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A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #150 on: October 09, 2017, 05:56:49 PM »
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I really don't want to discourage people because I've been there.

5400+ today with 3 book covers. Thought I'd take a break and leave it until tomorrow and just drink Vodka until I pass out. I guess I won't pass out, but my goal is higher than where I'm at. Wasn't Rosalind at 10K per day? I want to write that.


I've had days where I have hit that but yea not sustainable for me lol .. that's awesome for you and really helps keep the jitters away when you DO miss some time when things get busy! Gratz!
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« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2017, 06:29:16 PM »

I've had days where I have hit that but yea not sustainable for me lol .. that's awesome for you and really helps keep the jitters away when you DO miss some time when things get busy! Gratz!

Not sustainable. Yet.

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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2017, 12:32:59 AM »
Not sustainable. Yet.

I just finished 5500 on a new book, on top of the 3k for Elera, so I'm not complaining about the good days, just wishing I could keep up the pace without losing my brain to total meltdown!  ;D

It took all day to write that much, with very little getting done in between.. so I am not sure it will ever be sustainable, but if you work the numbers, even 1-3k a day (or 7k for a full week) is still doing pretty darn good!
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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2017, 01:59:59 AM »
anddd another 1k .. I am going to go pass out now!  :P
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« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2017, 06:24:04 AM »
3051 yesterday.
Not as good as I had hoped but it's words on "paper".
Kinda having a tough time since my other 4 books are languishing and I'm kinda bummed out by various diverse and sundry reasons :(

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« Reply #155 on: October 10, 2017, 08:01:47 AM »
3769 Yesterday. I would have gotten more, but I had to get a run in. I was not a happy person at the end of the day. My boiler has been down for 2 weeks and the repair guy no showed yesterday. it was 15 outside/62 inside when I got up this morning, thank God for my pellet stove. The repair man is here, now which means I am going in late for my day job and getting some extra words in with no distractions except for the dogs and Kboards  :P



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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2017, 09:22:59 AM »
Don't be afraid to share high word counts! My highest ever WC day was 7,353 in April 2015 when I wrote 150k in one month!! Sounds impressive, but it seriously burned me out. I don't recommend it! 😜

As for today, I written 3,032 words. Again, I hope to get another 1k in the afternoon. I have 4 books I plan to release before the end of the year! (One is in pre-order, final draft already uploaded.) The only way I can accomplish this is if I get these afternoon sessions in.

Update: 4,435 for the day's total!
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« Reply #157 on: October 10, 2017, 09:54:31 AM »
3685 in 85 minutes. Since I like to keep track of stats ;)

Good job everyone!

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« Reply #158 on: October 10, 2017, 01:39:19 PM »
5100 today, but had to take a break to upload a couple books I'd finished. sigh Two hours spent on Zon, Nook, D2D, Kobo, Apple and fiddling in the cover designer on CreateSpace.

I might write some more. Taking a break at the moment.
 

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« Reply #159 on: October 10, 2017, 05:39:11 PM »
3019 on Elera, switching to the next book!
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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #160 on: October 10, 2017, 06:58:00 PM »
3141 for today! Woo-hoo! ;D Took me all day, too. My procrastination got so bad that at one point I was purposely reading over one of my bad reviews, trying to convince myself that my time would be better spent watching Nightmare Before Christmas than trying to be a "writer." I don't even think I was feeling insecure. I think my laziness was just evolving :D

TLDNR: No Tim Burton for me today.

Don't be afraid to share high word counts! My highest ever WC day was 7,353 in April 2015 when I wrote 150k in one month!! Sounds impressive, but it seriously burned me out. I don't recommend it! 😜

As for today, I written 3,032 words. Again, I hope to get another 1k in the afternoon. I have 4 books I plan to release before the end of the year! (One is in pre-order, final draft already uploaded.) The only way I can accomplish this is if I get these afternoon sessions in.

Update: 4,435 for the day's total!


150K in one month??? *stares at the walls for five minutes, unable to conceptualize that reality* That's AMAZING! Even with the burnout :)
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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #161 on: October 10, 2017, 11:56:51 PM »
ok +5k on the new book so that's around 8k with Elera at 3k .. bedtime!  :D
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« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2017, 05:06:42 AM »
ok +5k on the new book so that's around 8k with Elera at 3k .. bedtime!  :D

There you go. Just keep a good posture so your back doesn't demand a week's break.
 

