We have the first four or five chapters outlined (projected roughly 15-20k words), but don't feel comfortable diving in yet since we don't know exactly what happens after that... guess we're much further towards the planning part of the spectrum  :P
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Post by: Justan Henner on March 04, 2015, 03:49:30 AM
This is why we need that writing group  ;). This might be unwanted advice, but I feel like I should give it because it is advice I would have loved when I first started writing.

...and feel as though I copped out and brought my hero to a milk-toast imitation of Hobbiton in the last 100 words of the story.

I get this feeling all the time. A lot of the time when I get this feeling, it pans itself out the longer I work. The further you get into the story the more you know what elements need to go where (for example, what info needs to come asap, what needs to be broken into bits and fed over time, what themes need to go where). I wouldn't stress over this part, it'll come as you think, but one of the keys to this, (at least for me) plotting and planning just isn't the same as doing the deed itself. There's a certain inspiration that only strikes while you're putting words on paper, so the advice I would give to solve both those problems, is even though:

Unfortunately, I have no idea what happens in chapter 2,

Don't let that stop you from writing. I know this isn't true for everyone, but most people I've worked with (myself included) I think I have no idea where I want to go, but once I start working, it turns out to be a failure of discipline or morale. It's amazing how much comes to you if you can just set aside the worry, and just sit down and work. Sometimes it's a slow process. My current project, something has felt off for about a month now. I couldn't place what the problem was, the whole project just felt wrong, and I was starting to hate it, and then just today I had an idea that solved all my problems. It does happen, and sometimes it happens weeks after you identify the problem, sometimes it happens in 30 seconds, the key is to just keep going.

Any-who, hope the unwanted advice is useful haha. Until the writing group is solidified, feel free to PM me if you'd like someone to read it over. (That goes for anyone btw. I don't know what help I can give, but I'd love to do what I can.)
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Post by: JMack on March 04, 2015, 11:08:43 AM
This is why we need that writing group  ;). This might be unwanted advice, but I feel like I should give it because it is advice I would have loved when I first started writing.

...and feel as though I copped out and brought my hero to a milk-toast imitation of Hobbiton in the last 100 words of the story.

I get this feeling all the time. A lot of the time when I get this feeling, it pans itself out the longer I work. The further you get into the story the more you know what elements need to go where (for example, what info needs to come asap, what needs to be broken into bits and fed over time, what themes need to go where). I wouldn't stress over this part, it'll come as you think, but one of the keys to this, (at least for me) plotting and planning just isn't the same as doing the deed itself. There's a certain inspiration that only strikes while you're putting words on paper, so the advice I would give to solve both those problems, is even though:

Unfortunately, I have no idea what happens in chapter 2,

Don't let that stop you from writing. I know this isn't true for everyone, but most people I've worked with (myself included) I think I have no idea where I want to go, but once I start working, it turns out to be a failure of discipline or morale. It's amazing how much comes to you if you can just set aside the worry, and just sit down and work. Sometimes it's a slow process. My current project, something has felt off for about a month now. I couldn't place what the problem was, the whole project just felt wrong, and I was starting to hate it, and then just today I had an idea that solved all my problems. It does happen, and sometimes it happens weeks after you identify the problem, sometimes it happens in 30 seconds, the key is to just keep going.

Any-who, hope the unwanted advice is useful haha. Until the writing group is solidified, feel free to PM me if you'd like someone to read it over. (That goes for anyone btw. I don't know what help I can give, but I'd love to do what I can.)
Karma to you, friend.  Thank you for the advice and the offer.  You might just get stuck with something from me for your TBR pile. :)
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Post by: Justan Henner on March 04, 2015, 07:31:47 PM
Of course, as I said, I'd be happy to offer what help I can, and I wouldn't feel as though I was 'stuck' with reading your work or that of anyone else. I'll admit, one of the reasons I like to read the posts in the critique section, is because when you are able to identify something you like or dislike in someone else's work, it helps you to identify your own strengths and weaknesses, so don't think it would be a burden for me. For me, it's just part of learning myself.
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Post by: Yora on March 04, 2015, 09:05:43 PM
I wrote six words. But these six words are names for cities, so I am very proud. I always lose the interest to straighten up my notes when I have to write something in reference to "that other place I still don't have a name for". And I don't feel like actual storywriting if I still have not figured out what the people and groups that appear in it are called.
This is actually considerable progress. (I already got all the ethnicities and rivers named. Yay!)
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Post by: Henry Dale on March 05, 2015, 07:13:03 AM
I actually just finished writing the first version of my novel 2 days ago...
Now to torment everyone I know into reading it and fishing out the no doubt myriad of grammar and spelling mistakes + plot holes.
Suddenly people lose interest when you ask them to actually read the 190 page (A4) monstrosity you've been working on for all this time :p
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Post by: JMack on March 05, 2015, 01:50:04 PM
I actually just finished writing the first version of my novel 2 days ago...
Now to torment everyone I know into reading it and fishing out the no doubt myriad of grammar and spelling mistakes + plot holes.
Suddenly people lose interest when you ask them to actually read the 190 page (A4) monstrosity you've been working on for all this time :p
Brilliant! I can only hope I can say this a few months ago.
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Post by: Henry Dale on March 05, 2015, 05:40:34 PM
I actually just finished writing the first version of my novel 2 days ago...
Now to torment everyone I know into reading it and fishing out the no doubt myriad of grammar and spelling mistakes + plot holes.
Suddenly people lose interest when you ask them to actually read the 190 page (A4) monstrosity you've been working on for all this time :p
Brilliant! I can only hope I can say this a few months ago.

First time anyone's actually reading the thing, so I'm kinda curious as to the reactions. Waiting weeks till people finish >.<

You'll get there yourself, just keep going!
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Post by: DDRRead on March 05, 2015, 07:11:24 PM
A quick 370 before dinner, and that's scene 12 finished. I think I've broke the back of this one as I think there are only two major scenes to go now.
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Post by: Wizard Police on March 06, 2015, 02:25:50 AM
For the past 3 days I've written 3000 words a day more or less.

I bought this tea called Calm Spirit Ginseng Tea in a small tea shop in Chinatown in LA. The owner said students from USC come to the shop and buy the tea when exams come. And man does it work. It's like all my creative road blocks inside my brain just free themselves up, and I just write write write without stopping.
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Post by: JMack on March 06, 2015, 03:05:08 AM
For the past 3 days I've written 3000 words a day more or less.

I bought this tea called Calm Spirit Ginseng Tea in a small tea shop in Chinatown in LA. The owner said students from USC come to the shop and buy the tea when exams come. And man does it work. It's like all my creative road blocks inside my brain just free themselves up, and I just write write write without stopping.
Tea. Really? Sounds like some other leafy substance ;)
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Post by: JMack on March 06, 2015, 03:06:00 AM
1,127 words this evening. Am into chapter 2, seeing just a few feet in front of me through the fog, but making progress.
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Post by: JMack on March 07, 2015, 11:59:32 PM
Another 1,217 words. Over 10,000 now.
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Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 12, 2015, 04:16:52 AM
I wrote about 2,000 words today in the middle grade fantasy.
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Post by: Nora on March 16, 2015, 05:05:36 AM
I spent the morning reading in my head over and over again different chapters I "know" about but haven't started to write at all.
I did stop my work to make a single note though, so here is all I wrote today :
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"Is that kid reliable?" Malcolm asked as the door closed. Sybil snorted.
"If I wanted your body buried, he's the one I would send out with a shovel."

Tadaaah! Two lines! Now, maybe, I'll go and post in the "how much did you not write today" thread.  :-X
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Post by: JMack on March 16, 2015, 11:16:58 AM
I spent the morning reading in my head over and over again different chapters I "know" about but haven't started to write at all.
I did stop my work to make a single note though, so here is all I wrote today :
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"Is that kid reliable?" Malcolm asked as the door closed. Sybil snorted.
"If I wanted your body buried, he's the one I would send out with a shovel."

Tadaaah! Two lines! Now, maybe, I'll go and post in the "how much did you not write today" thread.  :-X
Love the shovel line!
This is the "official" thread  of course, of long-standing and stickiness. Mine is for whining, moping and actively avoiding writing by crafting brilliant posts like: "Nada" or "Zilch" or "Bupkiss". In fact, I think we need a multilingual thread about how you express zero in the most terse and off-hand way. Now that could be some serious avoidance fodder.
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Post by: Nora on March 16, 2015, 11:54:37 AM
Mine is for whining, moping and actively avoiding writing by crafting brilliant posts like: "Nada" or "Zilch" or "Bupkiss". In fact, I think we need a multilingual thread about how you express zero in the most terse and off-hand way. Now that could be some serious avoidance fodder.

Aha. Maybe next time I'll honor your thread properly by posting an empty post. The most absolute Niet gesture thanks to the auto log in of the forum that'll allow me to get in without even typing a password. How'd that be?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Conan on March 20, 2015, 11:40:53 PM
5,500 today and counting. Plus, one completed professional review.

20,000 since Monday.

Daily average: typically about 3,400

usually over about 6 hours, plus 2 hours for editing.

First published novel took 6 weeks to complete 114,000 words.

Second book is taking much longer, as most of my time is wasted for agent query, self-marketing and the annoyance of my other full time job, plus 2 screaming kids.

c
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Post by: Raptori on March 20, 2015, 11:48:40 PM
5,500 today and counting. Plus, one completed professional review.

20,000 since Monday.

Daily average: typically about 3,400

usually over about 6 hours, plus 2 hours for editing.

First published novel took 6 weeks to complete 114,000 words.

Second book is taking much longer, as most of my time is wasted for agent query, self-marketing and the annoyance of my other full time job, plus 2 screaming kids.

c
Great numbers, once we've got some priority projects out of the way hopefully we can join you up there  ;)
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Post by: Yora on March 21, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
I just leave this here...  :D

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/237594da61fa28e4e5455ff4666d2dbb/tumblr_nk306n7L7o1qdjpm4o1_500.gif)
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Post by: Nora on March 22, 2015, 11:50:02 AM
Woohoo.
666 words (no joke!) on a short story still to finish and started another co-authored, topping it all to 900+ words today. All just for fun.
It's really a great feeling. The more I write the funnier it gets.
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Post by: JMack on April 06, 2015, 11:31:05 AM
I wrote about 1,500 words over the weekend, finishing a draft of my April story contest submission. Three family members read it and said...um, what?

So I re-wrote about 1,500 words over weekend.
Have to find some new family members.
I mean, new first time readers.  ;)
I mean, for this story. To see if they get it. Yeah. That's it.   8)

Then I wrote 270 words of a new short story: The Goats of Anoch Tilgally, which as readers of another thread know abbreviates to GOAT. Thank you @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). (Who all have no spaces in their names, can be summoned and are not the Devil  ;D. See yet another thread.)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 06, 2015, 01:05:46 PM
Then I wrote 270 words of a new short story: The Goats of Anoch Tilgally, which as readers of another thread know abbreviates to GOAT. Thank you @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). (Who all have no spaces in their names, can be summoned and are not the Devil  ;D . See yet another thread.)
J-Mack, is that what they call multithreading?  ;D

Sorry for off-topic joking. I couldn't help myself...

But to stay on topic, I have written nothing but this post today. I'm planning on writing something tomorrow, though. Or the day after. Or sometime soon... ish. :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 06, 2015, 01:10:58 PM
Then I wrote 270 words of a new short story: The Goats of Anoch Tilgally, which as readers of another thread know abbreviates to GOAT. Thank you @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). (Who all have no spaces in their names, can be summoned and are not the Devil  ;D . See yet another thread.)
J-Mack, is that what they call multithreading?  ;D

Sorry for off-topic joking. I couldn't help myself...

But to stay on topic, I have written nothing but this post today. I'm planning on writing something tomorrow, though. Or the day after. Or sometime soon... ish. :-\
Maybe this response should be moved to the "Avoiding Writing" thread   ;)
And, "multi-threading". Love it.   ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 07, 2015, 03:44:41 PM
Then I wrote 270 words of a new short story: The Goats of Anoch Tilgally, which as readers of another thread know abbreviates to GOAT. Thank you @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). (Who all have no spaces in their names, can be summoned and are not the Devil  ;D . See yet another thread.)
J-Mack, is that what they call multithreading?  ;D

Sorry for off-topic joking. I couldn't help myself...

But to stay on topic, I have written nothing but this post today. I'm planning on writing something tomorrow, though. Or the day after. Or sometime soon... ish. :-\
Maybe this response should be moved to the "Avoiding Writing" thread   ;)
And, "multi-threading". Love it.   ;D
Today I wrote some 400 words of a short story featuring the Merchant from my Sci-Fi contest entry. 400 is not as much as I would have liked, but at least now I can post to this thread without feeling out of place.  ;)

(And to try to derail this thread... again...)
Can anyone tell me if there is some regional (or obscure) difference between the use of multithreading and multi-threading, because I see both used? Is it just a matter of personal preference?
(Please try to include an actual on-topic part to your post if you decide to answer the question above.)  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on April 07, 2015, 04:07:12 PM
Then I wrote 270 words of a new short story: The Goats of Anoch Tilgally, which as readers of another thread know abbreviates to GOAT. Thank you @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148). (Who all have no spaces in their names, can be summoned and are not the Devil  ;D . See yet another thread.)
J-Mack, is that what they call multithreading?  ;D

Sorry for off-topic joking. I couldn't help myself...

But to stay on topic, I have written nothing but this post today. I'm planning on writing something tomorrow, though. Or the day after. Or sometime soon... ish. :-\
Maybe this response should be moved to the "Avoiding Writing" thread   ;)
And, "multi-threading". Love it.   ;D
Today I wrote some 400 words of a short story featuring the Merchant from my Sci-Fi contest entry. 400 is not as much as I would have liked, but at least now I can post to this thread without feeling out of place.  ;)

(And to try to derail this thread... again...)
Can anyone tell me if there is some regional (or obscure) difference between the use of multithreading and multi-threading, because I see both used? Is it just a matter of personal preference?
(Please try to include an actual on-topic part to your post if you decide to answer the question above.)  :)
Written roughly 1000 words today, plus a further 1600 or so over the weekend.  :)

Pretty sure it'll be personal preference. Both seem ok to me ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on April 09, 2015, 12:40:30 AM
I had an... interesting writing day today. I'm not sure whether I should post this tale here or in avoiding writing thread, but here goes.

As I've mentioned before on the other thread, I've had the last few weeks fairly free and I've been trying to work on getting the second draft of my book done. It's not been very successful. Over the entire last week I've only done about 4000 words for it.

Anyway, I decided what would be useful in helping me get over this writers block was do try and do a few chapters of this fanfiction idea that has been knocking around in my head for a while. Perhaps with that out of the way, my enthusiasm to write more important projects would return.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I somehow managed to write 5000-6000 words of that in one day. And I really don't know whether I should be proud or annoyed about that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 09, 2015, 12:43:31 AM
I had an... interesting writing day today. I'm not sure whether I should post this tale here or in avoiding writing thread, but here goes.

As I've mentioned before on the other thread, I've had the last few weeks fairly free and I've been trying to work on getting the second draft of my book done. It's not been very successful. Over the entire last week I've only done about 4000 words for it.

Anyway, I decided what would be useful in helping me get over this writers block was do try and do a few chapters of this fanfiction idea that has been knocking around in my head for a while. Perhaps with that out of the way, my enthusiasm to write more important projects would return.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I somehow managed to write 5000-6000 words of that in one day. And I really don't know whether I should be proud or annoyed about that.
Be both. I shows an appropriate lack of decisiveness.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on April 09, 2015, 12:54:01 AM
Yeah I think if you've written something, it's a good thing. :D

Written about 1000 words so far today, will probably get another couple of hours in later.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Newway12 on April 12, 2015, 06:54:23 AM
just got done rewriting a 3000+ word short story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora on April 15, 2015, 11:42:13 PM
I just wrote 3000 words about the use of Schrödinger gun in Roleplaying Games. Does that count.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 15, 2015, 11:52:07 PM
I just wrote 3000 words about the use of Schrödinger gun in Roleplaying Games. Does that count.  ;D
Hmmm... Maybe that belong in the avoiding writing thread?  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on April 19, 2015, 01:39:12 AM
Just short of 2,400 words so far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 19, 2015, 04:10:34 AM
Just knocked out 1200+ on an old project of mine to finish up a chapter. Not great considering I also have three papers and two reviews to work on. But I'll take what I can get. ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 24, 2015, 10:59:02 AM
640. Not fresh prose though; just roughing out the beats for a script. The writing before the writing sort of thing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 26, 2015, 01:32:37 AM
Just wrote 2,366 words of a story that came out of the blue. I've laid out a number of pieces, but have zero idea where its all going.  :o ;D  One thing's for sure, no matter where it ends up, this one's going to need more than my usual tweaking on the edges. Full out second draft re-work I suspect.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on April 27, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
400 words of RPG Non-fic today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 28, 2015, 12:43:21 PM
Argh, stop it all with your over 1k days! I'm happy enough I wrote some 200 words today, mostly in notes. Now I'll have to try and finalise them in some 200 definite text maybe?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 28, 2015, 01:21:24 PM
Argh, stop it all with your over 1k days! I'm happy enough I wrote some 200 words today, mostly in notes. Now I'll have to try and finalise them in some 200 definite text maybe?
Well, I did just rewrite them last night and ended up with fewer words. Does that ameliorate my sin of >1,000?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 01, 2015, 01:32:49 PM
405 words of fresh prose. Hopefully time to write up some notes later as well.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 02, 2015, 04:45:31 AM
Woohoo you bunch of super productive people! Yesterday I wrote a couple of pages... and that's great considering it's very short stories but, ah! the magic of writing in a booknote... No clue how many words it was!  ;D
Enough to make me happy. Working very early on today so I'll be lucky to come up with anything!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Silicon on May 09, 2015, 06:17:20 PM
Oh, nice thread. Good for keeping people accountable! I wrote about 500 words yesterday. Hardly anything, but I haven't written regularly since ... February? March? Got plunged into the Black Hole of Homework (*shakes fist at college*) and only recently am I able to have a little of that mysterious commodity--Free Time. Hoping to keep this up, even if it's less than 1k a day!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 09, 2015, 06:39:27 PM
And @Silicon (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30891), there's the "How much didn't you write today" thread in which we post how we've been avoiding writing... especially since posting there is a form of avoiding writing  ;) ;D

Meanwhile, I did write 1,650 words yesterday and polished them down to 1,500 today, finishing third draft of my fairy tale story for the Monthly Contest. Once of these days, I'll finish something other than Xiagan's d*mn wonderful contest!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Silicon on May 09, 2015, 10:17:12 PM
And @Silicon (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=30891), there's the "How much didn't you write today" thread in which we post how we've been avoiding writing... especially since posting there is a form of avoiding writing  ;) ;D

Meanwhile, I did write 1,650 words yesterday and polished them down to 1,500 today, finishing third draft of my fairy tale story for the Monthly Contest. Once of these days, I'll finish something other than Xiagan's d*mn wonderful contest!

LOL I'll have to check that out. I'm sure in no time at all I'll be a regular in that thread  ;)

Haven't written anything today yet, but I am determined to get AT LEAST 500 words (so, 2 word wars) in by the evening. Somehow.

EDIT: 578 words! Whoo! It's mostly all nonsense, but fun nonsense :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 11, 2015, 01:00:45 PM
A respectable 1,106 words today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 12, 2015, 01:11:12 PM
668 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 13, 2015, 05:01:12 PM
523 today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 14, 2015, 12:47:55 PM
523 today.
Show off.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 14, 2015, 01:45:59 PM
523 today.
Show off.  ;) ;D

I'm really in no position to show off. This week has been more productive than the rest of the year. Still, onwards and upwards 563 today.  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Silicon on May 16, 2015, 12:50:08 AM
Around 400 yesterday, but I really like the end result. I'm going to keep it a standalone flash I think.

There's so many forum contests going on around, I have to get on top of those! Definitely writing tonight ... I'll see if I can come up with an idea for "Fairytales"!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 16, 2015, 02:02:01 AM
Barely 300 words yesterday but damn proud of them, I was so stuck for days! If I can manage as much today it'd be brilliant!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Silicon on May 16, 2015, 09:42:44 PM
Ugh. Maybe 1.5k words yesterday, flailing around and trying to make a story work for another forum challenge. WHY, why does it hate me? The characters are flat and boring, the setting is dull, and I have no plotline that's more than "This is the ending and ... I don't know how to get there."

I didn't rage-delete all my words last night, but it was a near thing.

Going to attempt version 3.0 today ... hopefully I've already made all my mistakes and it'll go nice and smoothly this time? (I can always hope!)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JRTroughton on May 17, 2015, 03:26:42 PM
620.

Better than the last few days, anyway. Keep on hammering, I say, keep on hammering.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 19, 2015, 05:41:14 AM
I wrote about 1,100 words today. That's 1,100 more than I've been writing per day recently.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 20, 2015, 03:54:32 AM
Jeeps! 700 just this morning on a new story that had been bumping in my head recently. Probably more before the end of the day. I don't know if I should be happy or aggravated, because it's not the story I'm trying to finish!!

I guess my brains needed a break.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 20, 2015, 04:36:03 AM
Between the second novel in one of my series and a short story I just started, I've written over 3,000 words today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 22, 2015, 02:48:41 AM
1,375 words today, but most of this was quick concept building.
Culminating in a whopping 141 words of actual story writing to experiment with part of the concept and see if it actually works.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on May 22, 2015, 10:07:43 AM
Busted out 1300 words!:D  Three and a half chapters and I'll have book 2 typed up.  The end is in sight!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on May 26, 2015, 02:35:18 PM
Just 354 today. Better than nowt I suppose.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 27, 2015, 08:39:58 AM
YEEEEESS!! So pleased with myself! I went back to my short story in progress and cut down quite a few words, ye managed to then extend the story by almost 300 words.
Doesn't sound that impressive, but it's passages I had no ideas how to write so I'm pretty smug.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on May 28, 2015, 01:04:01 AM

Woo!  5188 words today and yesterday, The Faun and the Miller’s Daughter (or maybe Old Man River and the Willow Woman).  Reading all the Fairy Tale submissions yesterday inspired me to write another, more classic fairy tale, and I'm really pleased with how it came out.  (Of course I always am when I'm done.  I'll come back to it in a week or two and see all kinds of things wrong.)

YEEEEESS!! So pleased with myself! I went back to my short story in progress and cut down quite a few words, ye managed to then extend the story by almost 300 words.
Doesn't sound that impressive, but it's passages I had no ideas how to write so I'm pretty smug.

That's awesome.  Cutting well is important.  And I love that feeling when a hard passage suddenly comes clear.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 28, 2015, 02:21:49 AM

Woo!  5188 words today and yesterday, The Faun and the Miller’s Daughter (or maybe Old Man River and the Willow Woman).  Reading all the Fairy Tale submissions yesterday inspired me to write another, more classic fairy tale, and I'm really pleased with how it came out.  (Of course I always am when I'm done.  I'll come back to it in a week or two and see all kinds of things wrong.)

Post it on the critic thread, we'll help you out pointing things if you want! ^^
Good on you for being so efficient!

That's awesome.  Cutting well is important.  And I love that feeling when a hard passage suddenly comes clear.

Yeah, your review with the others helped a lot to get back to it. Now however I moved on to another, way worse obstacle, because I don't know at all how the action happens. How does she come about killing her parents? is this or tat happening? Ect. Maybe I'll try writing out different options, we'll see.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JRTroughton on May 28, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
Nothing today. Or yesterday... or the day before.

However, I knocked out a 6000 word short story in 30 hours earlier in the week. Something of a record for me!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ajdin D on May 30, 2015, 10:31:03 AM
In the last 24 hours as of writing this now, about 9000 words (I managed to write 4000 while at work on my mobile phone... man i can tell you one thing. I would rather avoid doing that ever again) Halfway through book 2. At 50k words at the moment. But now that i think of it, every day has been decent. At least between 7 and 8k a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on May 30, 2015, 12:45:26 PM
Wow.  6000, 9000?  I need to get cracking.  Or I else I need to figure out how to give myself credit for revising and editing.

But: Milestone

I hit 100k words in my current projects yesterday.  (59,729 words in works with at least a complete first draft, 42,834 in partials)

Now, just 900k more, and I'll be competent.   :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ajdin D on May 30, 2015, 11:34:39 PM
I love to write, that is why. I just wish i  had enough time, or enough books up so i could quit my job and just write haha. Maybe in a year or two :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on May 31, 2015, 01:03:47 AM
Averaging 7k per day is pretty impressive, as is reaching your first 100k in total!  ;D


Our short story for this month's competition is taking a loooong time to write. We've probably come up with four or five different versions of each sentence while trying to make each one work - a couple of times we ended up with about twenty different options before finding something that fits. The final word count has only crept up about 500 words, but we've written at least 3000 in total today.  :-\

Suffice to say we will probably not be doing anything like this again.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on May 31, 2015, 03:32:14 PM
Poetry is much, much harder than prose.  And not nearly as good for your lifetime word count.

Really looking forward to how the rhyming fairy tale comes out.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on May 31, 2015, 04:29:25 PM
Poetry is much, much harder than prose.  And not nearly as good for your lifetime word count.

Really looking forward to how the rhyming fairy tale comes out.
Lol that's for sure.

Don't expect too much, it's not really all that good!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on June 01, 2015, 03:05:59 AM
Finished up a 2000 word story summary for a book that's been on my mind for a while.

I'm aiming to do a lot more writing in June (after bumming around for most of May) so this is a good start.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on June 01, 2015, 02:52:30 PM
Wrote "enough" today. Probable around 2/300 words. I'm unblocking the story and moving towards the second and final tension. I think it'll be around 2k. Can't wait to finish it and polish it. I'm gonna send it to Tor just for the hell of it, getting hopefully a review if not a publication.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on June 01, 2015, 08:18:53 PM
New 1500 word story today.  (after a poor showing over the weekend)

Sort of a Multiple-PoV -- it's two narrators talking directly to the reader, like all three are sitting around a table and the two are telling their story.  Not sure I like how it came out -- the narration frame is a bit intrusive, and the real story ends up a bit more telling than showing as a result.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on June 05, 2015, 10:11:58 AM
Just revamped my current work on a short story for submission. Really pleased with how it's coming along. Barely wrote anything today but did a fair bit of proof reading, re-arranging and cutting down, which is often harder than writing.
Must have written like 50 words... But now my text is clean and lean and ready for me to drop the finish...

Also came up with a pompous title : The morals of despair.

Mwahahaha!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 05, 2015, 12:01:08 PM
The Birthday Cycle, episode 3 was around 2,500 words in a mad dash to get it written... One day early. I didn't think it was one day early. And did anyone see what I did there? Multiple POV! Between ScarletBea and Eclipse.  But, it's not going into the monthly contest, more's the pity.

I do have something brewing in my head for that...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 05, 2015, 09:43:20 PM
I wrote about 1,500 words yesterday, about 2,000 the day before that, and over 3,000 the day before that.

Today, I've written 1,100 so far. I'm hoping to get another 2,000. I want to get back to my daily minimum of 3,000 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 06, 2015, 11:23:29 PM
Yesterday, I wrote 2300 words!  Super exciting stuff.  I'm nearing the end of the chapter, too, which I should be able to finish up today.  (Keyword there is 'should').  The climax is coming into view and I can't wait to get to it. ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 07, 2015, 01:32:18 AM
Today, I'm currently in the neighborhood of 3,500 words. I feel like I'm starting to get back in the flow of writing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 07, 2015, 02:17:30 AM
I wrote about 1,050 words toward my June Contest story. Started with an outline that would have taken, oh, maybe 10,000 words. So I just sort of started from my premise and let the writing happen.  Thank goodness Xiagan gave us an extra 200 words beyond the usual 1,500 this month!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 07, 2015, 04:30:19 AM
Just barely slipped under the word limit for poetry in the June contest with 595 words including the title.  I might wait a day or two to look over it before submitting.  I sure hope it meets requirements.  I think it's amazing, but, you know, my opinion's a little biased. :D

Now, it's time to go work on my book.  Only aiming for 1000 words today so my brain doesn't burst from all the activity it's been doing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on June 07, 2015, 11:21:08 AM
Just barely slipped under the word limit for poetry in the June contest with 595 words including the title.  I might wait a day or two to look over it before submitting.  I sure hope it meets requirements.  I think it's amazing, but, you know, my opinion's a little biased. :D

Now, it's time to go work on my book.  Only aiming for 1000 words today so my brain doesn't burst from all the activity it's been doing.
I'd love to see a poetry entry again! :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on June 10, 2015, 04:14:07 PM
I wrote an 18,754 word story in the last four or five days, including a whopping 8k words on Sunday alone.  By far my longest single piece of completed fiction to date.  And my most productive single day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on June 10, 2015, 04:55:41 PM
I wrote an 18,754 word story in the last four or five days, including a whopping 8k words on Sunday alone.  By far my longest single piece of completed fiction to date.  And my most productive single day.
Nice - it always feels good to really get going like that! We've been at a bit of a low in terms of writing productivity, only getting a few hundred done each day (not including the 1.5k when we wrote the short story), too much work recently.  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 11, 2015, 01:03:38 AM
Wrote my June story first draft yesterday at 1,700 words. Since my goal is to use the contest to keep learning, I'm going to let it keep a bit and then go back to see if I can create more engaging dialog, etc.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 11, 2015, 11:38:27 AM
Just under 2000 words.  Nice, productive day and I might have another bout later.  I'm leading up to a key scene where my MC encounters one of the evil lords of the world.  I honestly have no idea how I'm going to tackle the scene, except for the dialogue of when they first meet.  We'll see what happens when I get there.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 15, 2015, 11:37:33 AM
Book 2 type up is done!  Yay!  It feels so good to have that in the computer and not just on paper.  I'm off to celebrate by playing Lego LOTR.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on June 15, 2015, 11:42:50 AM
Yesterday, I finally got around to finishing up and sending off a 6000+ short story for a competition that I spent most of this month working on. Today, I've managed to convince myself that what I sent was complete and utter drek and I have no chance of winning.

Go self-esteem?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on June 18, 2015, 08:49:49 PM
We've written about 1000 so far today, most for this month's short story but a few paragraphs each for our main WIP and something else we've just started. Feels very odd to have three projects on at once, but it's actually working well so far. Hopefully we'll have some more time to add some more this evening.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 22, 2015, 11:44:51 AM
Got a bit of editing done at work.  Book 1's turning into a real beast.  Might get some more editing in later.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on June 23, 2015, 02:40:44 AM
When I see everyone wrapping up their books or sending 6k+ competition writings it almost humbles me, but almost only...

Just finished my Wendigo short story, at around 2400 words only, after almost two months of dedication!!!! I'm losing my shit I'm so happy! The ending came out to me out of no where as I was listening to native indian pow wows and starring through space!

Now at last I'm free to have it widely reviewed and to lazily polish it off before submission, and more importantly, to speed-read all the last month submissions and write my own dank short story for this month.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on June 23, 2015, 02:52:44 AM
When I see everyone wrapping up their books or sending 6k+ competition writings it almost humbles me, but almost only...

Just finished my Wendigo short story, at around 2400 words only, after almost two months of dedication!!!! I'm losing my shit I'm so happy! The ending came out to me out of no where as I was listening to native indian pow wows and starring through space!

Now at last I'm free to have it widely reviewed and to lazily polish it off before submission, and more importantly, to speed-read all the last month submissions and write my own dank short story for this month.  8)
I love it when the ending just hits you like that. The same thing happened with the first Realmspace book. I was chugging along, going one way and then one morning, it was like, what if this happened?
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Post by: Nora on June 23, 2015, 04:13:05 AM
When I see everyone wrapping up their books or sending 6k+ competition writings it almost humbles me, but almost only...

Just finished my Wendigo short story, at around 2400 words only, after almost two months of dedication!!!! I'm losing my shit I'm so happy! The ending came out to me out of no where as I was listening to native indian pow wows and starring through space!

Now at last I'm free to have it widely reviewed and to lazily polish it off before submission, and more importantly, to speed-read all the last month submissions and write my own dank short story for this month.  8)
I love it when the ending just hits you like that. The same thing happened with the first Realmspace book. I was chugging along, going one way and then one morning, it was like, what if this happened?

Yeah, it was exactly like that. And my story is first person, but I still have some distance with my character, I'm not really in her head, so I still struggled to figure out how she'd phrase things, but last night, it was just as if she'd spoken to me in my head.
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Post by: SarahW on June 23, 2015, 07:39:27 AM
Around 250 to 300 words. Haven't decided on a genre yet. Going for a middle ages/space opera hybrid. New story collection.
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Post by: SugoiMe on July 10, 2015, 02:03:24 PM
Got a few pages edited today!  I've been doing the first four chapters old fashioned style, printed out on loose leaf and scribbling all over my messy prose.  Good fun.  I showed my students and they thought it was the coolest thing that I'm writing a novel.
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Post by: DDRRead on July 13, 2015, 03:49:13 PM
Forgive me, Brothers and Sisters for today I committed the writerly sin of "Prologue"  ;D 1,110 words.
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Post by: JMack on July 13, 2015, 03:53:04 PM
Forgive me, Brothers and Sisters for today I committed the writerly sin of "Prologue"  ;D 1,110 words.
I'm wondering if that counts as "avoiding writing"?  ;)
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Post by: DDRRead on July 13, 2015, 03:55:13 PM
Forgive me, Brothers and Sisters for today I committed the writerly sin of "Prologue"  ;D 1,110 words.
I'm wondering if that counts as "avoiding writing"?  ;)

Anti-writing?
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Post by: DDRRead on July 14, 2015, 11:42:21 AM
662 today and prologue finished.
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Post by: DDRRead on July 17, 2015, 11:08:10 AM
Just 270 yesterday, but 1109 today.
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Post by: RemadeGold on July 19, 2015, 04:46:10 AM
I'm actually in editing/rewriting mode, so I'll just say I've now redone 19, 704 words total (I am not sure on the actual length, because I may still be cutting; I know I've cut a good 5-10,000 words, but I tend to add at least as much as I cut, so we'll see).
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Post by: DDRRead on July 20, 2015, 05:49:18 PM
573 today though it took a whole day of procrastination before I could open that vein over the keyboard.
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Post by: donalddallan on July 20, 2015, 05:56:49 PM
DDRRead: That's 573 more words than I. Well done, sir/ma'am.
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Post by: Lor on July 20, 2015, 06:11:21 PM
Every word is one more word closer to the end.

There are all sorts of horrible clichés I could use, but I'll spare you ;)
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Post by: DDRRead on July 21, 2015, 12:53:46 PM
Cheers, donaldadallen and, Lor. Got to it without too much time wasting today. 770 new words.
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Post by: JMack on July 21, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
1,600 words for a new prologue the other day and I loved every minute of the writing.
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.
Except the part of about trying to teach a tree to sing. I like that part.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[
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Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on July 21, 2015, 02:13:21 PM
1,600 words for a new prologue the other day and I loved every minute of the writing.
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.
Except the part of about trying to teach a tree to sing. I like that part.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[
You are a good writer, and I'm sure you can fix the chapter if it really needs fixing. Take a break, do something else, and get back to writing when you feel like it. You'll be loving it again in no time.

How's that for a pep talk? (I'm not really a "peppy" person, so I wouldn't know.  ;D )

Oh, and 0 words from me today.
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Post by: JMack on July 21, 2015, 02:21:33 PM
1,600 words for a new prologue the other day and I loved every minute of the writing.
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.
Except the part of about trying to teach a tree to sing. I like that part.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[

How's that for a pep talk? (I'm not really a "peppy" person, so I wouldn't know.  ;D )


 ;D
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 21, 2015, 03:44:14 PM
1,600 words for a new prologue the other day and I loved every minute of the writing.
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.
Except the part of about trying to teach a tree to sing. I like that part.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[

It's kind of like building a wall. You gotta dig. And dig. And dig. It's tiring. It really is. Shoveling dirt all day just to build a trench, and then what do you do? You fill in said trench with concrete or mortar or maybe even bricks if you're too lazy to set a foundation (but we're going for Medieval times okay).

So instead of shoving your shovel into the hard earth each day, you stack bricks in the heat. They scorch your hands. That dust your chest. You moan and you groan and it's hot. Sweltering on most days, but you continue. You do this for three years, you and a whole bunch of other slaves that nobody really cares about apart from that first meeting, that first chapter of your story if you will.

But you slaves continue. Right up until you've got a forty foot wall that might not be imposing, but it's something you built. It's your baby. You can feel the ache in your hands and the satisfaction in your chest. Your heart beats happiness because you're proud. You finished something. And you'll come to love that feeling for forever.

As for the wall?

It gets attacked weeks later by the Mongolians (damn Mongolians), and ends up as a pile of rubble after the siege. You set to rewriting your story, and vow to make something better this round.

That peppy enough for ya?
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Post by: ScarletBea on July 21, 2015, 04:40:35 PM
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[

Wait a day or so to go back to that chapter 1, you might only hate it today.
Go write something else - what about the end? :)
You *are* a good writer, so just relax and stop thinking it's work. Enjoy. It's better than writing reports - or keeping me on the straight and narrow ;D
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Post by: donalddallan on July 22, 2015, 12:31:47 AM
About 3,000 words. What a day!  What a lovely day!
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Post by: Elfy on July 22, 2015, 02:21:22 AM
1,600 words for a new prologue the other day and I loved every minute of the writing.
800 so far of a revised chapter 1 and I hate almost every word on the page screen.
Except the part of about trying to teach a tree to sing. I like that part.

Someone give me a pep talk. Please?  :-[
Writing is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. That qualifies as both a cliche and a pep talk.
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Post by: JMack on July 22, 2015, 10:41:22 AM
reached 3,295 of ch 1... almost finished this 1st draft
thanks to all for pep talks large and small
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Post by: DDRRead on July 22, 2015, 10:31:05 PM
593 today.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 23, 2015, 05:13:13 AM
593 today.

Good job, mate. 1308 myself. Not over excited about the ending, but it'll do for now.

Now if only I could keep up this pace of 500 words a day again.
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Post by: Elfy on July 23, 2015, 06:56:06 AM
I got over1000 done today. They were on a project that I've been working on for a few months now.
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Post by: JMack on July 23, 2015, 01:25:35 PM
reached 3,295 of ch 1... almost finished this 1st draft
thanks to all for pep talks large and small

Ended the chapter at 3,687 yesterday, and got down 980 in ch 2.
So, that's 398 + 980 = 1,378
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Post by: Nora on July 23, 2015, 01:58:29 PM
Yeah, and I again don't know how much I wrote because I filled three pages on ink and paper! The amount of text that looks like that is a bit unsettling, but that's the charm of it all, ain't it?
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Post by: JMack on July 23, 2015, 03:00:37 PM
Yeah, and I again don't know how much I wrote because I filled three pages on ink and paper! The amount of text that looks like that is a bit unsettling, but that's the charm of it all, ain't it?
Artistic Luddite.   :P  ;D
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Post by: ScarletBea on July 23, 2015, 05:11:11 PM
Go, Nora!! :D :D
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Post by: DDRRead on July 23, 2015, 06:12:13 PM
553 on Thor's day.
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Post by: MeganOKeefe on July 23, 2015, 08:35:55 PM
1495 today and closing in on the end of my rough draft which has just crested 78k. Sooo close to the finish line!
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Post by: JMack on July 23, 2015, 08:48:45 PM
reached 3,295 of ch 1... almost finished this 1st draft
thanks to all for pep talks large and small

Ended the chapter at 3,687 yesterday, and got down 980 in ch 2.
So, that's 398 + 980 = 1,378

After avoiding writing all day, I got ontrack, just in time to have to stop.

