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Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:59:45 AM »
I was hoping to hit 3K at least once over the weekend but alas I only got 1K on Saturday, Sunday was spent reviewing a new book and planning, organizing a launch for my third book which should happen next week . . . Managed 2k this morning that will probably be it for the day. Too much other stuff to do.

Love the numbers everyone is posting, I will get back there this weekend if not sooner!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:21:08 PM »
I didnít quite, I promise. The day job has been crazy and I have been working on the final edits of my third book. Should be out by the end of the month. Had major drama with paperback formatting between Amazon and CreateSpace. (Stick with Create Space).

On with the update. . . the numbers arenít as good as they should be but considering I have only been working for an hour, and a half in the mornings Iím happy with the numbers:
Sunday: 940
Monday: 1957
Tuesday: 2071
Wednesday: 2638
Today: 2461

I have found a little bit of time to review the 3rd draft of a new series Iím working on as well.

Sorry everyone has sick kids, and welcome to all the new people! I will try and get back to daily updates.

Initially, the proof feature was being rolled out gradually. Apparently, it was very gradual. Why such a simple feature should take so long to implement is beyond me.

Thanks Bill, I emailed them and I guess I wasn't part of the 'beta' group. . . .so frustrated! I'm going back to Create Space at least until I can get a proof . . . Maybe someday they will have it figured out.

I know this link is a few months old, but I am trying to do my first paperback with zon, and I'm ready to throw up  my hands. I have everything ready to go . . .all errors taken care of I followed the directions to order a proof and there is no option for it . . .anyone else having this issue?


Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:52:35 AM »
I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but it feels like it. The holiday's are killing me. I managed to get about 800 words on Christmas Eve. I sent my WIP to my editor for final proof read on Saturday. Day job has been crazy and I am getting ready to host a New Years party . . . I have been spending at least an hour on a re-write every morning this week. Next week will be better! I will get back into the swing of things!

Have a safe and fun weekend!  Here comes 2018!!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Create Space to Amazon formating issues
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »
Thank you every one for your response. I'm not sure what I am going to do yet, but I'm glad I'm not the only one having this issue. I think I will contact my designer and see if she can fix it for me.

I might look at Ingram Spark.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:18:20 PM »
3013 this morning. We had a family emergency today, so I either won't write tomorrow or I'll pour all my anxiety and nerves into writing. Writing has been cathartic in times like this before. We'll see.

Hope everything works out!
Only about 2k this time - I have some kind of bug or food poisoning that's landing me in bed every hour for a half hour nap ... its getting sooo annoying!

Feel better soon!

Reviewed around 80 pages yesterday. I will finish tonight!  Then back to writing!

0 words for the day . . . .

Writers' Cafe / Create Space to Amazon formating issues
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:02:13 PM »
I have begun the process of moving my paperback from Create Space to Amazon and I am wondering if anyone else is having the same issue I am.

I have two books currently being published by Create Space, they are no issues with my cover or interior through them. I try and move them over to Amazon and I am getting the following error: ĎThe spine text is too large and must be at least 0.0625" from the cover sidesí

Arenít they the same company? If I continue this endeavor I am going to have to ask my cover designer to this and I hate to bother her.

Is anyone else having these issues? Are you moving to amazon for your paperback publishing since create space is closing?


Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:10:32 PM »
You guys are making me look bad!
1027k yesterday
70 pages reviewed. (over half way).

I have edited 35 pages so far today . . .there will not be any writing work is CRAZY!!!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:43:55 AM »
Love to see everyone beating their goals!

I am not in the 3K club this week, but I will be back hopefully next week.

1020 yesterday and edited 64 pages. At this rate I hope to be done with this round of editing before Christmas! Then I can start concentrating on writing again.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:20:42 AM »
Wow! Looks like everyone had a successful weekend!

Congratulations on getting your book out Stacy!

Friday, I reviewed a bunch (didn't keep track)
Re-write - 738 words
WIP 1026 Words

Saturday I spend all day finishing my reviewing my project. Printed out a hard copy, after I review it and make more changes back to the editor and it will be almost ready to publish. (I hope to have it done by Christmas)

Yesterday I did nothing . . . spent time with family and cleaned up after my septic tank clogged up in the middle of doing laundry.

Good luck all!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:37:18 AM »

LOL! If yours are wimpy I am not sure what mine has been lately.. and I would miss you if you left, so no, you're stuck with us even if its 5 words a day!  :P
Then I guess you are stuck with me!

Stacy, we all have those days, put it behind you and keep moving forward we know you can do it!

