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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #915 on: December 04, 2015, 12:02:21 PM »
I have been worldbuilding. That's it... bad Henry.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #916 on: December 04, 2015, 12:04:00 PM »
I have been worldbuilding. That's it... bad Henry.

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

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #917 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.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #918 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.  ;)

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #919 on: December 05, 2015, 10:48:43 PM »
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #920 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.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #921 on: December 08, 2015, 12:17:02 AM »
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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.
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How much did you write today?
« Reply #922 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).
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #923 on: December 08, 2015, 09:59:36 PM »
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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.

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #924 on: December 08, 2015, 10:11:19 PM »
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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.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #925 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....

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #926 on: December 09, 2015, 12:19:39 AM »
1.106

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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #927 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.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #928 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.
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Re: How much did you write today?
« Reply #929 on: December 11, 2015, 02:07:08 AM »
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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.
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