Novel Two: Day Nine: Finished
Second Novel Finished…
(As a reminder, the overall monthly challenge is to write four novels and gain distance every week on my step count, starting the first week at an average of 11,000 steps per day.)
The Day Went Like This…
I made it to the WMG offices just at 2 p.m. for the regular Sunday writers meeting. Lots of fun and good discussions. Then at 4 p.m. Kris and I went out for a walk and I got back into my office at WMG around 5:30 p.m.
I worked there for two hours before heading home to take a nap and cook dinner. Then into this office to do e-mail and read stories from the challenge.
Finally made it over to my writing computer around midnight.
I did five sessions of 6,500 words by 5:30 a.m. to finish the book, then cut out a couple loops I had added in and printed it off and got it to Kris’s spot.
So now on to the next book. I need to do the next two novels in fifteen days. First two took sixteen days.
I saw a cool stagecoach picture, so my brain is thinking I’ll return to Thunder Mountain for another novel. Even though those are complex and really hard to write. What the heck. This last book was really twisted.
I have no idea what story I will start tomorrow, but I thought the stagecoach picture cool.
6,500 words in 5 sessions.
Novel #1…The Writing of TOMBSTONE CANYON: A Thunder Mountain Novel
Challenge Day 1… Words written… 6,600. Total so far… 6,600 words.
Challenge Day 2… Words written… 6,700. Total so far… 13,300 words.
Challenge Day 3… Words written… 6,100. Total so far… 19,400 words.
Challenge Day 4… Words written… 6,200. Total so far… 25,600 words.
Challenge Day 5… Words written… 6,200. Total so far…, 31,800 words.
Challenge Day 6… Words written… 6,100. Total so far…, 37,900 words.
Challenge Day 7… Words written… 3,200. Final Total…, 41,100 words. (Novel count is 38,000)
Challenge Novel #2
Novel #2…The Writing of DEATH TAKES A DIAMOND: A Mary Jo Assassin Novel
Challenge Day 8… Words written… 6,400. Total so far… 6,400 words.
Challenge Day 9… Words written… 6,100. Total so far… 12,500 words.
Challenge Day 10… Words written… 3,200. Total so far… 15,700 words.
Challenge Day 11… Words written… 2,900. Total written so far… 18,600 words.
Challenge Day 12… Words written… 3,100. Total written so far… 21,700 words.
Challenge Day 13… Words written… 6,100. Total written so far… 27,800 words.
Challenge Day 14… Words written… 3,300. Total written so far… 31,100 words.
Challenge Day 15… Words written… 6,200. Total written so far… 37,300 words.
Challenge Day 16… Words written… 6,500. Total written so far… 43,800 words. (Novel is no where near that long and might get shorter still after Kris reads it.)
The Day Breakdown
5.5 hours writing… 6,500 words
1 hours exercise plus normal movement… 10,200 steps
6 hours of work for workshops and e-mails and meetings and such.
The rest is television and cooking and and so on. Plus 8 hours of sleep. Two 10 minute naps.
THE CHALLENGE SO FAR…
Days over 6,000 words… 11 of 16
Days over 11,000 steps… 10 of 16
Days over 12,000 steps… 3 of 9
13 hours of regular job work this week. Today is week day two.
Tracking Word Counts… July 16th, 2017
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,397
— Daily Fiction: 6,200 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 84,900 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,600 words
— E-mail: 28 e-mails. Approx. 1,100 original words. E-mails month-to date: 475 e-mails. Approx. 28,400 words
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See the post below this one for details. First come, first in.
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Class #13… Aug 8th … Depth #3: Research
Class #14… Aug 8th … Endings
Class #15… Aug 8th … Point of View
Class #16… Aug 8th … Writing Mysteries
Class #17… Aug 8th … Speed
Class #18… Aug 8th … Teams in Fiction
Class #19… Aug 9th … Depth in Writing
Class #20… Aug 9th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #21… Aug 9th … Character Development
Class #22… Aug 9th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #23… Aug 9th … Advanced Depth
Class #24… Aug 9th … Writing Fantasy
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