Day 14 of NANO 2018

Day 14: I wrote 0 words for the NANO book (6,241 words total for all my fiction). YES! You got that right. I finally broke through that 6,000 words barrier today, breaking my own one-day word count record. For the first time since I started tracking my daily word counts, I have written more thanContinue reading “Day 14 of NANO 2018”

An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today

I had a plan for today. Aiming for 3, 7, 7, 3 x 21, 300 words every 21 m Then I realized I was getting started much later than I needed to for my original plan to work the way I wanted. It’s 11:03 am. I need a new plan. I’m going to stick withContinue reading “An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today”

Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day

Today I haven’t written any fiction. I have a daily writing streak I could keep alive by writing something now, but I don’t think I’m going to. I might, when I finish writing this post, go write a little something, but I might not. I’m tired and I’m not really seeing the need. Tomorrow IContinue reading “Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day”

Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)

Well, I’d made it less than two digits away from 4,000 words when it came time to delete some more random pieces of writing at the end of my document. I’m now back down to 3,575 words, after a possible record breaking 8 hours and 39 minutes of writing. It’s possible I’ve spent that muchContinue reading “Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)”

One-third is not three-thirds (challenge update)

I’m at 2,048 words. I’ve been writing for 4 hours and 17 minutes, or as usual, all damn day. My breaks have been sporadic and uncontrolled, mostly because it’s Saturday and the house is not empty of anyone but me. Still, it’s only 4:25 pm and I could get on a roll. It could happen.Continue reading “One-third is not three-thirds (challenge update)”

Challenge day eleven (some books do not write themselves)

This has been a difficult book to write. I’m not sure why. At the moment my brain is trying to resolve a plotting issue that’s driving me crazy. Time to get up and get started. If things continue as they have I need a good 14 hours of writing to reach 6000 words today. Yeah.Continue reading “Challenge day eleven (some books do not write themselves)”

Challenge day ten (double digits!)

I’ve been writing today, a lot, except it doesn’t really feel that way, because of the afternoon hour and my word count for the day. I really shouldn’t have gotten up so late. Task Start-Date Start-Time End-Date End-Time Duration Decimal Duration Writing 2/10/17 0:00 2/10/17 0:01 0:01 0.016667 Writing 2/10/17 10:00 2/10/17 11:25 1:25 1.416667Continue reading “Challenge day ten (double digits!)”

Challenge day nine (yes, I’m still trying)

I got up ready to get started writing, but of course I was still having issues with the thing that stopped me last night. It took me hours to get past it this morning. HOURS. But I did. Finally. It’s 7:10 pm and I’ve written 1,093 words today. Here are my Gleeo time tracker entries.Continue reading “Challenge day nine (yes, I’m still trying)”

Bang your head (challenge update)

After a strong(ish) start this morning, the day has fizzled. Dentist visit went well, and I got home and decided to make an early supper so I could have a longer evening of writing, but that didn’t work out. Writing has turned out to be difficult because of a message I received just as IContinue reading “Bang your head (challenge update)”

Challenge day eight (seriously!)

This could take all month! Yesterday, unfortunately, I really underestimated how long the taxes thing would take. I left at 11 am and returned at 4:30 pm. By the time I ate an early supper, it was 5:30 and I was so brain tired I had a difficult time even thinking about getting started again.Continue reading “Challenge day eight (seriously!)”

Challenge day seven (today’s going to be the day)

I failed on many levels yesterday. I have a headache this morning so maybe I’m getting sick, but I didn’t have one yesterday so it’s not a good excuse for yesterday’s failures.  As for the headache, the sun is rising earlier, daybreak is already here at six in the morning and I’m waking with theContinue reading “Challenge day seven (today’s going to be the day)”

Here I go again (challenge update)

It’s 11:09 AM and I’m ready to start now, after a delay I should have expected but for some reason didn’t. There are lots of options for completing this challenge, but considering the time, I’m going to have to hope for this one: 750 words x 8 hours. Writing faster will be as important todayContinue reading “Here I go again (challenge update)”

Challenge day six (this could go on for a while)

If I count the words I deleted yesterday (which I don’t), my word count was in line with the previous four days of this challenge to reach 6000 words. Meaning today is day six of the attempt. I have to do some stuff differently today, because yesterday was my worst day for time logged sinceContinue reading “Challenge day six (this could go on for a while)”

Going too far afield (challenge update)

I’m afraid I’m going to lose some words today. The current material is going too far afield of the scenes I’ve already written. I had hoped they would join up but now it’s not looking good for that possibility. I’m at 965 words for the morning and I’m still trying to reach 2000 before lunch.Continue reading “Going too far afield (challenge update)”