Tag Archives: Writing Logs

New Writing Personal Challenge

As promised (threatened?) I’ve created a new blog solely to post word counts and
other obsessive production related data. I will not comment except to say I find it very helpful to post this crap, and I’m sticking with what is working.

Link to word count blog.

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Day 29: 4998 words/60,062 total.

That’s it. This draft is done.  Some of the scenes are very cursory and have to be fleshed out, but the bones are there. Better than that, it does have (miracle of miracles!) a spine, a structure. Holy crap.

It gets set aside for a few months will I continue work on my other project. Then I’ll read it and we will see. Right now I think it is something that can be worked with. And something with a bit of potential. And it is something that did not exist a month ago. Holy crap again!

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Day 25: 3749 words/50,031 total.

Achieved the goal today with five days left to spare, so I’m revising the goal to be 60,000 for the 30 day period.  Should reach the end of the draft of this slim unmarketable novel by then, as I’m almost to the end right now. Then I’ll take a couple weeks (till March 14) going back and adding to some of the scenes and subplots that I gave short shrift to. On March 14 the whole thing goes into a receptacle of some kind, either a storage receptacle to cool for a couple months, (till after Wiscon, at least) or into the trash.  We’ll see.
I’ll continue to post additional word counts through Day 30 (Feb 28) but after that, if I on anything like this again, it will be recorded on a separate blog created for that purpose.  Posting it somewhere, however, has been an incredible motivator (along with being about to tear up the NRA check when I reach 60K will be!) and I plan to use some form of it again, but word counts are  just too boring to fill up this blog with much longer. Very soon it will end!

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Day 24: 2008 words/46282 total.

Tommorrow or the next day should do it.  I have the day off work and only 3,723 words to go.

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Day 20: 2307/37,553

Hurray, now a can watch a couple more episodes of Deadwood.

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