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« Reply #163 on: October 11, 2017, 05:33:47 AM »
I edited four chapters yesterday.  Three more today is my goal, and then I'm done.

My dream is still to get up to an average of 10,000 words a day.  I've only achieved that a few times.  I've got a very distractable, ADD personality, and there's also a certain point where the creativity well shuts down and after that, everything that I write is ca-ca.

Here are the things that help me shoehorn moar werdz in:

1.) Plan out my book beforehand as much as possible.  This doesn't have to take more than a couple of days.  I figure out who my hero and heroine are, what is their romance problem, what challenge or story problem is thrown at them in the beginning, who the villain is, what's his/her motivation, what is the all is lost moment, how do the hero and or heroine get past that, and what is the Final Showdown.  Then I write an outline of a few paragraphs per chapter.

2.) Set my timer for 30 minute sprints.  Record my progress. 

3.) If anything distracts me, write down what that is.  Try to learn from it.

4.) No internet allowed when I'm writing, unless for research.

5.)   Start writing early in the day, when I am most productive. 

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« Reply #164 on: October 11, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
ok +5k on the new book so that's around 8k with Elera at 3k .. bedtime!  :D
:o Way to go!  What a productive day!

Mine was not bad: 5843 and I am almost done with this book. Now I need to think about what I am going to write next and get this book ready for beta readers . . . .
I edited four chapters yesterday.  Three more today is my goal, and then I'm done.

My dream is still to get up to an average of 10,000 words a day.  I've only achieved that a few times.  I've got a very distractable, ADD personality, and there's also a certain point where the creativity well shuts down and after that, everything that I write is ca-ca.

Here are the things that help me shoehorn moar werdz in:

1.) Plan out my book beforehand as much as possible.  This doesn't have to take more than a couple of days.  I figure out who my hero and heroine are, what is their romance problem, what challenge or story problem is thrown at them in the beginning, who the villain is, what's his/her motivation, what is the all is lost moment, how do the hero and or heroine get past that, and what is the Final Showdown.  Then I write an outline of a few paragraphs per chapter.

2.) Set my timer for 30 minute sprints.  Record my progress. 

3.) If anything distracts me, write down what that is.  Try to learn from it.

4.) No internet allowed when I'm writing, unless for research.

5.)   Start writing early in the day, when I am most productive. 


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Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« Reply #165 on: October 11, 2017, 09:36:55 AM »
3375. Moving into the second half of the novella. Erotica is so much more fun to write than romance. So many less rules.

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« Reply #166 on: October 11, 2017, 10:24:20 AM »
Hit 2300+ today! (I know, it's not 3000) but approaching 2500 is big for me as I'm usually 800-1300 per day.
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« Reply #167 on: October 11, 2017, 12:16:21 PM »
3375. Moving into the second half of the novella. Erotica is so much more fun to write than romance. So many less rules.

Some writing advice I read was: "If you're stuck, kill someone."

In the case of erotica, "If you're stuck, throw in a blowjob."

There you go. Easy and fun!
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« Reply #168 on: October 11, 2017, 12:28:03 PM »
Some reading advice I read was: "If you're stuck, kill someone."

In the case of erotica, "If you're stuck, throw in a blowjob."

There you go. Easy and fun!


Laran, I really kinda need my keyboard.. and my lungs! lol


Herefortheride, awesome job, Glad you joined us!


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« Reply #169 on: October 11, 2017, 01:43:23 PM »
5390 today. Yep, I'm quite happy about this.  8)


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« Reply #170 on: October 11, 2017, 02:00:19 PM »
5390 today. Yep, I'm quite happy about this.  8)


Hey! You did awesome! Gratz!
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« Reply #171 on: October 11, 2017, 04:21:13 PM »
3,143 this morning. No writing session this afternoon. Too stressed from dealing with the MailerLite issue.
 

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« Reply #172 on: October 11, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
3500 today. Was doing a lot of administrative stuff - raising prices, loading books, changing things. Will do more tomorrow!  ;)
 

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« Reply #173 on: October 11, 2017, 04:56:41 PM »

Hey! You did awesome! Gratz!


Thank you very much! This was a much needed day of productivity after a few days of stagnation. Thanks for the encouragement! Best of luck to everyone out there in meeting your word count goals! :)


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« Reply #174 on: October 11, 2017, 06:01:26 PM »
3170 for today!

Some writing advice I read was: "If you're stuck, kill someone."

In the case of erotica, "If you're stuck, throw in a blowjob."

There you go. Easy and fun!

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