Day Eight of a Seven Day Novel Challege
Day Eight of a Seven Day Novel Challenge
Nope, still didn’t make it. But I honestly wasn’t pushing very hard today. Sort of had the pressure of the challenge gone.
Also, if I got it done tonight or tomorrow or Saturday it would make no difference since it has to go to WMG on Monday no matter what.
So I decided to not stress about it. Did my 10,000 plus steps (five miles), took a long nap, cooked dinner, did some e-mail, then managed with some television scattered along the way to actually get 4,300 words in three hour-long sessions and a half hour session.
Good enough and easy. Now going for a full night’s sleep.
And basically hit about 100,000 words so far this month total. Onward.
3,100. Total so far
Day 2 4,000 goal Actual words 4,400. Total so far 7,500 words
Day 3 5,000 goal Actual words 5,100. Total so far 12,600 words
Day 4 6,000 goal Actual words 6,200. Total so far 18,800 words
Day 5 7,000 goal Actual words 4,200. Total so far 23,000 words
Day 6 8,000 goal Actual words 5,900. Total so far 28,900 words
Day 7 9,000 goal Actual words 4,100. Total so far 33,000 words
Day 8 no goal Actual words 4,300. Total so far 37,300 words
Day 9 Maybe finish is the goal Desired goal of over 40,000 words.
September Online Workshops
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Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me.
Class #22 Sept 6th How to Write Thrillers
Class #23 Sept 6th Speed
Class #24 Sept 6th Writing Mysteries
Class #25 Sept 6th Character Development
Class #26 Sept 7th Depth in Writing
Class #27 Sept 7th Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28 Sept 7th Cliffhangers
Class #29 Sept 7th Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Sept 7th Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Totals For Year 4, Month 1, Day 25
Writing in Public blog streak Day 1,071
Over 10,000 steps streak Day 56
— Daily Fiction: 4,300 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 60,000 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total:1,900 words
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 10,600 words
— E-mail: 12 e-mails. Approx. 600 original words. E-mails month-to date: 377 e-mails. Approx. 27,900 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.
— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 1 novels.
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A slow day is like a walk break during a run. It’s strategic 🙂 On my end, remember how I thought my publisher was all gold? Well… ask Kris about that buried basket accounting clause. She’s helped me extract my head out of my butt yesterday. That, and a lawyer letter, and having to repaint an apartment for rental, had me stick with just publishing and processing beta and proof-reader comments for the last 3 days. I have to get some new words down tonight.
Your walking is an inspiration, BTW. I keep track too, and my phone app doesn’t detect certain kinds of movement. If it’s too smooth or too slow, it doesn’t count. So I can move cautiously through the woods for 3 hours, mushroom hunting. Or be in a karate class, where efficiency and smooth movement is key. Or paint walls, where I don’t want to jounce around. It’s telling me I’m sedentary. *It’s lying.*