Sunday, November 18, 2007

Eli's Challenge

Hi guys. Well, I got my 1,000 words today but goodness, it was like pulling teeth. I hate that kind of writing day and my only hope is that it sets up a better day tomorrow. I am way behind where I wanted to be at this point.

How about everyone else?

10 comments:

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Dammit! You beat me to posting an update! I thought I was way ahead of you today, but alas, I'm not. ;)

No words for me yet today (I work best when the kids go to bed) but I wrote 2987 yesterday. I checked my running total...at this point I have 74,829 words since the start of the challenge (it would be great if those were all in the same book, but hey, projects begin and end in their own time). So with 25 days left until our "challenge deadline" of Dec. 13 (also the holiday party) I have roughly 25K words to write. Better stick to that 1000K words/day thing.

Alice Sharpe said...

I went back to work tonight instead of to bed and got the word count up to 2,674. Got through a fire which was so odd as my fingernails are bluish from cold. But it's good to have the scene in a rough draft as it marks the beginning of the last three chapters and as usual, there's a lot to get done in the remaining pages. This is my favorite time in writing a book.

And I have no idea how many words I've written during your challenge, Eli. I'll have to try to figure that out. Let's see, okay, I added it up ... the grand total is 34,275. Not nearly as good as you! sigh--

Paty Jager said...

I managed about 500 on Sunday. I'm not doing very well with this challenge. I've had way to many things getting in my way. I'm hoping to get more things cleared away today so I can get back to the
WIP with full force soon. I'm afraid I'm not going to make the Dec 13th deadline. Lucky for me, my real deadline is Jan. 31st!

Great job, Eli and Alice!! BTW Lori is doing NaNoWRiMo and she has been cookin'!

Karen Duvall said...

I've been writing on a fairly steady basis, but my output has been irregular. I got almost 2000 words on saturday and less that a thousand yesterday. Then today I got up extra early (because I'm going to be out and about a lot) and managed to get in about 500 words before breakfast (waffles with warm berries, yum). Total wordcount as of this moment is 46,318. I'm at about the halfway point, and I've already had to go back and make some changes to the beginning as a result of new and altered plot points. But that's fine. I know I'll be doing more of that before this book is done.

I'm just starting a scene where my main character will "accidentally" meet a mark in a bookstore to get him to ask her out on a date. He's in for a big surprise because he has something she wants, and she's going to steal it from him. Good fun. 8^)

Lisa Pulliam said...

It's like pulling teeth for me everyday :) I wrote 1700 on Saturday, nothing Sunday. Now I'm only 30,000 words behind! Haha!

Alice Sharpe said...

Paty, when does the dh go hunting? I know you're looking forward to that time.

Alice Sharpe said...

Karen -- Your next scene sound like fun. This book is really coming along, huh? That's great.

Alice Sharpe said...

Lisa, Congrats on a good day Saturday. I often find a good day is followed by an unproductive day. I don't know if it's better to write 1700 words in one fell swoop or 850 words a day in two and I and I'm not sure how you dictate that anyway.

Is this the book you talked about in the plane coming back from Dallas?

Paty Jager said...

Alice,

The dh is gone hunting left last Friday and I've been up to my chin in TWRP stuff and no time to write!

Hoping, hoping to get to it this week.

Karen Duvall said...

Everyone is being so productive! Paty, 500 is 500. Hey, I'm thrilled to get that much done in a day. Sometimes it can take hours to get that many words depending on the scene you're writing. Like for me this morning, I was having to go back and double check what I'd written in a previous chapter, then check some historical facts about the Crusades on line. So there are times when the words flow from our fingers like water, and other times when it's like tug of war trying to get them down.