I actually made progress yesterday!

Wrote: 1072

Revised: 812 (new words written I'm half way done!)

Reviewed: 21911 (over half way)

Let's see if I can do it again today. Good luck every one stay positive.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:35:30 PM »
Pandorra, if you are good with my wimpy numbers I will stay!

Yesterday was another struggle:

Wrote: 163  ???

Revised: 938

Reviewed: 7741

Today is better so far.
I hope you are all so engrossed with your WIP that you are oblivious to the world around you today and write 10K or something.
Have a wonderful day all

Get to the point where I'm not ashamed about my writing and can talk about it freely with people in real life if they want to rather than me always trying to avoid the topic.
Right there with you!

I would like to make enough (what I currently make at my day job) to quit. Of course I have dreams of being the next Ann Rice, or Steven King, Nora Roberts, but right now I just want to have enough to have a day job.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:25:01 AM »
Glad you are OK Pandorra, I agree about resting when writing isn't it the same thing?

Had a crazy day yesterday and things did not go to plan.
Wrote only 919 was going for 1000.
Rewrite only manages 830
Reviewed only 6441

Unfortunately this is going to be a trend for the next five months for me, with tax season gearing up. I hope I will be able to get my 3k a few times a week, but I don't think it will be this week.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
Okay, I'm IN!  8) Today was a sucky day: 1390. But, I like the idea of pushing limits. I also agree that if you don't set the bar high enough, you'll stop reaching. That being said, "Here's I's is!"  :o

       Who Pantst it?
       Who Plots it?
       Who Combos it?
       What are your
       highest word counts?

Mine would be: Plot:5000

There is a reason I'm asking and once everyone answers, I'll be able to tell you. ;)

1. More Pants than plot- I have found lately if I plot a chapter ahead good things happen. On the other side if I plot the whole story horrible things happen.

2. Highest word count was 10K I think, earlier this year . . . I can't find my notes on it.

Written: 1102

Reviewed: 11,863K

Edited/ made changes 20K

Hard working on three projects a day, but I will persevere!

So far today:
Edited /made changes 2k
It's going to be a long night. ;)

Pandorra, Get well soon, hope you are okay!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:46:59 AM »
I did not work on my current WIP all weekend, instead I finished hard copy editing and started a re-write on a new series I'm going to submit to Kindle Scout. The re-write is going well, but it is going to take me a while to get it done. On top of that I just received the copy edit on Hunted by Vampires.

So much to do, so little time. I don't how much I will get written this week on my WIP, but I am going to aim for 1000-1500 per day. Then I can work on my other projects as well.

It looks like everyone got a lot done over the weekend, nicely done! Good luck this week.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:10:59 AM »
2369 yesterday  :'(, not my best work but it was a busy day. 30 pages edited. I'm going to have to spend a lot time this weekend writing and editing if I want to make my 21K goal and finish the edits on my other book.

Today is starting better, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Keep up the good work everyone.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:17:10 AM »
No words today. Had a bit of an office disaster (weather related) that needed addressed (and required a lot of re-arranging of my stuff). Then my husband's side business needed me to get some stuff ready to mail and I added on some personal mailing tasks for gifts I still need to mail out. I really should have done two sessions in the morning before stuff had a chance to get in my way. I know that, really I do. Eat your frog first thing, yeah?
I have been there! Then I end up feeling guilty for slacking off in the morning.

Stacy- Congratulations on finishing your WIP and enjoy starting of your new story.

4022 yesterday, with more plotting. Revised 27 pages, of different book. On track to meet my weekly goals. . .

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:20:06 PM »
3064 for the day plus tons and tons of plotting/world building. 18 pages edited so far, I still have a few hours left before I call it a day.

hope everyone has a successful day!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
I haven't posted in while. The new series I started a few weeks ago fizzled out on Friday. . .I spent the weekend plotting and outlining. I hate outlining, but I think I fixed the problems and started from scratch today. 3036 in the books now lets see if it is still coming together when I get to 8k, (When the last one fell apart).

That will be all for today probably since I am revising a book I  got back from beta readers . . .

Time management time. Get my 3k, put it aside and work on revisions for the other book, and do my day job. It may not sound like it but I LOVE it.

Good luck this week everyone.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:44:41 AM »
Too many distractions this morning. Internet problems, then I discovered that AMZ deleted one of my series pages (but then later put it back up with my new release) but I'm hopeful to get more words in later.

1836 words for today.

DRAMA! I would be freaking out. