Saturday, June 12, 2010

writing @$$ off commencing

Please feel welcome to report your accomplishments here, fellow stalwart friends. The official goal is 3,000 words, but my personal goal is to finish one scene that's been tricky.

Knock 'em dead!

22 comments:

Claire Dawn said...

I had every intention of doing this today. And then I lost my passport. So I've been stressing all day. :(

Good luck though!

hampshireflyer said...

Well, worked out how to revise a short story that I've been avoiding since January. I hope that counts! :)

WendyCinNYC said...

I'm cheering you from the sidelines! Go, go, go!

Josin L. McQuein said...

There's a scene that I wrote about 10-12 years ago for a project that never really got off the ground. I loved that scene, and saved it as something to find a place for "eventually". Yesterday, with a few tweaks for character and setting, it fell into my WIP seamlessly.

Never throw out the pieces you cut from your work. Never. It didn't quite get me to 3K yesterday, but it was close.

Kelly Bryson said...

I am working like a mad woman to correct my MS according to beta readers crits in the next six days. Good luck to you, too!

Jill Wheeler said...

Whee! Go, go, go!

I hit 35K today and hope to get to 50K by next weekend. We'll see...

JES said...

Started a new story around 7:30am, hit the 3K mark at 12:30. SOOOOO relieved... I've been blocked for weeks now; this is my first clump of words of any size in that long.

(My report, such as it is, is here.)

Hope you had a good day, Moonie et al.!

Posey said...

I got a late start. It had nothing to do with my Yorkie waking me at 4am or the four little munchkins running around. :P

I'm closing in 1,000.... Shall report at the end.

--Deb said...

I did, I did! I just passed 3,000 (barely) and finished my chapter. Yay!

_*rachel*_ said...

Well, I was going to do it, too. Then I went to the library sale, discovered a 1st edition 1888 book, and started searching for price estimates on both sale and rebinding (boy, does it need some help).

I will add, though, that working at Subway is good for creativity, assuming you have enough time off to write. Specifically, doing the dishes is good. You just get your hands started, and your mind goes free. I've relearned a lot about the plot of my last NaNo, and come up with some good scenes and an explanation for a plot point that was bugging me.

But there's time left in the day... except that I have to go to an open house tonight and get up early tomorrow.

Write on, tout le monde! Bon chance!

Keith Popely said...

I agree with Adkinsra.

moonrat said...

totally, Keith. me too. but sometimes the truth must remain unspoken, so i was forced to delete ;)

Posey said...

I forgot to come by :O I finished around 6 pm my time, and right on the 3,000 mark. That was cool. It ended up being about 9 1/2 pages long and I had so much fun! Thank you for posting this on your blog!

ThirteenthWind said...

74k...? I feel like an over-achiever. >> Then again, I've been adding between 3k and 5k in edits/revisions since the beginning of May.

Natalie said...

Congratulations! My college friend told me about this blog and I rather love it.

Miriam S. Forster said...

WOO-HOO!! 2,000 words and I completed the first draft I was working on!!! *falls over from exhaustion*

I do love this day...

Ebony McKenna. said...

I was going through my editor's revisions all day and managed about 40 pages. No idea how many words that added or removed, but the a$$ was pretty well written off by the end of the day.

Love you moonrat :-)

Margay said...

I actually wrote 1,000 words on a new story and did some revision on an old one, so I'm pretty happy with the output!
Margay

Glynis said...

I have completely rearranged 4 chapters today. Added 2,010 words so am happy with that.

Good luck with yours!

Happy Scribbling.

ggwritespoetry said...

I completely revised two sections of my book for my editor...I know I didn't hit anywhere near 3k, but I did what she wanted...now I sit and wait for batch 5...feeling pretty accomplished! Thanks Moonie!

_*rachel*_ said...

Well, I didn't make it to 3K--but I did rewrite a 500-word story that'd been flopping limply around in critique. Anyone want to swap--I'll critique yours if you'll critique mine? My modes range from "delicate" to "merciless."

The Editor Devil said...

So glad you made it! 3k is a lot.

My problem is the reverse. I'm writing books all the time, and trying to get back to editing them. Wrote 120k Romantic Suspense book in a month. Of course, now i'm cutting it down to an appropriate size.

Point is, everyone has their upsides and challengs. Don't be so hard on yourself for not always producing 3k a day. That's not sustainable.

Best, The Editor Devil