1,223 of Ch 2, so a whopping 243 words! woohoo?  :o
well, yeah why not.
woohoo!  :D
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Post by: DDRRead on July 24, 2015, 11:37:25 AM


so a whopping 243 words! woohoo?  :o


It's about a page and it's always good to get another page down.
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Post by: DDRRead on July 24, 2015, 06:01:36 PM
Just 253 for myself today, but I don't mind. I've written everyday this week, and it's a long time since I've been able to say that. Hopefully get some editing done of the weekend and be able to carry the momentum through to next week.
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Post by: JMack on July 24, 2015, 09:16:50 PM
Finished chapter 3 rough first draft: 2,361 words.
Which makes 1,138 today.
Might start on chapter 4 later tonight.
If my wife doesn't divorce me for ignoring her.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 25, 2015, 04:31:05 AM
1,632. Two scenes finished. A chapter done. Don't much like the ending because it's a smack in your face, but it'll have to do for now. I can flesh it out later.

Till then, that's a chapter finished for the first time in two months. Woo!

Now for a prelude rewrite this weekend. Shouldn't take too long. Only three or four pages, right?
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Post by: ScarletBea on July 25, 2015, 10:18:12 AM
Finished chapter 3 rough first draft: 2,361 words.
Which makes 1,138 today.
Might start on chapter 4 later tonight.
If my wife doesn't divorce me for ignoring her.
You're on holidays!
With her!
Stop writing so much and go for walks and chats :P ;D
Or write when you're walking Rosie, hehe

(and I also promise not to pester you on skype this week, hehe)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 26, 2015, 05:08:57 AM
Finished chapter 3 rough first draft: 2,361 words.
Which makes 1,138 today.
Might start on chapter 4 later tonight.
If my wife doesn't divorce me for ignoring her.
You're on holidays!
With her!
Stop writing so much and go for walks and chats :P ;D

I can hear the divorce papers already. ;)

1,340 today. Prelude is rewritten. Lot of introspection (or reflecting, depending on how you look at it). Don't know how much an improvement it is, but I do love the feel of productivity again.
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Post by: DDRRead on July 27, 2015, 04:34:36 PM
1,103 for Moon day!
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Post by: RussetDivinity on July 28, 2015, 03:04:21 AM
I think I got about a thousand words down on my novel. (If we're allowed to include role-playing sites, that adds a few thousand more, though I didn't bother keeping track exactly.)
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Post by: DDRRead on July 28, 2015, 05:02:55 PM
A quick 503 for Tiw's Day.
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Post by: DDRRead on July 29, 2015, 10:54:09 AM
519 on Woden's Day!
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Post by: m3mnoch on July 29, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
775 words.  back from vacation!
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Post by: MeganOKeefe on July 29, 2015, 09:00:47 PM
1,794 and three chapters left to go until THE END. Eep!
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Post by: JMack on July 30, 2015, 12:01:21 AM
1,794 and three chapters left to go until THE END. Eep!
First draft? Further?
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Post by: DDRRead on July 30, 2015, 11:01:37 AM
Thor's day and 1,110 words for me.
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Post by: JMack on July 30, 2015, 12:08:39 PM
First draft of novel:
1,014 yesterday of a new chapter 2, with a new POV character.
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Post by: m3mnoch on July 30, 2015, 04:30:48 PM
slow start getting back into the routine, but banged out 837 words in a complex setup and exchange for scene three.
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Post by: MeganOKeefe on July 30, 2015, 10:50:42 PM
1,794 and three chapters left to go until THE END. Eep!
First draft? Further?

First draft! Or, as I like to call it, Draft Zero. Almost sounds like some kind of fancy beer.

1031 so far today.
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Post by: JMack on July 31, 2015, 05:10:40 PM
First draft of novel:
1,014 yesterday of a new chapter 2, with a new POV character.

Now 1,838 words, and feeling I'm starting to get a hang for the new kid.
I'll write more later.
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Post by: m3mnoch on July 31, 2015, 06:34:27 PM
boo.  only 278 new words. 

i have a fixed amount of time in the morning and let myself be distracted by someone's (to be nameless, but...  brrrr, it's cold in this here doctor office) question about hooks and if you need them early in your writing.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 31, 2015, 07:09:13 PM
i have a fixed amount of time in the morning and let myself be distracted by someone's (to be nameless, but...  brrrr, it's cold in this here doctor office) question about hooks and if you need them early in your writing.

Uh huh. I see. Little chilly in your office ain't it?  ;)

(Which reminds me, I still need to write up a reply to all those thoughts.)

Got a combined 951 over the past two nights, and I'm hoping I can churn out 1K tonight to finish up this chapter maybe. Probably going to stretch to 3K though.
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Post by: JMack on August 01, 2015, 02:30:15 AM
First draft of novel:
1,014 yesterday of a new chapter 2, with a new POV character.

Now 1,838 words, and feeling I'm starting to get a hang for the new kid.
I'll write more later.

OK! 2,674 and rough draft of chapter 2 complete.
So, 1,660 words today.
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Post by: donalddallan on August 02, 2015, 12:16:33 PM
4,000 words. Found a great cafe in Richmond while my son and friends rode rides at King's Dominion. Perfect escape and great coffee.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 03, 2015, 05:24:18 AM
Holy cow donald, that's amazing. Send me some of your productivity!

Churned out 919 tonight. Finished up the chapter, one that came out of nowhere for this rewrite draft, but eh, I enjoyed it. Fleshed out some characters and the plot a good bit. Now for an edit and a quick shift to my short story contest sub later this week. Hopefully.
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Post by: m3mnoch on August 03, 2015, 07:32:00 AM
537 yesterday.  tho, i deleted about 500 words too.

893 today.  pushing to get a clean scene for the orbit contest thing.
http://www.orbitbooks.net/2015/07/27/orbit-fantasy-workshop-join-the-write-along-challenge/
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Post by: DDRRead on August 03, 2015, 01:03:32 PM
671 for me today.
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Post by: Elfy on August 04, 2015, 06:39:02 AM
It's been pretty quite for me over the last week. I think I've been avoiding writing more than actually doing it. However today I managed to get 2,100 words down. A touch over 1,000 words for two things, one was my Primary WiP, Ewfblood and the other was for a Project that I'm working on with a fellow forum member.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 04, 2015, 04:37:40 PM
523 today. Started a new short story. I'm aiming it at Grimdark Magazine (if it's any good and I can keep it under 4k).
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Post by: m3mnoch on August 04, 2015, 06:40:26 PM
i forgot to make note last night.  1949 written/edited/submitted words for that orbit workshop contest thing.

today, tho, i'm pretty sure i'm not writing anything.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 05, 2015, 02:40:17 PM
Another 515 on the short, with a hard limit of 4K I need to stop the waffling expository crap and get to it. I've only got 3k left to tell the actual story now. Harsh cuts may be required.
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Post by: JMack on August 05, 2015, 02:44:21 PM
Got draft 1 of my "Space Opera" story complete this a.m. So, 1,500 words last night into the morning.
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Post by: SugoiMe on August 11, 2015, 05:42:46 AM
Lots of rewriting today. It's incredible rereading what I've written and realizing that I had once attained the title of Exposition Queen. I have since been successfully demoted to an expositioner's peasant, barely worth mentioning in the realm of boring prose.
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Post by: Elfy on August 11, 2015, 07:46:37 AM
Got draft 1 of my "Space Opera" story complete this a.m. So, 1,500 words last night into the morning.
I did the same thing today. Need to cut some of the words though. Damn thing came out too long!
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Post by: JRTroughton on August 11, 2015, 02:06:02 PM
3,500 yesterday! A whole new short story, hot damn.
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Post by: Elfy on August 12, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
Did over 500, which took me to the end of a relatively long chapter in my current WiP.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 12, 2015, 02:29:53 PM
Another 1,452 on my Grimdark short story today.
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Post by: SugoiMe on August 13, 2015, 05:36:45 AM
A bunch of critiquing and a bunch of new dialogue/description written tonight.
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Post by: JRTroughton on August 14, 2015, 10:43:18 AM
2500 yesterday, 500 this morning.

Quality may vary.
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Post by: JRTroughton on August 14, 2015, 02:02:02 PM
That 500 turned into 2000.

LIKE A MACHINE.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 15, 2015, 04:52:13 AM
After a week of hiatus, I give to you 1,167 words. Might work more into the night and finish off this scene, but it's getting pretty late.

I need to read anyway.
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Post by: JRTroughton on August 15, 2015, 09:54:57 AM
After a week of hiatus, I give to you 1,167 words. Might work more into the night and finish off this scene, but it's getting pretty late.

I need to read anyway.
This is what I need to do. Tend to read and write in huge bursts but I'm trying to become more consistent with both.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 15, 2015, 03:33:06 PM
After a week of hiatus, I give to you 1,167 words. Might work more into the night and finish off this scene, but it's getting pretty late.

I need to read anyway.

That actually turned into 1,895 words, but I still haven't finished this scene. :-\

EDIT: Knocked out 541 this morning to finish off the scene. Yay!
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Post by: SugoiMe on August 15, 2015, 06:43:30 PM
Working through a scene that is just eating me alive. Thinking of scrapping it, but it shows the contrast between one important family and another. And this poor guy. I'm throwing him into a depression, but it's key for him. Makes me want to work on his character some more and explore more family dynamics.

As for how much I got done (staying on topic)? Half a scene. But that was editing, so I probably wrote about 200 or so.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 17, 2015, 02:43:56 PM
740 today.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 18, 2015, 04:12:11 AM
740 today.

686. Almost beat ya.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 18, 2015, 01:33:51 PM
740 today.

686. Almost beat ya.

Ha, I wish you had. I'm just 2/3rds into a 4k limit and my current word count is already well over 3k words. Will have to cut, cut. In fact I'm off to finish it now so the butchery can begin.
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Post by: SugoiMe on August 19, 2015, 05:06:12 AM
Three pages with scribbles all over them in green. And chop, chop, chop goes the info dumping.
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Post by: YordanZh on August 19, 2015, 05:46:49 AM
How much did I write today? Phah! Ask me how much I wrote in the last month and the answer will still be the same! Unless you count emails, then it's in the thousands... (self-publishing is fuuuuuuun!)
I'm eager to resume writing however. There's no better feeling than writing consistently 3-4 pages per day for several months.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 19, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
654 today. Still no where near the climax of my 4K story and I'm at 3,886 words. Might have to try a complete rewrite from scratch to get it under 4k.
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Post by: JRTroughton on August 19, 2015, 07:21:49 PM
1800 or so, editing and adding new words to a short I have on submission.
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Post by: Henry Dale on August 20, 2015, 02:38:47 PM
Writing bits and pieces the past weeks for writing group.
Don't count words so yer, bits and pieces.  :P
Preparing to be obliterated by the critique  ;)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 22, 2015, 04:47:10 AM
1,168. Completely obliterated the resolution to this scene, and rewrote an entirely different character emotion for the upcoming one (was a bumbling fool, now they both know secrets and one is blackmailing the other), so it'll be interesting to see how the characters resolve this. On the plus side, I have the entire conversation following that nearly mapped out in my head, so God willing, I'll finish this looooong chapter tomorrow night.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 24, 2015, 12:19:43 PM
730 today.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 25, 2015, 09:40:07 PM
Only 453 today, but managed to do some crits, some notes, and some prep on different projects so not too worried at low word count.
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Post by: SugoiMe on August 26, 2015, 01:08:23 AM
Finally...finished...editing...chapter 5!  So many rewritten scenes and considering cutting another old one that doesn't add much to the plot.  I dunno.  Started out with 10,000 words in that chapter, but I think I cut at least 1000.  More to follow.

This morning, I read through chapter 3 to make sure it doesn't look like a complete disaster when I post it up for critique.  (It still isn't that amazing.)  It's a whopping 8000 words.  Could be cut in half.  Get ready for exposition, group 3!
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 26, 2015, 01:41:16 AM
Working on RPG stuff. Probably going to be working on RPG stuff for the rest of the week. Screw other projects.
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Post by: DDRRead on August 26, 2015, 01:23:33 PM
Working on RPG stuff. Probably going to be working on RPG stuff for the rest of the week. Screw other projects.

Cool. What RPG stuff? I have some RPG stuff to do, but I'm dragging my heels cos I've written all the fun stuff already.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 26, 2015, 02:40:46 PM
Working on RPG stuff. Probably going to be working on RPG stuff for the rest of the week. Screw other projects.

Cool. What RPG stuff? I have some RPG stuff to do, but I'm dragging my heels cos I've written all the fun stuff already.

Just RPG stuff for the one we've had on this forum. All it is, is collecting lore information, finding pretty pictures to go along with it, and hoping my artistic liberties make sense. Along with map making, ironing out the plot to our previous ones, and perhaps doing a little magic toward the next plot.

Real RPG stuff? I have no clue how to work that.  ;D
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Post by: ScarletBea on August 26, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
Just RPG stuff for the one we've had on this forum. All it is, is collecting lore information, finding pretty pictures to go along with it, and hoping my artistic liberties make sense. Along with map making, ironing out the plot to our previous ones, and perhaps doing a little magic toward the next plot.

Hurrah for Chilly! :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on August 26, 2015, 03:58:31 PM
Working on RPG stuff. Probably going to be working on RPG stuff for the rest of the week. Screw other projects.

takin' one for the team!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 01, 2015, 02:11:40 AM
425 words! It feels like a boulder moving.
If I can do it again tomorrow, we're rolling.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 01, 2015, 03:22:07 AM
781 Saturday night. Forgot to mention. I'll be lucky to get any done this week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 01, 2015, 12:11:58 PM
425 words! It feels like a boulder moving.
If I can do it again tomorrow, we're rolling.

About 400 new words just now, plus I was able to grab an earlier fragment of 400 and fit it in with some shaving and sanding of the edges.

1,226 words and counting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 01, 2015, 03:19:24 PM
654 today. Not bad. Going to be aiming for a page/250 words a day for the rest of the week as I have a non-fic RPG project that needs some attention.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on September 02, 2015, 08:06:25 PM
A few hundred so far, trying to connect two smaller scenes together so that they flow properly, but it's being pretty painful.  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 07, 2015, 11:29:55 PM
*sigh*

Thousands of words -- but it's all just different versions of one scene.  I did it in 3rd-omni, then 3rd-limited from each of a half a dozen viewpoint chars, now I'm back to 3rd-omni.

Intrigue is not my subject.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 08, 2015, 06:36:09 PM
425 words! It feels like a boulder moving.
If I can do it again tomorrow, we're rolling.

About 400 new words just now, plus I was able to grab an earlier fragment of 400 and fit it in with some shaving and sanding of the edges.

1,226 words and counting.

Yeah, well, throw those words away - or at leaat, put them on the sewing pile for future stitching.

Because... 1,525 words last night to day!
First draft of my September story, based on - like - the 5th attempt.
But I really like this one.
 :D

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 08, 2015, 07:02:33 PM

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nervous/blinking-scared-smiley-emoticon.gif)

You get feedback *before* you submit a story?

That's brilliant!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on September 08, 2015, 07:03:59 PM

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nervous/blinking-scared-smiley-emoticon.gif)

You get feedback *before* you submit a story?

That's brilliant!
Yeah, he has those things I've heard people talk about... I think they were called called "fiends"? (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 08, 2015, 07:10:56 PM

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nervous/blinking-scared-smiley-emoticon.gif)

You get feedback *before* you submit a story?

That's brilliant!
Yeah, he has those things I've heard people talk about... I think they were called called "fiends"? (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)

wait!  we can DO that?

i bet i can find some fiends i might try vetting my wares on.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 08, 2015, 07:14:27 PM
also: 

dang it!  i keep forgetting to check in here.  in the last three days, i've logged almost 4k words.  doh!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on September 08, 2015, 07:20:07 PM

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nervous/blinking-scared-smiley-emoticon.gif)

You get feedback *before* you submit a story?

That's brilliant!
Yeah, he has those things I've heard people talk about... I think they were called called "fiends"? (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)

wait!  we can DO that?

i bet i can find some fiends i might try vetting my wares on.
You have fiends too? How come everyone seems to have them? (http://liberalforum.net/images/smilies/blink.gif)

also: 

dang it!  i keep forgetting to check in here.  in the last three days, i've logged almost 4k words.  doh!

Nice! We've probably written twice that in the last few days.

...but it's all been multiple rewrites of the same damn scene. Dialogue can really suck.  >:(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 08, 2015, 07:44:27 PM

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nervous/blinking-scared-smiley-emoticon.gif)

You get feedback *before* you submit a story?

That's brilliant!
Yeah, he has those things I've heard people talk about... I think they were called called "fiends"? (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)

wait!  we can DO that?

i bet i can find some fiends i might try vetting my wares on.
You have fiends too? How come everyone seems to have them? (http://liberalforum.net/images/smilies/blink.gif)

well.  some of us more than others, i suspect...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vyKlkeeRL.jpg)



also: 

dang it!  i keep forgetting to check in here.  in the last three days, i've logged almost 4k words.  doh!

Nice! We've probably written twice that in the last few days.

...but it's all been multiple rewrites of the same damn scene. Dialogue can really suck.  >:(

oh man.  i don't even want to think about all the dumb i wrote, deleted, wrote again, deleted again -- the struggle is real!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 08, 2015, 09:19:32 PM
It's funny. I find dialogue the easiest thing to write and action the hardest.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on September 08, 2015, 09:27:04 PM
It's funny. I find dialogue the easiest thing to write and action the hardest.
Depends on the situation for us. Sometimes the dialogue just happens, and it's easier than anything else. When it doesn't do that, it's impossible to get it right. Think we needed to take a step back and work out what was wrong with it or something.  :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 09, 2015, 12:31:29 AM

1,525 words last night to day!
First draft of my September story, based on - like - the 5th attempt.
But I really like this one.
 :D

Sent it off to a primary reader... waiting for feedback.
 :-\

Aaaaaaaaannnnnd epic fail.
My wife says it makes no sense.  :-[
Draft 2 coming up.  >:(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 09, 2015, 01:16:47 AM
It's funny. I find dialogue the easiest thing to write and action the hardest.
Depends on the situation for us. Sometimes the dialogue just happens, and it's easier than anything else. When it doesn't do that, it's impossible to get it right.

^^ This.

Dialogue can spill out pages at a time as easily as sitting and talking to someone, or it can be the most frustrating thing in the world where every line comes out stilted and wrong.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on September 09, 2015, 07:09:02 AM
1600 words today!  The most I've written in a long time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 14, 2015, 01:22:43 PM
Just 422 today, but I've got editing to do, and some non-fic RPG writing to do today as well.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 14, 2015, 02:00:09 PM
A bit over 4,000 during the weekend. Completed my first ever complete short story over 1,750 words, and only the second outside the monthly contest.

Well, "completed" draft 1. Now I need to practice my craft (such as it is) and actually go for a real re-work, not just wordsmithing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 14, 2015, 05:32:02 PM
23k so far on a new story in the last week (first 840 word character sketch on 9/8) plus a 3.4k short police procedural I had to write to figure out how to resolve the Act I crisis.  Looking like it might be my first novel-length story.  Woohoo!
 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 15, 2015, 04:27:02 PM
Hmmm. 4 words today. Not optimal.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on September 15, 2015, 04:30:46 PM
Hmmm. 4 words today. Not optimal.
That's good going. Impressive.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 15, 2015, 04:35:15 PM
Hmmm. 4 words today. Not optimal.

Maybe this should be posted in: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 15, 2015, 04:56:44 PM
Hmmm. 4 words today. Not optimal.

Hey, if they were the right four words, and you poured your blood, sweat and tears into finding them, that could be a great day's work.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 15, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
Hmmm. 4 words today. Not optimal.

heh.  i find it completely amusing that you write 150% more words in the post where you talk about how many words you wrote than in your wip.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 16, 2015, 12:09:44 PM
I did think about putting the 4 words in the not writing thread, but I did write them. Kinda. So thought it would be a giggle to record them here. They weren't even very good words . . .

Quote
It turned the tide.

. . . I'll just have to write yesterday off as one of those days when I lost the fight against the Big Bads that are procrastination and fatigue.

A more morale boosting 472 today and still enough energy to do some editing or write up some notes.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 16, 2015, 01:41:08 PM
23k so far on a new story in the last week (first 840 word character sketch on 9/8) plus a 3.4k short police procedural I had to write to figure out how to resolve the Act I crisis.  Looking like it might be my first novel-length story.  Woohoo!

6k+ more words yesterday -- 31,385 and still going.

(This is after a summer in which my 500 word flash fiction entry was a majority of my July production and August wasn't much better.)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 16, 2015, 02:45:53 PM
23k so far on a new story in the last week (first 840 word character sketch on 9/8) plus a 3.4k short police procedural I had to write to figure out how to resolve the Act I crisis.  Looking like it might be my first novel-length story.  Woohoo!

6k+ more words yesterday -- 31,385 and still going.

(This is after a summer in which my 500 word flash fiction entry was a majority of my July production and August wasn't much better.)

you're a beast!  go, man, go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 16, 2015, 02:57:32 PM


6k+ more words yesterday


Wish I could be that productive. Good stuff, ClintACK.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 18, 2015, 12:53:07 PM
472 on Thr, 816 today. Nearly finished my 4k Grimdark story which is currently at 7.2K words with one scene left to write.  ???
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 18, 2015, 01:00:15 PM
Nearly finished my 4k Grimdark story which is currently at 7.2K words with one scene left to write.  ???

That got me laughing!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: wakarimasen on September 18, 2015, 02:31:16 PM
491 words today.

It's on a secret project that nobody knows about, so shhhh.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on September 18, 2015, 03:54:21 PM
4,000 words written, 2,000 or so edited on my ongoing cyberpunk series yesterday night. Good times.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on September 19, 2015, 01:02:13 AM


6k+ more words yesterday


Wish I could be that productive. Good stuff, ClintACK.

If only I could find a way to be this productive more often than every three months.  The last time was a 19k story back in June.

And... at 41,355 words I've slammed my story into a brick wall.  I can't quite figure out the new 3rd-act antagonist.  Ugh.

Zero words today (not counting some bullet-point lists that were supposed to help me brainstorm about my antagonist). 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 20, 2015, 02:38:23 AM
1,081 words today on a new story. It's a ghost story set in a small town in Massachusetts, about teens mourning the suicide of a friend. But there have been a series of suicides in the town. Maybe not everything is at it seems.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on September 23, 2015, 08:21:23 AM
Of finalised, useful text? 277 words.
Not bad given it's for the monthly contest.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 23, 2015, 12:03:19 PM
1,081 words today on a new story. It's a ghost story set in a small town in Massachusetts, about teens mourning the suicide of a friend. But there have been a series of suicides in the town. Maybe not everything is at it seems.

Another 200 of my million words of crap to this last night.
Definitely not feeling it with this story idea yet.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 23, 2015, 07:35:56 PM
Another 682 words on my 4k Grimdark story which is now close to 8K and still has another scene before it's done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on September 24, 2015, 06:03:21 PM
411 today and have finished my 4k Grimdark story which is currently weighing in at 8.3k. Onward to rewrites and glory. Well, definitely rewrites. Definitely rewrites.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 01, 2015, 01:31:31 PM


6k+ more words yesterday


Wish I could be that productive. Good stuff, ClintACK.

If only I could find a way to be this productive more often than every three months.  The last time was a 19k story back in June.

And... at 41,355 words I've slammed my story into a brick wall.  I can't quite figure out the new 3rd-act antagonist.  Ugh.

Zero words today...

Finally got the 'novel' moving again.  It's at 51,903 words.  50k was a big psychological hurdle for me.  I think because it's the NaNoWriMo definition of a novel -- so getting there from scratch in the month of September was big.  And I think it's all downhill from here to the end.

My other big milestone: I'm now at 199,199 words of crap -- just about to flip over the big digit.  Then just 800k to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on October 01, 2015, 01:41:31 PM
My other big milestone: I'm now at 199,199 words of crap -- just about to flip over the big digit.  Then just 800k to go.

I love that you're keeping track.
I'm going to have to start a ticker for mine.
But trying to keep rewrites, versions, etc. straight for such a count?
Or should I only count finished work?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 01, 2015, 02:28:56 PM
My other big milestone: I'm now at 199,199 words of crap -- just about to flip over the big digit.  Then just 800k to go.

I love that you're keeping track.
I'm going to have to start a ticker for mine.
But trying to keep rewrites, versions, etc. straight for such a count?
Or should I only count finished work?

I've got one excel file with two double columns -- Finished Drafts and Unfinished Drafts.  The titles of finished drafts get to be in bold face -- no idea why I find that at all motivating, but moving a title over into the finished column and bold-facing it is now a ritual.

"Finished" just means a complete first draft -- and I do reduce the numbers when my revision gives me a shorter second draft.  Only one entry per story, no matter how many revisions and versions I go through.  Figuring out exactly what to count for unfinished is harder -- but in general, I don't count my "character sketches" (which I discover write in first person talking directly to the reader) or files of world-building exposition.  Only stuff that's an attempt at story.

94,110 words of finished stuff (30 titles, shortest: 149 word "flash fiction" writing exercise, longest: 19,687 word novella)

105,089 words of unfinished stuff (16 titles, shortest: 903 words, longest: 13,815 words -- or my 51,903 word current project)

In between the two columns of titles, I've got three formula boxes giving the total words, total words/1000, and percentage of a million words.

As an added bonus, I can't wait to see the numbers flip when that 50k+ project switches columns.  That's my main goal for October.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on October 01, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
My other big milestone: I'm now at 199,199 words of crap -- just about to flip over the big digit.  Then just 800k to go.

I love that you're keeping track.
I'm going to have to start a ticker for mine.
But trying to keep rewrites, versions, etc. straight for such a count?
Or should I only count finished work?

I've got one excel file with two double columns -- Finished Drafts and Unfinished Drafts.  The titles of finished drafts get to be in bold face -- no idea why I find that at all motivating, but moving a title over into the finished column and bold-facing it is now a ritual.

"Finished" just means a complete first draft -- and I do reduce the numbers when my revision gives me a shorter second draft.  Only one entry per story, no matter how many revisions and versions I go through.  Figuring out exactly what to count for unfinished is harder -- but in general, I don't count my "character sketches" (which I discover write in first person talking directly to the reader) or files of world-building exposition.  Only stuff that's an attempt at story.

94,110 words of finished stuff (30 titles, shortest: 149 word "flash fiction" writing exercise, longest: 19,687 word novella)

105,089 words of unfinished stuff (16 titles, shortest: 903 words, longest: 13,815 words -- or my 51,903 word current project)

In between the two columns of titles, I've got three formula boxes giving the total words, total words/1000, and percentage of a million words.

As an added bonus, I can't wait to see the numbers flip when that 50k+ project switches columns.  That's my main goal for October.

This ^ is awesome.
I will shamelessly rip off this approach.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 01, 2015, 03:02:43 PM
Wow, I love creating excel files for everything too :D
Interesting to see that writers are no exception hehe
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 03, 2015, 03:21:10 PM
And -- finished my very first Novel.     :o  ;D  ;D  8)

Well... by NaNoWriMo standards anyway.  13 Chapters.  57,530 words.  Longer than the Great Gatsby or a Narnia book.  Long enough to qualify as a novel in the Hugo and Nebula standards (40k+) and NaNoWriMo (50k+), but not really publishable-fiction-length, which is okay since it's clearly my first Trunk Novel.

The end crashed together in record time -- multiple plot resolving in a single chapter, and then a denouement chapter that is way too short and leaves a few lesser threads hanging.  But I got to write "The End."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on October 03, 2015, 09:09:57 PM
That is truly wonderful, @ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381). Huge amounts of admiration and congratulations coming your way.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on October 03, 2015, 09:14:10 PM
Well done, that's a great milestone to reach. Our total written to date is less than half that, and the longest single story we've got so far is only ~10k.  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on October 04, 2015, 05:00:44 AM
And -- finished my very first Novel.     :o  ;D  ;D  8)

Well... by NaNoWriMo standards anyway.  13 Chapters.  57,530 words.  Longer than the Great Gatsby or a Narnia book.  Long enough to qualify as a novel in the Hugo and Nebula standards (40k+) and NaNoWriMo (50k+), but not really publishable-fiction-length, which is okay since it's clearly my first Trunk Novel.

The end crashed together in record time -- multiple plot resolving in a single chapter, and then a denouement chapter that is way too short and leaves a few lesser threads hanging.  But I got to write "The End."

That's a huge accomplishment!  Great job!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on October 04, 2015, 08:30:22 AM
And -- finished my very first Novel.     :o  ;D  ;D  8)

Well... by NaNoWriMo standards anyway.  13 Chapters.  57,530 words.  Longer than the Great Gatsby or a Narnia book.  Long enough to qualify as a novel in the Hugo and Nebula standards (40k+) and NaNoWriMo (50k+), but not really publishable-fiction-length, which is okay since it's clearly my first Trunk Novel.

The end crashed together in record time -- multiple plot resolving in a single chapter, and then a denouement chapter that is way too short and leaves a few lesser threads hanging.  But I got to write "The End."
Congrats! I managed to win NaNoWriMo'11 but there are still about 10k words left to write in that story...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DDRRead on October 05, 2015, 04:00:16 PM
Just about a page today, 263 words. Will do for a lacklustre Monday. Better than 0 words at least.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 05, 2015, 04:16:53 PM
389 words on this new month's story and quite happy with it. I'll take my time to polish it this month around.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 07, 2015, 10:38:55 PM
I wrote a list of my Desert Island Books. That counts. :(

I know it doesn't count. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 07, 2015, 10:40:33 PM
It counts.
It's writing and it's thinking about books ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on October 08, 2015, 05:29:42 AM
1600 words.  Although, I probably should have been critiquing tonight instead of reworking chapters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 08, 2015, 10:15:14 PM
Technically I wrote 400 words where nothing happened but a character's delirium through London at night after a strange event occurred. She ate a ready meal, hates the tube. Exciting stuff.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on October 09, 2015, 07:14:33 AM
I did a few hundred words on my challenge entry for the month. It's a solid enough start.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 09, 2015, 05:01:24 PM
bleagh.  234 words.  writing scenes where my topline note is "she and warin need to be cute together" -- yeah, that's hard.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 09, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
I've been editing and sorting out my plot more than actually writing.

Feel as if I can't go further unless I know exactly what I'm doing with it. It's slow work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 11, 2015, 07:07:24 AM
woo hoo!  getting back in the groove.  832 of that really hard scene.  finished it out.  smoked it, even.

*highfives*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 11, 2015, 11:09:55 AM
woo hoo!  getting back in the groove.  832 of that really hard scene.  finished it out.  smoked it, even.

*highfives*

Good work! It's good when it just flows out doesn't it?
Sometimes I just wait out for the good line to fall by itself. It's like the brain churns on it's own without me thinking about it, until an Eureka moment strikes.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 14, 2015, 07:28:36 PM
Edited a bunch of stuff on my long nonsense fantasy novel which was good. Then I had an idea and wrote an entire weird kind of creepy short story from start to finish in 3667 words.

*drops mic*  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on October 15, 2015, 05:52:11 AM
1200 words.  Kind of choppy, but it's a first draft.  It can always be reworked.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 15, 2015, 03:14:09 PM
Edited a bunch of stuff on my long nonsense fantasy novel which was good. Then I had an idea and wrote an entire weird kind of creepy short story from start to finish in 3667 words.

*drops mic*  8)

Awesome.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 15, 2015, 09:27:16 PM
2400 words.

You know when you write a bunch and just know you'll probably cut a major chunk of it later on? Yea, that.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7g47qoL3S1rssfro.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 16, 2015, 03:00:09 AM
Hello, i'm new here  :)

I read a lot about writing before and even wrote during some time, but not seriously. That changed about 2-3 months ago and i'm writing everyday (in 30 days i only missed 3 days).

Today i wrote 2.031 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on October 16, 2015, 03:48:30 AM
@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) - Welcome to the writer's corner!  Your 2000+ words sure is an inspiration!  If you haven't already, you should check out the writing contest forum here.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on October 16, 2015, 03:40:18 PM
Like 200 words... it saddens me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
Like 200 words... it saddens me.
200 is better than no hundred.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 07:40:27 PM
I Actually wrote 86 words of poetry. All inspired by one of those perfect moments it came to me nearly fully formed. The difficult bit was the 35 miles of motorway riding before I could write it down. Now it gets left alone for a week or two until I come back to it and go meh I really cant do this.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 08:06:20 PM
I would have no idea how to write poetry, let alone edit it.

So its an achievement to write any frankly as far as I'm concerned, really isn't my thing at all.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 17, 2015, 01:13:25 AM
@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) - Welcome to the writer's corner!  Your 2000+ words sure is an inspiration!  If you haven't already, you should check out the writing contest forum here.

Thanks for the welcome, people! I will check it, and i also had a very inspired day  ;), it just kept coming and i got 5.553. Awesome.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Rostum on October 17, 2015, 11:18:18 AM
Quote
I would have no idea how to write poetry, let alone edit it.
So its an achievement to write any frankly as far as I'm concerned, really isn't my thing at all.

Err nor do I. sometimes I get ideas or a scene will inspire me and I will play around with it for a bit until I get a rough shape or cadence to it. At that point I leave well alone as if I try and progress it it doesn't work. When I come back to it most of the time I bin it and start again or just bin it.

Thank god for self doubt, otherwise I might actually persevere.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 17, 2015, 11:24:08 AM
After a night turning with very sleep my dog barked at 5am, so after I let her out I had this stuff going through my head so I wrote an opening first person story down, 2 hours later I had eventually run out ideas in my head. I'm now exhausted.  :-\

No idea how many words as it was hand written (I say written, more messily scrawled like a spider)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 18, 2015, 12:48:57 AM
Just over a thousand. Enough for the October contest. I think I will get back to my WIP in the next few days. Need to kick this lazyness!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on October 18, 2015, 04:31:04 AM
Despite doing 2 500+ meter swims back-to-back. (Never, I repeat, never! do that)  and hiking 16k.  And working 2 hours.  And baking 3 pies/latticing them too!
I'm sitting down to write with 5 hours of sleep in the past 40 hours!  Woo hoo!

I'll aim for the stars... say... 10.  Before I fall asleep?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 18, 2015, 04:49:44 AM
3.067 today. Wrote little bits during the day, not in one go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 19, 2015, 03:59:56 AM
1.358. Gonna put a goal of 1.000 daily until NaNo (where i will start a story from zero)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 19, 2015, 06:33:19 PM
I'm also gonna try at least 1000 words a day minimum until the end of the year. I cannot see this happening however, I'm going away for a week before November for a start. :(

921 words so far, will do more later.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 19, 2015, 08:33:15 PM
Finally completed my Chapter 8 rewrite -- had to delete one scene, but I saved my favorite one.  And the new bits actually lead up to it somewhat.  Somehow between this and switching the PoV of half of the largest scene in Chapter 2 my novel gained 4k words.  (64,039 including chapter titles.)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 19, 2015, 09:38:08 PM
1300. Will do for today, now I can pass out in peace.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on October 19, 2015, 09:42:39 PM
I'm also gonna try at least 1000 words a day minimum until the end of the year. I cannot see this happening however, I'm going away for a week before November for a start. :(

921 words so far, will do more later.
That's a pretty lofty goal! On our best days we've reached 4-5k, but they're few and far between. At the moment something like 700 seems to be our average, hopefully we can increase that though. Good luck sticking to it!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 20, 2015, 02:46:45 AM
1.417.

Wasn't really in a mood, but you can't wait for the muse, so i started squeezing, and it actually turned out much better than i expected. Will use everything (rewriting properly, of course) and will even have to extend it a bit, the scene was pretty cool, but was way too short.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on October 20, 2015, 05:13:25 AM
4500, still in progress.  Ugh, updating an old fanfic, doing my main novel, and writing a chapter in the detective story my writer's club is doing.
After doing a day of school and intense workouts.
Exhaustion sets in... but, the newbie raises again!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: NinjaRaptor on October 20, 2015, 05:16:47 AM
649 today. Not my most productive within a single day, I admit, but it beats nothing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 20, 2015, 05:50:13 PM
1340 on novel, 960 words on a short story. :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Arya Stark on October 20, 2015, 07:10:08 PM
Over the past 4 days of non posting I have written and re-wrote a crazy amount of flash fiction and short stories... still none that I'm 100% happy with D:
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 21, 2015, 12:28:58 AM
1.022.
But today everything were ideas for NaNo, not an outline, but things and situations i wish to write about or thought were interesting.





Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 21, 2015, 01:19:30 AM
man.  you guys are crushing it.

i'm so jealous.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 21, 2015, 06:40:55 AM
I wanted to open a new thread in the writing contest, some place to let us realise how productive we're all being thanks to it, but then figured that it was a bit of a weak excuse.

But it almost fits here : I had the idea of counting just how many words this contest has forced me to write since I've been participating in it. You know, to know when I can start thinking about printing my own anthologies  ;D  :P

Anyway, the result, for me, from March till - and including - this month, is a whopping 10 240 words!!!

So I guess I owe you FF guys a big ass thank you. Because even if I would certainly polish a bit a few of my least satisfying contributions if I were indeed to do anything more with them, the word count would move that much, and it means 10k of solidly worked stories, some of which I would gladly put forward to introduce someone to what I can do best.
Watching Brandon Sanderson's lectures, he does say we all need to practice, more and more and more and hone our skills...It's what we all get to do here I guess, and I really see how useful it is on a personal level.

Thanks!  :D

tl;dr : No I didn't write 10 240 words today, you can rest in peace.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Elfy on October 21, 2015, 07:26:47 AM
I got just over 1200 words done today and managed to finish off the chapter I'd been working on in my WiP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 21, 2015, 02:06:23 PM
man.  you guys are crushing it.

i'm so jealous.
The gift of free time at the moment. Will end very soon. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on October 21, 2015, 02:22:22 PM
man.  you guys are crushing it.

i'm so jealous.
The gift of free time at the moment. Will end very soon. :(
That's a good point - it'd be interesting to hear how much time people are spending to reach these word-counts!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 21, 2015, 04:53:37 PM
1101, so close to a palindrome.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 21, 2015, 10:47:02 PM
1101, so close to a palindrome.

That's six more.  Four to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 22, 2015, 04:36:31 AM
2.121.

Written in about 1 hour. But the idea appeared during the day, and whenever i could i kept thinking about it over and over so i wouldn't forget until i could write it down. During this time, more stuff appeared and when writing more details came. Really awesome when that happens.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 22, 2015, 01:47:56 PM
1101, so close to a palindrome.

That's six more.  Four to go!

doesn't he have 9,910 to go?  not four?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 22, 2015, 02:04:34 PM
Damn, I wrote under 200 words and half in notes, but I had a moment of genius that struck me like a freight train! A sort of Eureka moment.
Just gave a big ass reason to justify one of my MC's behavior, as he lacked a bit of a plot arc. Was pretty pleased with myself.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: chrisfagan on October 22, 2015, 02:24:06 PM
Damn, I wrote under 200 words and half in notes, but I had a moment of genius that struck me like a freight train! A sort of Eureka moment.
Just gave a big ass reason to justify one of my MC's behavior, as he lacked a bit of a plot arc. Was pretty pleased with myself.

I love those moments!

I myself wrote about 500 words earlier. I'm gonna aim to have a first draft done in time for the Gollancz open submission in January, and I've been trying to channel Sanderson. I even started a progress bar. I am 7.8% of the way there!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 22, 2015, 04:29:41 PM
man.  you guys are crushing it.

i'm so jealous.
The gift of free time at the moment. Will end very soon. :(
That's a good point - it'd be interesting to hear how much time people are spending to reach these word-counts!  :P

i'm about a 500 words per hour guy.  so, since my writing time each day is pretty limited (i get a max of about two hours during the week, weekends are squishier), if i'm super-productive on those days, i can jam out 1000 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 23, 2015, 01:26:03 AM
482 words this evening. Take that Sanderson, I'm coming for your crown bitch.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 23, 2015, 01:31:55 AM
1.052.

Very lazy writing. Today i just wanted to read stuff when i had time. But you have to keep the habit to write everyday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 23, 2015, 01:29:44 PM
Damn, I wrote under 200 words and half in notes, but I had a moment of genius that struck me like a freight train! A sort of Eureka moment.
Just gave a big ass reason to justify one of my MC's behavior, as he lacked a bit of a plot arc. Was pretty pleased with myself.

I love those moments!

I myself wrote about 500 words earlier. I'm gonna aim to have a first draft done in time for the Gollancz open submission in January, and I've been trying to channel Sanderson. I even started a progress bar. I am 7.8% of the way there!

Yeah, these moments are rare enough, aren't they? It's like you brain works on things without you knowing it and suddenly it connects and jumps at the front of your head with fireworks and all.

What do you mean by "Channeling" Sanderson? Reading it all? Or going through his lectures? I'm going through his course atm, it's great stuff.

As for writing I wrote some 4 double pages of hand written notes, all towards plotting and world building.
It's funny, I'm dicovery-writing my plotting... Literally. There is too much I'm still figuring out and I need a good outline for once since there is some mystery involved. It's unusual for me though so we'll see how it rolls.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: chrisfagan on October 23, 2015, 01:43:41 PM
What do you mean by "Channeling" Sanderson? Reading it all? Or going through his lectures? I'm going through his course atm, it's great stuff.

Ha no I just mean I'm trying to channel his inhuman writing speed. I've not actually looked at any of his lectures yet!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on October 23, 2015, 05:28:02 PM
I was about to start continuing stuff on my story, then had another idea and wrote a 1000 word flash fiction fantasy instead.

I am determined to get back to what I actually meant to write with later.



Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 24, 2015, 04:43:14 AM
1.128

Hard day, tired, i was about to close on 300 when i decided to simply read a bunch of chapters and add comments in the end.
End up with a lot of situations, conflicts and relations that i really need to add and further explore later. I think it will be pretty cool to revise it in December, as i will leave the story resting during NaNo (will start one from zero).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 25, 2015, 03:41:20 AM
1.443

Moved some chapters forward and made some notes for things to revise later.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2015, 05:29:32 AM
395.

It's something at least. :-\
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 25, 2015, 05:52:29 AM
Hahaha. Just wrote 4.290 words only to summarize my novel idea and entire plot, to give to my writing group. Comited the last 5h to that, haven't eaten since breakfast. It's 5pm, time to go out, treat myself to greasy food.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 25, 2015, 11:20:44 PM
3.224

Nice sunday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 27, 2015, 02:32:08 AM
1.283

I almost didn't write, because i'm finishing reading a book and really wanted to do that more, but the initial 300 words or so gave impulse to more. Nice!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 27, 2015, 02:06:44 PM
i look forward to this thread being a thundering avalanche of everyone's mad, mad digits next month.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on October 27, 2015, 06:26:38 PM
Finished revisions on my novel -- it's up to 70,735 words.  Added about 2.5k words yesterday to finish the final chapter and a small epilogue.  Really have to make myself leave it alone now...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on October 27, 2015, 06:33:47 PM
Finished revisions on my novel -- it's up to 70,735 words.  Added about 2.5k words yesterday to finish the final chapter and a small epilogue.  Really have to make myself leave it alone now...

Fantastic, man!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 27, 2015, 09:07:23 PM
Finished revisions on my novel -- it's up to 70,735 words.  Added about 2.5k words yesterday to finish the final chapter and a small epilogue.  Really have to make myself leave it alone now...

woo!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 28, 2015, 02:58:27 AM
1.005

But nothing that progressed any story, just some ideas for my "Ideas File".
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on October 28, 2015, 11:16:03 AM
Completed my October story contest entry yesterday. Editing, not new writing but it counts!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 28, 2015, 11:25:22 AM
Completed my October story contest entry yesterday. Editing, not new writing but it counts!

Cool! Had been wondering if your contribution would make it!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora on October 28, 2015, 10:47:36 PM
3000 words of nonfiction about books I did not finish.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 29, 2015, 04:05:36 AM
2.127

Some research inspired me. Created a pet, some customs and corrected other mistakes. Didn't write more because of a soccer semifinal on TV  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 29, 2015, 10:45:44 PM
2.127

Some research inspired me. Created a pet, some customs and corrected other mistakes. Didn't write more because of a soccer semifinal on TV  ::)

Damn yeah, I wanted to be efficient tomorrow but the rugby wold cup is at 3am, after a night of Halloween partying, it's gonna be hard to put a line down. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 30, 2015, 02:16:18 AM
4.069

Awesome day. Moved a very important part of the plot, which happens with actions from various characters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Arya Stark on October 30, 2015, 04:58:32 PM
3,877! Although most of it may suck right now, the story is pretty fun, to me at least!


Although there's very little elements of fantasy yet... I'm not quite sure what genre it would be xD

Edit: I got up to 5.2k! I'm going over it and re-going over it to look for mistakes, but im not very good at that it seems!

Hopefully when it's a bit more polished I will post it in the critique area :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 31, 2015, 02:43:03 AM
1.043

Saturday shall be better!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 01, 2015, 02:12:56 AM
1.236

Oh well, lots of time and lots of laziness.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on November 01, 2015, 02:43:33 AM
The past four days I've gotten one short story and four poems finished. A lot unsure what direction my storytelling is going in in style.

Mostly because while I love Cyberpunk, starting to regain love for games like Final Fantasy, and the story created within those games.

So I've been unsure what to write next.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 02, 2015, 06:00:50 AM
1.345

Didn't beat the 1.666 of the first day of NaNo, but there was pretty much a soccer final on TV plus family visit.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 03, 2015, 02:49:06 PM
Some 500 words yesterday and 300 ish today, for this month's story. I'm sort of stuck now, since I wrote under the complete impulse of discovery writing, I've ended in the summit part and need the mojo to finish it all.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 03, 2015, 03:18:04 PM
I wrote 1660, which defeats NaNo day 3 at least. It was my story for this months writing comp. :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 03, 2015, 05:21:09 PM
looks like it's ending at 866 for the day.  only about 900 less than i need to for nanowrimo.

on the plus-side, it's extra slow going because it's an intricate, investigation-style chapter.

oh, and i got to write this sentence:  "Wens cinched tight the sword of winter’s death."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 03, 2015, 05:29:40 PM
oh, and i got to write this sentence:  "Wens cinched tight the sword of winter’s death."

You can totally read that as a porn line, just saying. ;)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 03, 2015, 05:39:51 PM
Argh now you said that, I can't unhear it!!!! >:(

Goes hand in hand with Movember, I guess ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 03, 2015, 05:40:06 PM
oh, and i got to write this sentence:  "Wens cinched tight the sword of winter’s death."

You can totally read that as a porn line, just saying. ;)

another line from today:  "The guard staggered for half a heartbeat and the tip of Wens’ sword plunged into his exposed belly".

just sayin'.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 03, 2015, 05:43:23 PM
You guys have been reading too much about swords...  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 03, 2015, 05:46:59 PM
You guys have been reading too much about swords...  8)

but, but, but....  everyone loves swords.


p.s.  i'm totally giggling like a 12 year-old boy over here.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 03, 2015, 07:27:26 PM
You guys have been reading too much about swords...  8)

but, but, but....  everyone loves swords.


p.s.  i'm totally giggling like a 12 year-old boy over here.

I thought you were a 12-year-old boy.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 03, 2015, 07:48:33 PM
You guys have been reading too much about swords...  8)

but, but, but....  everyone loves swords.


p.s.  i'm totally giggling like a 12 year-old boy over here.

I thought you were a 12-year-old boy.
I am mentally if not physically.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 03, 2015, 08:11:51 PM
You guys have been reading too much about swords...  8)

but, but, but....  everyone loves swords.


p.s.  i'm totally giggling like a 12 year-old boy over here.

I thought you were a 12-year-old boy.

heh.  indeed.  sometimes my wife thinks the same thing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on November 04, 2015, 12:20:45 AM
I am roughly up to 2,600 words on a JRPG script I'm working on.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 04, 2015, 05:59:45 AM
1.205 yesterday and 1.564 today.

Didn't beat a single daily goal of NaNo so far, but hey, i've been writing constantly for the past 3 months, 2 of them with a 2k average.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 05, 2015, 04:42:35 AM
2.193.

Yay, beat Nano's daily goal for the first time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on November 05, 2015, 06:05:15 AM
3,716 yesterday -- about half of it recycled from old false starts -- and then none today.

Not getting the momentum going yet.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 06, 2015, 02:34:58 AM
2.528.

Nice day, enjoyed what i wrote. Didn't even had planned that scene.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 06, 2015, 04:05:17 AM
2.528.

Nice day, enjoyed what i wrote. Didn't even had planned that scene.

The regularity of your +1000-words-a-day days leaves me on the fence between green jealousy and motivation.  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on November 06, 2015, 05:13:13 AM
2.528.

Nice day, enjoyed what i wrote. Didn't even had planned that scene.

The regularity of your +1000-words-a-day days leaves me on the fence between green jealousy and motivation.  ::)

Well said.  I second that.

Less than 1000 this morning.  I was interrupted by work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on November 06, 2015, 07:06:32 AM
I'll write manana!
Wait, that's what I always say.
Also got the first snow today... and 3 Spanish Exams.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 06, 2015, 01:46:24 PM
I'll write manana!
Wait, that's what I always say.
Also got the first snow today... and 3 Spanish Exams.

Snow? Where are you? Here in the mid-Atlantic it promises to be high '70s today!
(No snarky Celsius pride comments, please.)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on November 06, 2015, 03:05:53 PM
I'm up in upper BC, North Okanogan Valley.
And CELSIUS PRIDE ALL THE WAY! You Americans have to do everything different.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on November 06, 2015, 03:38:19 PM
~5,000 or so words last night on my cyberpunk book. I'm about ~4,000 words from completing the first draft. Hooray! Then revisions, firing off to advance readers, and more revisions!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 06, 2015, 03:47:45 PM
I don't know how much I wrote today because I can't find word's word count function on android  >:(
Did they hide it?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on November 06, 2015, 04:21:13 PM
~5,000 or so words last night on my cyberpunk book. I'm about ~4,000 words from completing the first draft. Hooray! Then revisions, firing off to advance readers, and more revisions!

Awesome!  Is this the 120k word serial?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 06, 2015, 04:46:09 PM
I don't know how much I wrote today because I can't find word's word count function on android  >:(
Did they hide it?

you're writing on an android device?  man, you're doing it wrong...

ha!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 06, 2015, 05:26:32 PM
I don't know how much I wrote today because I can't find word's word count function on android  >:(
Did they hide it?

you're writing on an android device?  man, you're doing it wrong...

ha!

When inspiration strikes, you must be ready!  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClearMadness on November 06, 2015, 05:59:21 PM
1000 words, and a bit of editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on November 06, 2015, 09:34:21 PM
~5,000 or so words last night on my cyberpunk book. I'm about ~4,000 words from completing the first draft. Hooray! Then revisions, firing off to advance readers, and more revisions!

Awesome!  Is this the 120k word serial?

Yup, almost done. It will be heading off to advance readers in the next few weeks, I suspect. Then more revisions once everyone points out the places where I dropped the ball. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 07, 2015, 03:18:01 AM
1.919.

Recovering terrain on NaNo.

2.528.

Nice day, enjoyed what i wrote. Didn't even had planned that scene.

The regularity of your +1000-words-a-day days leaves me on the fence between green jealousy and motivation.  ::)

Come to my side of the fence! It's still very small and very distant, but it's possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 07, 2015, 03:45:12 AM
1.919.

Recovering terrain on NaNo.

2.528.

Nice day, enjoyed what i wrote. Didn't even had planned that scene.

The regularity of your +1000-words-a-day days leaves me on the fence between green jealousy and motivation.  ::)

Come to my side of the fence! It's still very small and very distant, but it's possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I should, I know. I struggle a bit writing before I have an outline though, at least for bigger work. I've just finished my first plot outline, so I've got no more excuses.
I'll get some writing done today, I want to get the writing contest quickly out of the way.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 07, 2015, 03:48:30 AM
No! You are going to the architect's side! We need more trees, not buildings!

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 07, 2015, 04:00:14 AM
No! You are going to the architect's side! We need more trees, not buildings!

Don't worry, I do plenty of both. I usually write down whatever cool lines and idea burst in my head, then discovery write my way in between plot points. But my novel idea involves some foreshadowing and a bit of crime/noir that just can't be discovery written, and lacking an understanding has completely frozen my ability to write, since I kept thinking I'd be missing things and insight.
Now don't worry, there isn't a shred of planning in my monthly writing contest.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on November 07, 2015, 04:41:16 AM
Just reached the glorious amount of 1000 words.  I shall forever rejoice for having accomplished this incredible feat!  Cue the heavenly host singing in celebration!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 08, 2015, 03:48:33 AM
1.767.

Take this, NaNo!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 09, 2015, 03:24:01 AM
2.689.

Also wrote a 5k review in Goodreads, my first  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 10, 2015, 02:23:47 AM
1.128.

I'm still a bit ahead of NaNo's schedule, though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 11, 2015, 02:10:14 AM
2.115.

Uh... guys?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 11, 2015, 08:27:16 AM
Do you do anything else in your life? ;) ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 11, 2015, 02:19:20 PM
Does utterly useless doodling count?

(http://i.imgur.com/hDWLtYZ.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 11, 2015, 05:43:03 PM
I wrote a rant on this forum about The Traitor Baru Cormorant when I haven't even read it, that counts right?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 11, 2015, 05:47:29 PM
I wrote a rant on this forum about The Traitor Baru Cormorant when I haven't even read it, that counts right?
No, no. That counts avoiding writing  ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 11, 2015, 05:54:50 PM
I wrote a rant on this forum about The Traitor Baru Cormorant when I haven't even read it, that counts right?
No, no. That counts avoiding writing  ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/avoiding-writing-or-how-many-words-didn't-you-write-today/)
I am well aware of that thread sadly. But I decided to count it as writing. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 11, 2015, 06:00:19 PM
Jmack, don't be picky - it says 'writing' on the title', not 'writing in your story/book' :P

Writing a shopping list would still count as writing ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 11, 2015, 06:03:59 PM
Bea knows where its at. *power fist bump*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 11, 2015, 06:19:55 PM
Do you do anything else in your life? ;) ;D

Of course! I also like to read books!

@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) - Damn, one thing i really wished to know was how to draw. I can't do it even if my life depended on it. My drawings, at their very best, are similar to 5 year old kids.

In Walking Dead Season 2 game, what really saddened me weren't certain characters deaths, the betrayals, the caring for one another, not even that scene when the group passes a vodka bottle and talk around the bonfire.
It was in the first episode, when Clementine looks her drawings of Lee and Kenny's family. She looked like Picasso compared to me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 11, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
Jmack, don't be picky - it says 'writing' on the title', not 'writing in your story/book' :P

Writing a shopping list would still count as writing ;)

 :P  (he he)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on November 11, 2015, 07:37:29 PM
2000 words yesterday. Pretty impressed with the word count, but not the scene.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora on November 11, 2015, 10:50:03 PM
Finished a 4500 word concept outline that I started yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 12, 2015, 03:39:08 AM
1.494

Today i thought about the drawing posted earlier. And why i'm so bad at it, considering my father has amazing skill at that.

I remembered, in the school i studied, when i was between 6-9, we had a discipline called "Artistic Education". Every year we had it.

During those 4 or 5 years, we learned painting, paper-bending (not sure if it is the right word  ;D), a lot of stuff with scissors and glue, children's modelling clay, things with toothpicks, models of foam core (hope that is also the right word), stuff with some kind of black adhesive paper,  we even had a coral and played instruments and sang.
But now that i think about it, we didn't had writing, in any form. Not even poetry. We didn't even read anything, in fact.

Anyway, the teacher was a very tall blond, between 28-40. Today i know she was very skilled, but she had no way of dealing with children. She was always screaming and disdaining at almost everything we made. Lots and lots of kids were crying. I did too, even more when one semester i didn't got the necessary grade and had to come to school at saturdays to make up for it.

One day, i think another teacher didn't came and she came to look after us. She just allowed us to draw anything we wanted, so we got paper and pencils.

One girl caught everyone's attention, she was drawing a huge flower, covering the entire piece of paper. I don't know why, if she just got the first pencil in her reach or of it was the only one available (lots of kids and not enough pencils for everyone), but she colored the petals in brown. In fact, none of us cared, we just saw the big flower.
Encouraged by that, she went to show it to the art teacher.

She exploded. "What is this?? Are you stupid?? Have you ever saw a brown flower?" and tossed the drawing away. The girl cried and ran out of the room. The teacher didn't even blinked and told us something about getting things right.
20 years ago (or more) and i still remember that.
I also remember becoming extremely cautious about the color of things, even erasing them if the colored pencil required was not available. Also didn't draw anything out of the ordinary. And i guess everyone else too.

But aside from that, i kept mulling over about the lack of writing/reading. Maybe she didn't considered it art.

So a scene kind of came to my mind, where there is two people talking, one writer and one who doesn't think it's art compared to the others.
I imagined they discussed that at a ballroom that looked like the Titanic's (don't ask why, i don't know either).
Two countries are about to go to war, but one of them has a king, a court and people like the ones in the Titanic (maybe that's why i thought about it). The other kingdom are warmongers, a force of nature like the iceberg that hit the ship.
And there's a meeting where they are gonna discuss a treaty of land dispute.
Mr.Writer (i don't even know why he is there or who he is) then discuss that with the duke whose lands are in dispute.

So i came with a very small scene, in case anyone cares:

Mr.Writer walked into the ballroom, where golden tones glinted everywhere; the walls, the roof, the chandeliers, the frames of the paintings, the musician’s intruments, even from the servant’s trays.
   For Mr.Writer, it gave the impression of a treasure room. He couldn’t believe it. They were about to die and they all acted like it was just another day at court.
   The princess and another man approached him.
   “I’m glad you came, Mr.Writer,” she said and glanced at her companion. “This is Duke Fat, he owns the lands in the frontier.”
   Mr.Writer was not impressed by the owner of the lands his king so desired. A merchant, a court flatterer. Nobody would fight and die for this man.
   “Lord Fat, I heard you are an ardorous appretiator of the arts,” said Mr.Writer. They shaked hands.
   The man grinned. “Yes, of course! There’s nothing else a man should aspire to do or to admire.” They walked through the long corridor, two guards behind them, bodyguards of the princess.
   “The best musicians, singers, actors and painters of the kingdom are here,” he said, drinking a glass of wine.
   “But not the best writers,” pointed Mr.Writer. Duke Fat grunted.
   “Writers? Forming letters in a piece of paper is not art, Mr.Writer. Any lowly scribe or squire can do it. Maybe even some of the peasants. We don’t read or, God forbid, write here, Mr.Writer.”
   The princess looked at him with a warning glance, but Mr.Writer wouldn’t let that go unanswered. The duke got another glass of wine.
   “Listen, Mr.Writer,” he said and they listened for a while, BestSinger singing his most famous song. “How can letters compare to this? To those instruments? To those actors who make you laugh and cry?” They stopped and Duke Fat pointed at a painting. “Don’t they say a picture is worth a thousand words?”
   Duke Fat smiled in triumph and Mr.Writer took a sip of wine. Too sweet.
   “The singers have to write their lyrics many times until they find perfect rhyme, the whole orchestra have before them the score with the notes they will play and the actors need to memorize every line of their scripts. Trust me, Duke Fat, all of them wrote a lot, or someone else did, so they could perform like this.”
   The princess looked shocked, but Duke Fat was thinking, a hand holding his chin. “I never thought about that.” Then he turned to the painting. “But what about painting? The colors, the figures, there’s nothing that needs to be written to do that.” He pointed at it. “My lands. Could you describe them better with your writing, Mr.Writer? A thousands words worthy more than a painting?”
   “Letters written in a piece of paper alter the word in many forms, in ways no singer, musician, actor or painter would ever do, lord Fat.”
   The duke stared at him in disbelief.
   “How’s that so?”
   “Green, golden and white. The colors of your kingdom, right, Duke Fat?” asked Mr.Writer.
   “Yes, but what does that—”
   “Green from the fertile fields, golden for wealth and white for peace.” Mr.Writer turned to the princess. “Also the color of the dresses of the fair damsels.”
   She blushed and both men laughed.
   “But my king Villain is a man of war, thus the only colors he likes are the red of blood and the black of ashes.” He stared at the painting of Duke Fat’s lands. “So let us hope the thousand words on that treaty are worthy enough to prevent you, my lordship, of ordering a new, empty and dreary painting to replace this bright one.”
   The duke and the princess gasped.
   “Yes,” said Mr.Writer, still looking at the painting. “That would be a shame.”
   
   
   Alternative:

   “His favorite colors are red; the blood of his men, of his enemies and the one dripping down the damsels’ legs; and the black of ashes, of the mourning of the widows and the darkness of death.”

Yea, rough, unpolished, needs a lot of work, i know. Couldn't even think of names for the characters. And it's not related in any way to the story i'm currently working on.
But i just felt i needed to write this, maybe someday i will work on this.

Just a random reflection from old remembrances, nothing do with writing  ;D

Now that i think about it...this was like almost 700 words. That means i didn't even wrote a thousand for my NaNo stuff. Holy...



Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 12, 2015, 11:18:43 AM
I particularly like the idea of using the colors to show how writing can change the meaning of the same things through context and treatment. Very fable-ish, @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 12, 2015, 12:33:24 PM
Huh, do you mind me asking in what country and city you were educated @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739)? That doesn't seem very civilized. That type of obviously deviant behavior would have been reported in France, and the teacher delt with.
Also we sometimes lack things, but never colour crayons!  :o

However I'm not surprised you never studied poetry or writing. Why would you? That's meant to be extensively worked on in english/whatever-your-mother-tongue-is classes.
In "french class" we studied grammar, orthography, genres, poetry, theater, classics, did spelling tests, analyzing book chapters, and a lot of writing, creative writing, essays, dissertations, poems (damn I HATED those, still do)...
Then when we focus only on books and their meaning and style, it's call "literature class".

Artistic Ed is like you said - though I had separate music classes -  with drawing, collage, clay, ect.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on November 12, 2015, 02:50:29 PM
1,107 words!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 13, 2015, 12:43:29 AM
3.079

All NaNo. Got it earlier too, there's a game of TV, finished 2 chapters and started another right when it started  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 13, 2015, 03:28:43 PM
Got into a burst after my being sick. Almost finished the monthly writing comp entry and translated some terms of mountain climbing gear that I only knew in Dutch. (And to be fair musketonhaak sounds cooler than snap hook  :()
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 13, 2015, 04:03:25 PM
Got into a burst after my being sick. Almost finished the monthly writing comp entry and translated some terms of mountain climbing gear that I only knew in Dutch. (And to be fair musketonhaak sounds cooler than snap hook  :()

Way cooler.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 14, 2015, 01:09:00 AM
Got into a burst after my being sick. Almost finished the monthly writing comp entry and translated some terms of mountain climbing gear that I only knew in Dutch. (And to be fair musketonhaak sounds cooler than snap hook  :()

If you mean these :

(http://www.hobrand-algebra.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/1/51001051.jpg)

They are called carabiners. Or biners for short in the climbing slang. Never even heard of snap hook.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 14, 2015, 03:03:33 AM
2.093.

Had a nice start, then stopped for the game and the news after seeing what happened in France.
Was 22:00 here (01:00 now) when the news started, a little before Brazil x Argentina, and they kept coming during the game.

Since it's THE game in these parts, lots of crowds in the streets. Long after the game ended they remained in the street watching the news, a special block commenting the attacks. Shock everywhere. Dispersing only now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 14, 2015, 03:15:11 AM
Huh, do you mind me asking in what country and city you were educated @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739)? That doesn't seem very civilized. That type of obviously deviant behavior would have been reported in France, and the teacher delt with.
Also we sometimes lack things, but never colour crayons!  :o

However I'm not surprised you never studied poetry or writing. Why would you? That's meant to be extensively worked on in english/whatever-your-mother-tongue-is classes.
In "french class" we studied grammar, orthography, genres, poetry, theater, classics, did spelling tests, analyzing book chapters, and a lot of writing, creative writing, essays, dissertations, poems (damn I HATED those, still do)...
Then when we focus only on books and their meaning and style, it's call "literature class".

Artistic Ed is like you said - though I had separate music classes -  with drawing, collage, clay, ect.

I live in Brazil  :)

A few years later, i think when we were 11-13, a lot of classes made a petition complaining about her, two or three pages with names. She cried a lot, but changed little.
When i was about 20-23, my cousin studied there, i talked with a lot of people who work there and still remember me, they said that teacher changed a lot.

Hmm, now that i think about it, that could make a story. Stressed lady (with some kind of trauma) aggressively tries to teach/harden/prepare her children/students/etc. People then want to kick her out and she is shocked, but ends up changing when realizes what she's doing.  :'(  Haha, who knows. I will put that in the ideas file.
Also, we (at least me) only brought colored pencils and crayons if we had Art class. I was pretty relieved to toss them away deep somewhere  ;D. And i guess a lot of other students too. So that day we got pencils from a locker in the class, but no way to supply 30 or more kids!
Maybe that's why she used brown. Or maybe she was making a chocolate flower, who knows  ;D

And yes, "portuguese class" was such a chore. I don't know about other countries, but it feels those classes don't stimulate reading, not outside of "classics" and stuff like that, which most people, specially in school, don't like. The styles were the worst, though: romantism, secularism, realism, or whatever our writers were doing 50 or more years ago. Definitions of those concepts being asked in exams still gives me nightmares.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 14, 2015, 06:27:49 AM
Got into a burst after my being sick. Almost finished the monthly writing comp entry and translated some terms of mountain climbing gear that I only knew in Dutch. (And to be fair musketonhaak sounds cooler than snap hook  :()

If you mean these :

(http://www.hobrand-algebra.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/1/51001051.jpg)

They are called carabiners. Or biners for short in the climbing slang. Never even heard of snap hook.

Thanks Nora, I stand corrected  :)

So I did more research and apparently it's a linguistic mess.
The french have one word for both snap hooks and carabiners: un mousqueton
The dutch have two words: musketonhaak means snap hook, karabijnhaak means carabiner, but influence from french makes us use musketon (incorrectly) for both, even by mountain climbers here.
The english have the same difference: snap hook and carabiner, but they have no mix-up from french.

That made sense?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 14, 2015, 09:08:37 AM
It does! As a rock climber though I use carabiners, quickdraws, ATCs, bolt plates ect. It depends on the kind of route your people climb as well, if they do trad or aid... Aid has a lot more vocabulary to pin down but instead of translating if recommend consulting a specialized website running the vocabulary for beginners. Less confusion then :p
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 14, 2015, 09:46:31 AM
It does! As a rock climber though I use carabiners, quickdraws, ATCs, bolt plates ect. It depends on the kind of route your people climb as well, if they do trad or aid... Aid has a lot more vocabulary to pin down but instead of translating if recommend consulting a specialized website running the vocabulary for beginners. Less confusion then :p

Haha, thanks for all the info. I won't make it too complicated on the readers though with all the terminology. (Poor readers) That and the fact the climbing gear in the story is mostly hand crafted or traded by nomads so I will try to stick to generalized terms.

PS Sorry people for hijacking the thread. Back to writing! (story is 929 words now)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 15, 2015, 01:25:41 AM
1.027

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 15, 2015, 12:19:20 PM
1.027
And the beat goers on.
The crowd is still waiting to see what happens, but chants of "Lanko! Lanko!" are sprouting up spontaneously.
Pass the popcorn.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 16, 2015, 12:33:51 AM
1.129

My writing on weekends tend to be... how can i say? Not like during the week. Had a great one or another, but they are rare exceptions.

During the week I have a limited time in which i can write, so I kinda focus on it. Or maybe Ray Bradbury is also right in saying there is some Zen aspect about it. I relax and enjoy it.

During the weekends I feel I have all the time in the world. So i do everything except writing. Or even reading. Even when i'm doing nothing useful to absolutely anything, I really procrastinate the maximum i can.
Then when i finally sit down to write, it's pretty much at the same time I do during the week. Most of the time not with the same energy level. Which seems a bit strange.

What about you guys?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 16, 2015, 02:10:32 AM
1.129

My writing on weekends tend to be... how can i say? Not like during the week. Had a great one or another, but they are rare exceptions.

During the week I have a limited time in which i can write, so I kinda focus on it. Or maybe Ray Bradbury is also right in saying there is some Zen aspect about it. I relax and enjoy it.

During the weekends I feel I have all the time in the world. So i do everything except writing. Or even reading. Even when i'm doing nothing useful to absolutely anything, I really procrastinate the maximum i can.
Then when i finally sit down to write, it's pretty much at the same time I do during the week. Most of the time not with the same energy level. Which seems a bit strange.

What about you guys?

For me, it's just an unpleasant fact that I have such limited time that isn't given to work, two chorus/choir groups and my wife that I can either read or write, but not both. I'm unable to get into any type of routine for writing.

I'll steal some time tomorrow before work and at lunch.

One of these days, I do need to create a routine.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on November 16, 2015, 02:23:13 AM
Turned on laptop. Yawned. Turned on football. Yawned. Wrote 67 words. Yawned. Turned off laptop.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 16, 2015, 05:46:40 AM
Turned on laptop. Yawned. Turned on football. Yawned. Wrote 67 words. Yawned. Turned off laptop.

early baseball game, later baseball game, lasertag birthday party.  managed to write 151 words on my phone during warm ups.

*shakes fist*

damn kids are ruining my nanowrimo AND my football watching!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 16, 2015, 03:13:48 PM
One of those writing sessions where a side character seems more interesting than your protagonist. Hmm.

604 words for now, maybe more later with any luck. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 17, 2015, 02:28:47 AM
2.076

One chapter and half. Enjoyed writing that chapter, got some insight of the culture of the setting, without planning it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 17, 2015, 07:04:38 PM
In a mad dash today, I finished a solid draft of my November story ("Leviathan" 1,500 words) and completed the second draft of my first longer short story ("The Black Book", a ghost story at 4,800 words).

I'll catch up on critiques for my writing group, then find my way back to another ghost story (Untitled so far). A horror anthology publisher in Massachusetts put out a call for books that take place in the local area of the Hockomock swamp there.  In October, I spent hours using Google maps and various web resources learning about the "Bridgewater Triangle" wherein many and assorted creepy things have crawled, flown, spooked, and killed. When contacted, the editor said he'd not gotten many (any?) submissions for such a narrowly focused concept, so he was holding the deadline wide open. I've no idea where that stands, but I like the idea I came up with. Now to just get back to it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 17, 2015, 07:28:43 PM
787 words biatch.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 18, 2015, 02:14:53 AM
1.061
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 19, 2015, 02:11:37 AM
2.821
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 20, 2015, 12:45:58 AM
2.408
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 20, 2015, 07:05:37 AM
Lanko lives alone in this thread now!  ;D

I wrote some 300 words today - finalised - a rewrite of yesterday's 200ish. Wrapped my monthly story with that. Now onward with the serious stuff.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 20, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
Lanko lives alone in this thread now!  ;D

@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) is beating the snot out of Nanowrimo!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eclipse on November 20, 2015, 05:26:54 PM
That burned cover is Awesome! it looks like his forgot to put his clothes on for the morning commute:P it be @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) January book Club pick

I'm just Jealous of JMack as I haven't got a body like that  lol ;D

Fixed that for you  ;D

At least you've got a gorgeous body Jmack to make up for your struggles with  Nanowrimo! all beauty and no... :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 21, 2015, 02:50:08 AM
1.718
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 22, 2015, 12:27:32 AM
2.018
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on November 23, 2015, 02:12:09 AM
I just wrapped on draft 1 of my first novel ... 112K words!  Banged out the last 2 chapters tonight, so thats 7.5K!  Most productive night ever lol.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 23, 2015, 02:53:26 AM
1.022

I just wrapped on draft 1 of my first novel ... 112K words!  Banged out the last 2 chapters tonight, so thats 7.5K!  Most productive night ever lol.

Good job. Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 23, 2015, 06:24:24 AM
1.022

I just wrapped on draft 1 of my first novel ... 112K words!  Banged out the last 2 chapters tonight, so thats 7.5K!  Most productive night ever lol.

Good job. Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.

Well, according to this thread, it was ten days ago:
3.079

All NaNo. Got it earlier too, there's a game of TV, finished 2 chapters and started another right when it started  ;D
(Yes, I had to check... for some inexplicable reason.  ??? )
 ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on November 23, 2015, 06:57:46 AM
Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Pssh. It's been at least a month since we managed more than a few hundred words in a day. Worse, today we spent like 4 hours trying to write, and ended up with a grand total of about 50 words, all of which were absolute rubbish.  :( 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 23, 2015, 07:30:51 AM
Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Pssh. It's been at least a month since we managed more than a few hundred words in a day. Worse, today we spent like 4 hours trying to write, and ended up with a grand total of about 50 words, all of which were absolute rubbish.  :( 
I refuse to believe that anything you and Saurus have written (or will write) could be absolute rubbish.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on November 23, 2015, 07:55:27 AM
Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Pssh. It's been at least a month since we managed more than a few hundred words in a day. Worse, today we spent like 4 hours trying to write, and ended up with a grand total of about 50 words, all of which were absolute rubbish.  :( 
I refuse to believe that anything you and Saurus have written (or will write) could be absolute rubbish.
I wish, feels like everything sucks recently - today was just a little worse than most! Guess that's why we've slowed down so much. Still, won't let it stop us!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 23, 2015, 08:31:18 AM
Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Pssh. It's been at least a month since we managed more than a few hundred words in a day. Worse, today we spent like 4 hours trying to write, and ended up with a grand total of about 50 words, all of which were absolute rubbish.  :( 
I refuse to believe that anything you and Saurus have written (or will write) could be absolute rubbish.
I wish, feels like everything sucks recently - today was just a little worse than most! Guess that's why we've slowed down so much. Still, won't let it stop us!  :P
That's the spirit! That last part, that is. (But I still stick to my previous comment.)  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 23, 2015, 01:52:27 PM
Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.
Pssh. It's been at least a month since we managed more than a few hundred words in a day. Worse, today we spent like 4 hours trying to write, and ended up with a grand total of about 50 words, all of which were absolute rubbish.  :( 
I refuse to believe that anything you and Saurus have written (or will write) could be absolute rubbish.
I wish, feels like everything sucks recently - today was just a little worse than most! Guess that's why we've slowed down so much. Still, won't let it stop us!  :P

Hey, welcome to the club. I've been feeling paralysed on my novella, even though I have a plot sitting there begging to be drafted, I haven't been able to put 2 words together. Worse I've re-read my snippet entries and noticed that besides maybe 2 sentences, it's mostly rubbish.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on November 23, 2015, 06:46:21 PM
I've been feeling paralysed on my novella, even though I have a plot sitting there begging to be drafted, I haven't been able to put 2 words together. Worse I've re-read my snippet entries and noticed that besides maybe 2 sentences, it's mostly rubbish.

Sometimes I have to start in the middle of my chapters to sortof get myself writing into the scene... because like you, a lot of times I stare at the next chapter and just don't know what to put down even through the plot is ready to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on November 23, 2015, 10:07:11 PM
Sometimes I have to write a chapter of rubbish before I can figure out why it's rubbish.  There's something helpful about putting the words down, even though I know they're the wrong words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 24, 2015, 01:28:20 AM
3.551.

240 wasn't NaNo. Really good day and also have a nice idea on how to continue tomorrow.


1.022

I just wrapped on draft 1 of my first novel ... 112K words!  Banged out the last 2 chapters tonight, so thats 7.5K!  Most productive night ever lol.

Good job. Can't remember the last time i broke 3k.

Well, according to this thread, it was ten days ago:

Ten days! It felt like forever, though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 24, 2015, 01:40:22 AM
Sometimes I have to write a chapter of rubbish before I can figure out why it's rubbish.  There's something helpful about putting the words down, even though I know they're the wrong words.

My story kinda began during the middle events. I even wrote things that *should* happen only by the end. But they helped me to know what *probably* the story was about.

I only had an idea of the beginning and decided to use NaNo to write "chronologically". Some characters appeared, others got a bit more freshed out and of course, unexpected things happened, mostly for the good. Well, at least in my opinion  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on November 24, 2015, 02:56:55 AM
Do 800 words of e-mail count? :)

I did not write today, but I've spent the past few days editing like a crazy person. I just sent the completed (and hopefully final) copy of my second book off to two book bloggers who enjoyed my first book, and volunteered to review the second because they're awesome folks.

Opinions from my advance readers were mostly positive on my second book (and I made a number of improvements thanks to them and my awesome editor) but you just never know whether people will enjoy something or not. So, I'm going to be on pins and needles until the reviews land.

On the upside, I may finally have some time to catch up on TV and gaming. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 24, 2015, 12:49:26 PM
Wrote 408 words out of a first draft of my first chapter. Woop woop! My writing is all stiff, very influenced by my readings... It's funny.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 25, 2015, 12:37:14 AM
2.441

5k to finish NaNo!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 25, 2015, 01:13:50 AM
2.441

5k to finish NaNo!

that's, like, two hours for you, man!  go, go, go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 25, 2015, 11:52:54 PM
1.378

Soccer final on TV. And it's not even my team playing  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on November 25, 2015, 11:55:59 PM
I'm at about 3,000 words today. Yesterday, I managed about 5,500.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 27, 2015, 12:10:48 AM
1.800

Yes, exactly 1.800.  Probably could squeeze a bit more, but I just want to keep reading Nation  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on November 27, 2015, 04:46:22 AM
A pathetic 100 words.  I'm procrastinating hitting my daily 2500 words right now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 28, 2015, 02:37:49 AM
2.039

and...

(http://s22.postimg.org/kdwjjen1t/one_does_not_simply_declare_victory_but_i_just_d.jpg)

(http://s3.postimg.org/ypqui5gs3/NANO_2015.png)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on November 28, 2015, 03:24:31 AM
I'm at about 3,000 words today. Yesterday, I managed about 5,500.

Impressive back-to-back like that!  When I hit a big day, it's almost always followed by a low day (or several).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 28, 2015, 04:06:28 PM
Woohoo! @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739).
You kicked some serious NaNoWriMo butt!
Congratulations!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 29, 2015, 12:40:54 AM
1.082

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 29, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
A little over a thousand words of interviewing my MC for her character background, plus a bit of work on a beat sheet.

Man, this girl and her sister are messed up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 30, 2015, 01:21:09 AM
1.248

Breaking the bones of some characters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 30, 2015, 07:55:03 PM
2.528

Got a break today, used to write early. Now I will just read and play something for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 01, 2015, 01:02:11 AM
If I am in the revision phase, can I count how many words I read?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 01, 2015, 01:11:18 AM
If I am in the revision phase, can I count how many words I read?

Nah, you should already start your next book while revising  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 01, 2015, 01:22:37 AM
Nah, you should already start your next book while revising  8)

lol, damn I guess you are right.  Does it get confusing having multiple stories going off at once in your head?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 01, 2015, 01:53:17 AM
Nah, you should already start your next book while revising  8)

lol, damn I guess you are right.  Does it get confusing having multiple stories going off at once in your head?

