Day Two: Novel Challenge
Day Two: Novel Challenge
Again for Day Two, a weird day.
For the first time all year, it turned sort of hot here. Maybe got up to almost eighty, which here at the coast is a killer for us locals. Silly, I know, but air conditioning is a lost art here.
So it was too warm for me to work in my office at WMG, so went out for some walking, got a new pair of running shoes and some running socks as well.
Home by 6 p.m., after only about one hour of work, 1 hour of exercise.
Too warm to work in here, so I went downstairs and took a very long nap where it was cooler. Then cooked dinner, then did my e-mail.
I managed to get that done, then Kris and I went out for a walk around the neighborhood to get some exercise. (Yes, I hit my 10,000 steps once again.)
Then back in here for 45 minutes and 1,050 words on the book.
Then I went to watch some television and didn’t get back in here until around 1 a.m.
Total television time for the day 1.5 hours (counting the time I watched while eating dinner). Also nap time was longer than normal.
Managed 1,100 words by 2 a.m. before taking a break.
Short break, another 1,150 words by 3 a.m.
Short break, another 1,100 words by a little after 4 a.m..
Just under 4 hours of writing. 4,400 words for the day.
So I have now 500 words in the bank. I had wanted a bunch more than that, but considering the last two days and the strange start, I’ll take it.
3,100. Total so far
Day 2 4,000 Actual words 4,400. Total so far 7,500 words
Total word count to be over
Day 4 6,000 Total word count to be over 18,000
Day 5 7,000 Total word count to be over 25,000
Day 6 8,000 Total word count to be over 33,000
Day 7 9,000 Total word count to be over 42,000 (or end of book)
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 19
Writing in Public blog streak Day 1,065
Over 10,000 steps streak Day 50
— Daily Fiction: 4,400 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 30,800 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total:1,900 words
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,400 words
— E-mail: 11 e-mails. Approx. 700 original words. E-mails month-to date: 283 e-mails. Approx. 20,300 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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Dean, that weather report you gave is why Oregon is high on my wife and I’s retirement list.