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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #390 on: November 28, 2003, 12:26:15 PM »
I wrote a few hundred more last night, but then went to bed.

I'm not officially giving up. I just don't think 2 days is enough time to get in 16k words.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #391 on: November 28, 2003, 03:37:08 PM »
Well, I will point out that my official record for a one-day writing stint is a little over 15k.  Granted, I was finishing a novel at the time and I didn't have much else to do, but it is possible.
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #392 on: November 28, 2003, 03:38:57 PM »
well, i'm trying. Though I've let TTT: extended edition distract me a little

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #393 on: November 29, 2003, 02:17:53 AM »
I did just over 4k today. Best day I've had at all month. Which makes me feel both excited and upset

I wasted most of the 4 hours i was watching TTT today. If I had written like i have been for the last 2 or so, that would have nearly doubled my word count for today.
which would leave me VERY much in the runing for completion.

But more to the point: tomorrow I have things going on, whereas today I had a distinct LACK of things. However, my pace in the last little bit has shown me that I only need 9 more working hours, IF I stay focused. Which means, even with the schedule, I still have a shot at finishing 50k in Nov. I will stay up all night tomorrow if I have to.

I'm not out yet, still a little hesitant about my chances, but no, don't count me out.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #394 on: November 29, 2003, 04:00:51 AM »
I'm up to 46,2something. Check my sig.  One day to go!
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #395 on: November 29, 2003, 09:03:13 AM »
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #396 on: November 29, 2003, 10:46:46 AM »
Things are going good. Despite being hte only parental supervision in the house, I've managed to do 1100 words so far this morning. I'm very pleased.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #397 on: November 29, 2003, 10:54:39 AM »
Wow, Saint, that's pretty good. You must have had an early morning.
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #398 on: November 29, 2003, 11:09:17 AM »
actually, that was done in a litle over an hour. It's actually a slower pace than I was hoping for, but better than expected. Here's hoping the rest of the day goes that way.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #399 on: November 29, 2003, 03:16:56 PM »
I got about 4800 yesterday, and about 1100 more this morning.  I'm too lazy to add it all up right now, though.

By the way, I picked up the typeset for my book on Friday - man, there is something so infinitely cool about seeing my words with a Library of Congress number next to them.  Awesome stuff.
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #400 on: November 29, 2003, 03:46:55 PM »
So far, I've written about 4100 words today. Not fast enough, but if it picks up after the kids go to bed like yesterday, that will be nicey nicey. I just may make it. It's already my best day yet, beating out yesterday, which was my second best.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #401 on: November 29, 2003, 08:15:19 PM »
What about everyone else?  Kije, Fell, MoD?  Where are you guys in your writing?  Come on!  We've only got a couple of days left.
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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #402 on: November 29, 2003, 10:44:17 PM »
Ok, well, had an old high school friend pop into town (Karen says "hi" Jeffe), but I'm still at 6400 for today, and gonna write for two or three more hours, see where I am at that point.

I'm tempted to write tomorrow anyway. EUOL, your thoughts on this?

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #403 on: November 29, 2003, 11:18:37 PM »
I'm back! Sorry to leave you all hanging, but I had to take a trip to hell (i.e. Wyoming) for Thanksgiving, and I didn't have Internet access.

I did have EUOL's laptop, however, and I was able to write over 6000 words--the ability to ignore one's relatives is a great incentive. I'm officially over the 50,000 mark (full count forthcoming), but I have one more chapter to go before the book itself is over. I should have it done by tonight.

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Re: Novel in a month
« Reply #404 on: November 30, 2003, 01:52:31 AM »
grrr... i jealously concede defeat to Fell. I'll get you next year though.

On more interesting news (that is, news about ME) I have still not hit 50k. However, I did write over 9,300 words TODAY to reach 47063.

I'm not sure if I should be happy or upset.  If I hadn't watched TTT yesterday, I very well may have gotten another 3k words in. But on the other hand, who knew I could kick so much butt?

I'm probably goign to try to write tomorrow, though I have a lesson to teach which I have not prepared. Which is why I'm stopping now, in the middle of a scene I can get a good 1k mroe out of. I'm going to be too tired to do anything tomorrow if i don't go now.