I was joking. I know some authors actually do this, but it's probably better to focus on one thing at a time. If you want to leave the story alone for a time to revise later, probably could start a new one from your Ideas file.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 01, 2015, 11:49:07 PM
1.784

I should probably stop and revise, but the words just kept pouring in!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ClintACK on December 02, 2015, 12:05:36 AM
1.784

I should probably stop and revise, but the words just kept pouring in!

Don't stop!  Revise after you get to "The End".  Ride the wave.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on December 02, 2015, 12:46:16 AM
1.784

I should probably stop and revise, but the words just kept pouring in!

Don't stop!  Revise after you get to "The End".  Ride the wave.

agreed.  go, man, go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 02, 2015, 12:48:40 AM
All right, I will try  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 02, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
1.071

Soccer final today. My team is not even involved, but you know  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 03, 2015, 04:11:05 AM
had to rewrite 2 chapters in the opposite POV, so 3705!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 03, 2015, 02:06:07 PM
If I am in the revision phase, can I count how many words I read?
Nah man! Or else I'd also count how many words I re-write and replace, and bust my daily scores  :P

362, precisely, between midnight and 1am, on the new topic for this month's contest. It lays down the situation and characters and the mood. I have an idea of the story in my mind but won't plot it, it comes out great, it's first person.
It's going to be a pleasure to write I think.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on December 03, 2015, 02:40:47 PM
Wrote my entry for the writing contest over lunch break. No clue how many words but probably will re-read it tonight and say shit I posted that. Quantity over quality.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 04, 2015, 12:57:47 AM
1900 today.  I am counting total rewrites of chapters, although that might be flexing the rules a tad
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 04, 2015, 01:16:00 AM
Dammit, you guys really make me look like such an unappropriate small fry with your productivity. And what with half the time my work is handwritten and I can't tell how much I wrote!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 04, 2015, 02:02:16 AM
5.139

3k for the NaNo story and the rest was for another story that I had the idea just as I was about to sleep yesterday. I even thought of writing it down by hand to not forget it, but I was too tired and was gonna take too long. Thankfully, I remembered it today. Most of it, anyway.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 04, 2015, 11:45:20 AM
Brought my monthly story to about 700 words today, but I actually wrote more that 400, since I wrote everything by hand, re-worked sections by hand, adapted to computer, then did heavy editing, rewriting happily as the story took shape.
Pleased with my day. If I keep at it like that, then I'll be done with the main draft before I leave, and at leisure to edit in my hammock.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on December 04, 2015, 12:02:21 PM
I have been worldbuilding. That's it... bad Henry.

@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) is yours a magical hammock of inspiration?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 04, 2015, 12:04:00 PM
I have been worldbuilding. That's it... bad Henry.

@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) is yours a magical hammock of inspiration?

World building is great, don't worry, it totally counts.

Also, I'm about to post (gloat) about my new hammock in the King's Paw if you're curious!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 04, 2015, 10:49:29 PM
1.031

Second story. No mood today.
Didn't help that I used a lot of time earlier writing like a dozen reviews on Goodreads. Probably put more words on that than on the story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 05, 2015, 12:41:20 AM
I managed 5,258 words today. That makes over 11,000 words for the last three days. I need to start working harder.  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 05, 2015, 10:48:43 PM
1.056

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 07, 2015, 01:49:15 AM
1.150

I almost gave up today at around 400 words. Then I opened the other story and got the rest   ::)

But wasn't exactly thrilled to write today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 08, 2015, 12:17:02 AM
2.338

Got a program called yWriter. Seems excellent for outlining.

Yes, outlining. The blasphemy! But I felt I needed to use those cards and descriptions to have a better view of the story.
I outlined to where I suppose it should end, but the funny thing is that most of the events are the product of pantsing. But I guess scribbling down notes and ideas gave a little bit more focus.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on December 08, 2015, 07:16:56 AM
I loved yWriter but it sucks using it with Linux. So I'm using Scrivener now (which is free on Linux).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: OhTheSqualor on December 08, 2015, 09:59:36 PM
2.338

Got a program called yWriter. Seems excellent for outlining.

Yes, outlining. The blasphemy! But I felt I needed to use those cards and descriptions to have a better view of the story.
I outlined to where I suppose it should end, but the funny thing is that most of the events are the product of pantsing. But I guess scribbling down notes and ideas gave a little bit more focus.

After my NaNoWriMo (over November), I'm sold on the value of a little planning.  I've done most of my other stuff way more as I go and when the inspiration strikes style... and the NaNo just came out so much better, even at the stupid pace.

Anyway, 1738 today.  Speaking of NaNo, look who got back to a NaNo-esque word count.

Chris
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 08, 2015, 10:11:19 PM
2.338

Got a program called yWriter. Seems excellent for outlining.

Yes, outlining. The blasphemy! But I felt I needed to use those cards and descriptions to have a better view of the story.
I outlined to where I suppose it should end, but the funny thing is that most of the events are the product of pantsing. But I guess scribbling down notes and ideas gave a little bit more focus.

After my NaNoWriMo (over November), I'm sold on the value of a little planning.  I've done most of my other stuff way more as I go and when the inspiration strikes style... and the NaNo just came out so much better, even at the stupid pace.

Anyway, 1738 today.  Speaking of NaNo, look who got back to a NaNo-esque word count.

Chris

It's funny, because I actually did planned a little, but in my mind, not in paper. Before the NaNo, I was writing chapters out of order. On NaNo I did in chronological time.

I scribbled notes/questions/scenes I wanted to happen on the whim of the moment. I never returned to see them, but the most important and remarkable ones remained in my head.

Then I got a book about outlining. The author explained how good it was, etc. Then she shows it as some kind of organized brainstorm. It looked a bit similar to what I did, except she was way more meticulous.

And then I realized what I (and that author) really did, but I couldn't describe before: Instead of the story, we pantsed the outline.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: OhTheSqualor on December 08, 2015, 11:26:45 PM
2.338

Got a program called yWriter. Seems excellent for outlining.

Yes, outlining. The blasphemy! But I felt I needed to use those cards and descriptions to have a better view of the story.
I outlined to where I suppose it should end, but the funny thing is that most of the events are the product of pantsing. But I guess scribbling down notes and ideas gave a little bit more focus.


After my NaNoWriMo (over November), I'm sold on the value of a little planning.  I've done most of my other stuff way more as I go and when the inspiration strikes style... and the NaNo just came out so much better, even at the stupid pace.

Anyway, 1738 today.  Speaking of NaNo, look who got back to a NaNo-esque word count.

Chris

It's funny, because I actually did planned a little, but in my mind, not in paper. Before the NaNo, I was writing chapters out of order. On NaNo I did in chronological time.

I scribbled notes/questions/scenes I wanted to happen on the whim of the moment. I never returned to see them, but the most important and remarkable ones remained in my head.

Then I got a book about outlining. The author explained how good it was, etc. Then she shows it as some kind of organized brainstorm. It looked a bit similar to what I did, except she was way more meticulous.

And then I realized what I (and that author) really did, but I couldn't describe before: Instead of the story, we pantsed the outline.

Lol, panting the outline.  This I like.
I'm with you.  A lot of my outline was in my head.  I had some stuff down on paper but not all of it.  I just had a much more solid feel of the logical evolution of where the story would go.  A lot of my other stuff I'll sit down to right one day and be like... erm... I guess he could find some bandits... erm....

;-)
Chris
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 09, 2015, 12:19:39 AM
1.106

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 09, 2015, 05:23:22 PM
I have been worldbuilding. That's it... bad Henry.

How many square meters did you build?  We can count that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 09, 2015, 10:48:13 PM
1.047 1.464

Surprisingly fast and still very early, but I just stopped there.

EDIT: Returned later and wrote more 417 in the other story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 11, 2015, 02:07:08 AM
1.228

Discovered a new source of conflict in the group. Was just writing and it came up. Need to remember to build it in the beginning too when I revise/rewrite.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: OhTheSqualor on December 11, 2015, 08:54:21 PM
About 1400 today. 

I had hoped for more, but I'll take it.

Chris
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 12, 2015, 02:09:41 AM
1.102

Had some hilarious ideas today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 12, 2015, 10:03:07 PM
At 949 so far, but I'm only 90 minutes in.. hoping to get about 2K more tonight.  We'll see....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 13, 2015, 01:10:26 AM
1.032

A bit of philosophy in the story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 13, 2015, 02:23:48 AM
Finished at 3398!

I wish I could do the 1K+ every day like a lot of you guys do.  I seem to have 2 or 3 super-productive days with 3-5K words each, then a full week and a half of pretty much nothing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 13, 2015, 02:51:15 AM
Not sure how much, but I revised 1/3 of a chapter just now.  My goal is to polish my first book as much as I can, work out all the kinks.  It's going really well so far.  Still toying with the idea of a prologue.  I've rewritten it so many times.  Now I just have a short blurb that acts like a journal entry.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on December 13, 2015, 02:54:58 AM
Not sure how much, but I revised 1/3 of a chapter just now.  My goal is to polish my first book as much as I can, work out all the kinks.  It's going really well so far.  Still toying with the idea of a prologue.  I've rewritten it so many times.  Now I just have a short blurb that acts like a journal entry.

My own 2 cents are, avoid the prologue if you possibly can.  Cutting mine was the hardest thing I had to do when writing this WIP, but I am so glad I managed to commit to it.  As a simple matter of fact, a lot of people will simply skip over it anyway, which is quite discouraging to us writers no doubt, but it is what it is.  It should be 100% necessary, or it should be omitted.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JRTroughton on December 13, 2015, 03:39:25 PM
Finally mustered the courage to rewrite a short story. I hate cutting text I like. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 13, 2015, 10:56:49 PM
1.148

Wanted to write much more today, but suddenly I wasn't feeling very well...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 15, 2015, 12:21:55 AM
1.607

Most was main story, but also wrote a little bit for the monthly contest. I... I may have something. Maybe.

 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 15, 2015, 04:23:41 AM
Busted through 2600 words today, editing and polishing.  Then skimmed through 1000 words.  Next scene will be a force to be reckoned with.  Gonna take some careful analyzing and serious rewriting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 15, 2015, 11:27:01 AM
394 words, all a complete re-write of the 900 words I already had down from my first draft for Young Love.

Will leave the rest to stew a little.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 15, 2015, 11:32:11 PM
1.026

Around ~700 messy, disorderly words for the monthly story, then I hit a wall and wrote the remaining in another story just to get the four digits  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 15, 2015, 11:36:27 PM
1.026

Around ~700 messy, disorderly words for the monthly story, then I hit a wall and wrote the remaining in another story just to get the four digits  ::)

Why push yourself to get 4 digits all the time? 700 is already good, it's half the word limit. Editing that into 700 good words makes for a fair day, does it not?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 15, 2015, 11:42:13 PM
No real reason, just a personal goal.

I will let those words rest, probably will be better when I'm with a fresh head tomorrow or after.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: OhTheSqualor on December 16, 2015, 10:57:31 AM
Just got to 1,013.  Going to be a busy day, and I had to wake up early to get my writing in.

Good luck out there guys,
Chris
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 17, 2015, 01:59:02 AM
1.127

About ~70 on the monthly though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 17, 2015, 03:56:32 AM
Just under 2500 words edited.  That's one and a half scenes refined.  Unlike the last time I tackled this chapter, it's actually going pretty well.  Increasing suspense, and more to follow.  Looking forward to working on it tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 18, 2015, 12:39:11 AM
1.370

Pretty fast and I liked it.
I think I work better when I write things when they simply come into my head, even if it's completely out of order and unrelated to what I was doing yesterday, even leaving it unfinished for now, but it seems better than forcing it chronologically.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 19, 2015, 01:50:25 AM
1.318

Same thing as above.

But I need to go back to the monthly story...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 19, 2015, 06:01:48 AM
Edited--more like rewrote--a little more than 1700 words.  I might have to look it over tomorrow.  I fit a bunch of description into dialogue and it seems to work okay.  I read it to my sister and she thinks it's fine, but she thinks everything I do is great.

Anyway, I wanted to finish off the chapter, but I want to majorly expand a scene from 100 words to closer to 1000 and that'll take a heck of a lot of time.  Think I'll call it a night and work on it tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 20, 2015, 12:22:25 AM
1.082

About ~250 in the monthly. Cut some, edited and reordered other parts as well. I think I might have an ok middle and end, but a bad beginning.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 20, 2015, 09:50:31 AM
Lanko is like a demon that possesses this thread. Now when I see an update in Writers forum and see it's Lanko in this thread I don't even bother opening it anymore because I know what I'm going to read.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on December 20, 2015, 10:48:43 AM
Lanko is like a demon that possesses this thread. Now when I see an update in Writers forum and see it's Lanko in this thread I don't even bother opening it anymore because I know what I'm going to read.
I like to pretend that he's using english decimal, so he's writing just over one word per day.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 21, 2015, 02:14:22 AM
4.137

I actually erased ~100 or ~200 from the monthly...

And wrote a good part of my current story from the viewpoint of another character, so you could say I cheated a bit  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 22, 2015, 03:13:51 AM
1.269

No monthly again.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 23, 2015, 01:52:48 AM
1.047
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 23, 2015, 03:50:17 AM
Two days ago, I wrote this much :

(http://i.imgur.com/64tMBVN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JYlprJV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MkTXaog.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RapMUI0.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on December 23, 2015, 04:12:15 AM
947. Chapter outline summaries, but it counts.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 24, 2015, 12:45:23 AM
1.093

I have some stuff handwritten, but on random pieces of A4 paper, not on a notebook. Hmm. Thinking of handwriting just for a change.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 24, 2015, 04:41:19 AM
1400 edited words later and now I'm at the part where I have to brainstorm how to make a dead forest creepy without as much reference to "grey, twisted branches."  Maybe I'll bring out the ghost eyes early and make the atmosphere have a suffocating air that eats away at my characters' sanity.  Not sure how it's going to work, but I also have to get them safely through.  Also need to figure out what the conflict is going to be with the kidnapper and the kid.  How's Yosef going to get away?

Lots to think about.  Tomorrow's a half day at work, so I'd like to get a lot done in the afternoon.  As for now, it's time to think.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 24, 2015, 06:15:29 PM
1.007

Happy Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 24, 2015, 07:01:50 PM
1.007

Happy Christmas everyone!

1 page and 7 words? I've discovered the secret to Lanko's writing prowess!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 25, 2015, 10:00:53 PM
1.029

Christmas and upcoming New Year gave me an idea for scenes about this for a bunch of characters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 26, 2015, 05:47:37 AM
841 on on chapter and 216 on another. A grand total over 1k words, and the day isn't even finished yet!

At last!! Finished the first unpolished half-chapter with that.  :D
Feels rough and far from perfect but I'm very pleased with myself.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 26, 2015, 06:54:28 AM
1,033 words of a new scene.  I have another two new scenes to write up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 27, 2015, 02:32:45 AM
1.063

I actually completed the monthly. Can't believe it. But it's not edited, so it's a complete piece of crap for now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 28, 2015, 03:03:32 AM
1.096

And actually increased the monthly to ~2.600 words. Urgh.

Also wrote about a dozen reviews on GR about books I have read that don't require too much detail.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 29, 2015, 01:01:52 AM
1.237

And still battling through edits on the monthly.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on December 29, 2015, 03:21:53 PM
Hand wrote some 400 words, then computed wrote some 650 today, as I fell in love with my short story characters... And got the appropriate pressure of having tomorrow night as a deadline! :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on December 29, 2015, 09:44:26 PM
 477. Had a really good idea to expand my magic system.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 30, 2015, 12:06:28 AM
1.017

Mostly notes for a Sci-Fi story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on December 30, 2015, 02:12:32 AM
2034 words. I got two of my characters out of the dead forest. Now to wield a plot web for the other two. At least one of them is coming out scathed.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 31, 2015, 01:51:25 AM
No idea. Something between 200~400.

Just editing the monthly, adding and erasing over and over.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on December 31, 2015, 10:45:45 PM
Between 100~300.

Should have worked much earlier on the monthly. Oh well, I learned.

And Happy New Year, everyone!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on January 01, 2016, 04:21:58 AM
About 1500 this week and 1200 last week.  On the whole, slow going when in the revision phase.  Bah.

Happy 2016!                                    Happy 2016!                                     Happy 2016!                                     Happy 2016!                                     Happy 2016!                                     Happy 2016!                                     Happy 2016!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on January 01, 2016, 08:27:36 AM
1200 words. I now have an idea to get my main peeps out of the forest!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 02, 2016, 12:33:28 AM
127

My PC woke up with cancer. RunDll simply stopped working and not a single program was initializing. Antivirus and other things were automatically disabled and refused to initiate no matter what. Later the explorer.exe as well. Even turned off automatically once.

My brother passed the entire day figuring it out and he actually managed to fix it. Well, a good part at least.

I'm really lazy today but couldn't begin the year with nothing, right?  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on January 02, 2016, 07:23:49 AM
@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) - That sucks!  So it's fixed now?

1600 words and the rest of it was roughly edited.  My peeps are finally out of the forest!  Yay!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 02, 2016, 04:59:27 PM
I'm getting ad pop-ups in plain desktop and no matter what I do it doesn't go away and I have no idea where it's coming or what is doing it. Already scanned with 3 spyware/malware programas and nothing.
Aside from that, things are fine.

EDIT: More two programs and finally, the problem was solved!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on January 04, 2016, 04:37:47 AM
Productivity a bit slower these days, but got a few short chapters finished of my next novella. I think it may have been luck I was operating at 1,000 words a day with my first novella. Well and I had a 16-page outline with two different maps.

So about 3,600 to 4,000 words at the moment.

Recount -- Grand total is 14,000 words for next book. I suspect this book will end up like my first novella--split into two different novellettes with recurring characters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on January 04, 2016, 06:55:08 AM
Success!  Part 1 has now been ironed out.  It needs a few more kinks worked out of it because of the extra scenes I put in, but it's looking good.  I've turned four chapters into eight, cut things up so that chapters work out to 4000-5000 words long, and refined the plot.  Now it's on to Part 2.  Back to the drawing board in terms of assessing story arch.  I have a 10,000-word chapter to chop up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 09, 2016, 10:44:04 PM
1796 not great words but it had to be done. 1796 words of magical drug abuse and foot massaging.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 11, 2016, 12:02:53 AM
1796 not great words but it had to be done. 1796 words of magical drug abuse and foot massaging.

Please, post it somewhere, I'm mighty curious.   :D

Wrote some 200 words on a short story that won't be much more than 800 words.
Also wrote some 8 pages of notes on my wip's first chapter yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 11, 2016, 01:41:55 AM
1796 not great words but it had to be done. 1796 words of magical drug abuse and foot massaging.

Please, post it somewhere, I'm mighty curious.   :D

Wrote some 200 words on a short story that won't be much more than 800 words.
Also wrote some 8 pages of notes on my wip's first chapter yesterday.
I'll throw it up in the writing group probably, not all of it though, it's not very well written.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on January 11, 2016, 04:51:34 AM
1491!!! Enough for a rough draft contest story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 11, 2016, 05:43:20 PM
About 1,650 words yesterday and this morning for the monthly contest. Take out all the forum contrr "words" for bold, italics and spoilers and it comes in a bit below 1,500. Breezy and fun to write. Now I just have to turn off the joke builder part of my brain.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 12, 2016, 01:36:03 AM
669 for the monthly contest. Not entirely sure if it works and makes sense as a 4th wall breaker, but I like the writing at least which is the opposite of the other day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 12, 2016, 02:34:43 PM
800 words on the monthly story, 160 on my wip.  :-[
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on January 12, 2016, 02:39:12 PM
800 words on the monthly story, 160 on my wip.  :-[
At least you have a monthly story  :P


Bit of worldbuilding and Henry the Jack. Bad Henry.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 12, 2016, 02:47:57 PM
1126 on monthy contest story. It is now finished, but too long. *shakes fist*

I'm pretty sure it also makes no sense, but oh well it's the theme right? :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 12, 2016, 04:53:53 PM
980 on the monthly story.  tucked, of course, amongst my fits of giggles.

i love this month's topic.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on January 12, 2016, 07:37:52 PM
980 on the monthly story.  tucked, of course, amongst my fits of giggles.

i love this month's topic.


Agreed. Very fun writing this one.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 12, 2016, 09:34:37 PM
800 words on the monthly story, 160 on my wip.  :-[
At least you have a monthly story  :P


Bit of worldbuilding and Henry the Jack. Bad Henry.

Can't be bad if you're writing something!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 13, 2016, 02:02:00 AM
426 words of story background for a hoped-for novel "The Library of Alexander."
Objective: Write at least something every day.

Day 1.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 14, 2016, 03:19:52 AM
1.104

And I'm back! Only two weeks of pause and it felt a bit awkward to be writing again. 400 for the monthly.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on January 14, 2016, 05:48:54 AM
Spent the better part of two and a half hours editing 5600 words.  Cut a bunch of exposition and gotta figure out how to show, not tell for some parts.  Sometimes it can be a challenge to rework things.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 14, 2016, 11:12:51 AM
Day 2.
See "Avoiding Writing"
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 15, 2016, 02:31:14 AM
677

Monthly only.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on January 15, 2016, 06:10:19 AM
Raced through a chapter.  Why does my overall word count keep increasing?  I'm up to 125,000 words overall.  It's a monster!  I mean, a good monster, but still a monster.  Anyway, getting all political up in here with a mass meeting where the government and military officials and high council discuss the unpredicted raid on one of the southern cities.  And from the perspective of a non-government individual.  It's like inserting myself into a ginormous court room.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CryptofCthulhu on January 15, 2016, 12:24:35 PM
Got a couple hundred words of dialog done for a particular chapter.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 15, 2016, 03:55:06 PM
2904.

A claw like figure with red eyes and spitting blue flame stalked a woman in the dark, throwing her to the ground before running away, leaping over a high wall.

And two magicians raise a dead girl in an underground theatre. Not a bad afternoon.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 16, 2016, 02:44:16 PM
1510 words of flirting.

A bit of sex is next, and some more "demons".
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 17, 2016, 03:25:38 AM
772. 1.809

Almost finishing monthly. Wrote more and also finished the monthly!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 18, 2016, 12:04:15 AM
1.326 between 3 different stories  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 18, 2016, 01:55:32 AM
1 481 - the entire monthly story in one sitting.

 :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 18, 2016, 12:10:25 PM
OK. Trying to write to write for 1 hour every morning. (We'll see how that goes.)
512 words in this session.
Now it's hi ho, hi ho, and off to work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 19, 2016, 12:46:52 AM
1189. It'll do. :)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on January 19, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
Not adding words but changing all my flashbacks from past into present tense - working well! Much more immediate :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 19, 2016, 10:56:20 AM
Not adding words but changing all my flashbacks from past into present tense - working well! Much more immediate :D
I gotta go back and change about 1200 words from third to first person. Couldn't decide which to do at the time and chose the wrong one :P

Haven't mustered the effort to do it yet mind...

1789 words this morning, it's so nice when a character's voice just works. It's so easy when that happens, I'm enjoying it while this lasts.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 19, 2016, 04:47:19 PM
3136 in total today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 19, 2016, 06:07:09 PM
1,406 - 512, so 894 this morning.
Doubt I'll write any more today, but a guy can dream.


Edit: Starting this morning at 1,660.
So I guess yesterday was 1,148.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on January 21, 2016, 03:12:31 AM
Had a couple good days... 2k+ three days in a row!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 21, 2016, 12:50:41 PM
Wrote a lot on my notebook. Probably around 800 words. Rewrote the best of that on the computer and it simmers to 477 words.

It's good, I've been writing a lot of notes recently, forcing myself to progress on notes to my wip, or other stories.
I'm preparing texts to build the world where my two lasts monthly stories happened in, as I want to put the pressure on and try to write February in the same world, using previous characters.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 22, 2016, 03:10:24 AM

1,996 - 1,660 = 336
Well, at least I pass the "write something every day" hurdle.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 22, 2016, 08:26:47 AM

1,996 - 1,660 = 336
Well, at least I pass the "write something every day" hurdle.
I'd actually count the -1660 as 'a very good thing', because it means you can recognise when what you wrote isn't very good. If only more writers did that ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 22, 2016, 10:41:13 AM

1,996 - 1,660 = 336
Well, at least I pass the "write something every day" hurdle.
I'd actually count the -1660 as 'a very good thing', because it means you can recognise when what you wrote isn't very good. If only more writers did that ;)

Thanks  :), but this just proves I'm sucking at clarity.
This is a running total. Ended day at 1,900 started at 1,600. Added 300.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on January 22, 2016, 10:52:27 AM

1,996 - 1,660 = 336
Well, at least I pass the "write something every day" hurdle.
I'd actually count the -1660 as 'a very good thing', because it means you can recognise when what you wrote isn't very good. If only more writers did that ;)

Thanks  :) , but this just proves I'm sucking at clarity.
This is a running total. Ended day at 1,900 started at 1,600. Added 300.
Was going to ask how you knew how many words you had deleted!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 22, 2016, 11:02:39 AM
Well, say he wrote them all and counted = 1,996
Then did all the revisions and counted again = 336
Easy!
(if not how the formula was written, hehe)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on January 22, 2016, 11:26:52 AM
Well, say he wrote them all and counted = 1,996
Then did all the revisions and counted again = 336
Easy!
(if not how the formula was written, hehe)
Yes yes yes. I thought he had meant that he had added 1,996 words, but also removed 1,660, so total added for the day was 336. I get it now that the larger numbers are total wordcounts.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 22, 2016, 11:29:11 AM
Well, say he wrote them all and counted = 1,996
Then did all the revisions and counted again = 336
Easy!
(if not how the formula was written, hehe)
Yes yes yes. I thought he had meant that he had added 1,996 words, but also removed 1,660, so total added for the day was 336. I get it now that the larger numbers are total wordcounts.  :P
Like I said: sucking at clarity.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on January 22, 2016, 11:40:15 AM
Actually, reading Bea's comment again, I didn't quite get what she was saying there either! I was ostensibly in a meeting though... (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif)

Even if it had been as per what Bea said, you'd still be technically writing more than 1996 words in the session as you'd be adding some as you edit even if you delete more than you add.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on January 22, 2016, 11:43:20 AM
Wrote a page. About 570 words I think.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 22, 2016, 08:34:01 PM
Actually, reading Bea's comment again, I didn't quite get what she was saying there either! I was ostensibly in a meeting though... (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif)

Even if it had been as per what Bea said, you'd still be technically writing more than 1996 words in the session as you'd be adding some as you edit even if you delete more than you add.  :P
I actually meant what you said - so I was the one who messed up/misunderstood, not Jmack :-[
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 23, 2016, 02:19:16 PM
EDIT

Total words in really rough draft:
3,896

Previous word count:
1,996

Change today/last night (so far):
1,900

It helps to be snowed in.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 24, 2016, 11:58:44 AM
I think it's your 'Quill of Getting It Down and Writing' ;D
(it just needed a little jump start)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 24, 2016, 12:12:31 PM
I think it's your 'Quill of Getting It Down and Writing' ;D
(it just needed a little jump start)

I'd have preferred "winning the lottery" as that quill, but I'll take blizzard. For now.   ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Justan Henner on January 24, 2016, 04:30:05 PM
I think it's your 'Quill of Getting It Down and Writing' ;D
(it just needed a little jump start)

I'd have preferred "winning the lottery" as that quill, but I'll take blizzard. For now.   ;)

*Jmack frantically stuffs 1.4 Billion into his pockets*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 26, 2016, 03:25:55 AM
955 words of plot and character background.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 27, 2016, 12:12:04 PM
About 2,000 more words of background and plot outline.
I think I need to decide on a climax and work backwards now.
Build that bridge from both shores and try to meet in the middle.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 27, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
1798 this morning, a shame I wrote the first 500 words in third person rather than first but still...*shakes head*  *shakes fist at screen* *shakes everything*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on January 27, 2016, 12:29:01 PM
About 2,000 more words of background and plot outline.
I think I need to decide on a climax and work backwards now.
Build that bridge from both shores and try to meet in the middle.

Meanwhile at the bridge:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Xel0c6mpqPA/maxresdefault.jpg)



(And I wrote too!)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 28, 2016, 12:52:17 PM
1395 + 1000 words detailing my plot.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on January 28, 2016, 01:12:02 PM
Wrote pretty much nothing in January, although I think daily about the main story. With two major games and an expansion of another coming in February, I guess it will be a similar month.
On  the other side, Brandonbot would be proud of what I did in the last 4 months of the last year  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 28, 2016, 08:36:55 PM
2581 in total today, wrote more this morning than I did now.

I also came up with two story ideas I had to write down, which is great but annoying as now I want to write those! If only I could magic them up and finish it all. D:

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 29, 2016, 02:29:02 PM
1875 - surprised as I'm really not feeling it today, probably garbage writing, but at least its words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on January 30, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
1540, stumbled, bumbled through. Football and shitty job applications got in the way...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 01, 2016, 10:52:44 PM
1222 today, 1302 yesterday.

I got distracted yesterday by an idea I had and wrote it down instead, and compared to the scene I should be writing in my WIP I wanted to write that now...god damn it.

I skipped it for today, its not interesting to me and needs something better. So I wrote the next scenes after instead. I can come back to it later.

Edit: Another 1113 on my other thing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on February 02, 2016, 05:05:15 PM
3200 words on Bloodmender, my current WIP. It's my first "official" day working on the third book of my trilogy and it's already going very fast, which is encouraging. Helps to have an outline, I think. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 02, 2016, 05:11:37 PM
3200 words on Bloodmender, my current WIP. It's my first "official" day working on the third book of my trilogy and it's already going very fast, which is encouraging. Helps to have an outline, I think. :)
Can I ask if you ever break your outline while writing the story itself? So if you reach a section and realise its not working or not interesting do you stop immediately and go back to the outline to work it out, or push through/skip it and fix it later?

Just asking for a friend...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on February 02, 2016, 05:47:56 PM
3200 words on Bloodmender, my current WIP. It's my first "official" day working on the third book of my trilogy and it's already going very fast, which is encouraging. Helps to have an outline, I think. :)
Can I ask if you ever break your outline while writing the story itself? So if you reach a section and realise its not working or not interesting do you stop immediately and go back to the outline to work it out, or push through/skip it and fix it later?

Just asking for a friend...

Oh, I absolutely bust my outline if it makes sense. But having one makes writing go far more quickly than it would otherwise, and just the boost in confidence is worth it, IMO. The outline lets me know where I am in the writing process, and how close I am to done.

Ultimately (for me, at least) in order to write books on a fixed schedule, an outline is the only way I've found to avoid writing myself off the beaten path and "wasting" work. Going off on a tangent I'll end up excising entirely. My outline is pretty much a bullet point list of events - this happens, then this happens, then this happens - and it lets me feel confident that I'm going to be able to take the book from Point A (start) to Point B (end) without going off on a completely random tangent. It's also much easier and quicker to rearrange events (or change them entirely) and see how they influence the book as a whole in outline form.

Also, I think outlining becomes more important when doing a series. This book builds off events in two prior books, so without outlining, there's no way I could feel confident that I'm believably wrapping everything up. If it were a completely standalone book, I'd feel more comfortable pantsing more of it.

But yeah, I dig my outline, but assuming I did figure out that something needed to change, I'd probably stop writing, adjust my outline to incorporate that change, handle all the ripples in the outline itself, and only THEN go back to the book. The way I see it, like a path on a map, an outline is a route that gets you from Start to Finish on a reasonably efficient path. But, it doesn't mean you can't take a detour if you hit traffic, or re-route if the street you wanted to go down is closed. You're still basically going to the same place in much the same way.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on February 03, 2016, 02:06:51 PM
3400 more words on Bloodmender yesterday night. I've almost got a 20th of a book! We're through the initial setup and now starting to check in on the various characters.

In order to hit my April 30 deadline, I need to write ~9,000 words a week, so if I get 3k more in before Saturday I'll be in good shape for this week. Hopefully, I won't end up bogging down later in the book.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on February 03, 2016, 02:18:28 PM
700ish words into my writing contest entry.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 03, 2016, 03:06:23 PM
370 on writing contest, plus 4 whole pages of notes on said contest, and another new, full body sketch. I've got tons of research to do for this idea and I can predict a ton of re-writing to make it sound interesting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 03, 2016, 03:16:46 PM
1017 today, might do more later I think, all backstory though. Needs more death, and possibly fire.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 04, 2016, 10:48:43 PM
1510 there are you happy now! Cos I'm not!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 05, 2016, 08:25:15 AM
You should be happy, you've replaced Lanko as our TGV train of writing ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 05, 2016, 11:17:07 AM
Ha! Thanks but its only because unemployment...

And it's not like I'm getting anywhere, wrote 25k of one story, then gave up to start another, wrote 16k of that. Now I'm distracted onto something else again. :/

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 05, 2016, 11:30:53 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) needs to lend you the Quill of Getting It Down and Focus ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 05, 2016, 11:38:28 AM
Ha! Thanks but its only because unemployment...

And it's not like I'm getting anywhere, wrote 25k of one story, then gave up to start another, wrote 16k of that. Now I'm distracted onto something else again. :/

Not sure I'm going to lend out the Quill.
But I will relate what an agent told my sister-in-law:

"Finish what you start."
"Work on it every day."

Tho I would add: "Unless it sucks."  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 05, 2016, 11:43:58 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) needs to lend you the Quill of Getting It Down and Focus ;)
Yea I know, it's not as if I'm stuck either, just not liking how the story is going. Both not really feeling as good as I thought the idea was in the first place, so even though I know how both end, they've lost my interest. :(

Edit: Wrote 1181 this morning, it'll do. Should definitely write more later, have got a bank robbery/assassination to write!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on February 05, 2016, 01:38:54 PM
Finished the base of my writing contest entry.
Run a spelling checker and cleaning it up and it's ready to post.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Saraband on February 05, 2016, 02:58:36 PM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) needs to lend you the Quill of Getting It Down and Focus ;)

Put me down for one of those as well, please  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 05, 2016, 03:13:29 PM
phew!

nearly 800 words comprising bits of my regaling tale of guns and dragons later, and this is my favorite sentence i've written today:
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A nightmare-filled scream and the sound of leathery sails snapping full of wind preceded the scalding roar of fire and molten saliva as it spewed along, blanketing the deck behind them.

definitely not this one:
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The dead dragon splashed heavy, sucked at the waves, and disappeared.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on February 05, 2016, 03:19:46 PM
phew!

nearly 800 words comprising bits of my regaling tale of guns and dragons later, and this is my favorite sentence i've written today:
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A nightmare-filled scream and the sound of leathery sails snapping full of wind preceded the scalding roar of fire and molten saliva as it spewed along, blanketing the deck behind them.

definitely not this one:
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The dead dragon splashed heavy, sucked at the waves, and disappeared.

You suck at waves mate  8)
*waves*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 06, 2016, 06:03:00 PM
good lord.

brutal 1230 words on my guns and dragons short.

don't tell anyone, but i'm a bawling mess now.  stupid feels.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 08, 2016, 05:46:43 AM
After three or so days of an empty creative well, I finally busted out 2000 words today.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: Blackthorn on February 08, 2016, 04:34:57 PM
Nothing.  Ive got nothing done on my fantasy novel for the last three days. So, I think im going to change gears and work on my sci-fi for awhile. Change of pace and all that good stuff.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 08, 2016, 07:46:08 PM
I've done editing past couple of days, no idea how to quantify that as word count, as I wrote bits in where there were gaps or just garbage.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 09, 2016, 06:10:16 AM
Been writing little recently. Been down and stressed, too freaked out to apply myself much to writing, but some ideas crowded my head for my wip, to smooth my timeline and character integrity and realism. So wrote some pages of notes I'll eventually add to my group's thread.
Maybe 200 words or so? And 200 more in raw story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 09, 2016, 06:33:03 AM
Got to polishing the 2000 some-odd words I wrote yesterday and wrote another 1300 word scene today.  I'm itching to get that last scene polished before moving onto the third act of my WIP.  Thing is this one scene is kind of "meh" in terms of my interest in it.  Sure, there's plenty of emotion on my MC's mother's part, but...I dunno.  May it was that divine intervention I put in there.  Probably could have been executed better.  I'll let it sit tonight and pick it up again tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 09, 2016, 12:50:53 PM
And can add 467 words of finished chapter for my wip. What productivity for a day where I worked 9 hours at running at customer's orders.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 09, 2016, 02:38:06 PM
finished out my guns and dragon story -- rings in at 7200 words.  now, this week, i'm revising, revising, revising.  gotta get it ship-shape.  (for those that eventually read it, pun intended!)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 10, 2016, 04:33:11 PM
4433.

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Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 10, 2016, 04:40:09 PM
4433.

(http://0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/56/95/7890f6112c0b7925960efaa915a58a56-dropmic3.gif)

whoa...  you are a BEAST!

/doffs-cap


myself, i've edited half of the 7500 word story now.  an update even on that sentence above!


A nightmare-filled scream and the sound of leathery sails snapping full of wind preceded the scalding roar of fire and hot saliva as it spewed, blanketing the deck behind them. They weren’t going to make it to the doors in time. Frankie shoved Nina hard towards the gunwale, causing her to twist, then fly back overboard, before the flames engulfed him.

Nina plunged into a dingy, tied ten meters above the water, and held fast to the side of the battleship by rope from two davit cranes. As she crashed onto the canvas-covered boat, fire splashed out from the deck above her, lighting up the night, and blasting her with heat. Two more wing-beats and all she knew was distant men screaming, and flickering darkness punctuated with cannon fire.

Flames parted one of the crane ropes and her boat fell.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 10, 2016, 06:05:57 PM
Cool!

But:
Flames parted one of the crane ropes and her boat fell.
I don't think you can 'part a rope', can you? I mean, I doubt that the flame untwisted the cords making up the rope...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 10, 2016, 06:12:22 PM
One of those phrases I see in a lot of fiction is describing fire or flames as 'licking' at something. It's a good word choice and is very visual, I get why it's used a lot. But I get the idea for thinking of an alternative, but I'm not sure about 'part'.

Don't have the time to think of alternatives right now! :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 10, 2016, 06:51:33 PM
Cool!

But:
Flames parted one of the crane ropes and her boat fell.
I don't think you can 'part a rope', can you? I mean, I doubt that the flame untwisted the cords making up the rope...

A rope "parting", i.e. snapping, is a pretty common phrasing. It's often with the idea that the process took some time. You'll see the image in movies, as one strand parts, then another, then another, until finally.......
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 10, 2016, 06:54:32 PM
Cool!

But:
Flames parted one of the crane ropes and her boat fell.
I don't think you can 'part a rope', can you? I mean, I doubt that the flame untwisted the cords making up the rope...

A rope "parting", i.e. snapping, is a pretty common phrasing. It's often with the idea that the process took some time. You'll see the image in movies, as one strand parts, then another, then another, until finally.......
Ah, got it!
I know the image, but didn't know that was called parting. Thanks!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 10, 2016, 07:14:19 PM
Cool!

But:
Flames parted one of the crane ropes and her boat fell.
I don't think you can 'part a rope', can you? I mean, I doubt that the flame untwisted the cords making up the rope...

A rope "parting", i.e. snapping, is a pretty common phrasing. It's often with the idea that the process took some time. You'll see the image in movies, as one strand parts, then another, then another, until finally.......
Ah, got it!
I know the image, but didn't know that was called parting. Thanks!!

*whew*

you guys had me thinking i was all wonky -- totally wouldn't be the first time.  googled, and found this:

[youtube]bVsAX_i9Lis[/youtube]
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on February 10, 2016, 07:25:41 PM
Mhh I'm 50/50 on it - sure, a rope 'parts' when it breaks, but I've never encountered 'parted the rope' as an action, and it does feel a little awkward to me - especially when it's an action performed by fire.  :-\

Something that would feel better for me would be 'ate through the rope'. But yeah, it's a minor thing, go with whatever feels most natural to you.
 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 10, 2016, 07:37:44 PM
Mhh I'm 50/50 on it - sure, a rope 'parts' when it breaks, but I've never encountered 'parted the rope' as an action, and it does feel a little awkward to me - especially when it's an action performed by fire.  :-\

Something that would feel better for me would be 'ate through the rope'. But yeah, it's a minor thing, go with whatever feels most natural to you.

i think you guys just want to strap me to an anxiety rollercoaster -- just sayin'.

some more google-foo and i just came up with a couple lines from jim butcher in furies of calderon:
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The rope parted with a snap.  Tavi plummeted.

alrighty.  i think i finally feel better about it now.

yay, discourse!

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on February 10, 2016, 07:48:20 PM
Mhh I'm 50/50 on it - sure, a rope 'parts' when it breaks, but I've never encountered 'parted the rope' as an action, and it does feel a little awkward to me - especially when it's an action performed by fire.  :-\

Something that would feel better for me would be 'ate through the rope'. But yeah, it's a minor thing, go with whatever feels most natural to you.

i think you guys just want to strap me to an anxiety rollercoaster -- just sayin'.

some more google-foo and i just came up with a couple lines from jim butcher in furies of calderon:
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The rope parted with a snap.  Tavi plummeted.

alrighty.  i think i finally feel better about it now.

yay, discourse!
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif)

Thinking about it more, for me it's analogous to a rope fraying. It's something the rope does, not something that is done to the rope.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on February 11, 2016, 04:34:22 AM
I wrote about 2,600 words in an outline for a young adult dystopian science fantasy.

Yes, that's totally a genre.
Title: How much did you write today?
Post by: Blackthorn on February 11, 2016, 04:44:38 AM
If text message rants apply then I wrote about 6000
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 11, 2016, 06:36:36 AM
1 335 words, all featuring Hades in his first appearance in my WIP. Cleaning it now before submitting to my group, feeling like I had an awesome streak of writing these last two days.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 11, 2016, 02:16:48 PM
If text message rants apply then I wrote about 6000

Ha!
I think that counts as avoiding writing.  ;)
And a trly excellent avoidance strategy at that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Blackthorn on February 12, 2016, 02:24:48 AM
If text message rants apply then I wrote about 6000

Ha!
I think that counts as avoiding writing.  ;)
And a trly excellent avoidance strategy at that.

I man does what a mans gotta do ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on February 12, 2016, 11:37:16 AM
Wrote about 1000 words yesterday, not great ones either but still.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 12, 2016, 12:31:27 PM
8 Pages of notes today!! All on the monthly story, and think I might end up having to do heavy editing, and even cut some characters out.

It makes a total of NINETEEN PAGES of notes for this bloody fanfic, and it's a nightmare to plot out, and the writing will be blend as hell to fit all the dripping action and acidic irony, goddammit!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 12, 2016, 02:13:16 PM
8 Pages of notes today!! All on the monthly story, and think I might end up having to do heavy editing, and even cut some characters out.

It makes a total of NINETEEN PAGES of notes for this bloody fanfic, and it's a nightmare to plot out, and the writing will be blend as hell to fit all the dripping action and acidic irony, goddammit!!

Can't wait, and admire your energy for it very much.
I started an idea, but can't get enthused.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 17, 2016, 05:59:08 AM
I'm struggling with a few scenes. I've rewritten a whole bunch, but one of them still doesn't have a ring to it. I might end up cutting it in the end. The book's already pretty long, sitting at 120,000 words.

Other than that, I busted through another 900 word scene. It's okay. Honestly might cut that one, too. My book wouldn't die if I did.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 17, 2016, 08:36:57 AM
Around 300 words today to wrap up my monthly. No my proudest sub by far, feels very constrained, and doesn't even follow the initial plot I had for it.
I'm afraid it's quite shallow, but it was an interesting exercise nonetheless.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on February 19, 2016, 10:41:01 PM
800 words, which is about five times as much as the rest of the year so far combined.  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on February 20, 2016, 12:36:00 PM
335 toward my outline of the ending chapters.  Finished reworking my failed first attempt at a novel today. Going to toss 75% of it and overhaul the other 25%. I am now ready to start writing again. *heart thumps*

Tracker:
Goal - 100,000 words.
Written - 0

Annnnnnnnnnnnd here we go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 20, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
not writing many new words, but revisioning much.  a couple thousand words a day for the last few days.  getting stuff ship-shape.  deadlines!

but, my favorite edit today?


Arix laid back, head resting on the cold stone, and closed her eyes.  She let out a sigh, long and windy enough to fill a mainsail, and wondered if this was going to end poorly.  Hell, who am I kidding?  This has already ended poorly.


and that poor girl is only 335 words into a 3300 word story.  tsk, tsk.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on February 21, 2016, 12:33:21 PM
423 - I hate not editing as I go, but I made a promise to myself. Ugh, the joys of the rough draft.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 24, 2016, 06:12:46 AM
Yes!!! It's back!  My creativity has returned!  At long last, the dry spell has ended and I am excited about my book!  1400 words like a freakin' boss!  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 24, 2016, 11:48:27 AM
Yes!!! It's back!  My creativity has returned!  At long last, the dry spell has ended and I am excited about my book!  1400 words like a freakin' boss!  ;D

JMack stares at the screen with envy 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on February 24, 2016, 11:50:07 AM
Yes!!! It's back!  My creativity has returned!  At long last, the dry spell has ended and I am excited about my book!  1400 words like a freakin' boss!  ;D

JMack stares at the screen with envy
Don't stare Jmack. It's rude. No wonder your story doesn't want to come over.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on February 27, 2016, 12:55:26 AM
Just started the monthly! 160 words in. Wonder if I will be able to post anything  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on February 27, 2016, 01:45:42 AM
Just started the monthly! 160 words in. Wonder if I will be able to post anything  ::)

/highfive

me too!

tho, i've managed 668 words.  if i can do this, so can you, man!  we got this!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 27, 2016, 08:28:40 AM
Don't forget that this year February has got an extra day ;D you both can do it!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on February 27, 2016, 08:34:49 AM
I made a secret in the Writing Group but it's a secret still so I can't say anything.
I just wouldn't want people to think I've been doing something as horrible as procrastinating.  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora on February 27, 2016, 07:00:07 PM
So far over the last 30 minutes I put down a total of 60 words.

That's 60 more than yesterday, though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 28, 2016, 04:28:11 AM
1600 words returned. I left it in the middle of a scene so I have something to work with tomorrow.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: NinjaRaptor on February 28, 2016, 05:29:51 AM
3800, on a short story set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten. The protagonists are a veteran Egyptian warrior and her niece resisting Akhenaten's persecution of the traditional religion in favor of his Aten cult. Also there are lion/leopard hybrids prowling about.

Got it finished too and am looking for betas.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on February 29, 2016, 02:51:14 AM
Wrote 353 words today, for a total of ~500 on the monthly. Wrote nothing yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on February 29, 2016, 03:49:01 AM
Edited 1800 words so far. Got a couple more hours left. Might get through some more. I really had to evaluate a couple chapters, move around some scenes and such, but things are going smoothly.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on March 01, 2016, 03:15:26 PM
Already a hundred words deep in my nightmare short story, but it's 2am now so it shouldn't be the total for "today" just yet.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: NinjaRaptor on March 01, 2016, 03:39:15 PM
^ I did actually read Clan of the Cave Bear once. I believe I still have it, but it's probably over at my parents' house (they're an hour away from my apartment). And from what I remember, it was indeed rich in world-building detail and research. I've also read Steven Barnes's Great Sky Woman which is another favorite of mine in the genre. There are some other books I've read which had "tribal" settings but weren't strictly hunter-gatherers or Stone Age and were more fantasy than (pre)historical.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on March 01, 2016, 04:33:00 PM
I wrote about ~1200 words yesterday for the monthly. Finished it pretty late and only revised it once for errors (which I probably didn't catch anyway). Read it today and saw that I forgot to add a certain part. Sigh.

 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on March 01, 2016, 05:26:17 PM
I wrote about ~1200 words yesterday for the monthly. Finished it pretty late and only revised it once for errors (which I probably didn't catch anyway). Read it today and saw that I forgot to add a certain part. Sigh.

@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148), any chance we can let Lanko make a fix?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on March 01, 2016, 05:57:24 PM
Writing some Henry the Jack atm, still need an idea about nightmares. Might watch some images online for inspiration.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on March 02, 2016, 06:13:58 AM
600 words on my monthly. Will keep writing on it in my notebook on my way to work. I really like it.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on March 02, 2016, 11:48:08 AM
280 words into my monthly now. The intro is finished but I still have half a day worth of breaks and the evening to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: xiagan on March 02, 2016, 01:36:45 PM
I wrote about ~1200 words yesterday for the monthly. Finished it pretty late and only revised it once for errors (which I probably didn't catch anyway). Read it today and saw that I forgot to add a certain part. Sigh.

@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148), any chance we can let Lanko make a fix?
Sure. I've done it before for others. Lanko, just pm me the missing part and where to put it OR the whole story and I'll change it once I'm home.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on March 03, 2016, 12:21:07 AM
Thanks, but it's alright, I will leave it like that, even if some part may not make much sense haha. Wouldn't be fair and serves me right for writing (and starting it) so late and a remainder to pay more attention on submissions.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MathewBabaoye on March 03, 2016, 06:35:30 AM
Wrote a few new pages of my latest new story. Also edited a chapter of another manuscript, then edited yet another chapter of yet another manuscript. Decent progress overall today *shrugs*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 06, 2016, 01:22:28 AM
Editing's going a lot better today than it was yesterday.  Got through a little over 700 words and still have the rest of the night ahead of me.  Of course, there's a party tonight being held here, so don't know how much more I'll get done.

In other news, I finished inking my big map.  Got to visualizing how it would look if they split into continents due to plate tectonics and what those new continents would look like in terms of technological process.  A storyline came up out of that starring a couple characters.  But I've gotta finish my current trilogy before I even THINK about going that far!  I'll add it to the plethora of other book ideas collecting dust in the warehouse of my brain.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on March 06, 2016, 06:00:10 AM
2200 today
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on March 06, 2016, 05:28:48 PM
2500-odd words today. I even kept some of them.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on March 09, 2016, 08:32:05 AM
500 words to start a Guns & Dragons story this morning :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: bdcharles on March 09, 2016, 01:17:01 PM
I have written about 500 words. I am in the middle of a fairly comprehensive rewrite with a number of notable changes to the plot which means I have to "reroute" some chapters. The bulk of those 500 words are part of a new chapter I am slotting in.

Wish me luck!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Phoenix on March 09, 2016, 02:10:38 PM
Zero :(....Woohoo go Me! and my procrastination, ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 10, 2016, 06:31:51 AM
Struggling with scenes. It sucks. But I put in three hours today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nathan Chandler on March 10, 2016, 09:47:53 AM
Sometimes I struggle with writing battle scenes. My struggle is making them vivid and imaginative enough. How do some of you write battle scenes and do you have examples?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: bdcharles on March 10, 2016, 02:12:08 PM
Sometimes I struggle with writing battle scenes. My struggle is making them vivid and imaginative enough. How do some of you write battle scenes and do you have examples?

Ooh, a good question. Battle scenes are tough because you have to control that tension all the way. And as in real life battles, there may be many multiple threads going on at once and all needing their own management and feeling.

In my pretty limited experience, the key things for me seem to be:

Word choice. Don't say swung when you have scythed. Just make sure you choose the most impactful word, even if you're making one up out of a farm implement. The words should fit the tone; if it is a violent scene, the word should look vicious. What makes a word "look vicious" is, imo, a combination of associations and just the letters and sounds in it - lots of k's and s's is good for example, but m's and r's maybe not so much so.

Overdescribing. I've read some battle scenes that describe the bit-by-bit logistics of how a battle happens. It's too much. If there is a part that says "he lifted up his father's sword, which had been bequeathed to him and his fathers before him over the generations and now glittered in the triple suns' evening light, and drove it downwards into the misshapen orc's head with all the force his considerable muscles could muster" change it to "he slammed Glamdring's (or whatever) killing blade into the orc's skull, again and again, cursing, screaming his father's name"

Buildup. I think this is something that only becomes apparent in the rereading (unless you have your whole WIP memorised). I find some sort of timeline helps to keep track of events, so you know at which point to start writing more intensely, and when to back off.

Logistics. Much like any part of a novel, you have to ensure that a character you killed off five sword-swings ago doesn't suddenly rock up on a charger to save the day. If that trebuchet that turns the tide of battle hasn't been built yet, it ain't gonna fire no boulders of flaming tar. Again, I find timelines - bullet pointed summaries of events in chronological order - can help weasel out that sort of stuff.

Anyway hope this helps :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 15, 2016, 03:11:00 AM
Not much, but still something.  I'm visiting family, so it's taking all my time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on March 15, 2016, 10:51:16 AM
Boy I really forgot to post what I've written here :P

I've done 19k words in a week, which I'm pretty pleased with. Height of daily total was about 4200, lowest was around 50 + a 1500 word and increasing plot outline.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 16, 2016, 04:23:16 AM
1700 words. I wonder how I can add more conflict to the scene...?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on March 17, 2016, 03:42:22 PM
24,223 in total. Lost track of my daily again, think i did 3k yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 20, 2016, 07:16:22 AM
I think I got through about 3000 words, and most of those were rewritten. I'm hoping to polish them up tomorrow. Only have about four chapters left! :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on March 20, 2016, 12:23:53 PM
I think I got through about 3000 words, and most of those were rewritten. I'm hoping to polish them up tomorrow. Only have about four chapters left! :o
Nice! Keep pushing! Remember to breathe.

Just hit 30k words overall :D

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Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on March 20, 2016, 01:35:05 PM
Haha, you all make me laugh with your numbers.

Today I wrote 650 words in my hour break, out of notes I've taken over the last few days. It's not going to be like this in the end, but hell, I needed to make an effort and write something.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on March 22, 2016, 04:43:30 AM
1500 words in an hour and a half or more?  I thought my fingers were moving faster.  Oh well, great progress anyway.  I've completely revamped the beginning of this scene.  Yosef's beginning to tap into "the sense" which allows him to detect the presence of enemies.  It could prove dangerous because he just found out that the enemy can sense him as well.  Topped it off with a horse fight which...I honestly have no idea how to make two horses fight in writing.  In fact, one of them's not really a horse.  More like an evil monster horse.  (Okay, it's still a horse...)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on March 22, 2016, 08:31:37 AM
-200 words yesterday as part of editing this longer short story down. Think I need to lose another 700 words, and doing it without losing any elements of the story is a right pain in the neck.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on April 02, 2016, 08:36:57 AM
Dumped out 1500 words and got a project back on touch after getting frustrated editing another. Good feeling  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on April 03, 2016, 04:08:36 AM
That moment when you're so close to finishing, but you know you have to proofread your work after...Ugh!  I editing/rewrote for at least six hours with one break in between.  Talk about a crazy marathon!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on April 03, 2016, 09:24:37 AM
That moment when you're so close to finishing, but you know you have to proofread your work after...Ugh!  I editing/rewrote for at least six hours with one break in between.  Talk about a crazy marathon!

Sympathy vibes.

972 here. Got the scene done. I was forced to be social so no more than that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 03, 2016, 02:35:32 PM
3247 after a week away, not great writing but I did it and I don't care :P

Also wrote my short story for this months writing contest last night, 1700 words so need to edit later. I'll let it sit for now, bit weird and probably won't get any votes but who cares! :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on April 04, 2016, 06:18:59 AM
Well, this is about as polished as I'm gonna get it. Can't believe all the work I did this weekend! But it's done. I'm exhausted. I've read this thing backwards and forwards. Time to take a break. The whole thing totals in at 118,396 words. What a beast!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 04, 2016, 11:16:43 AM
Well, this is about as polished as I'm gonna get it. Can't believe all the work I did this weekend! But it's done. I'm exhausted. I've read this thing backwards and forwards. Time to take a break. The whole thing totals in at 118,396 words. What a beast!
Nice! Grats on finishing it  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on April 04, 2016, 02:08:06 PM
Well, this is about as polished as I'm gonna get it. Can't believe all the work I did this weekend! But it's done. I'm exhausted. I've read this thing backwards and forwards. Time to take a break. The whole thing totals in at 118,396 words. What a beast!

Incredible! Congratulations.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 04, 2016, 02:51:31 PM
Wrote maybe 100 words to sketch out the characters of my monthly.
Now I just need a "who" to give purpose to my MC, and a Why. But I have half a mind to have an indifferent who and no Why, to be a bit dark.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on April 04, 2016, 02:59:33 PM
Finished the 700-800 words of my monthly. Needs polish and shit but that's for tonight...maybe.
Also, it has a bonus for both French Literature and American film noir titles. But don't worry if you don't get either  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 04, 2016, 03:18:38 PM
Finished the 700-800 words of my monthly. Needs polish and shit but that's for tonight...maybe.
Also, it has a bonus for both French Literature and American film noir titles. But don't worry if you don't get either  :P

Huh. I envy you. My monthly feels like it'll be a pain this month. I'll try to make it worth it, but I'm still hunting for an appropriate soundtrack to write to.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 05, 2016, 05:26:24 PM
300 words to open my monthly. It'll be a biopunk dystopian.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on April 07, 2016, 05:02:27 AM
Laid out about 1200 words, but then spent about 3 hours staring at my screen and tearing up bits of my outline that aren't working... so good and bad day in different ways.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 07, 2016, 05:50:24 AM
Laid out about 1200 words, but then spent about 3 hours staring at my screen and tearing up bits of my outline that aren't working... so good and bad day in different ways.

Oh, a Vash The Stampede avatar. Nice. I'm rewatching the anime and re-reading the mangas at the moment. Huge favourite of mine for the past 15 years. You've got good taste.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on April 09, 2016, 10:57:16 PM
After stuttering along with my current work and making perhaps 500 words a day (other issues been pressing heavily), I put it aside and hammered out 2,000 words on an idea that had been rattling around my brain and it felt really good.

Currently re-reading a draft zero and trying to decide whether I'm depressed at the really dumb errors or happy at how much of it seems to bear up to me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on April 12, 2016, 04:17:05 PM
86 words on the monthly contest!  look at me go!

speeeeeeed!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 16, 2016, 11:07:52 AM
Wrote 4800 words yesterday like some sort of keyboard warrior maniac, after taking a week or so off while I was with my bf.

It was a flashback to two of my character's meeting for the first time, so not even sure if I would use it in the overall story! D: But I liked it all the same, some people hate flashbacks and things like that, kills the tone etc, but I think its important in this instance, and was a good tone shift.

Up to 55k overall now. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on April 16, 2016, 11:13:55 AM
Just over 1,000 this morning toward a new chapter 1. Pretty excited about where it's going.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on April 19, 2016, 04:22:30 PM
ignored all my other responsibilities -- the backup server needing rebuilding, the error-spewing intellij configuration, the queries from my partner on our side project -- everything.

wrote 508 words on this month's short story.

woot!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on April 19, 2016, 04:34:51 PM
I wrote more than 2000 words last night.  Yay me!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on April 22, 2016, 01:17:31 AM
Finally hit my words per day minimum of 1,500 for the first time in forever yesterday :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 24, 2016, 12:01:55 AM
1548, slower progress than usual after a few days of illness and bullshittery getting in the way.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Roelor on April 27, 2016, 02:08:08 PM
Wrote 2000 words today on a rough draft.

Knowing myself it will take me at least 3 days to edit it till I am happy.
Once I receive feedback, most will be rewritten again  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on April 28, 2016, 05:56:20 AM
It's been so long since I've written anything. A whole four days! I went back and trued up my first chapter a bit and read some of my other chapters of my WIP. It's been a couple weeks and I almost forgot how much joy I get from working on it. Teminds me that writing and creating relieves stress.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 28, 2016, 10:45:11 AM
1467 yesterday, much slower progress now. Need to get back to my rhythm. 68k overall.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on April 29, 2016, 12:55:47 PM
3000 yesterday, 500 today. Quite a slump, will force myself to write more later today.


Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 02, 2016, 04:39:47 PM
Had a real shitty morning so came home and worked on WIP, 4347 today, forgot what I wrote the past few days though.

And its getting longer than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on May 02, 2016, 07:27:41 PM
It's been so long since I've written anything. A whole four days! I went back and trued up my first chapter a bit and read some of my other chapters of my WIP. It's been a couple weeks and I almost forgot how much joy I get from working on it. Teminds me that writing and creating relieves stress.

i have no idea if that's a typo for "tuned up your first chapter", but i love the phrase "trued up" and am totally gonna start using it.

trued up, yo.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 05, 2016, 02:15:30 PM
Huh, I posted here the other day but it apparently didn't go through, must have logged me out when I posted or something.  :'(

Anyway, wrote about 2k today and 2k yesterday. I'm aiming to hit 90k words overall by Saturday, that way I would have written 90k in two months.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on May 05, 2016, 03:24:56 PM
I'm currently trueing up my first work (thanks SugoiMe and m3mnoch) and part of that is pushing more of it into close rather than omni. Given I'm a fossil who grew up mainly reading omni, that's possibly going to be a hardship, so right now, I'm rewriting a chapter in 1st person simply to get me deeper into the thinking, and from there to close... maybe?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 05, 2016, 03:54:33 PM
I'm currently trueing up my first work (thanks SugoiMe and m3mnoch) and part of that is pushing more of it into close rather than omni. Given I'm a fossil who grew up mainly reading omni, that's possibly going to be a hardship, so right now, I'm rewriting a chapter in 1st person simply to get me deeper into the thinking, and from there to close... maybe?

Forgot you are a fellow fossil, @Peat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41189).
1961 manufactured date over here.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on May 05, 2016, 04:14:20 PM
I'm currently trueing up my first work (thanks SugoiMe and m3mnoch) and part of that is pushing more of it into close rather than omni. Given I'm a fossil who grew up mainly reading omni, that's possibly going to be a hardship, so right now, I'm rewriting a chapter in 1st person simply to get me deeper into the thinking, and from there to close... maybe?

Forgot you are a fellow fossil, @Peat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41189).
1961 manufactured date over here.

Ah! I meant fossil in terms of reading taste, not over all :p I'm only 30. I doubt you'd consider that very fossil like somehow...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on May 05, 2016, 04:29:40 PM
It's been so long since I've written anything. A whole four days! I went back and trued up my first chapter a bit and read some of my other chapters of my WIP. It's been a couple weeks and I almost forgot how much joy I get from working on it. Teminds me that writing and creating relieves stress.

i have no idea if that's a typo for "tuned up your first chapter", but i love the phrase "trued up" and am totally gonna start using it.

trued up, yo.


No, I was totally meaning true. Lol Maybe it's a Canadian term? When I use it here, everyone knows what I'm talking about.

Speaking of true, I trued up a bit of my WIP last night and started applying the Story Grid to my second book. Already seeing TONS of areas to true that one up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 05, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
I'm currently trueing up my first work (thanks SugoiMe and m3mnoch) and part of that is pushing more of it into close rather than omni. Given I'm a fossil who grew up mainly reading omni, that's possibly going to be a hardship, so right now, I'm rewriting a chapter in 1st person simply to get me deeper into the thinking, and from there to close... maybe?

Forgot you are a fellow fossil, @Peat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41189).
1961 manufactured date over here.

Ah! I meant fossil in terms of reading taste, not over all :p I'm only 30. I doubt you'd consider that very fossil like somehow...

Honorary fossil  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on May 05, 2016, 05:42:51 PM
Thanks Jmack.

It's been so long since I've written anything. A whole four days! I went back and trued up my first chapter a bit and read some of my other chapters of my WIP. It's been a couple weeks and I almost forgot how much joy I get from working on it. Teminds me that writing and creating relieves stress.

i have no idea if that's a typo for "tuned up your first chapter", but i love the phrase "trued up" and am totally gonna start using it.

trued up, yo.


No, I was totally meaning true. Lol Maybe it's a Canadian term? When I use it here, everyone knows what I'm talking about.

Speaking of true, I trued up a bit of my WIP last night and started applying the Story Grid to my second book. Already seeing TONS of areas to true that one up.

The Story Grid?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on May 06, 2016, 03:05:16 AM
Quote
The Story Grid?

It's a tool you can use to analyze every scene in your WIP once the first/second draft is done.  You fill out this spreadsheet with things like word count, POV, polarity/value shifts (more of that in the book I'm reading), onstage/offstage characters, turning points, etc for each scene.  Once you fill it out, you start to see patterns, what scenes you could refine or discard, pretty much gives you a big picture view of your WIP.

It was put together by editor/publisher/literary agent Shawn Coyne at http://www.storygrid.com (http://www.storygrid.com).  There's lots there about the parts of a story and whatnot.  I bought his ebook, which pretty much lays everything from his website out in an ebook.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: RAK on May 07, 2016, 07:46:56 AM
No writing today due to lost of complications, but at least I edited a chapter...so, some progress!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on May 08, 2016, 02:21:46 AM
Busted out 2000 words today of a new scene.  Also did some touch ups to my WIP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 08, 2016, 11:31:45 AM
About 2000 yesterday, really struggling with my WiP now, almost 90k words and its starting to not work for me, I know it's not very good and that was fine as its a first attempt and I expected to revise/edit afterwards, but struggling to muster desire to finish it. But I really want to finish this piece of rubbish at the same time. :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 10, 2016, 01:43:14 PM
3000 yesterday, 2000 today. I'm now writing backwards, seems to be working so far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: RAK on May 12, 2016, 07:46:08 AM
1300 yesterday.  1400 today.  That with editing the 1300 from yesterday.  Progress at least. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 12, 2016, 11:31:36 AM
Wrote nothing yesterday, was feeling crap.

2200 this morning, aiming to write more later.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 16, 2016, 02:02:33 AM
Went to sleep while narrating scenes of my WIP in my head, and in my half-gone state I thought that it was really good and ought to write it down, but instead I started dreaming I was... And now I woke up to realise all the really cool, chapter length stuff I thought I had down... Never happened. Ahh...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: RAK on May 17, 2016, 10:43:36 AM
Had to read through a lot of material today, but still got 1500 words in.  Yay!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 17, 2016, 11:03:48 AM
Went to sleep while narrating scenes of my WIP in my head, and in my half-gone state I thought that it was really good and ought to write it down, but instead I started dreaming I was... And now I woke up to realise all the really cool, chapter length stuff I thought I had down... Never happened. Ahh...
Poor you.. but funny ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 19, 2016, 12:17:15 AM
After a couple of days of jotting down plot outlines in a notebook, I started in earnest with the ninth of my space opera short stories. I'm quite excited, as the ending is finally in sight and I have become very interested in the sequel series I thought of a while back.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 19, 2016, 11:11:52 PM
Hm. Another good writing day. I'm almost five Word pages in already.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on May 21, 2016, 11:56:52 PM
I've been averaging about a thousand words a day lately. Mostly short stories so I can get a better handle on my characters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 25, 2016, 01:01:12 AM
3500 on my new short-ish story yesterday. Although most of it had been written before in a different thing altogether that I cut out and reshaped/edited/added bits to fit this new story.

All counts ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 25, 2016, 02:52:56 PM
4379.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 25, 2016, 03:07:15 PM
And he's back ;D

(although we once said this about @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739): did you stop writing or stop telling us? I hope it was the latter)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 25, 2016, 04:46:33 PM
And he's back ;D

(although we once said this about @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739): did you stop writing or stop telling us? I hope it was the latter)
I never left (except when I went away for a week) just forgot posting here too :P I finished my WiP anyway pretty much. And this story came to me so I wanted to get it down before going back to the big one. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Roelor on May 25, 2016, 04:51:55 PM
1852 -  Short story for a reddit.
Have 1 day for revisions and adaptions.

First time I will ever submit something to something.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 25, 2016, 05:51:51 PM
I never left (except when I went away for a week) just forgot posting here too :P
I meant I was missing your daily updates hehe
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: rfdinoso on May 25, 2016, 11:36:36 PM
I can only manage 500 words on weekdays because of my full-time job. Last night I wrote around 500.

Current total for my second novel: 85900 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lord Hexen on May 26, 2016, 05:45:53 AM
I just write until I'm tired. I don't really count so much. I'm almost at 90,000 words for my next book, but I know it will end up being over 100,000 words when it's done.  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on May 27, 2016, 12:13:53 AM
And he's back ;D

(although we once said this about @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739): did you stop writing or stop telling us? I hope it was the latter)

Nope, the only thing I wrote this year were the monthly stories and something on January, 1st. Even started this monthly four days ago with ~600 words and nothing more.

At least I wrote Sanderson style last year, so I still have a lot of material to show some people I met at last NaNo, even though I'm not doing anything with it.
But I do have some ideas cooking in my head, so I might return soon.

At least my reading is going superbly this year.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 27, 2016, 12:29:15 AM
Wow, I had a busy day.  :) I wrote over 2000 words, almost finishing my ninth entry into The Golden Throne. I also did some general touch ups to the text.

I'm sure Stephen King would scoff at this, but 2000 is a lot to me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on May 30, 2016, 07:11:32 AM
Wrote 1000 words today, and 6 pages of notebook yesterday, probably around 800/1000 words as well.
I just struggle with my WIP writing these days. I feel that what I write is criminally average. So I'm forcing myself a bit now to get things going, or else I'll still be at it in 5 years.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 30, 2016, 12:15:56 PM
Wrote 1000 words today, and 6 pages of notebook yesterday, probably around 800/1000 words as well.
I just struggle with my WIP writing these days. I feel that what I write is criminally average. So I'm forcing myself a bit now to get things going, or else I'll still be at it in 5 years.
Hey now, I excel at the criminally average. Join our little club, it's a good place to be! :)

But first drafts are supposed to be shit. I find it quite freeing in the knowledge it can be utter garbage, no one has to see it, and can always be fixed after...hopefully. Also the little bits I've read of your writing don't seem like average to me.

Very slow writing over the weekend, had a bunch of stuff to do and didn't feel like it. Wrote about 1000 I think. Aiming to get back to normal today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on May 31, 2016, 11:55:44 AM
2200-ish yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 31, 2016, 12:00:05 PM
This morning's writing session: About 800 words of character development for Nolray, our socialite heroine.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on June 01, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
2091.

Keep changing this damn character's name. It's Marcus now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on June 03, 2016, 11:22:26 PM
Plugging along at around 25-50 words per day at the moment. At this rate, it'd take us over 5 years to write a novel... Good thing we're just trying to write a short story - it'll only take us 160 days. Hopefully Overlord will delay the G&D anthology for another half a year.  ???
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on June 05, 2016, 03:09:45 AM
632 words in two sessions. I am happy with it, but I keep putting off my writing to "make improvements" to the story and outline. (Which is code for making excuses not to write). The last time I saved my document was a month ago. :-/ I just need to write every day. That's going to be the goal. If I have to open up the laptop and just type a single word, I think I'll do it.

I'd take 25-50 everyday Raptori. As long you're pushing forward.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on June 05, 2016, 08:10:53 PM
Plugging along at around 25-50 words per day at the moment. At this rate, it'd take us over 5 years to write a novel... Good thing we're just trying to write a short story - it'll only take us 160 days. Hopefully Overlord will delay the G&D anthology for another half a year.  ???
Oh god I forgot about that entirely. Um, guns and dragons right? Sure I can whip something up...maybe.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on June 05, 2016, 08:40:38 PM
Plugging along at around 25-50 words per day at the moment. At this rate, it'd take us over 5 years to write a novel... Good thing we're just trying to write a short story - it'll only take us 160 days. Hopefully Overlord will delay the G&D anthology for another half a year.  ???
Oh god I forgot about that entirely. Um, guns and dragons right? Sure I can whip something up...maybe.
Yeah Guns & Dragons. No idea when it'll be though. m3m finished his story like three months ago or something...  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 06, 2016, 01:18:59 AM
I'm back at it. Been writing scenes in my journal and putting a couple things on my website. Now it's back to the grind this evening. I'm finding I like editing more than first drafts. First drafts suck every time. @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), I feel your pain. I would NOT let anyone read this crap. lol
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on June 06, 2016, 03:55:48 PM
509. Finally swapped roles and genders on two of my characters that were feeling off. reread the scene in their new skin and like what I see!

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/iSKFtpF2HzneE/200.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on June 06, 2016, 09:19:01 PM
That's a terrifying gif.

I haven't written anything cos I suck, but will do some revising of my 1st draft I think - it needs a lot of work. I'll post a Community gif instead.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d1jhs6_s9hs/VKSuspGVmrI/AAAAAAAAC4Y/qGD7FTxRvSY/s1600/additional%2Bnotes.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on June 07, 2016, 01:06:07 AM
Hit my first 1000 day for a while, so that's nice. Might even sneak in a bit more revising while the Stanley Cup is on.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on June 08, 2016, 07:45:04 AM
2500 today -- finally! Long bout of writers block, followed by some re-writes, but today I did a brand new chapter for some actual forward progress.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on June 10, 2016, 12:55:25 AM
I need to get back in this thread  ::)

So I vow to write at the very least 100k words until the end of the year!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on June 10, 2016, 01:11:41 AM
I need to get back in this thread  ::)

So I vow to write at the very least 100k words until the end of the year!

That's my goal :-) . I'm only like 2k in, but yeah. I need to stop reading so much of I want to do it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on June 10, 2016, 01:14:45 AM
100k would be a dream come true for sure.  :-[
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on June 10, 2016, 04:12:58 AM
I need to stop reading so much of I want to do it.

This is a problem for me too... can't do both, and some nights, reading just feels better...

I managed another 4K today. I wish I could do this non-stop, I'd write books in no time! But instead I seem to get about 4-5 super-productive days a month, and the rest of the month is a whole lot of nothing. Well, milking it while I got it. Onward!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on June 11, 2016, 12:44:12 AM
Wrote about 1k of outline for I think a new WiP. Finally sorted out an idea to do drugs (not in that way  ::)) in a story without feeling like its wedged in I think.

Won't be able to start on it properly for a week though, but still. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on June 14, 2016, 01:17:32 AM
Today I wrote 100 out of the 100.000 words I promised. That's a good sign.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on June 15, 2016, 12:44:24 AM
I had a productive day in the writing department. I worked on the epic space combat climax to one of my space opera shorts, and spent several hours at a café with a notebook and worked on the sequel to the series. It's taking on a pretty solid shape.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on June 18, 2016, 11:38:17 AM
Reporting in after 4 days. More 147 words written for a total of 247! Only 99.753 to go, guys!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on June 20, 2016, 04:02:57 AM
Around 700 today, about 150 on the monthly (finally started it!). Slowly regaining momentum. 99k to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 20, 2016, 11:27:44 AM
Just over 2,000 words in the last few days, writing my second test scene for the WIP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 24, 2016, 12:49:37 AM
Got in 1000 words in today. Yay for typing up handwritten scenes.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 24, 2016, 01:39:13 AM
1,100 words of part two of the Subway Treasure Hunt scene in Gin and Magic

Our hero and heroine are going to try to find the X on the map, even though Nelson is hurt and bleeding, Nolray is running low on bullets, and the Ape is close behind them.

Little do they know..........
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on June 24, 2016, 05:01:53 AM
Little do they know..........

Gah! Cliffhangers!  >:(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on June 24, 2016, 10:32:09 AM
Wrote just shy of 500 yesterday, wasn't really with it but needed to get it started. I know the story just doing something a bit different with the narration that's a bit tricky to write at times - going for a more omniscient voice.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Justan Henner on June 24, 2016, 02:26:26 PM
...and the Ape is close behind them.

Wow, spoilers.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on June 26, 2016, 02:48:02 AM
Finished my "poor man's copyedit" on Supremacy's Shadow, my espionage SF novel, which is why I've been so scarce on the writing side of things. I edited 99,000 words edited over two months, with the final result shaved down to 94,000 before submission. Now all I have to do is finish Bloodmender (hoping to do that in July) and get cracking on a shared world novel with some fellow authors.

As of ten minutes ago, I've submitted Supremacy's Shadow to Baen's slush pile. Their response time is 9-12 months, so now's the time where I forget about the novel for a year and (hopefully) get a reminder sometime in mid 2017. We'll see.

Baen is my last stop before I self-pub the book, so fingers crossed!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on June 28, 2016, 07:29:10 AM
I wrote 1200 words today, but they are very scattered. I'm blocked on my next chapter, so I jumped ahead and wrote bits from several of the major scenes later in the book. Guess that still counts though.

As of ten minutes ago, I've submitted Supremacy's Shadow to Baen's slush pile. Their response time is 9-12 months, so now's the time where I forget about the novel for a year and (hopefully) get a reminder sometime in mid 2017. We'll see.

Baen is my last stop before I self-pub the book, so fingers crossed!

Wow, congrats! That is a major milestone whatever happens next. So you are giving it a full 12 months before considering self-pub?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 28, 2016, 11:48:01 AM
About 1,350 words in Gin and Magic, playing with two different scenes. I'm really getting a kick out of hopping around the book and working on whatever interests me at the moment. Raspberries to chronological writing!  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on June 28, 2016, 02:47:43 PM
Wow, congrats! That is a major milestone whatever happens next. So you are giving it a full 12 months before considering self-pub?

Yes! I ended up self-pubbing my first fantasy novel after it was released to crickets with a small press, and it's actually done drastically better as an indie than it did with that press. So you never know.

My preference is always traditional press, but with Supremacy's Shadow in particular, I've had 25 agents pass,and several publishers pass during their open submission window as well. The best I got was a personal rejection from an editor that said "We think this will sell, it's just not our type our book." Which is nice feedback, but also a bit frustrating.

Normally that would discourage me, but pretty much every advance reader who's read it (around 30 folks now) has told me they think it's one of the best books I've ever written, and as I've continued to improve via their feedback, I'm confident people will enjoy it. Assuming Baen passes, I will have exhausted pretty much all the traditional pub options anyway.

Since I've had success with indie publishing already, I plan to put it out myself and see where it goes. But I'd still recommend people exhaust all their traditional pub options before going that route.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MeanMachine on July 01, 2016, 01:17:55 AM
Finished a 650 words Intro to my WIP, and currently toiling at some world building.

Speaking of which, I just deleted a mass of text  that was about 2k words and took me an evening to write a couple of weeks ago. Oh joy.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on July 01, 2016, 01:59:54 AM
Finished a 650 words Intro to my WIP, and currently toiling at some world building.

Speaking of which, I just deleted a mass of text  that was about 2k words and took me an evening to write a couple of weeks ago. Oh joy.

Reminds me of my 2012 NaNoWriMo. I wrote 35,000 words. Then added 5,000 on Thanksgiving. And lost those words that night. Have never returned to that book.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: MeanMachine on July 01, 2016, 02:34:46 AM
Finished a 650 words Intro to my WIP, and currently toiling at some world building.

Speaking of which, I just deleted a mass of text  that was about 2k words and took me an evening to write a couple of weeks ago. Oh joy.

Reminds me of my 2012 NaNoWriMo. I wrote 35,000 words. Then added 5,000 on Thanksgiving. And lost those words that night. Have never returned to that book.

