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June 6, 2010

Week 1 report

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 12:12 pm

One  week in and this challenge is coming along nicely.  I’ve been writing every day, well except for yesterday I took off as a crafting day. 

I’ve decided upon a weekly goal, one that doesn’t depend on word count or new pages.  I want the new manuscript to grow 100 pages every week.  Four weeks, four hundred pages.  If I do this (and I have every expectation of doing it) it means I’ll have doubled my manuscript in a month.  I’ll feel so much better about this project when it’s closer to 400 pages instead of 200 pages. 

Not much else to report in really.  It’s gotten cold, which wouldn’t be so annoying if it hadn’t been so damned warm and muggy yesterday.  I’d hoped to write a little in the evening, but what little time I spent outside pulled all the energy right out of me.  So I curled up with a couple of movies instead. 

That’s about it, I’m off to get started on my writing for the day.

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7 Comments »

  1. Yeah, I had to take Friday off but learned not to beat myself up about it. And your current goal is *amazing*–good luck with it! I know you can do it!

    Comment by Pamela Cayne — June 7, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  2. Thanks Pam!

    I’ve almost always taken the weekend off to craft/watch movies/whatever. It’s a nice way to avoid burn out.

    Now it’s time to dive back into the day’s work.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 7, 2010 @ 11:40 am

  3. That is a huge goal.
    I took this past weekend off, but as good as is was now I’m having trouble getting back into the groove.

    Comment by Karen — June 7, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  4. It’s been slow moving here too, between running some errands first thing then just simply having a case of the Mondays I’m not moving like I want to. I have gotten one scene fleshed out and nearly finished. I think when I get it finished to my liking then I’ll wrap it up for the day and start fresh tomorrow.

    And yup, I know it’s a huge goal. It’s what I’d like to see and hopefully around day 14 I’ll have 200 pages. I’ve ended day 7 with 104 so all in all a good first week. I just need to get this 234 page story expanded out to something near 400, finally.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 7, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

  5. I had a really hard time getting back in the groove today after taking yesterday off, but I fought my way back into it. Sounds like you should DEFINITELY be stepping away from the keyboard and taking a crafting day here and there with a goal like that, which is awesome.

    Comment by Jean Bauhaus — June 8, 2010 @ 12:22 am

  6. Hey You!

    Okay, thanks for the heads up on this challenge, because I’ve been sorely behind the loop when it comes to keeping up with everybody’s blog, but I’m going to start trying to change that (for real this time). A little late — but I’m joining you all for the challenge. As Cynthia knows, I’m aiming for one revised/rewritten chapter a week of my WIP – How a Heart Breaks. Cyn’s an excellent whip cracker — for some reason I fear her wrath even though I’ve never experienced it, so it should be a good motivator.

    Oh, and I saw your reference to me and turning 40 a few posts back. I blame everything on being over 40 — it’s quite convenient, actually. Feeling Bitchy? Hormones. Forgot an appointment? Hormones. Can’t Sleep? Hormones. See how that works?

    Comment by Kim — June 8, 2010 @ 10:12 am

  7. Well thanks for the compliment(?) about being an excellent whip cracker. . . I think. 😉

    Glad to know 40 is a blanket excuse for everything, I’m planning to use it well. Why yes, I’m plotting, wait that really shouldn’t surprise anyone here should it?

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 8, 2010 @ 10:26 am


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