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A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

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My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:20:07 PM »
I am doing this challenge for myself and starting a new novel at the same time. City of Time is going to be classic and I should be finished with the first draft a few days before the beginning of NaNoWriMo in November and look to publish it by the end of December. Anyway, I'm going to post my progress here and become a little more accountable. Whether anyone follows it or not, we'll see. Oh, and feel free to join in if you want.

Total - 6677

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12  -2297
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 01:09:10 PM »
Good luck with your goal, DG!

I started a three book goal on August 7th with the intent that all writing and editing be done by end of September. These are only around 50k each. I have draft of the first one done and am almost done with draft of the second one (tomorrow probably). I am at 90XXX right now. So I'm on track and hopefully stay on it. This is my day job, though, and no kids at home. So no excuses for me :D

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:00:33 AM »
Total - 8117

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 03:01:53 AM »
This is my day job, though, and no kids at home. So no excuses for me :D

That's right, no excuses. From either of us.  ;)
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:51:12 AM »
Good luck with your challenge. I'm starting a 30 day challenge on the 28th.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:04:47 AM »
Best of luck with this.  I'm way behind my planned schedule for this year, and this is a really useful and timely prompt to me to stop whining and prevaricating and get on with it!  (BTW, hanging out on kboards is not prevaricating, it's research.  Ahem. Or, at least, that's what I keep telling myself.  ;) )

Will follow with much interest.  :)

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 01:42:44 AM »
Total - 10,276

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 02:00:54 AM »
Good luck! I'm bogged down in editing, but once this novel goes off to the beta readers I'll be starting a challenge for the next book in the series. During Camp NaNoWriMo in June (or was it July?) I was maintaining 3,000 words per day. I plan to see if that was a fluke or if that's something I can sustain without NaNo.

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 09:26:39 AM »
But for a prologue (that doesn't have to be written but should, I just want to let it mull for a bit), I finished the 2d of three books yesterday. My total for 28 days, is 86210. Another 8959 on book one was written over the 11 days before the 28 days, but I wasn't keeping a daily tally.

Tomorrow is likely no words because I will be out in the heat for almost 12 hours at an arts and crafts fair helping one of the vendors. I don't

Getting into the headspace to start the third book today is going to be hard.

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 03:21:07 AM »
Total - 11,452

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2017, 01:32:47 AM »
Total - 13,373

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 04:04:25 AM »
Total - 13,373

Isn't it lovely seeing that number growing day by day? You're almost 15% of the way to your goal already. And what a great habit you're building here. Good luck with it!
   

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 03:44:00 AM »
Total - 14,887

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 05:33:40 AM »
Wish I could write like that consistently!

Great work in sustaining it.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 11:11:57 AM »
You're doing great with your goals. Congratulations!

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 08:35:24 PM »
Great job!

I'm back on the hunt tomorrow. :D

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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 03:43:55 AM »
Total - 17,888

09/10 - 1879
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 04:02:33 AM »
Total - 19,031

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 09:08:30 AM »
Total - 19,031

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501    09/20 - *
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001

* - Got Wicked Rising back from editor and spent 8 hours with edits and rewrites.
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 03:26:03 AM »
Total - 19,031

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501    09/20 - *
09/12 - 2297
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001

* - Got Wicked Rising back from editor and spent 8 hours with edits and rewrites.

Good job man! What's your work/life situation like? Do you have a decent stint of time in which to put down these numbers? (PLEASE SAY YES OTHERWISE I FEEL INADEQUATE)
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 04:37:23 AM »
Total - 21,590

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501    09/20 - *
09/12 - 2297    09/21 - 2559
09/13 - 1440
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001

* - Got Wicked Rising back from editor and spent 8 hours with edits and rewrites.
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2017, 04:41:47 AM »
Good job man! What's your work/life situation like? Do you have a decent stint of time in which to put down these numbers? (PLEASE SAY YES OTHERWISE I FEEL INADEQUATE)

No need to feel inadequate. I'm retired, so my days are pretty much what I want them to be. If I could beat my "time wasting" proclivities, I'd be able to write a lot more. I shouldn't have any problem writing 5000+ words a day, if I could keep my butt parked in the chair. But, I'm working on it.  ;)
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:35 AM »
Total - 23,111

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501    09/20 - *
09/12 - 2297    09/21 - 2559
09/13 - 1440    09/22 - 1521
09/14 - 2159
09/15 - 1176
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001

* - Got Wicked Rising back from editor and spent 8 hours with edits and rewrites.
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 03:58:58 AM »
Total - 25,774

09/10 - 1879    09/19 - 1143
09/11 - 2501    09/20 - *
09/12 - 2297    09/21 - 2559
09/13 - 1440    09/22 - 1521
09/14 - 2159    09/23 - 1576
09/15 - 1176    09/24 - 1087
09/16 - 2285
09/17 - 1150
09/18 - 3001

* - Got Wicked Rising back from editor and spent 8 hours with edits and rewrites.
In The Mist - The Chronicles of Wyndweir Book #2: 11%

City of Time: 29%

In The Beginning - Pale Riders, Inc. Book #1: 77%
War is coming. They think he can be their leader. He's not so sure.
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Re: My 45 day 90,000 word challenge - City of Time
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2017, 10:35:34 AM »
Are you calculating net +/- on your edits? I usually add about 5% in edits.

1-3093      11-1533      21-1396
2-1662      12-5973      22-0
3-5071      13-5382      23-1402
4-2973      14-1397      24-2737
5-5162      15-0
6-4646      16-0
7-3052      17-3810
8-5599      18-0
9-503        19-4119
10-3341     20-2561

For the book I'm on, I'll have to complete a little more than 5k a day every day (including today) for the rest of the month. To meet goal, I'll have to squeeze about 3k more on top of that (not per day, just spread around). My best 6 day streak since the 18th of last month was 26503. So I need to boost those 6 days by 35% while my hands are 2x as worse as when the month started. I suppose step one is (always) GET OFF THE INTERNET :D