I feel you, but in my case, the deleting was intentional, as after reading what I wrote, I found it to be crap.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 02, 2016, 12:38:08 AM
Quote
But I'd still recommend people exhaust all their traditional pub options before going that route.

Now why would you suggest that, specifically? I've always found self-publishing to be a rather attractive endeavour because of how much control you have. Mind you, that's doing it right with getting a professional edits, etc, not just throwing it out there on Amazon.

Hammered out 1,125 words. Putting it towards Camp NaNo. I wanted to have these chapters finished by July, but it didn't happen. Oh well. Moving and job hunting just sucks your time, I guess. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on July 02, 2016, 01:46:20 AM
Quote
But I'd still recommend people exhaust all their traditional pub options before going that route.

Now why would you suggest that, specifically? I've always found self-publishing to be a rather attractive endeavour because of how much control you have. Mind you, that's doing it right with getting a professional edits, etc, not just throwing it out there on Amazon.

Oh, I agree with you! Nowadays, there's lots of reasons to self-pub, but:
- You have to pay for an editor (at $0.02 cents a word, that adds up)
- You have to purchase cover art (ranges from $40 to $400+)
- You have to do the layout and formatting yourself
- You're competing with 1 trillion other self-pub authors.

So really, if you *can* get traditionally published (especially if you haven't made a name for yourself) that is absolutely the way to go, IMO (since they pay for or do all these things for you) which is why I suggest exhausting all your traditional publishing options before self-pubbing.

Now if you already have an established name, and a following, then self-pubbing becomes a far more attractive option. You still have to do the work, but you're taking home a much larger portion of the sales.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JRTroughton on July 02, 2016, 09:20:36 AM
How much did I write today? How much did I write in the last 3 weeks?

Nuttin'.

Le sigh. Someone give me some motivation, please? Otherwise I'll have to try and take it from one of you. Not quite sure how that would work, but I'll look into it. Probably. Though if I do so with the same drive and focus that's been so typical of my writing, it might take a while.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 02, 2016, 09:55:09 AM
*fizz*
*zap*
*waves wand and gives @JRTroughton (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37357) motivation*
 :D

In the meantime you can let your little writing cells loose by participating in the July Writing Contest: this month's theme is guaranteed to make you write something... anything... ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 04, 2016, 04:22:52 AM
Quote
But I'd still recommend people exhaust all their traditional pub options before going that route.

Now why would you suggest that, specifically? I've always found self-publishing to be a rather attractive endeavour because of how much control you have. Mind you, that's doing it right with getting a professional edits, etc, not just throwing it out there on Amazon.

Oh, I agree with you! Nowadays, there's lots of reasons to self-pub, but:
- You have to pay for an editor (at $0.02 cents a word, that adds up)
- You have to purchase cover art (ranges from $40 to $400+)
- You have to do the layout and formatting yourself
- You're competing with 1 trillion other self-pub authors.

So really, if you *can* get traditionally published (especially if you haven't made a name for yourself) that is absolutely the way to go, IMO (since they pay for or do all these things for you) which is why I suggest exhausting all your traditional publishing options before self-pubbing.

Now if you already have an established name, and a following, then self-pubbing becomes a far more attractive option. You still have to do the work, but you're taking home a much larger portion of the sales.

That's true. It takes some cash up front before you start making anything and even then, I've heard the real sales spikes happen after 3, 5, and more books. I've also heard that series tend to do better than standalone novels. But it takes time.

On the thread topic, I typed up 2000-ish words of my rough draft today. Hours well spent, I tell ya.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 04, 2016, 04:26:54 AM
This week I wrote around ~2500 words. 1500 for June's monthly and some random writing on two of my WIPs.

96,5k to go for the yearly goal!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 05, 2016, 05:26:30 AM
Got just shy of 3000 words typed up today! That's a record high, I think.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on July 05, 2016, 10:18:59 AM
Got just shy of 3000 words typed up today! That's a record high, I think.
Very nice!  8)

Bashed out 1500 words last night.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on July 05, 2016, 11:58:54 AM
Well, that was pretty meh hour. About 200 words, and now I have to go to work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 05, 2016, 02:55:15 PM
Well, that was pretty meh hour. About 200 words, and now I have to go to work.

i love that there are other people who bash out as many words as they can in the morning before they have to head into the office.

twinsies!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on July 05, 2016, 03:20:28 PM
Well, that was pretty meh hour. About 200 words, and now I have to go to work.

i love that there are other people who bash out as many words as they can in the morning before they have to head into the office.

twinsies!

Each to his own! I can't write anything in the morning - the gears necessary to do so simply don't start spinning until mid-afternoon. My best writing takes place between 8pm and 2am in the morning. Great for productivity (since the little one goes down around 8) but not so good for getting enough sleep.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 06, 2016, 11:54:53 PM
I'm pretty sure I wrote only a few hundred words today, but I am making final adjustments to the final entry into The Golden Throne. I find that the final polish takes a disproportionate amount of time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 07, 2016, 04:28:22 AM
I wrote over 6,000 words today and finished the book. That's always exciting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 07, 2016, 04:53:35 AM
I wrote over 6,000 words today and finished the book. That's always exciting.
Holy shoot! That's awesome! Congrats on finishing. Always a surreal experience.

I got 1400 towards camp nano done.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 07, 2016, 05:18:00 AM
I wrote over 6,000 words today and finished the book. That's always exciting.
Holy shoot! That's awesome! Congrats on finishing. Always a surreal experience.

I got 1400 towards camp nano done.

I wrote ~1000...on another project  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on July 07, 2016, 12:00:19 PM
A little over 600 words. First draft of chapter 2 - complete.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 07, 2016, 05:00:59 PM
I wrote over 6,000 words today and finished the book. That's always exciting.
Holy shoot! That's awesome! Congrats on finishing. Always a surreal experience.

I got 1400 towards camp nano done.

I wrote ~1000...on another project  ::)

I admit I haven't really started on my NaNo project per se. But it's fantasy and takes place in the same world, so pretty much fits the bill, right? Every word counts. Except blog posts. Those words I don't count.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on July 07, 2016, 11:20:37 PM
Managed 2000 today. If I can match that tomorrow, I'll be back on track.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 08, 2016, 12:27:12 AM
And I have FINISHED The Golden Throne!

This morning I finished the last touch-ups on the climax I have been looking forward to since the idea for the serial first occurred to me.

Now for the sequel, which I have laid out. Funny how difficult just finding the right way to START a story is.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on July 08, 2016, 02:07:04 AM
And I have FINISHED The Golden Throne!

This morning I finished the last touch-ups on the climax I have been looking forward to since the idea for the serial first occurred to me.

Now for the sequel, which I have laid out. Funny how difficult just finding the right way to START a story is.

Congrats! @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309).
And I know I owe you a PM.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 11, 2016, 03:29:47 AM
Wrote about 1k this week, as reported some days ago. 95,5k to go  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on July 11, 2016, 02:57:06 PM
Wrote about 1000 words...editing other people's stories. Yay? Will be good to have the time to work on my own stuff again (in another month or so).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on July 11, 2016, 08:36:43 PM
Changed things around so I'm now in first person present tense, and hit another 2000 word day. ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 12, 2016, 05:07:59 AM
And I have FINISHED The Golden Throne!

This morning I finished the last touch-ups on the climax I have been looking forward to since the idea for the serial first occurred to me.

Now for the sequel, which I have laid out. Funny how difficult just finding the right way to START a story is.

Congrats! I agree, starting stories sucks. I'm just impressed that you're diving straight into it without a break.

I conquered 2500 or so words today, finishing off The Lost Chapter. That's one of the freebies for my website. It's gonna need a serious edit, along with the other freebie, before I actually put it up there. I also have to get on the rewrite for book 2.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on July 14, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
4.6k last night on Bloodmender.

My goal (since I'm a bachelor for the next two weeks - wife and daughter are visiting the grandparents while I take care of the pets) is to do a minimum of 3k on Bloodmender each weeknight this and next week, and 6k on each weekend night. If I can pull that off, I might actually finish the first draft by the end of July, which means I can get it off to my advance readers in time to give them a little breathing room before it heads to my editor.

What will likely happen (since I'm getting feedback on the last half of Loose Circuit from my writer's group this Sunday, and getting that off to Angry Robot takes priority) is I will get about 3/4s through Bloodmender, and then drop everything to implement group feedback on Loose Circuit before it goes off for consideration. So trying not to get my hopes up.

Going to be an interesting two weeks. :)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 14, 2016, 11:14:02 PM
Met my quota today of 1100 words for Camp NaNo. All by hand. I think it helps the creativity flow better when I'm using pen and journal. I sure like it a lot better than typing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 15, 2016, 12:34:26 AM
I didn't quite keep track of my word count today, but I think it might be around 1000. Possibly more. I'm mostly done with the first chapter of my new novel, a to-be-named sequel to The Golden Throne, and it's proving tricky business. First chapters generally are, in my opinion. They have to establish a whole lot, and getting it all to fit together is a bit of a chore.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 17, 2016, 12:27:43 AM
Well, I finished with the last little fixes to the first chapter of my new novel, and I managed a single page in chapter two, but I'm not very pleased with my pace. Conversations generally flow quickly for me, but I seem to be taking forever in putting these together. Maybe I need to do more notes before actually writing these new chapters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on July 17, 2016, 07:23:32 AM
4.3k on Bloodmender Thursday, followed by another 9.3k today. Decent progress!

Up to 78k on my current WIP.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 17, 2016, 07:40:10 AM
4.3k on Bloodmender Thursday, followed by another 9.3k today. Decent progress!

What. The. Hell. How do you write that fast??
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 17, 2016, 04:07:23 PM
CHEATER!!

"look at me.  my name is tebakutis.  i can write a 600 page fantasy novel in two weeks.  oh, and did i mention how many times i've won the writing contest?"

you're really, like, a team of 30 people, aren't you?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 17, 2016, 09:35:58 PM
About 2,000 today. In the last 8 days, 1800 has been my lowest daily word count. That's not 6,000 words like I did at the end of the last book, but it's good, steady progress.

I'm still a bit terrified to think I'll be self-publishing in a few months. I should get my cover art in October, and it shouldn't be too long after that before I'm ready.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on July 18, 2016, 09:52:39 PM
CHEATER!!

"look at me.  my name is tebakutis.  i can write a 600 page fantasy novel in two weeks.  oh, and did i mention how many times i've won the writing contest?"

you're really, like, a team of 30 people, aren't you?

Pretty sure he has an arsenal of slaves at his beck and call.

I got some notes back from a beta reader and am working through figuring out how to phrase things in my freebie chapters. It's amazing how things that sound completely normal to me are confusing as heck to others.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on July 19, 2016, 04:09:50 PM
CHEATER!!

"look at me.  my name is tebakutis.  i can write a 600 page fantasy novel in two weeks.  oh, and did i mention how many times i've won the writing contest?"

you're really, like, a team of 30 people, aren't you?

Pretty sure he has an arsenal of slaves at his beck and call.

I got some notes back from a beta reader and am working through figuring out how to phrase things in my freebie chapters. It's amazing how things that sound completely normal to me are confusing as heck to others.

Hahah, just noticed this.

Just to be fair, the wife and little girl have been visiting the grandparents for the past week. That means I've had pretty much uninterrupted writing time. Saturday, for instance, I had over 12 hours to work, so knocking out 9k in 12 hours seems pretty reasonable to me.

But I am actually 30 hyperactive squirrels in a person suit.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 19, 2016, 05:07:58 PM
I wrote absolutely nothing this past week, despite swearing to myself I would. I want my momentum back  :'(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 19, 2016, 05:48:00 PM
I wrote absolutely nothing this past week, despite swearing to myself I would. I want my momentum back  :'(
You better do it soon, because then the olympics start, and you'll see yourself watching shooting... or javelin throwing... or something else that is not writing ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on July 25, 2016, 10:13:49 AM
Well, I just finished the third chapter of my new WIP. I've been averaging a thousand words a day for five days now. If I keep this momentum up I might actually end up setting a personal record.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 25, 2016, 05:40:03 PM
Oh, I wrote nothing again this week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on July 25, 2016, 10:31:28 PM
Hey I wrote 1000 words for this months story contest, kinda. It doesn't have an ending or anything though, yet. Or I'll just leave it at that. :P

However I still have a synopsis and a bunch of characters I really love for a story idea, just need to motivate myself to get going with it, and nail down what the arc will be.

But a really killer idea for a Batman story is dragging me away from it atm. :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on July 28, 2016, 04:47:12 AM
A little above 3k today  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 28, 2016, 05:05:16 AM
A little above 3k today  :D
Aleluia! :P ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on July 28, 2016, 06:59:58 AM
I imported my 78K word mess into Scrivener (which I just bought, and love, and hope to marry one day) and managed to get 4K further down the road.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on July 28, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
A little above 3k today  :D
Huzzah! We're back, kinda. Though I'm letting the side down...

(http://thefw.com/files/2013/02/jeff.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on July 29, 2016, 05:46:11 AM
Eh... 53 words.  I'm hoping to get at least 700-1000 before I go to sleep tonight.  But my chair is so comfy... and warm... maybe I should get a stone chair so I won't fall asleep.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on July 29, 2016, 02:22:05 PM
1400 last night.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 01, 2016, 12:03:55 AM
Wrote 3k this week, all on Friday. 92,5k to go.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 02, 2016, 03:16:47 PM
6k on Bloodmender last night, we're now up to 84k. Two good scenes written (IMO) and we're moving toward the climax of the trilogy. The end of the first draft is in sight.

My favorite line from last night:

"Refugees? I didn't expect to see them this morning, certainly not so organized and ... alive."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Venandiaer on August 02, 2016, 11:43:41 PM
I got 2k added to 6k, in something that i think i could finally work with for a while. I just hope I can focus on this and not let it break down, as my earlier attempts on longer works have.
I will finish one of my stories that are swirling in my head! Maybe. :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 03, 2016, 06:14:31 PM
3k last night. If I can hit that a few more days this week and the upcoming weeks in August, plus a Saturday at some point, I think I might be able to finish the first draft of my fantasy WIP!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on August 06, 2016, 08:35:34 PM
Blasted through about 2400 words today. And by blasted, I mean polished, which is a completely different word but oh well. So nice to be working on my chapters after a few days of doing nothing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 07, 2016, 05:37:54 PM
Now up to over 100k on Bloodmender, based on a good set of scenes last night. I realized today I'm actually only 4-5 big scenes from the end of the book, which is encouraging! At this rate, it'll probably end up at 130k plus by the time I'm done. As I revise the rough draft, I'll probably shave at least 10k off that, and my editor will probably take off another 10k, minimum, so this one will end up right about where Demonkin did.

Then I can actually take a writing break for a few months and catch up on TV, anime, and finishing Uncharted 4.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on August 08, 2016, 01:10:22 AM
1,117

None of it prose, sadly. All of it bio stuff for each of my POVs. Got some good random points that make them feel real.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 08, 2016, 02:18:18 AM
Wrote ~7k this week on my WIP, half of it today, for an average of 1k per day and even got some nice scenes  :D

Now I'm off to watch to the game  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 08, 2016, 03:05:59 AM
Up to 110k. Three big scenes left to right, then the denouement. I think I could finish this book by next weekend.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 08, 2016, 03:59:59 AM
Wrote ~7k this week on my WIP, half of it today, for an average of 1k per day and even got some nice scenes  :D

Now I'm off to watch to the game  ::)

I should have used that momentum to keep writing for two more hours.

Holy... one of the worst games I had the displeasure of watching in my entire life  :-X
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 08, 2016, 10:14:37 PM
3400 words for session 1 today, 85K in total. After dinner and coffee, I'll try to make it to 90K before the sun rises.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on August 09, 2016, 11:20:07 PM
Well, I actually managed more than 3000 words today myself, and I'm pretty damn pleased with it. Normally, with my damnable attention span, I'm satisfied with 1000.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on August 10, 2016, 12:59:21 AM
365, but the first 365 of chapter 1. All downhill from here!

Third time working on chapter 1 of this damnable story. Its the charm, right? No more changes! None! 

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 10, 2016, 02:38:17 PM
6.5k last night. Now up to 116k on the novel. Still on track to finish this weekend, and I feel pretty good about how the book came out.

Favorite exchange from last night:

Quote
"Don't be sorry. You saved the city. You saved me."

"I was just trying not to explode."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on August 12, 2016, 05:58:16 AM
1,748 words. Not my best day, but I did have less than two hours to devote to writing before work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on August 13, 2016, 02:55:16 AM
4900 words. I did brief outlines of my chapters before I wrote them, and it really seemed to help me get more words down because I didn't have to think about what was going to happen while I was writing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on August 13, 2016, 06:12:00 AM
1,994 today, bring my WiP to exactly 72,000 words. Half way there!

4900 words.

Wow! Epic day my friend.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 13, 2016, 01:30:50 PM
Editing.  Forever.

Maybe I need a thread about how many words I *deleted* today....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DaveEllis on August 13, 2016, 02:19:06 PM
Started a new project today after long procrastination...some would say 34 years of procrastination.

Anyways 1082 words into my brand new WIP.  Hopefully I can keep up a daily update, I'm aiming for at least 1000 words a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on August 14, 2016, 09:59:22 PM
Yesterday: 5081 words.

Today: 5516 words.

I think I may have finally found the writing method that works best for me. I'm something in between an outliner and a seat-of-the-pants writer. I need to have a general idea where my book is going, and apparently it helps me to take just a few minutes to plan out a chapter right before writing it. That way, I still have the joy of discovery, but I also get the structure of an outline.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 14, 2016, 11:58:00 PM
About 2k this week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on August 15, 2016, 12:07:12 AM
I've written fucking nothing. I wrote a story in my dream last night/early this morning.

That totally counts and if you say otherwise we'll have words.
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/orange-is-the-new-black/images/3/3c/SuzanneInfobox.png/revision/latest?cb=20140420022954)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 15, 2016, 04:13:05 AM
Yesterday and today I wrote 6k on a new espionage sci-fi novel, a sequel to my previous book (which I have yet to sell). I shouldn't be doing that, but the newest character is just so damn fun.

Didn't finish my fantasy WIP this weekend as I'd hoped. Shooting for sometime during the week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: zmunkz on August 15, 2016, 06:16:42 AM
2,400 today. I've definitely noticed increased output since I got this Scrivener iOS app... having my manuscripts with me on the go makes a bigger difference than I would have thought. I used to just make notes in the notepad, but for some reason this changes things for me in a big way. Hope it keeps up, because I have a long way to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 16, 2016, 06:23:15 AM
Didn't write much today, but I did get through Grammerly's 1100 critical errors in my manuscript. Le sigh.

I also reactivated my webpage: www.gemcuttertales.com (http://www.gemcuttertales.com) so you can see my face and my paltry attempts at a web presence.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lady Ty on August 19, 2016, 03:12:12 AM
Calling @Autumn2May (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=97) these are for you, choice of flavour

(http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/sites/default/files/styles/recipe/public/user-collections/my-colelction-image/2015/12/recipe-image-legacy-id--364184_10.jpg?itok=eWj2NFNK)

and because you are proof that magic and incredible patience exists  ;D ;D ;D
 
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How the hell did I write 80,000 words in two months with all three kids home? Past me must have been a wizard! Present me, not so much. :P


Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on August 19, 2016, 04:26:32 AM
1625 words toward this month's contest!  Now I need to cut 125 words!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 19, 2016, 04:36:33 AM
Night - that reminds me of the film Amadeus "Too many notes..."

Today, I trimmed 2K out of the manuscript, some of it from the feedback I got in the scene critique, and the rest from a scene that wasn't doing it's job.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on August 19, 2016, 04:52:15 AM
Night - that reminds me of the film Amadeus "Too many notes..."

Haven't seen that one, but I just googled it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 19, 2016, 05:01:39 AM
I am using the approach of that film for my book, as it happens. Oooooold Kellithren telling the tale, breaking the 4th Wall like it's not even there!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on August 19, 2016, 06:16:02 AM
2200 words yesterday (it's after midnight now).

5800 words that day before.

I'm in a pretty crazy string of action scenes right now. It's the end of Part I in the book, and it's almost like there's a bit of a climax right here. The worlds always flow when I'm writing action.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 21, 2016, 02:17:23 AM
6k on Bloodmender today, to completion. The first draft of the book is DONE!

It's a good feeling. I'm sitting 128k~ words that will likely be edited down to 118, then 108 by my editor (I tend to overwrite in first drafts) but editing is always easier than writing it down in the first place.

I feel good about where my trilogy ended up, but I'm sure it'll still change a good bit as I get feedback from my editors and advanced readers. In the meantime, of course, I've already started another book... >.>
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on August 21, 2016, 02:31:30 AM
6k on Bloodmender today, to completion. The first draft of the book is DONE!

It's a good feeling. I'm sitting 128k~ words that will likely be edited down to 118, then 108 by my editor (I tend to overwrite in first drafts) but editing is always easier than writing it down in the first place.

I feel good about where my trilogy ended up, but I'm sure it'll still change a good bit as I get feedback from my editors and advanced readers. In the meantime, of course, I've already started another book... >.>

So impressed. Many, many congrats, Eric!
(So jealous  ;D)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on August 21, 2016, 02:33:17 AM
srsly, dude.  you're a monster of productivity.

/highfive
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Amaranth on August 21, 2016, 09:45:40 AM
I've set a target of 1000 words a day to make sure i'm working every day. Some days i hit 2000, most i manage 1500. Every little bit helps.

Of course i am on a six week holiday form work (I'm a TA) so i imagine when i go back it will be much harder.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 22, 2016, 01:06:59 AM
This week: nothing. But I blame the final stages of the Olympic games  ::)

I need to resume my WIP and start the monthly...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on August 25, 2016, 02:42:59 AM
Today, I edited pretty much a full chapter. I wish I edited faster.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on August 25, 2016, 11:14:27 AM
Today, I edited pretty much a full chapter. I wish I edited faster.
I really suck at editing, so much so I just haven't done any on the story I finished. Problem solved! :D

I have been writing (relatively) consistently again, just forgot to write here what I have written.

Wrote 3920 yesterday and 1300 on Monday.

 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on August 25, 2016, 02:07:39 PM
Today, I edited pretty much a full chapter. I wish I edited faster.
I really suck at editing, so much so I just haven't done any on the story I finished. Problem solved! :D

I have been writing (relatively) consistently again, just forgot to write here what I have written.

Wrote 3920 yesterday and 1300 on Monday.

I can't help but feel that exchanges one problem for another...

Also got a piece of micro-fiction for elsewhere done.

Today seems to be mainly given over to my CV *vomits everywhere*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on August 25, 2016, 02:11:17 PM
Today seems to be mainly given over to my CV *vomits everywhere*
If you'd like a second opinion on that, from someone who's had to hire people in the past, feel free to send it to me anytime, via mail :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Roelor on August 26, 2016, 12:55:24 PM
wrote 1.5 k yesterday. Now having issues continuing :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on August 28, 2016, 05:19:50 AM
I got a whole shwack done today. It's amazing how much my writing style has changed just over the course of half a year. I find there are a bunch of things I want to reword.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on August 28, 2016, 02:18:56 PM
Had a sudden idea last night and had to burst that summary out down quickly before I forgot it.

Then at the same time had a world idea, and an opening scene, so I wrote it. About 1190 in the end of that scene, not finished but I think it's quite unique.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 29, 2016, 12:07:55 AM
Nothing to report this week either.

But I compensated it by reading...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 31, 2016, 08:07:24 AM
Errrr.... I wrote 400 words on my lunch break!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on August 31, 2016, 10:31:58 AM
Nothing to report this week either.

But I compensated it by reading...

Sorry, @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739), but I htink you need to post this in the "How much didn't I write today" thread.  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on August 31, 2016, 10:59:15 AM
Nothing to report this week either.

But I compensated it by reading...

Sorry, @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739), but I htink you need to post this in the "How much didn't I write today" thread.  ;)

I prefer to delude myself that I wrote nothing instead of I didn't write anything.

Ok, that was terrible.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on August 31, 2016, 01:56:31 PM
Nothing to report this week either.

But I compensated it by reading...

Sorry, @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739), but I htink you need to post this in the "How much didn't I write today" thread.  ;)

I prefer to delude myself that I wrote nothing instead of I didn't write anything.

Ok, that was terrible.

Totally acceptable mentality.

If I stare at my laptop screen for 45 minutes, and no words are written, does it still make a sound in the woods? Wait, that's not right. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 31, 2016, 03:43:33 PM
I wrote nothing. Nothing!

Seriously, that actually feels good. It seems like I have been under constant deadlines (both external and self-imposed) for at least six months. I needed to finish my third book, get my military sci-fi polished up for submission to Baen, then, added to that, polishing my cyberpunk police procedural for submission to Angry Robot, *and* critiquing stuff on here and for other critique partners, *and* finding time to read the books of the book club, and keeping up with the writing contests ...

I was either writing or editing something in most of my spare time (which meant significantly curbing TV watching, gaming, and other things). Kind of a whirlwind six months.

Yesterday night, all I did was do some light polish on the last few chapters of Bloodmender and then watched 2-3 hours of anime. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Roelor on September 01, 2016, 04:52:58 PM
After being stuck for 4 days on the same point, I had a discussion with my only reader and decided to completely change the 1.5k chapter that I wrote. I wrote the same amount in a span of an hour once I decided where to go.. Now off to the next discussion to keep me going..

I have too few people to spar with when it comes to writing. I need to be able to throw up a ball and see where it lands with someone who reads it.. Unfortunately, most of my friends etc are too lazy to actually read my stuff and else feel "unqualified"  to reflect on what I've written..

It's terrible and so blocking for me.. Any suggestions how to deal with that?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on September 01, 2016, 05:27:11 PM
After being stuck for 4 days on the same point, I had a discussion with my only reader and decided to completely change the 1.5k chapter that I wrote. I wrote the same amount in a span of an hour once I decided where to go.. Now off to the next discussion to keep me going..

I have too few people to spar with when it comes to writing. I need to be able to throw up a ball and see where it lands with someone who reads it.. Unfortunately, most of my friends etc are too lazy to actually read my stuff and else feel "unqualified"  to reflect on what I've written..

It's terrible and so blocking for me.. Any suggestions how to deal with that?

Hi, Roelor.

There are folks on this site who do help each other out sometimes.
There's a certain, informal expectation of consistent involvement, so that may limiting.

OR... join the monthly writing contest here! Won't help with your WIP. but you'll get lots of interaction.

Best wishes for breaking through the blocks.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: sarend on September 01, 2016, 08:39:14 PM
I began re-writing my second novel in preparation for kindle re-formatting. I decided to do a complete overhaul. I wrote over 1,500 words today, and my prologue looks completely different. A new career, two kids in numerous sports and activities and building a house have mired my writing. However, I am back to doing what I like. Take care, everyone.

Stephen Arend
http://stephenarend.com/
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: A.Payne on September 03, 2016, 01:31:45 AM
I wrote nothing. Nothing!

This.

After pushing through to finish my recent PNR title yesterday to get it off to the editor, it's been nice to take a break. Plus, getting the kiddos ready for the first day of school next week has taken up a ton of time and brain power, not to mention pushed my stress levels to the max. haha.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on September 03, 2016, 01:53:34 AM
Roelor - Stick up a bit in Critiques and see if people bite or shove up a thread in this forum talking about the problem if its a more general thing. No guarantees you'll get anything back, but don't ask, don't get. And if it doesn't work here, google with find you other forums.

As for me, I'm still stuck in the same bloody rut of editing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: NightWrite on September 03, 2016, 03:22:06 AM
Wrote about 1.7k words today which I think is a good job since it's for my entry into this month's writing contest and I only started today. Still have more I want to write out which is gonna make the boil down in editing larger than usual for me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Roelor on September 05, 2016, 03:38:28 PM
Thanks for the suggestion guys.
Looking at the skill of the craft i've seen here, makes me a bit apprehensive to post my work.
I've been writing only a little and I feel underqualified. I'm reworking a lot of POV points that I had now and hope to be able to write a more immersive and consistent narrative soon.
So for now, I'm writing prompts and rewriting parts to get a better feel.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on September 05, 2016, 05:03:31 PM
@Roeler - We're all in this together and we're all at different stages in the writing game. You can't be under qualified on a forum with members who seek to better themselves and their craft. Everyone here's really kind and helpful.

As for me, I'm doing the final touches on book 1. Flew through four chapters yesterday just brushing up some of the prose and making sure there aren't any inconsistencies (I did find a major blunder). I'll be doing more of that today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on September 05, 2016, 10:07:47 PM
worked on 600 words for the short story yesterday, plus hand writing about 4 pages. Some stories just write themselves, while others are a real draught, it's funny.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on September 06, 2016, 01:13:16 AM
@Roeler - We're all in this together and we're all at different stages in the writing game. You can't be under qualified on a forum with members who seek to better themselves and their craft. Everyone here's really kind and helpful.

As for me, I'm doing the final touches on book 1. Flew through four chapters yesterday just brushing up some of the prose and making sure there aren't any inconsistencies (I did find a major blunder). I'll be doing more of that today.

I'm thinking of drawing up some sort of Scene summary sheets to allow me to achieve better continuity. Inconsistency is the thing that makes writing full length books the most difficult for me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on September 09, 2016, 06:45:19 PM
700 words, taking me up to 10k in a new novel! Looking good so far :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on September 11, 2016, 03:24:04 AM
1,299. Chapter 2 is done, though I wrote it as bare bones. Going to have to do a lot of work to it when I come to the next draft, but it's written out and thats what counts.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on September 14, 2016, 10:10:42 PM
In these past two days I wrote a mini essay of combined amount of ~3k words throughout the Blogging thread full of questions if blogging or twitting or researching the market are really effective for an aspiring author and if he/she shouldn't just write and finish something first!

That probably won't generate a lot of answers because *gasp* I don't have a blog.

Should I create a blog to post the essay about the doubts of blogging being effective?::)

Hm? Writing and finishing my WIP, you say? My monthly entry, you say? Oh, they are... fine! Yes, fine! One is all cozy for a long time somewhere and the other is still in the muse's womb. Gestation still seems a long way to go. All fine, all fine!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on September 16, 2016, 02:10:00 PM
I've been writing a lot (not high numbers, but often writing, if you'd rather...) the past few days, finally getting some work done on my smallest WIP.

However I'm deeply disturbed by my attempt at writing comedy, peppered with drama, but comedic all the way...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on September 16, 2016, 11:32:24 PM
1900 on my writing contest short story.

A shame its 400 words over the target :(

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 19, 2016, 04:19:39 PM
287 words to finish out a battle scene of my rainn wip.

the important thing?  it's part of the 905 words i've written to finish out the chapter i left off in last december.  holy overcoming inertia, batman.  only took 2 weeks.

*whew*

next chapter!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on September 21, 2016, 01:11:21 AM
2300 words. Spleesh.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on September 21, 2016, 01:16:36 AM
Wrote 100 words for the monthly  ::)

Hey, it's almost 10% of a story. In one day!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Captain of the Guard on September 22, 2016, 04:34:43 PM
[I wrote the monthly writing competition. Yay ! My first one. ]
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: M.S OLNEY on September 25, 2016, 02:00:27 PM
5,000 words so far today. Haven't written so many in one sitting in a very long time. It's a good feeling.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Amaranth on September 25, 2016, 03:37:38 PM
800 :(

I knew this would happen though >.<

Hashing out a stead 1000+ words a day while off from work, go back and three weeks later i've barely managed 100! Resolved to taking my laptop to work with me for that sweet 45 minute slot between when i arrive and when i actually have to start working. Hopefully i can get stuff done then because i'm obviously useless by the time i get home.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on September 25, 2016, 07:09:36 PM
Edited my monthly story. I must've read it and reread it at least a hundred times. Gonna have one last look through before submission.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on September 25, 2016, 08:11:21 PM
Edited my monthly story. I must've read it and reread it at least a hundred times. Gonna have one last look through before submission.

When you submit it, you'll probably read it another 100 times before the month ends. Or am I the only one that does that?

Then when the month ends, and submissions are final, I find at least one mistake that I overlooked during those multihundred read throughs.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on September 25, 2016, 11:03:42 PM
Edited my monthly story. I must've read it and reread it at least a hundred times. Gonna have one last look through before submission.

When you submit it, you'll probably read it another 100 times before the month ends. Or am I the only one that does that?

Then when the month ends, and submissions are final, I find at least one mistake that I overlooked during those multihundred read throughs.

Haha! I do find mistakes after submissions close, but I'm the type of person who just submits it and doesn't want anything more to do with it because I'd probably keep editing til I'm old in grey if I let myself.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on September 26, 2016, 04:15:17 PM
back at the wip, it seems like i'm whittling out 300 or so words a day.  slow going for sure, but constant progress.

oh, and today, i wrote this:
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The left side of her head was mottled with burn scars from chin to ear.  Even with the hair on the side of her head missing and the cartilage around the ear folded and melted, it was the tight skin around her missing eyebrow which gave her the strangest look.  Like she bathed in sarcasm.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on September 28, 2016, 03:56:39 AM
417 toward the contest story. Hopefully I can make this work.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on September 28, 2016, 05:29:59 AM
417 toward the contest story. Hopefully I can make this work.

I had 100 words a week ago. Now I have 79. Yay me.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SugoiMe on September 28, 2016, 05:53:30 AM
417 toward the contest story. Hopefully I can make this work.

You got this!

I finished up my monthly, which pretty much means I'm fed up with looking it over a billion times, and submitted it. I'm quite proud of it actually. It's not perfect, but I like it. Might even put it up on my website.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on September 28, 2016, 11:24:05 AM
417 toward the contest story. Hopefully I can make this work.

I had 100 words a week ago. Now I have 79. Yay me.

I feel like you need a hug, Lanko. *hugs*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 07, 2016, 12:51:59 PM
Team, no one has posted in here in days. I find this unacceptable.

*cough*
Yeah...I realize I didn't post how many words I wrote either....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Raptori on October 07, 2016, 01:37:59 PM
45 words.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/14iTl1bBRDcQRG/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 07, 2016, 03:04:09 PM
Better than zero ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 07, 2016, 10:08:17 PM
Since the thread doesn't specify what you wrote or where...

I wrote a long review for Shattered Sands, gave some contest theme ideas, some critiques and other topics, etc  ::)

This post alone got me ~30 words  ::)

EDIT: Ah, I did write ~1k of a rough outline of a bunch of chapters. Now I just need to sit down and write dialogues, descriptions, actions, etc... hm, maybe tomorrow. Or the day after. Maybe  ::)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 09, 2016, 11:08:01 PM
Wrote lots on the past few days, just absolutely not on my intended Wip.
Since I've been pinning a lot of Fannibal memes on my pinterest recently, and am an all rounder fan of Mads Mikkelsen whom I'm looking forward to go and watch in Dr Strange, I've made this as my new phone screen saver, before you need to type the code to access it :

(http://i.imgur.com/I3MtBDV.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on October 09, 2016, 11:41:15 PM
I've been steadily writing at least a page a day lately, which is a big relief after my concern that university would curtail my output.

Today was especially productive, even with a hefty dose of homework, and I've finally, actually written the scene/chapter end that leads to the chapter that I've been looking forward to doing ever since I got the idea for the story, and finally gets to the real meat of the novel.

Kind of a pity that I'm going into a study-heavy week now...

But what are you gonna do?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 12, 2016, 04:37:00 AM
Today I wrote ~3,5k words.

No story, though. Just a rough outline in which I can expand a short story to a novella, maybe even a novel if more ideas come my way later.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 12, 2016, 06:44:45 AM
Around 1100, bringing me to 95K.  It's like climbing Everest - big, beefy steps in the beginning with the sun shining - smaller, shorter steps in the middle - probably be crawling for inches at the top, gasping for air  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 13, 2016, 12:25:33 PM
I managed to wrangle my way into being allowed to write a fantasy novella for my dissertation!  ;D ;D ;D

First 100 words are done, but I should be picking up the pace now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 13, 2016, 12:58:07 PM
I managed to wrangle my way into being allowed to write a fantasy novella for my dissertation!  ;D ;D ;D
Well done!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: AnnaStephens on October 13, 2016, 01:06:33 PM
1,057, being the start of chapter 4 of book 2 of the Godblind trilogy.

Going ... well, so far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 16, 2016, 02:21:14 AM
148. I'll take anything > 0 at this point.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 18, 2016, 04:23:58 PM
I have been overlaying additional plotlines, with only a modest gain in overall length, perhaps 1000 words. But feeling good that the narrative is carrying its additional weight fairly well.

My favorite new line:  "Get used to the smell of burnt flesh. You're a wizard, not a seamstress."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on October 18, 2016, 04:30:32 PM
Around 1100, bringing me to 95K.  It's like climbing Everest - big, beefy steps in the beginning with the sun shining - smaller, shorter steps in the middle - probably be crawling for inches at the top, gasping for air  ;D

I find the endings go surprisingly quick. Its like you've reached the summit and are sprinting around in circles on that an adrenaline kick before reality sets in and leaves you curled up in a ball going "just leave me here and tell my wife I'm sorry".
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 18, 2016, 06:54:00 PM
I have so much crap that I will need to tie in to the ending that I've hired an editor to assist me in formulating it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 18, 2016, 06:56:01 PM
Already?  :o
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 18, 2016, 07:06:53 PM
I have so much crap that I will need to tie in to the ending that I've hired an editor to assist me in formulating it.

whoa.

are you a gardener?  or an outliner?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 18, 2016, 07:23:56 PM
are you a gardener?  or an outliner?

I'm a writer.

Developmental editor - the 3/4 mark seems right for me, given my story's needs and challenges. You have any idea how difficult it is to write tens of thousands of words in the same setting and not be boring as hell?

 Besides, the real question is, will I continue as I have planned, with a Book I, or will I do what Mark Lawrence did, and chop book I up into flashbacks and begin with Book II? Other options are on the table, but I need knowledgeable help sorting them out.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on October 18, 2016, 07:32:12 PM
Here it was the opposite: Very easy to just add, add and add some more stuff and meander around forever, even if was all fantastical and surreal stuff.

On the other hand, if you can afford it or have a friend, I'd say go for it... better than ending up with a monster manuscript that would be easier to start again than edit, I think  ::)

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 18, 2016, 07:56:55 PM
are you a gardener?  or an outliner?

I'm a writer.

oh!

no, no.  i meant do you just free-write by the seat of your pants, making the story up as you go (ala stephen king and robin hobb) or do you architect everything out before you start writing (like orson scott card or brandon sanderson), or something in-between.  i didn't mean literally a gardener.  sorry for the confusion.

myself, i'm a planner/architect/outliner.  i've got each scene or chapter broken out with a high-level plot statement and a one-sheet filled with a bunch more detailed information.  as i write the actual prose and fun ideas come to me, i go back and update the outline with all these extra, added layers.

like this:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/sharing-your-writing-process

it's evolved a bit since then (like, i've added a spot for revision ideas and other notes), but that's the gist.


Developmental editor - the 3/4 mark seems right for me, given my story's needs and challenges. You have any idea how difficult it is to write tens of thousands of words in the same setting and not be boring as hell?

i'm only 36,594 words into my own main wip, but i am a word-count-weakling compared to some of our regular writers around here.  i'm trying to remember who it was, but i thought one of our little cabal here was over a million words.

lord.  i mean, mr. j and tebakutis probably account for, like, 10k words a day -- because they're madmen.

i guess my point is, man, we can certainly commiserate.


Besides, the real question is, will I continue as I have planned, with a Book I, or will I do what Mark Lawrence did, and chop book I up into flashbacks and begin with Book II? Other options are on the table, but I need knowledgeable help sorting them out.

indeed.  that sounds like a thorny problem that an editor can for sure help with.  i wish you all the luck with it!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 18, 2016, 08:31:46 PM
I posted in the other thread, but here's my approach:

Reviving this.

My approach to writing is a hybrid of pantsing and outlining.

Top-Top-Level:
At the series-level and novel-level, I outline - meaning I have a firm idea of what happens, perhaps specific moments, outcomes, reveals, etc. that I plan to occur.

Waypoints. Within my novel I have set "waypoints" that I write to... outcomes, situations, reveals, etc., that I have in mind. This different from an outline in that an outline generally assumes the sequence is fixed - my approach is more fluid. And using travel as a metaphor, we can imagine the very different trips that changing the order of waypoints will cause. That is the part that is useful to me.

Scenes. I develop a laundry list of dialogue, events, exposition, and characterization the scene must feature, if needed a list of taboos, and a list of random ideas. Then I mash it up and write.

This approach gives me the freedom to restructure and re-sequence things, but provides some guidance and constraints - such as Char. X meets Char. Y at SOME POINT before this point, or Char. Z must survive this encounter b/c she fights a dragon in the next book, and it has to be HER.

The key is this allows me to seize inspiration from wherever, and find a place for it, while allowing me the freedom to respond to revelations discovered along the way.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 19, 2016, 03:01:04 AM
423. And that only took an hour this time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 19, 2016, 05:51:37 AM
800 - plus a re-write of my 6 page summary of how magic works. I might have gone down the rabbit-hole on that little bit of world-building  ;D

Edit: in my defense, the magic system is not just another thing in the environment, it's core to the story and the main character's development, so I needed more detail and some built-in complications.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 23, 2016, 04:29:07 AM
756. Hard fought, but it gave me a lot to think about.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Steve S on October 29, 2016, 08:36:58 PM
Not very much at all!  >:(

Prepping a new novel, so just getting down some very early ideas. I'll keep plugging away though - the ideas will flow eventually!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 01, 2016, 04:39:32 PM
1027 new words, plus some planning and a bit of editing. Today is a good day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 01, 2016, 04:54:02 PM
640!  woot!

that's the most i've written in one sitting in weeks.  yay!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Amaranth on November 01, 2016, 05:07:15 PM
400 because i'm worthless and let myself conform to things like 'having a job' because i 'need' to 'eat'. I hate being so mainstream.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 01, 2016, 05:46:18 PM
400 because i'm worthless and let myself conform to things like 'having a job' because i 'need' to 'eat'. I hate being so mainstream.

*ahem*

not to be a debbie downer or anything, but if you keep doing that "badly" and only write 400 words a day, in a year you've got 140,000 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DaveEllis on November 02, 2016, 08:38:42 AM
1,737 words this morning, finding getting up an hour earlier and writing before work is working at the moment
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 04, 2016, 04:36:22 PM
Wednesday I wrote 1100.
Yesterday I wrote 334.
Today is currently at 7.
I appear to be losing steam.  :(

But you know what? Those 7 words are brilliant.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 05, 2016, 11:17:50 PM
Only 1,211 words. I guess that's not too bad for a homebound, disabled cripple worth nothing to society. Great, now I've gone and made myself even more depressed...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 05, 2016, 11:42:57 PM
Only 1,211 words. I guess that's not too bad for a homebound, disabled cripple worth nothing to society. Great, now I've gone and made myself even more depressed...

It's probably not appropriate for someone not in your situation to comment much, but writing 1,211 words that can bring someone pleasure is certainly a good thing for society.  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on November 05, 2016, 11:56:29 PM
Well, I wrote three critiques... Does that count for NaNo? It doesn't say what exactly you have to write  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 06, 2016, 12:31:57 AM
Only 1,211 words. I guess that's not too bad for a homebound, disabled cripple worth nothing to society. Great, now I've gone and made myself even more depressed...

It's probably not appropriate for someone not in your situation to comment much, but writing 1,211 words that can bring someone pleasure is certainly a good thing for society.  ;)

Point taken.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 06, 2016, 01:00:28 AM
I've written perhaps 200 words, but trimmed twice that easily - so percentage wise, that 200 carries more weight! Well, the night's still young, only 9pm - and I've got a good 8 hours in me :)
*ignites afterburners*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 07, 2016, 02:15:22 AM
Right then, I seemed to have managed 1562 words today. And to think, 3k words and counting for one sex scene. The revision on this one will be hard but someone's got to do it!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 07, 2016, 02:26:35 AM
494 words for the monthly contest story. This needs to be less than one-third of the story, so its gonna need some trimming and smarter ideas, but it's a start!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 12, 2016, 05:31:26 PM
Past six days I wrote nothing, but today I'm up to 278. It's a good thing I didn't commit myself to NaNoWriMo.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mr.J on November 15, 2016, 02:46:45 PM
5k on a new story/novel.

Yet to see if it has legs or not, but I'm enjoying it atm. Already had bugs explode out of someone's mouth and a child murdering someone so I'm glad to see I have patterns.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on November 16, 2016, 02:08:31 AM
251 toward the wip!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 16, 2016, 02:46:10 AM
I have a goal of writing at least 100 words every day this week.
Did it yesterday. Did it tonight.
I'm about 1,250 words into my November contest entry.
Not quite sure how this shaggy dog story actually ends.
Other than it ends at 1,750 words.  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lordoftheword on November 16, 2016, 02:12:38 PM
Well I've given up on actually hitting the 50k NaNoWriMo target... but I've written 17,000 words this month, which has to be my best monthly count in 2016 and November's only halfway done! At least that's something to hang my hat on  ;D

I miss the old days when I still had time to write like it was a second job. Back then I was hammering off 30k words a month consistently and I finished the first draft of my novel in 4 months. That seems so inconceivable now!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 16, 2016, 02:20:42 PM
My current Henry the Jack novel is at 24pages now, 9585 words. Never bothered counting my progression over time actually  :P
I'm hoping for a 40 page novella (or novelette) in the end. Just to say I finished something properly right?

As for the question how much today: one page and three quarters so far.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Steve S on November 16, 2016, 08:36:05 PM
Still very much in research / ideas stage. Interested in 'Outsider Art' and I think this could play a part in the story, so doing some background reading on that.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 16, 2016, 09:44:05 PM
I'm still working on adding in some text to a scene I've already written - well, thought written - and it seems to be going slow. That is, until I scroll up and see all the red. New sentences have been spliced together, paragraphs have risen from the ashes of what had been slashed and burned, and much needed dialogue has appeared from the aether.

I can't give an exact number... wait, yes I can. Hold on. 400 exactly. That's adding onto ~700 from yesterday and before. Can't complain when I'm just putting words into what's already been written :P!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lordoftheword on November 16, 2016, 11:13:44 PM
Had a burst of inspiration today and was able to start and finish the first draft of my "Year 1750" themed short story for our F-F writing contest :D Woohoo!

It's a ridiculous and fun story and required a surprising amount of research, but I hit 2000 words in just over two hours, which is incredibly fast for me. I'll be revisiting it tonight, knocking it down to 1750 words (max word count) and then maybe scrapping it altogether if it fits into the pure suck category. Still, that felt good!!!  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on November 16, 2016, 11:20:12 PM
Sounds like a neat hit. Can't imagine your story sucking much if it was such a burst of creative energy.

I myself wrote another 1.000 words to my side WiP. I have 4x more text on it than my "current" Wip, so maybe I should change the way I view them....  :o
But it was just re-writing from previous handwritten notes, so not sure how much it qualifies.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 17, 2016, 02:36:04 AM
About 200 words. Close to the end of a first draft for the 1750 story.
I
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 22, 2016, 02:20:31 AM
Exactly 741 words on an idea for a new story. I feel like I'm cheating on my main story, though :'(.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 22, 2016, 11:56:27 PM
Welp, 897 more words written about my mistress. Apparently, I'm going Eastern Bloc with this one. That's great. All I needed was a new idea to throw me off my main story and, to add insult to the whole thing, these new musings have a sexy accent, too :-\.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 23, 2016, 09:18:40 PM
Managed 494 today. Not as much as I'd wanted, but still 50 times what I managed in all of last week.  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 24, 2016, 03:03:54 AM
Right, I feel pretty good about this new idea now. I got 939 words down today and have decided that it has legs enough to be called a story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 27, 2016, 02:54:29 AM
It seems I'm the only one posting here, at the moment. Oh well. So yesterday I achieved 1260 words and today 804 words were typed. These sessions were just for story ideas, not actual story. Well, they need to be fleshed-out and stuff but they are story.

I've decided to put my other project on hold and work on this story until completion. I don't feel like a good enough writer to properly convey the other story, at this point. The other one was my baby and also a great exercise on trial and error. What works and what won't work are now tattooed on my forehead. Also, I don't think there's a market for the other tale. Not yet.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DaveEllis on November 27, 2016, 03:24:52 PM
I wrote 5,120 words today in a huge session to try and break the back of my NaNoWriMo project.  I split it with some house chores and a bit of lunch.  But it is the most I have ever written in one day, and I am currently sitting at 40,673 words which is the most I have ever written on one project.  So feeling pretty good at the moment!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on November 27, 2016, 06:04:00 PM
Fantastic! Keep it up @DaveEllis
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on November 27, 2016, 06:16:52 PM
Congratulations @DaveEllis!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on November 29, 2016, 05:33:37 AM
Haven't written anything other than FF contest stories in months because I've been taking a well-deserved break, and I know I have a couple of months of editing on the horizon. Tonight, however, I banged out 6.5k on a new espionage SF novel, because the first one just got rejected by Baen, so of course I'm going to write the sequel now. It's humming along at a really good pace.

I'm back where I was when writing the first book, which is to say, enjoying myself. Makes me glad I'll always have indie publishing as a backup. This is going to be a fun book.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on December 03, 2016, 08:58:42 PM
pow.  hit my 500-word target this afternoon on my main wip -- for the first time in forever.

Quote
Vigge, Danari’s giant personal bodyguard, appeared in the doorway, blocking out the light from within as he scowled down at Amon and his entourage.

“Step aside.  I’m here to see Danari.”  Amon crossed his arms and glared back.

The man didn’t move, but said, “Viscount Una is busy.”

Amon, flush with eagerness to use his new toys, stepped to the side, tilted his head toward the bodyguard, and said, “Move him.”

Before Amon’s lips stopped moving, Nisery snapped forward and flashed out a front kick, crashing into Vigge's lower stomach where his bladder would be.  As the big man bent forward, no doubt surprised at the speed of her attack, the Wizard was already swinging her iron Blackball in a hard arc, up under Vigge’s chin.  His head snapped back with a crunch, the rest of his body stretched out and toppled slowly backward, felled like a tall pine.

Nisery slipped neatly back behind Amon before the brute finally thundered to the ground.


oh, yeah.

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Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on December 05, 2016, 03:50:55 PM
4k (that I haven't discarded) on the new book. It's odd because I'm moving fast and slow - I'll write like 3k, then have to go back and amend some of it. I'm working off a rough outline, but I'm actually writing two parallel storylines (the same story from two different perspectives) so I'm revising one as I write the other, and vice versa. If I pull this off, it's definitely going to be interesting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 06, 2016, 04:03:16 AM
1600 words today. Book 4 (the last book) of my current series has hit 100,000 words. That's not surprising considering the current lengths of the first three (160K, 140K, and 120K). This one is looking like it might be the longest in the series. We'll see.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on December 07, 2016, 04:10:38 PM
now that i'm back to banging out words (even if they still only measure in the hundreds!) on my main wip, i gotta say:  damn, i kick ass at chapter endings.

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The scuff of boots announced Thred, now standing in the doorway.  Danari glanced over, subtly lifting an eyebrow, and Thred, almost imperceptibly, shook his head.

Seeing their interaction, Amon let a smile lift the corners of his mouth.  It never touched his eyes.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on December 07, 2016, 07:40:29 PM
I've been averaging about 6k words a week for the last month. Phew, doing 3k+ sort of wordage in a day must be pretty intense.

Just shy of 21k on my novel sequel and it's going pretty easily and well so far. At this rate I might have the rough draft done in 4-5 months. Then the joys of editing and rewriting...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on December 08, 2016, 03:53:05 AM
1,400 words today. I could probably write more, but I have to work early tomorrow morning, so I should really go to bed. I was about to get to a battle scene, and that's always a recipe for staying up too late writing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on December 08, 2016, 05:30:01 AM
5.5k on the new book tonight. I've finished the first section (which is written from one of the two main character's perspectives) and bridged it to the second (which I've been writing in parallel) in a way that has be super excited. It ended up being just as cool as I thought it would be!

Currently up to 31k on the book in total. 2/3s to go. Given how fast the first draft seems to be going, I might actually be able to work time in for this while doing all my editing on Bloodmender. This new book is definitely my favorite thing to write at the moment.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lordoftheword on December 08, 2016, 05:34:40 AM
5.5k on the new book tonight. I've finished the first section (which is written from one of the two main character's perspectives) and bridged it to the second (which I've been writing in parallel) in a way that has be super excited. It ended up being just as cool as I thought it would be!

Currently up to 31k on the book in total. 2/3s to go. Given how fast the first draft seems to be going, I might actually be able to work time in for this while doing all my editing on Bloodmender. This new book is definitely my favorite thing to write at the moment.

You're a machine tebakutis! My best ever writing day was 6.5k, and that was a 9 hour session where I holed myself up in a library by myself with no phone and a thermos of coffee. But you seem to do this on the regular. What's your trick?!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on December 08, 2016, 09:08:34 AM
I took a shower and came up with 600 words tonight
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on December 15, 2016, 05:07:22 AM
You're a machine tebakutis! My best ever writing day was 6.5k, and that was a 9 hour session where I holed myself up in a library by myself with no phone and a thermos of coffee. But you seem to do this on the regular. What's your trick?!

I'm not sure! I've been told I write relatively fast by other authors, but it's never seemed like I do anything particularly different or "better". I think it's primarily a combination of being able to type really fast (I average around 70-80 wpm) and reading relatively fast as well (which lets me go back and edit quickly). Basically, once I get into a scene that's moving well, I end up typing a lot of words in a short period of time. :p

Editing, however, is much slower, especially when I'm implementing someone else's edits (as I am on my current book). Tonight I spent three uninterrupted hours and only made it though maybe 20 pages (about 4k words). In addition to parsing the hand-written edits from my editor on a physical page and deciding which subjective things I want to change or keep (my editor's great, so it's usually 80/20) I tend to be rather perfectionist on my "final" draft. So I think that slows me down as well.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on December 20, 2016, 01:15:08 AM
I only managed 720 words today - the most in a few weeks - but they were important for the beginning of the story. Well, they were important for the structure of the beginning and ideas flowed from them so that was a bonus. It feels good to see more scenes added to the book.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on December 24, 2016, 12:44:43 AM
I'm not entirely sure how, but today I managed to write a thousand words in about half an hour.

I think I might be broken, but in a good way.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Mehman on December 29, 2016, 03:33:24 AM
Apparently, I've been outlining my book all along and didn't know it. I write by the scene and I'm putting them in order and everything... what is this magic? I'm starting to see the structure of the story and not losing hope in the project. Huzzah!

Now I just need to make myself write the scenes out and I'll be golden. So, in the end, I don't know how much I've written but it's quite a lot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 29, 2016, 04:11:38 AM
Got 1400 words (a new short story) down a few days ago, but only managed 760 words yesterday. It seems writer's block had gotten hold of me. It's time for some writing break, I guess.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 04, 2017, 09:12:09 PM
About 4500 words today. I just wrote a scene that really hit me emotionally, so I think that's it for the day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 04, 2017, 09:31:30 PM
The other day I finished the longest complete short story I've written at about 7,100 words. First draft. About three days of writing on and off.

Really happy to have gone from a 4K max story to one that wanted to take longer to tell.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 07, 2017, 04:42:02 PM
man, oh man, oh man!

just finished a 1500-word fight scene for my main wip.  you know, the one where the protag finally figures out his abilities, CRUSHES BADGUYS, then catastrophe strikes . . . end scene.

so good!!

(i'll probably hate it tomorrow, but man it's AWESOME right now!)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DevinBM on January 21, 2017, 02:45:53 AM
I'm at one of those late/middle turning points. Super important scene and it's really slowing me down because I want to do it right. I know when I'm drafting I need to just let it flow and get the words down, but this scene needs to have the appropriate gravitas and je ne sais quoi.

I only got 979 today.  :'(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on January 22, 2017, 01:53:47 AM
Finished 1,400 ish words on the opening chapter of my Blink origin story, after I brushed up and finished another mid-book chapter two days ago. I'm on fire!
I'm really happy that Lone is an easy character to identify back into. She's giving me a good time in first person present tense.

I'm hoping to work forward with 2 chapters per week, so I can be done with the main work in a month's time, and then spend another few weeks brushing up and editing. This work, if obtaining my desired level of quality, will be my first non-newb submission to magazines and maybe publishers interested in short stories.
Gotta get used to the rejections for my upcoming career!  :D

Anyway, I think my chapters are super small. I wrote them all like independent monthly contest stories, like it's a format I've become so comfortable with, my ideas sort of pan out in that length.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: DevinBM on January 22, 2017, 05:22:28 AM
Wow. So I.... uh made up for that abysmal performance yesterday. (Only got in the 900's). Today I finished my day off with 4299 words. Much more impressive. I'm gonna go pass out now though. I don't know how some of you crazies can put like 7k down in a day. That just doesn't even compute for me. lol.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 28, 2017, 07:00:39 AM
Wow. So I.... uh made up for that abysmal performance yesterday. (Only got in the 900's). Today I finished my day off with 4299 words. Much more impressive. I'm gonna go pass out now though. I don't know how some of you crazies can put like 7k down in a day. That just doesn't even compute for me. lol.

7000 in a day? That's nothing! I wrote 12,054 words today, and I had to work this evening.

In all seriousness, that's a crazy output for me. My normal output is more often between 1,500 and 4,000 words, with occasional days that get over 5,000. And that's when I am writing. Between projects, I can go quite a while without writing.

Today's output came because it was the last 12,000 words of my series. This included the big climactic battle, and it felt like it was all coming together beautifully. The words flowed like they haven't in a long, long time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 28, 2017, 03:11:24 PM
After a month of mostly reading, I'm finally getting back into the swing of writing. A few hundred words today of a new SF short and I have a good feeling about it.

Oh, it's good to be back.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 30, 2017, 01:45:18 PM
Got 2,600 words yesterday, that combined with the 700 I had written earlier completes my horror genre short story!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on February 03, 2017, 09:02:21 AM
Wrote 650 words between 6.30 and 8am. Very unusual for me, and if not taking the train down to London this would have never happened
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on February 03, 2017, 12:47:42 PM
Roughly 600 words yesterday, first chapter of my brand new fantasy-horror-dystopian novel!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on February 06, 2017, 06:43:15 PM
I've managed to get a few hundred words scattered across a handful of short story WIPs. Looking to get started on my Remastered Worlds submission tonight.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JCkang on February 09, 2017, 02:48:35 AM
Wednesdays are my day off, so today and last Wednesday, I've managed 3k words each day.  On the other days, it averages around 500-1000.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on February 09, 2017, 03:32:26 AM
After weeks of delay waiting for allllll the feedback to settle in my unruly mind, and then for my mind to generate some viable approaches to executing that feedback, I'm finally back at it.

I've topped 6K words in 24 hours, and my night's just getting started. That doesn't count probably 1K of deletions, so perhaps as much as 7. I'll take it. Feels good to have a sense of direction again. The writing's the easy part, compared to deciding WHAT to write, and how.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matamelcan on February 09, 2017, 03:36:14 AM
Hoping to hit 1000, will update after attempt.

Update:  I fell asleep in my comfy chair listening to 'May It Be' by Enya.  Only 350ish words in. :(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lordoftheword on February 09, 2017, 01:57:42 PM
After weeks of delay waiting for allllll the feedback to settle in my unruly mind, and then for my mind to generate some viable approaches to executing that feedback, I'm finally back at it.

I've topped 6K words in 24 hours, and my night's just getting started. That doesn't count probably 1K of deletions, so perhaps as much as 7. I'll take it. Feels good to have a sense of direction again. The writing's the easy part, compared to deciding WHAT to write, and how.

Sounds like you have the opposite problem that most writers have, which intrigues me. I always have a pretty good idea about what I want to write; that comes easy to me. But it's the getting it down on the paper/screen that always ails me.

That said, I was able to complete 4k words yesterday in 3 hours on my Freelance project (which is coming together almost TOO well). I literally free-balled it and just wrote, and while most of the time that doesn't turn out too great, I gave it a re-read this morning and it's perfect. Now I'm struggling with the fact that once I'm done this project/novel I'll never see it again  :'(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on February 10, 2017, 06:57:50 AM
At the sentence and paragraph level, even the scene level, my writing is reliable and quick. My first ideas tend to stick, and the writing flows quick enough to allow for going back and changing, rearranging, etc., on the fly.

It's deciding what to write that wracks my brain. I can envision a story flowing in any number of directions. The bigger the work or the scene, the more permutations I can imagine. This is all terrific. It's the fact that I cannot tell shit from shinola when comparing various paths that gets in my way. I am naturally indecisive, a perfect advisor, a poor leader. And writing is all about self-leadership. It can take me longer to choose what to order for dinner than it does to eat it.

The military breeds people to be impatient, and as weird as it sounds, in my head the fear of potential delays from dead-ends that don't actually exist lock me up until I've decided which direction to take things. I don't know why. And realizing the delays don't exist doesn't help me any more than me telling people "just write the scene as you go" works for those who struggle with things at the sentence and paragraph level.

I wrote a free-flow book at 11 on a typewriter, 426 pages, with like no spaces, and almost no margins. And I think that gave me superpowers in some ways, but huge handicaps in others. So I am a good writer, but the world's shittiest story-former and arranger. If that makes sense.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on February 16, 2017, 12:53:23 AM
I wrote ~2.050 2.130 words for my novella WIP. Not sure if it will be indeed the first chapter but it's getting done!

 

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on February 18, 2017, 01:51:49 AM
Wrote around 1k today, but only half was actually story. Midway through I simply got a sudden insight for a plot thread and wrote 2 or 3 pages outlining it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Amaranth on March 12, 2017, 09:48:23 AM
A about 500 words a day over the last couple of days...managed to sneak a few free hours in my job to quickly write stuff down and e-mail it to myself!

My thought process was:

1)I'm in work writing
2)I'm currently being paid...while i write
3)I'm a paid writer!

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Amaranth on March 12, 2017, 09:27:34 PM
Just hit 1500 for today and i'm now at the point where i think 'Urgh...back to work tomorrow.'
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 24, 2017, 08:13:00 PM
Got in 1600 words yesterday and another 3800 today. I'm starting to feel good about this book again.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on April 01, 2017, 05:27:43 AM
2,000 words for four straight days. Over time, that's going to build up. The second book in my Sunweaver series is coming along really well, and I'm discovering new and surprising things about the story as I go. That's always fun.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: abatch on April 19, 2017, 08:49:36 PM
I shoot for 500 words a day for a year. Sometimes I hit a few thousand. Other times, I'll go days without writing more than a sentence or two. I've been told Steven King has a two thousand a day word goal, but I suspect he does rather more than that when he's hot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on April 23, 2017, 03:57:08 AM
April has been a good writing month for me. I've hit 1,000 words every day but one. For the last two days, I've been over 2500. This consistent output has added up. For the month, I've written about 32,500 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on April 24, 2017, 07:35:19 PM
After 2 days of actively asking people to leave me alone so I could write and not jotting one word down, I took myself out to a cafe with pen and notebook only and wrote 10 pages, which must be a bit over 1,000 words. Only the finale needed to wrap up this month's story, and deep edit of it all.. Will try to not be late this time around.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: NightWrite on April 24, 2017, 09:53:45 PM
For the past two days I wrote over 5,000 words, about 2,000 yesterday and about 3,000 today. Which in my opinion is great for me as I've only been getting out like a 100 words if that much the past week or so.

The only sad part to this is none of those words went to my monthly contest entry. An entry which I don't really have much for with a rapidly approaching submission deadline.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on April 26, 2017, 05:07:25 AM
I made my 1,000 word count goal tonight, which is pretty good when you consider that I had studying, homework, and a final today. I've only missed 1,000 one day this month, and I've written over 36,000 words. It never seems like a lot on a day-by-day basis, but it really adds up over time.

I'm almost finished with the first draft of the second book in my Sunweaver series. I probably should get back to editing my Empire of Chains series since I do intend to release the first book this summer.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 03, 2017, 02:54:05 AM
886 words between last night and today, working on the monthly contest.
It's been pretty easy sailing up to now, but I just set myself a real task to bring this story round to a climax and a twist.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 07, 2017, 02:02:45 AM
I've written 2700 words today. 2000 in one book and 700 in another. I'm going to treat the first book as my primary project. It's the final book of a trilogy, and I want to finish it so that I can get to revising the whole thing and preparing for publication.

But the other book has been begging for me to work on it, so I'll let myself write it a bit when I have the time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 07, 2017, 04:38:28 AM
Ended up writing another 900 words on the second book, bringing my daily total to 3600. I'm not sure where this book is going exactly, but that's my writing process. I've become more and more of a seat-of-the-pants writer. It hurts my word counts a bit, so that's why I'm trying this multiple book experiment. Normally, I stop writing because I can't think of what's going to happen next. Writing multiple books will give me a better chance of knowing what's coming next.

Though sometimes the discovery is half the fun.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on May 07, 2017, 06:24:08 AM
I worked in another 4K words today, perhaps half of it new material. About 3/4 way done, 78K words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on May 10, 2017, 02:36:21 PM
I have managed to write 2,700 words today on my first short story since writer's block! The story turns out better than I had expected too, so things are getting pretty great.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 10, 2017, 11:08:53 PM
472 words so far. I need to get back to writing. I've been cleaning and organizing the house most of the day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on May 12, 2017, 04:53:36 PM
I've made it over 3,000 each of the last two days, dividing my time between two books.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on May 13, 2017, 04:01:40 PM
About 1,000 words and finally managed to finish my short story!  :D One down, lots more to go!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 14, 2017, 10:50:43 PM
1,000 words and counting on something new that linked up to something old. I'm really enjoying my little story, and wondering where it's going. Some days I love writing.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 18, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
My output really isn't as good as I had hoped it would be with all the free time, but I think I'm averaging at least a page a day. So at least I'm making progress.

Also, some of my writing time is now spent creating an outline for my next series. I mentioned it here on this site not long ago, but like most new ideas it has already undergone significant changes. Anyway, I am currently working on a low-magic, semi-lovecraftian, Victorian horror fantasy... thing. I'm having a lot of fun building it all up and seeing it take shape, and it might end up being the best stuff I've written to date.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on May 29, 2017, 06:01:58 AM
398 words. But I spent 2 hours drawing a new map. So...nailed it.

I blocked off from June 1st to around mid-October. If I write 800ish words per day I'll have a complete novel. Going to be a grind, but i'm going all in.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on May 29, 2017, 02:57:44 PM
398 words. But I spent 2 hours drawing a new map. So...nailed it.

I blocked off from June 1st to around mid-October. If I write 800ish words per day I'll have a complete novel. Going to be a grind, but i'm going all in.

Rooting for you.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on June 01, 2017, 02:34:54 PM
I'm thinking of starting a new method--
instead of words per hour or whatever, I'm going to count words per calorie of candy that I eat... If I eat 1 tub of Ben and Jerry's for example i need to write 1,000 words before I can eat that delicious dove chocolate bar I got from 7eleven....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on June 01, 2017, 04:00:14 PM
Very slow today about 700 words. Though I got up after I went to bed last night and added 800 words to that day's 3600 approx.
Head woolly.

Also start is slow as I have to name characters and a bit of their background (in separate cast text file). Each project is a separate folder. I only combine all the separate text files in word processor when complete story arc is done. Then the first edit of that is the true first draft.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 02, 2017, 07:19:57 PM
I wrote 3775 words yesterday. None so far today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 02, 2017, 10:27:36 PM
I wrote 3775 words yesterday. None so far today.
Awesome!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 03, 2017, 04:26:47 AM
I wrote 3775 words yesterday. None so far today.
Awesome!

And today turned out to be even more awesome. 4270 words. Plus, I figured out how to break up a long flashback sequence so that I don't completely stall the plot with it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on June 03, 2017, 09:38:09 AM
Did about 800 last night.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 04, 2017, 05:20:45 AM
300 words in 5-10 minutes, now that was a crazy mood-dependent kind of writing. It's for a scene that's quite graphic, and I was in an extremely fowl mood at the time, so that managed to somehow makes a perfect fit for a writing spree.  ;)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on June 06, 2017, 08:51:57 PM
I put in 1,400 words yesterday. I've been well over my 800 word goal each day since the rocky first outing. Chapter four is now finished! Moving right along!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 08, 2017, 02:53:45 AM
600 words toward my monthly story. I knew the bones, but was struggling to find a way in. I got it in a flash the other day and started writing tonight. Feeling great about it  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on June 08, 2017, 04:37:35 PM
Busy rewriting the Mission's Talent, due to preceding Legal Talent and Second Talent (both only in embryonic outline). Up to 79,500 from 79,100 after a week and cutting two chunks out and putting them in the Legal Talent. All three books are set after the book #5 "The Master's Talent" already out. I find it better to re-work on a number of books in a series as I write one.
Re-writing is staggeringly slower (in a way) than writing from scratch. Takes about a day per 40,000 words to proof and annotate, then a day per 10,000 words to  40,000 to put simple corrections. About 5,000 words per day of existing book or less progress on re-writing.
Writing from scratch is about 500 to 5000 words a day, depending on clarity and immersion. A 1st draft is can be 10 days to 10 months :) 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 09, 2017, 04:10:18 AM
4138 words today. 3185 yesterday. 2362 the day before that.

I set my daily word count goal at 1,000, but I frequently exceed it by quite a bit. I'm also getting closer to the end of the book (and the trilogy), so things are starting to come together, and I'm getting very excited about what I'm writing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on June 09, 2017, 01:47:32 PM
4138 words today. 3185 yesterday. 2362 the day before that.

I'm so jelly. That is amazing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on June 09, 2017, 04:41:26 PM
I'm averaging about 1000 words a day at the moment. Not spectacular but it is steady, and 3 months of that and you have a book.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on June 09, 2017, 07:36:31 PM
Only written 890 today, spent much time looking up old names and picking four.

However the night is yet young. I never have a target, except to try and spend some time not writing. :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: KyleCon on June 12, 2017, 10:38:16 AM
I'm going through writer's block. So hard to even make small sentences.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 12, 2017, 12:01:20 PM
I'm going through writer's block. So hard to even make small sentences.

Feel for you, @KyleCon.
You might try our monthly writing contest club.
Some months I barely have it, and that can be so hard.
Then the next month comes along and bam, words.

I finished my story formJune yesterday, and think it's one of the best things I've written.
Well, at least, one of the most fun.
Or, maybe I think that every month.  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 17, 2017, 10:23:54 PM
2530 words. Not the most I've done in one sitting, but about 1000 more than I've done daily in the last week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on June 18, 2017, 11:09:10 PM
Still writing nothing, because alternately proof reading and edit in corrections (on 3 books since last bout of writing).
So two books nearly sorted, one needs entirely re-written (part one was in 1991 an part two in 1996, I've written 14 books since then), two books are only outline and 1st chapter, one book is very disjointed and three in near complete draft (Talents Universe) but the last one is the most complete (#8 in series).

Probably I shouldn't start a new book?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on June 18, 2017, 11:49:17 PM
Still writing nothing, because alternately proof reading and edit in corrections (on 3 books since last bout of writing).
So two books nearly sorted, one needs entirely re-written (part one was in 1991 an part two in 1996, I've written 14 books since then), two books are only outline and 1st chapter, one book is very disjointed and three in near complete draft (Talents Universe) but the last one is the most complete (#8 in series).

Probably I shouldn't start a new book?

We all have our addictions.  ;D. At least yours isn't dangerous.....?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 19, 2017, 04:22:52 AM
2571 words today. I haven't decided yet whether I want to write any more. I'm in the middle of the climax of the final book of my Sunweaver trilogy. I don't want to rush things and screw it up.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 20, 2017, 11:00:23 PM
All that talk about not rushing things...

I wrote 7,971 words today and finished the book. I'm really happy with it at the moment, but we'll see how I feel once I get into revising it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Steve Harrison on June 21, 2017, 01:30:53 AM
I haven't written anything for a couple of weeks, but the novel progresses very nicely in my head and I'm looking forward to the next writing session.

I don't give any importance to word counts or writing every day, but I do constantly think about my current project and aim for at least one lengthy keyboard session most weekends.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 21, 2017, 08:22:38 PM
Nothing so far today. I have to decide what my next book is going to be. I just finished drafting a series, and that leaves me in the position of trying to pick something out from all my various ideas.

I also did a lot of stuff to get ready for the June 30th publication of Empire of Chains. I think I have everything ready now. It's scary but also exciting.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 23, 2017, 02:05:19 AM
Two chapters :D I'm so excited. My current word count stands at 85,390 words total out of an estimated endpoint of 105-110,000 words.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 23, 2017, 05:40:13 PM
The last two days, I wrote just over 1,000 words each day. Haven't written anything yet today, but I have edited about three chapters.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 23, 2017, 10:49:58 PM
Another 1000 word day (about 1250 actually), and I got in another chapter of editing. In the meantime, I'm trying not to freak out about Empire of Chains releasing in a week.

*must resist urge to nitpick details at this late stage*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on June 24, 2017, 12:41:16 AM
I've set the fantasy aside for now and moved onto sci-fi. Started on Monday and already on 6000 words. Looks like I made the right choice.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 24, 2017, 06:23:48 PM
About 1200 words so far today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on June 24, 2017, 09:00:29 PM
Wrote a thousand words today, right on the heels of a brief drought as I worked to solve a minor plot-knot. Given my slow writing pace and poor attention span, I'm always quite satisfied when I manage that many words a day.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on June 24, 2017, 10:02:01 PM
493 words and another painting.
Writing lorebooks are quite the change from my usual writings but so far it's going ok  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 25, 2017, 06:46:02 PM
Got a new goal. 1K words a day for the next 15 days. That should see me through to almost the end of this first act. Then I can start work on real, new, and exciting ideas with the second.

300 words this morning. Gotta move some furniture for the family, but I will be back this evening with tales of conquest.

Posting this for accountability's sake. Need to write more outside of short stories and academic papers.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 26, 2017, 05:40:57 AM
1,285. Ah yeah.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 26, 2017, 05:59:48 AM
About 700 words yesterday (+300 I wrote the day before that to become 1000 words) on my new short story: focusing on a group of giant slayers waging epic sky borne battles against the demonic hordes of giants!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 28, 2017, 11:05:34 AM
Another round of about 600 words today. When the first action scene of your short story alone takes 1,600 words, you know this is going to be a long one.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on June 29, 2017, 04:08:38 AM
Today is my fourth straight day without writing anything. I'm too anxious over the impending release of Empire of Chains. I know you're supposed to keep writing, but it's my first ever release, so that isn't so easy.

I did do some editing on the sequel to Empire of Chains, so today wasn't a total loss.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 01, 2017, 01:06:35 AM
No writing once again today, but I did finish an editing pass of the second book of World in Chains. My first draft was a lot cleaner than I initially thought.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 03, 2017, 11:25:11 AM

I had free time to write today, but spent most of it catching up on sleep instead :(

That said the proofs came in for an article I wrote ages ago so I'm excited to review it and send it off!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 05, 2017, 10:06:22 AM

Okay-- Didn't really write so much as revise.
Revised my Prologue. Yay!
Made one pass of Chapter 2 (it's gonna need 3 or 4 passes)
Consolidated some bullet points about the new Chapter 1.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 05, 2017, 03:34:34 PM
I hit 3800 words yesterday. I'd forgotten how much a little planning ahead of time can increase my word counts.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 08, 2017, 08:36:25 PM
The last three days have been solid (at least 1300 words each day). Today, I got over 1600.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 11, 2017, 05:22:05 AM
I didn't write anything yesterday, but I did manage 1,700 before work today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 13, 2017, 07:31:47 PM
dudes!  dudes!  (and all the dudettes, of course!)

i laid down 842 words this morning!!

i'm now halfway through the last chapter.  probably 1500 words to go, then it's a quick structural/story/consistency edit.  after that, it'll be time to put it in front of people for thoughts on the story!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on July 15, 2017, 04:42:53 AM
I wrote about 2,000 words today. I also veered away from my outline. We'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 15, 2017, 07:07:47 PM
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 15, 2017, 08:55:02 PM
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*
Many many congrats!!!
*joins m3m in the happy dance*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on July 16, 2017, 04:21:09 AM
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*

Congratulations! How many words is it? What is the story about? Now I'm curious too.  :D *joins in in the happy dance as well*
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 16, 2017, 05:39:40 PM
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*

Congratulations! How many words is it? What is the story about? Now I'm curious too.  :D *joins in in the happy dance as well*

the first draft was just shy of 60k.  but, i'm a severe under-writer, so i suspect it's going to net out at about 90k.  for example, i've already added a thousand words -- and i'm only halfway through editing the first chapter.

as to what it is . . . um . . . gothic-sardonic-ridiculously-escalating-character-driven-grimdark-lite-thriller-with-a-mindblowing-twist-ending?

so, similar in tone to this demon-x story (http://www.topherchapman.com/stories/demon-x/), but written in third-person-close, and in a more sanderson-magic-heavy version of a faction-laden-asoiaf-like setting.

for example, here's a sample of "unedited rough draft" stuff in one of the later fight scenes:
Quote
Refocusing, [ONE OF THE 'HEROES'] grunted and brought his fist down on top of the [BADGUY], his arm smashing down through [THAT SAME BADGUY] with bare resistance, and thundered into the stone floor below.  Dividing the man like a crushing portcullis, and nearly carving him in half.

[OUR 'HERO'] pulled his hand from where he'd buried it in the floor.  [THAT POOR BADGUY]'s gore, smeared along the hallway rug, pooled in the indented trough made by [OUR 'HERO']’s forearm.

yeah. 

that's about right.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: abatch on July 16, 2017, 07:09:16 PM
I may've said this already, but I shoot for 500 words/day. Been kind of out of it for the past few months, but things are looking up. Made and passed my goal yesterday.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: m3mnoch on July 16, 2017, 10:46:03 PM
I may've said this already, but I shoot for 500 words/day. Been kind of out of it for the past few months, but things are looking up. Made and passed my goal yesterday.

nice.

yeah, my soft-target is 250, my goal is 500, and my celebration mark is 750.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on July 18, 2017, 02:49:44 PM
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*


Happy for you! May revisions be ever in your favor.

Quote
the first draft was just shy of 60k.  but, i'm a severe under-writer, so i suspect it's going to net out at about 90k.  for example, i've already added a thousand words -- and i'm only halfway through editing the first chapter.

I wrote about 7k in the last two days. Crazy production for me, but i am getting to the juicy parts. I am now just over 35k into my rough draft.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: night_wrtr on July 25, 2017, 02:56:13 AM
Spent a good chunk of time updating my outline. 13 chapters left to write.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 30, 2017, 02:04:14 PM

No fiction but I did write a 30 page quarterly grant report.  yay.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on July 30, 2017, 09:12:51 PM
Finished the first era of the history portion of my lorebook. Just adding in the last pictures now.
I should get back to Henry the Jack, I left him in a dance battle...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 30, 2017, 10:02:45 PM
in a dance battle...
;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 01, 2017, 02:15:02 AM
Finished the first era of the history portion of my lorebook. Just adding in the last pictures now.
I should get back to Henry the Jack, I left him in a dance battle...

When do we get to see the lorebook? :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on August 01, 2017, 08:17:51 AM
Finished the first era of the history portion of my lorebook. Just adding in the last pictures now.
I should get back to Henry the Jack, I left him in a dance battle...

When do we get to see the lorebook? :)

Once I finish the last paintings of this part.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 02, 2017, 06:21:13 AM
Finished the first era of the history portion of my lorebook. Just adding in the last pictures now.
I should get back to Henry the Jack, I left him in a dance battle...

When do we get to see the lorebook? :)

Once I finish the last paintings of this part.


You can PAINT???????


This is basically all I'm capable of:

(http://i.imgur.com/1zyGsaO.gif)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fDYkh6BteJw/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on August 02, 2017, 07:17:28 AM
Finished the first era of the history portion of my lorebook. Just adding in the last pictures now.
I should get back to Henry the Jack, I left him in a dance battle...

When do we get to see the lorebook? :)

Once I finish the last paintings of this part.


You can PAINT???????


This is basically all I'm capable of:

(http://i.imgur.com/1zyGsaO.gif)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fDYkh6BteJw/maxresdefault.jpg)

Digital painting to be more precise. And still in the process of self-teaching. I tried art classes but I don't like people telling me what to do and the teacher had some superiority complex. (aka asshole type)
Anyway 2 more to go and I finish this part.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on August 02, 2017, 02:20:39 PM
Past few days, I've managed 1000-200 words a day. Today I've hit a stop at 200, and I'm starting to hate what I've written.

Time to skip ahead to another section, I think.  >:(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 04, 2017, 10:27:35 AM
Show us some samples of your art @Henry Dale !!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on August 04, 2017, 10:44:57 AM
Get on discord, will send you.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Stew Hotston on August 08, 2017, 07:48:16 PM
1500 words today. Closing in on the end of chapter 16. Four left to go and draft 1 of book 2 will be done. Then it'll be letting it lie for a few weeks while I edit something else.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 21, 2017, 06:28:00 AM
I have been writing about 1,600-2,000 words for three days (the last being yesterday), and now my new short story is finished!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Henry Dale on August 21, 2017, 07:13:23 AM
Got another page done and an almost finished painting of a dragon egg.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on September 15, 2017, 04:24:58 PM
1351 words today, bringing me up to 39,000 total and page 100 of my WIP. I'm feeling pretty good about myself today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora on September 23, 2017, 10:12:38 PM
I wrote six words today. I created proper names for the most common drugs that exist in my setting. (And in the process got a bunch of ideas how they are made, where they come from, what they look like, and what they taste like. "licorice dissolved in brine".)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on September 23, 2017, 10:13:55 PM
I wrote about 200.

I'm still finishing the previous month contest story. Yes, seriously.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on October 01, 2017, 02:23:13 PM
Got almost 300 words today after about a month without a single writing idea. At least it's a start, I suppose.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Nora on October 01, 2017, 05:05:01 PM
Smashed a solid 1k words, including a few hundred old pieces, re-written and reshaped into newer text. I'm trying to retackle my Blink WIP, but starting less dark, less moody.
So far, so good, though I feel my text might be a bit bare.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 06, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
I'm settling back into my rhythm of 100 words a day. got a little bit of catching up to do, but I should hit the big 50k by the end of next week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on October 21, 2017, 03:50:38 PM
I've written nothing the last few days, but I did start 'Artists and Rooks' on the 8th October, had 1st draft by 14th and finished 3rd revision earlier in the week. I re-read an older WIP I'd set aside on Thursday night. We had storm Ophelia on Monday and having Storm Brian. Read maybe four novels this week to widen my horizons.
Proofing on 'Exiles and Rooks (http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/coming-soon-exiles-and-rooks/)' is now done.
I feel tired now.  :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on November 05, 2017, 09:05:44 AM

So I successfully outlined my book chapter on deforestation in Indonesia.  Yayyy!!!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on November 05, 2017, 09:58:11 AM
Decided to do NaNoWriMo this month and, with the lure of a goal pushing me away from my usual perfectionism and over-editing as I write, I've been averaging a solid 1500 a day since the month's start.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on November 13, 2017, 10:44:31 AM
Errrr, so I got 318 words out today... but I had to look up and cite every sentence so there's that.
I think it's time to take a break and read some fantasy...
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on November 16, 2017, 07:50:19 AM
Errrr, so I got 318 words out today... but I had to look up and cite every sentence so there's that.
I think it's time to take a break and read some fantasy...

I always just wrote as fast as I could and went back and cited later.

I crawled over the 25k line in NaNoWriMo. 25k words in 15 days aka something I don't think I've ever done before.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on November 16, 2017, 08:11:37 AM
Errrr, so I got 318 words out today... but I had to look up and cite every sentence so there's that.
I think it's time to take a break and read some fantasy...

I always just wrote as fast as I could and went back and cited later.

I crawled over the 25k line in NaNoWriMo. 25k words in 15 days aka something I don't think I've ever done before.

That is good going, well done Peat. I'm in writing limbo at the moment, just waiting to start on edits.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on November 16, 2017, 05:49:49 PM
Errrr, so I got 318 words out today... but I had to look up and cite every sentence so there's that.
I think it's time to take a break and read some fantasy...

I always just wrote as fast as I could and went back and cited later.

I crawled over the 25k line in NaNoWriMo. 25k words in 15 days aka something I don't think I've ever done before.

That is good going, well done Peat. I'm in writing limbo at the moment, just waiting to start on edits.

I'm doing this because I don't want to do my edits tbh :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on November 16, 2017, 10:14:59 PM
I crunched some satellite data and made a graph
I also cut and pasted some maps. It took up half a page so I feel like that counts as writing.  i did write "Figure 1"
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on November 26, 2017, 10:56:40 AM
Errrrrrr so I've only written 2000 words of my book chapter :(

But I"m also writing myself a self-help book on the side... not because I have my shit together but because I probably need to read a self-help book so I might as well write what I need to hear.  In a similar vein, I'm writing a book for myself about how to write.  I wrote 500+ words in that tonight.

Here's the blurb:

Quote
Writing for Rebels
I’m not a great writer but I’m a pretty good rebel.  If you want writing advice from someone who’s been tear gassed and beaten repeatedly on the head with a police baton, you’ve come to the right place.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on November 29, 2017, 03:59:03 PM
Sweet!  I've only got about 1-2,000 more words left to write and I'm done with my chapter!!! I hope to have it done tonight.

It's on google docs.  It's got war and natural gas and illegal logging and maps and charts!  Does anyone feel like helping me proofread a 6k word chapter later tonight?  It's like 10-15 pages.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: SarahW on November 30, 2017, 07:36:06 AM
I'm having trouble restarting after Death Is A One-Way Function. I did a bit of soul searching figuring out what exactly is my issue about fantasy.

And yet I'm also becoming increasingly bored (and at times really pissed off) at science fiction at times. My thing thing is I disdain fiction set anytime prior to the 1800s, generally prefer, if it's set in Europe at all, to be set someplace other than England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Isle Of Man.

And at times I feel like I'm restricting myself in terms of magic. Do to my belief system, I tend to allow for more magical like things than what Atheism has kind of morphed into. But generally dislike "Spell" magic, or hocus pocus kind of magic.

Summary of frusteration with Scifi: I was having a conversation with this one guy on my interest in realistic cryptography, but being the scifi writer he is, is under the impression it's not Science Fiction unless it's shoehorned as being Military Science Fiction.

But I don't care about the military, I'm a programmer.

Side note: I'm liking for that one book about a university student that smoked so much pot, he time travelled to Oliver Crumwell's England filled with anthopomorphic animals.

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

I've been recently wanting to finish studying French, and eventually want to create a world using French, Dutch, and Japanese as bases for Niponcaise. I really like Latin languages.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: abatch on December 09, 2017, 07:52:25 PM
600+ words, which will be welcome news to my readers.

Does anyone else find that the current political situation saps your energy/will to live?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Norman Gray on December 10, 2017, 02:20:43 AM
600+ words, which will be welcome news to my readers.

Does anyone else find that the current political situation saps your energy/will to live?

It certainly makes writing good fiction more difficult; hard to write things that are out of the ordinary, when real life continues to defy logic and be stranger than the strangest imaginings. . .
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 04, 2018, 05:38:18 AM
so I got a bunch of writing done recently but, uhhh...

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/1f75b81cda6f8a6283eecb76a02282de/tumblr_p1ahrucxf61vmzke1o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on January 07, 2018, 02:44:51 PM
I'm working on "The Legal Talent". Added two chapters. Now 3/4 through changing from 1st POV to close 3rd POV as I want to change the structure a bit. (Book #6 of the Talent Universe). I've also added a lot to "The Mission Talent" (#8) which is the most complete of the unpublished Talent series. I've started on #9, "The College Talent" (bit of an double entendre?) in terms of main characters (from the other 8 books), location, skeleton of plot / events and start of 1st chapter.

I think I might have finished "Exiles and Rooks" finally. (Celtic Otherworld #6) before Christmas. I'll proof it again and get the best beta reader for fantasy to read it again (3 chapters added since she last read it). 
Starship Chief is still free (Smashwords only), but sale over on the other books.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on January 10, 2018, 10:14:40 PM
Did six skeleton chapters on "The College Talent", about 5300 words. Plus some planning. Not worked out full plot or outline yet. Will likely do that soon.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 16, 2018, 02:08:33 AM
2448 words today. I've written only four days this month, but I'm at 15,492 words for the month. So I'm hitting my target of 1000 per day, just not in the most consistent fashion.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 20, 2018, 02:01:16 PM
I had managed to write a hundred word or so extra ending to a novella I had finished almost 2 years before, which will serve to tie up several plot points very nicely.  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on January 20, 2018, 05:42:26 PM
I only did a few hundred, but at now nearly 25K for the "The College's Talent" I've decided to "print draft to eBook" (Import WP file to Calibre and convert to Mobi and ePub for Kindle & Kobo). So just started reading from the start for the first time. I've skipped over some places in the story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 20, 2018, 11:28:02 PM
It's saturday.  I'm writing today. I swear I am.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on January 23, 2018, 03:12:09 PM
I had 3700 yesterday. I'm at 21,000 words for the month, but I've only written six days out of twenty-two.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on January 26, 2018, 04:46:44 PM
I'm at 27,000 for January on "The College's Talent", but that is up to a week ago, been helping someone move house and re-reading the unfinished "The Legal Talent", though it seems nearly complete (6th version of draft as I change my mind), obviously more novella style at the moment as it's 41,000 words. The Mission' Talent is 79K (needs more work). The Solar Alliance (one of the earlier books in series) is 143K.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on February 13, 2018, 08:08:53 AM
So I've been working on this novel for 8 years, but my imagination has wayyy outstripped my progress.

I've only written one book (and re-written it 100 times) but I've imagined 7-8 books worth of events, and when I'm inspired I sit down and write a scene that takes place who knows when.  The problem is I made new versions of my outline, made outlines for specific books there are some scenes in some places others in other places, sometimes I went back and added to the original, sometimes I made a new version on a USB and who knows. Sometimes I wrote two completely different versions of the same scene and they're in totally random places. So I have like 15 files, completely random as to whats identical and what's not, NOT chronological (often I'll write a climactic scene then I'll immediately think of a good scene or two that would foreshadow it) and I need to consolidate them but I want to stab myself in the face. (and that's just the outline.  I've got hundreds of versions of the WIP, entirely disorganized with completely inconsistent naming systems, and I've changed the names of places and characters more times than I can count so searching the documents are a mess)

I'd just delete it all, but honestly I was a much better writer 5 years ago.  My turns of phrase have gotten sparse and workmanlike.  So yeah, the average reader probably doesn't care that version 1.27 was better than version 7.64 BUT I KNOW!!!!  God this is a mess.

I seriously want to jump off a cliff right now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on February 13, 2018, 10:18:29 AM
@Bradley Darewood , you remind me of the making of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. He wrote, like, 85 verses that made no sense at all from one to the other, kept changing them, recorded the song twice,  none of it struck a chord. A different artist heard something in it, and selected a way smaller group of verses which he ordered in a way that made sense to him. He recorded it; and it went nowhere. Then a third artist - Jeff Buckley - heard the obscure cover of the obscure song and recorded an obscure cover of the cover. The song went nowhere. Until.Buckley died and the thing took off. Now everyone covers Buckley’s cover of the cover of Cohen mash of song and it’s considered Cohen greatest work.

Take what lessons you will from the story,  it my thought is: pick a subplot out of all this that can stand on its own and write a long short story or a novella. Get a success (as you would feel it) under your belt. Then go bigger.

I have just written my advice to myself too.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on February 13, 2018, 11:10:51 AM
Idk Jmack-- the story in my head is too big for a subplot.  There are things I'm excited to get to that take a lot of time to build to, and that's the whole point of the exercise. I think I need to do the opposite and just speed up this awful revision thing and even if this series is just trash I have to write it or I'll die unhappy and unfulfilled.

I may not have many worldly possessions, but surprisingly I am a hoarder.

I am a word hoarder.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on March 07, 2018, 03:04:32 AM
Manage to write a whole new short story, rewrite another short story I've written several months prior, and make some progress on the first chapter of my WIP. This week is a great writing week!  8)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on August 15, 2018, 12:05:09 PM
Since installing Scrivener, I've noticed my word counts are holding steady higher than they used to. Despite being busy with work, I'm getting my 3000 word a week minimum almost every week

Today's count is a little under 500, but I'm well on track for where I want to be.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Toby Frost on August 24, 2018, 04:13:56 PM
500 words today - the only problem is I don't know whether they're any good or not!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 15, 2018, 05:02:09 AM
After months of hiatus, managed to write around 2000 words for my WIP, but I ran out of the writing steam again hahah.  :P
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on September 15, 2018, 05:44:15 AM
I tried rewriting my agent pitch yesterday... Which is funny because it's taking me months and months to revise chapter 1 at this speed it will take me 70-105 months (9 years?) to revise the whole book and even being submitting
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on September 16, 2018, 04:26:13 PM
don't know whether they're any good or not!
You never will.
You can't trust critics. High sales are good, but doesn't tell you which, if any, words are good.
Only written a few hundred today, but up to about 68K words on Carmán's Legacy. No target length. It's book #14 in one of my series and may be the last, though I thought that before (Celtic Otherworld).
Books #6, #7 & #8 out in August & September. Book #6 was a bottleneck as I was having difficulties, so I wrote #7 to #13 while I thought about it! 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 11, 2018, 10:48:18 PM
The fact that no one has posted here since August reinforces how quiet it’s gotten at F-F.  :'(

But, for,the record, i’m Over 3,000 the last two,days working on a 5,000 word story challenge. Almost every other writer probably doesn’t get this, but i’ve Been writing flash fiction under 1,500 words so singularly, that the experience of writing a longer story is pretty daunting.

Onward!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 14, 2018, 12:31:27 PM
Story is up to 5,700 words, and I expect it needs another 1,000 to complete the first draft.
Hmm. Story limit of 5,000.
5,700 + 1,000 <> 5,000.

This might be a problem.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on December 14, 2018, 01:14:10 PM
6,700 words of first draft can be easily cut/distilled back down to 5000 I've found. ...easily... yep, easily. Don't question it. It can totally be done. *cries*  In all honesty, it's great for teaching yourself to self-edit and trimming off the fat of a story.

Personally I'm not writing all that much. I'm currently re-reading an older work in progress I had to stop to write God of Broken Things, so that I can get back up the the point where I can start writing new stuff and taking it forward into the third act.



Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jenny HJ on December 14, 2018, 03:08:41 PM
None today, but I managed 2000 over the week and have now finished  my normal work until 3rd jan.  So i’ m hoping to hit 80k on the WIP by New Year’s Eve.

I feel like this ‘middle’ bit has gone on for ages, as i’m Writing it that it drags and because it’s been hard work, I feel it’s going to end up being heavily cut when it’s done.  I’m hoping it’s not all awful!!

I’m also trying to resist getting sidetracked as I loved the future plans of a short story I wrote last month so much I want to write that instead, but I fear the main big beast will never get done if I go off on that track. I guess it only feels tempting because it’s an easier idea.  Less worldbuilding!  My writing buddy keeps trying to remind me i’m In charge of my story, but it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. 
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 15, 2018, 12:04:23 AM
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on December 15, 2018, 07:46:59 AM
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.

@JMack  why do you need to cut it down to 5k?

Haven't written in ages. Trying to find time soon in the next few weeks.  Looking at some freelance stuff maybe too.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 15, 2018, 01:09:48 PM
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.

@JMack  why do you need to cut it down to 5k?

Haven't written in ages. Trying to find time soon in the next few weeks.  Looking at some freelance stuff maybe too.

@J.R. Darewood, I found another monthly competition at fantasy-writers.org which allows 5K stories. Since I seem to be motivated by competition and inspired by writing prompts, I’m giving it a swing. Especially since I finished our contest entry really early this month.

The prompt is fun too. Write a story that includes:
A feast
Decorating a tree
Songs sung once a year
A birth in unusual circumstances
And breaking into houses for altruistic reasons

Sound familiar? ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on December 16, 2018, 09:36:00 PM
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.

@JMack  why do you need to cut it down to 5k?

Haven't written in ages. Trying to find time soon in the next few weeks.  Looking at some freelance stuff maybe too.

@J.R. Darewood, I found another monthly competition at fantasy-writers.org which allows 5K stories. Since I seem to be motivated by competition and inspired by writing prompts, I’m giving it a swing. Especially since I finished our contest entry really early this month.

The prompt is fun too. Write a story that includes:
A feast
Decorating a tree
Songs sung once a year
A birth in unusual circumstances
And breaking into houses for altruistic reasons

Sound familiar? ;D

Sounds very seasonal :)  Good luck @JMack !

I've never heard of fantasy-writers  is it good for longer critiques?  I'm hoping to have my WIP rewritten in early 2019.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 16, 2018, 09:58:55 PM
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.

@JMack  why do you need to cut it down to 5k?

Haven't written in ages. Trying to find time soon in the next few weeks.  Looking at some freelance stuff maybe too.

@J.R. Darewood, I found another monthly competition at fantasy-writers.org which allows 5K stories. Since I seem to be motivated by competition and inspired by writing prompts, I’m giving it a swing. Especially since I finished our contest entry really early this month.

The prompt is fun too. Write a story that includes:
A feast
Decorating a tree
Songs sung once a year
A birth in unusual circumstances
And breaking into houses for altruistic reasons

Sound familiar? ;D

Sounds very seasonal :)  Good luck @JMack !

I've never heard of fantasy-writers  is it good for longer critiques?  I'm hoping to have my WIP rewritten in early 2019.

@J.R. Darewood: I think so. @Nyki Blatchley is one of the folks behind it. I just added my comments to an 8,000 word short story of his. Other folks have been posting chapters of their books as they work through them over time.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 17, 2018, 01:17:17 AM
6,700 words of first draft can be easily cut/distilled back down to 5000 I've found. ...easily... yep, easily. Don't question it. It can totally be done. *cries*  In all honesty, it's great for teaching yourself to self-edit and trimming off the fat of a story.
@CameronJohnston, you were so right. Draft 2 is 5,832 words without breaking a sweat, and much better.
But now I'll have to kill some darlings to get the rest.  >:(
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: CameronJohnston on December 17, 2018, 01:12:45 PM
I find I can cut a whole lot out when I'm trying to reach a set word limit, but sometimes I end up agonising over perfectly good parts that need to come out in order to reach the line.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 18, 2018, 12:08:37 AM
I might just scream. I was using Autocrit, and after literally hours of editing, had things down to about 5,100 words and a quality score over 90. Somehow when I did another Save, or maybe before by some fumble-finger, I lost the whole middle of the edited version.

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I have the unedited version, of course, but the thought of re-doing all that work!  :'(


Edit: it took maybe 30 minutes to get things back to some semblance. A little lost, but mostly good. Whew!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on December 18, 2018, 03:36:15 PM
I might just scream. I was using Autocrit, and after literally hours of editing, had things down to about 5,100 words and a quality score over 90. Somehow when I did another Save, or maybe before by some fumble-finger, I lost the whole middle of the edited version.

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I have the unedited version, of course, but the thought of re-doing all that work!  :'(


Edit: it took maybe 30 minutes to get things back to some semblance. A little lost, but mostly good. Whew!

Hey @JMack, what has your experience with AutoCrit been like? I've heard good things and am considering using it to do a pass on my latest novel, but the webpage is a bit unclear as to how it works. They now charge a monthly fee? Do you have to sign up a subscription, or can you cancel at any time?

Essentially, what I'd like to do is subscribe for one month (or less) and run my whole book through it. Will they let you do that? I can't get any sense of the terms of service or how they charge from the web site.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on December 18, 2018, 04:17:42 PM
Hi, @tebakutis. I find it super helpful. There are plenty of false-positives - things that really do belong as they are, words it thinks are dialogue tags when they're not, etc. But I can find weak stuff so easily, figure out solutions that are way better, and have the fun of re-running the overall score to see it move up over 90.

I bought a lifetime membership a year or so ago when they were having a deal. They've added membership levels since then, but I haven't explored the various new features, sticking to the editing platform.

For pricing and plans, go to https://www.autocrit.com/pricing. The only level that makes sense as a start is "Professional" at $30/month. I paid about $199 one time for lifetime, thank god. The Professional has an offer of $1 for 14 days. Without clicking into the deal, I don't know how cancellation works. The last time I looked, they offered a discount for a year's commitment,  which makes me think there's a full price month-to-month which you could cancel.

I really like it.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on December 18, 2018, 08:49:14 PM
For pricing and plans, go to https://www.autocrit.com/pricing. The only level that makes sense as a start is "Professional" at $30/month. I paid about $199 one time for lifetime, thank god. The Professional has an offer of $1 for 14 days. Without clicking into the deal, I don't know how cancellation works. The last time I looked, they offered a discount for a year's commitment,  which makes me think there's a full price month-to-month which you could cancel.

I really like it.

Yeah, that's what I've seen before, but I couldn't find any clear statement on the website saying you could just buy one month and cancel. I'll look into it again and see. Glad you like it ... an editor on an anthology that published one of my stories awhile back used it, and it seemed like a great tool to get the low level repetitive mistakes all writers makes in their first draft.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on December 22, 2018, 01:40:51 PM
I recently finished first revisions of two drafts, so taking a break from writing. Reading plenty.
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Post by: JMack on December 22, 2018, 03:12:33 PM
"Monkey Weather" is 99.9% done at 4,998 words on a 5,000 word limit. It's set in the world of my "Meetings" story from a few months ago, and stars Marya pu Nova and the monkeys of Lankoor city again. (I posted an earlier draft on F-F in the critique area. Thanks, @Elfy for reading it and feedback.)

JMacksdotter read it last night and found two key paces for improvement and one final typo; so, that was the order of things for this morning.

Mrs. JMack is reading it now. Drum roll, please.


p.s., A re-write of "To the Ruins" is next. TTR was written for "Regrets & Redemption" in the monthly F-F contest. No word limit, since this one will be purely for its own sake and not for any contest at all.

p.p.s. "Monkey Weather" received an"A+" from Mrs. JMack (retired teacher, so, grading system).  ;D  I've posted it to the contest it was written for. Thank God. Now I can stop obsessing about it, and obsess about "To the Ruins."
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on December 28, 2018, 05:25:09 AM
So I went to my favorite cafe where my drinks are free to write for the first time in a while aaaaannnnnddd.... my favorite barista made me a fruit tea spiked with Jameson instead of a coffee so now I'm drunk.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 04, 2019, 04:18:10 PM
First day back at writing properly since before Christmas.

Getting around 1500 words done today, so I'm counting that as a good sign for the year ahead.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack on January 06, 2019, 12:35:56 PM
Wrote maybe 300 words last night for “Air”, but it’s not really breathing.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 08, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
A thousand words yesterday, a couple hundred more today. I'm really feeling the end of this WIP approaching now.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 18, 2019, 05:12:53 PM
Only wrote a few hundred today, but that was all I needed. For the first time ever, I have finished writing a first draft novel. Think I might take a break before diving into something new though.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Jenny HJ on January 22, 2019, 10:03:48 PM
After a slow couple of months, I managed 500 for Air and 900 on my main project. Its a bit waffly, but the first day back after a pause always sees to be for me, while I try to find my way again. it feels much harder to write now I have constrained it to a route for the last part of the book rather than letting the characters play freely, and one is so far behind because they have to do their big switch in role to develop into my antagonist. I suppose I am worried about trying to keep the reader on their side for as long as possible before it becomes obvious and its slowing me hugely.

I also opened a new scrivener project for my little Selkie from November, as I feel she deserves more time at some point.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 23, 2019, 12:25:52 AM
Wrote maybe 300 words last night for “Air”, but it’s not really breathing.

haha i gave it a try again last night too and it got off topic fast.
Air is a little hard to get your hands around. Sorta airy i suppose.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 23, 2019, 06:57:07 AM
Unexpectedly got in around 3,000 words for a whole new short story yesterday after months of hiatus (and despite my plan to not write for years more), so that's really great.  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 25, 2019, 10:06:48 PM
2061 words today. A good start to the new project.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 26, 2019, 09:37:58 AM

I have come to the conclusion, after several years of floundering, that the secret to revision is to actually not care if its any good or not
(and just tell the damn story and try to have fun again).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Egg on January 30, 2019, 09:48:25 PM
I managed 700 words today and 1,000 yesterday. Not my best, but way better than the 0's I've been managing.

I've been trying to write this story for the past year or so, but it's been slow-to-no going. It's pretty hard just taking the first steps with writing a book sometimes; it's a lot easier to breach it with some short stories first and use the momentum to tackle the book after, which is what I'm trying to do here. At the very least, it's extra practice.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on February 08, 2019, 04:18:11 PM
I just wrote on my lunch break like a real responsible adult!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 08, 2019, 12:39:13 AM
Nothing yet, but I'm looking to do some writing and editing after dinner. I'm not going to track my word count because I've found doing so actually stifles my productivity.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 09, 2019, 02:14:32 AM
I've had two straight good days of writing now. I'm trying not to focus on the word counts, as I said in my previous posts.
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Post by: Rohan_Vider on March 09, 2019, 08:35:49 AM
About 1500 words today... after that it slows down or the words feel forced..
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 15, 2019, 12:30:39 AM
Still going strong. Now I'm 64,000 words into my newest book. It's probably going to be a bit shorter too, so I'm pretty close to the end (anticipating a word count around 80k for the book).
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on March 15, 2019, 03:05:36 AM

I wrote something!!!! I wrote something!!!!

I re-wrote the opening paragraphs of Chapter 1 of my WIP... for probably the 900,000th time.  But I think I'm close to something final-ish here....
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ryan Mueller on March 15, 2019, 05:13:16 AM
I need to finish the book I'm writing and then take a little time to write a short story for an anthology. I'm so excited that I was asked to be a part of an anthology with quite a few talented authors in it. Even better, I have an idea that really fits well with the theme of the anthology.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on March 16, 2019, 10:00:00 AM
I'm supposed to be proofing and editing. Instead I've nearly completed a draft of another 'Celtic Otherworld' book, bringing total up to 16. This one goes between 'Exiles and Refuge' which covers the final Fay (Sidhe, Elves, Faerie) pullout from Earth and "Four Kids, One Foxe", about four Fay kids mysteriously transported to the house of a History Professor in Belfast who has just retired, it's set about 11 years after 'Exiles and Refuge', so space maybe even for another one or two.

So actual writing has slowed to a couple of words a day. I WILL have to edit in all the annotations I have from proof reading other books and finish editing my friend's book. I might add about 8,000 to 14,000 words to the current WIP, 'The Ensorcelled Maid' once I've edited in the proof reading annotations.
I did update my blog (http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/) too.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Eli_Freysson on March 16, 2019, 10:54:21 AM
I finished the third in my Days of the Watcher Gothic/Lovecraftian fantasy horror trilogy on Monday, and a couple of days ago I started on my next project: The First Run, about a Firefly/Han Solo-esque spaceship crew. I'm hoping to finish the first chapter tomorrow.

Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on May 16, 2019, 03:48:45 PM
2,500 so far today. Pushing for 3,000.

Either way, it's great to be back in the swing of things.
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Post by: tebakutis on May 17, 2019, 05:17:31 AM
25k into my next scifi book. I've finally got a feel for the characters (it's a space heist, basically) and it's going along swimmingly. I'm doing a lot of pantsing on this one too, and so far I haven't gotten myself into too much trouble.

Still waiting to hear from my copyeditor on Supremacy's Bounty. She's been dealing with a LOT of stuff, so I'm not going to bother her for an update until June. Book should still be out this year, though!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 09, 2019, 04:43:19 AM
Got 1.8 k on my first draft yesterday after such a long hiatus. Yay!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Peat on June 12, 2019, 01:15:36 PM
Got 1.8 k on my first draft yesterday after such a long hiatus. Yay!

Back in the game  8)


Haven't been regularly writing since submitting, but am up to 10k on a very rough draft on a new project. Gonna take a pause on it to work out what it's all about; I think its about identity, rebellion and revenge, along with kung fu action and conspiracy, but I want to see how the pieces fit together a little better first.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on June 13, 2019, 03:27:26 PM
I've managed to hit a good streak of around 1000 a day. As the old saying goes, 'It ain't much, but it's honest work.'
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 22, 2019, 05:10:13 AM
I've managed to hit a good streak of around 1000 a day. As the old saying goes, 'It ain't much, but it's honest work.'

Hey I'm managing around that too. I'm really glad we're making good progress on both our novels, maybe we can trade and become each other's beta readers once the they are finished?  ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on June 22, 2019, 11:12:02 AM
I've managed to hit a good streak of around 1000 a day. As the old saying goes, 'It ain't much, but it's honest work.'

Hey I'm managing around that too. I'm really glad we're making good progress on both our novels, maybe we can trade and become each other's beta readers once the they are finished?  ;D

If I ever finish this monstrosity, you're welcome to take a look. Right now I'm just trying not to cry as the estimated word count spirals past 200k. If you do need a beta reader when you've finished, drop me a message and I'll be happy to take a look
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 24, 2019, 05:53:22 AM
I've managed to hit a good streak of around 1000 a day. As the old saying goes, 'It ain't much, but it's honest work.'

Hey I'm managing around that too. I'm really glad we're making good progress on both our novels, maybe we can trade and become each other's beta readers once the they are finished?  ;D

If I ever finish this monstrosity, you're welcome to take a look. Right now I'm just trying not to cry as the estimated word count spirals past 200k. If you do need a beta reader when you've finished, drop me a message and I'll be happy to take a look

Wow that's a pretty damn thick book.  ;D I'll be sure to message you the story once I'm done. Go go writers!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on July 13, 2019, 04:33:20 AM
As of yesterday, I had finally clocked in at 41,000 /100,000 words for my first full-length novel. Yee haw!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Thomas J. Benedict on July 13, 2019, 08:40:16 AM
Today I wrote 822 words
Total: 101,104

I was hoping to keep the story under 100k, but now I've increased my word limit to 150k.
My story is only about ~60% complete. I've written the beginning and the ending, now just tying things together in the middle. Lol!

Happy writing, everyone :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on July 21, 2019, 05:30:35 PM
I've slowed down a bit to rework some of the plotting, but I'm over 1k today. Hoping to push along a bit further and reach 50k total today, since work means I won't get much done next week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on July 22, 2019, 11:08:30 AM
I'm finally half-way through. 50,000/100,000 words. Wahooo!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on July 23, 2019, 09:56:25 AM
Started on 'Robin Morgan, Faerie Prince', plan is to do another few K words today now that final proofs are done of 'The Legal Talent' and 'The Fay Child'. I'll have to do final proof of 'Artists and Rooks' shortly as it's due in the Autumn.

Some other books are held up till I see what happens with Brexit as they are "Contemporary" and have travel, security agencies, banks & currency in the plot.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on July 26, 2019, 09:06:21 PM
Now at 3,900 words on "Robin Morgan, Faerie Prince". He's just had a confrontation with Queen Titania. Though Roibeárd, AKA Púc or Puck has been called Robin, they are not related except by his great-granddaughter being adopted by Roibeárd's granddaughter, Though both are in the series. Robin has never met Roibeárd so far.
I've written most of two of the books after this one and fourteen earlier ones in the series.

I also did the weekly shop and met my grandchildren today.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on July 27, 2019, 08:34:38 PM
Almost 5,000 total on 'Robin Morgan, Faerie Prince' now. I didn't spend long at it though, so only 980 words today I still need to tighten up the ending.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on July 30, 2019, 03:55:33 PM
60,000/ 100,000 words goal for my first novel. Wahoo!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 01, 2019, 04:35:00 AM
Managed to write 3,800 words yesterday, which is definitely the most I've ever written in a single day. My first novel is starting to come into shape!  :D
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Post by: isos81 on August 01, 2019, 07:32:56 AM
Go Inky ;D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 01, 2019, 10:07:28 AM
Go Inky ;D

Thanks hahah. Managed another 3,100 words today. Absolutely mad lads.


Edit: At last count it's now 4,550 words. Record breaker woo hoo!   :D


Edit on the following day: Another 3,100 words today. The story is now 71,000 words out of the 100,000 goal!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 05, 2019, 03:45:33 PM
I wrote another 7,700 words today. The novel is now only 16,000 words short of the 100,000 words goal.  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 09, 2019, 11:27:55 AM
I'm finally done with the first draft of my first ever, full length novel. Yee haw!  :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on August 09, 2019, 01:34:56 PM
I'm finally done with the first draft of my first ever, full length novel. Yee haw!  :D

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Post by: CameronJohnston on August 09, 2019, 02:32:11 PM
Congrats! You did it :)
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on August 09, 2019, 02:41:11 PM
Thank you soooo much @ScarletBea and @CameronJohnston! In truth, I had never thought I would see this day,  hahah. What with all the procrastinating, writer's block, and real life stuffs getting in the way. I'm so glad that at least I finished the piece. Even if it didn't get more widespread, at least I have one hell of a great great time writing it until the end.   :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: isos81 on August 09, 2019, 04:20:20 PM
Congrats Inky, I never doubted :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: tebakutis on August 09, 2019, 04:31:20 PM
I'm finally done with the first draft of my first ever, full length novel. Yee haw!  :D

Awesome! That's an accomplishment. :)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on August 09, 2019, 06:53:28 PM
I'm finally done with the first draft of my first ever, full length novel. Yee haw!  :D

Great! Now the proof reads and edits!

I'm 1/3rd way revision 8 of 'The Ensorcelled Maid', paused part way through a rewrite of 'Four Kids, One Foxe' and I've paused writing 'Robin Morgan, Faerie Prince' which comes just after 'The Wooing of Marion', now 138K words and at version 19, which looks close to being the final.
List http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/otherworld/ Currently 'The Fay Child'  IX came out this week and 'Artists and Rooks' is September. There is discussion about whether 'Dwarves and Rooks' (fully final proofed) should come out in December or January or Spring 2020. Certainly 'Goths and Rooks' and later books involving UK may need Brexit related revisions.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on August 09, 2019, 10:07:42 PM
Added about 700 words as well as finishing proof edit of 'The Enscorcelled Maid'. Now work on something else and come back to it fresh and proofread in a few months. But no gap ever between proofread and then edit in annotations.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on August 17, 2019, 07:27:17 PM
Back on track with my 1000 word days now and past the halfway mark. I've done a lot of shuffling around and cutting from my plan and should finish by November. Still my goal to start something new for NaNoWriMo.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on August 30, 2019, 07:11:55 PM
Finally finished part 2 of 3. Another 40,000 words or so and I can wrap things up.  ;D
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Post by: Lanko on September 11, 2019, 03:18:33 PM
After a long time without writing, last week I put pen to paper and got around 1100 words in. One week later, only 200 (or a single page). Then yesterday I sit down pretty much the whole day and got ~2100 in to compensate.
That was like 9 pages in 9 hours, about 1 hour per page. Oof. Let's see if I can do it again... but faster, preferably  ::)
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on September 22, 2019, 05:07:45 PM
A strong weekend and I'm pushing into the final stages.

So.
Very.
Close.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Lanko on September 23, 2019, 12:58:54 AM
Last week I wrote a little over 7k words, which makes a 1k per day average. For someone years without doing it I think it's very good haha.

On the other hand, on this week, nothing. Zero. Nada. Hopefully I'll get at least some pages down, hopefully around 3k.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 11, 2019, 05:33:12 PM
A personal best of 4000 words today.

Looking like I'll be finished with the WIP by the end of next week.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on October 12, 2019, 09:36:38 AM
A personal best of 4000 words today.

Looking like I'll be finished with the WIP by the end of next week.
Then proof read (on an ereader via Calibre is best), edit in annotations, re-write.
I'm not doing much actually fresh writing though have a a couple of new chapters to add to my WIP started in 1991.
http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/autumn-2019-wip/
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 12, 2019, 10:01:11 AM
my WIP started in 1991.
:o wow
Aren't you sick of it by now? Do you manage to keep it fresh in your motivation?
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 12, 2019, 03:53:28 PM
A personal best of 4000 words today.

Looking like I'll be finished with the WIP by the end of next week.
Then proof read (on an ereader via Calibre is best), edit in annotations, re-write.
I'm not doing much actually fresh writing though have a a couple of new chapters to add to my WIP started in 1991.
http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/autumn-2019-wip/

This particular WIP is going straight in the trunk. I did a lot of experimenting with it and it hasn't always gone well. Plan is to look back in a year and see what can be salvaged.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on October 13, 2019, 10:00:11 AM
my WIP started in 1991.
:o wow
Aren't you sick of it by now? Do you manage to keep it fresh in your motivation?
I'd hardly looked at it since 1996 and in the last six years worked on over 20 novels. So it's quite fresh. I'd forgotten some of the aspects of the story.
One of the motivating factors is that unlike my Talents Universe and Celtic Otherworld series there is no contact with Earth or current Politics.
More detailed explanation http://www.raymccarthy.corvidspress.com/autumn-2019-wip/
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on October 13, 2019, 10:03:16 AM
This particular WIP is going straight in the trunk. I did a lot of experimenting with it and it hasn't always gone well. Plan is to look back in a year and see what can be salvaged.
Always a good plan to set a story aside for a few months at least after edit/proof/writing. Twenty years is a bit excessive, but till recently I couldn't see what to do with the old story.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy on October 13, 2019, 05:18:28 PM
I've finished revision 6 draft of 'Seven Talismans'. It's about 54,620 words total and suitable for a younger people (10+ ?) as well as adults. I'm hoping only more revision. I'll send it now to Beta Readers. In reality it's had very many more revisions than 6 as it started as a Novelization of a computer game in 1991. I think all the "video game action" flavoured bits are now gone. Most of the next book in the series was written by 1996. I'll look at that next!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 19, 2019, 07:05:26 PM
Blitzed through a full morning's writing to reach 120,200 total. And that is a wrap.  ;D

I already know what my next project will be, but I'm going to take a fortnight off. Maybe write some shorts to flush out the system. But first, I'm off to have a lie down.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 19, 2019, 07:27:53 PM
Congrats, Alex, that's great :D
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: JMack 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!
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 02, 2020, 10:20:24 PM
3170 words. New year. New project.

Good to be underway again.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy 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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Post by: Pemry Janes 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Yora 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Matthew 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Ray McCarthy 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.
Title: Re: How much did you write today?
Post by: Alex Hormann on January 21, 2020, 11:11:50 AM
I've fallen into a nice rout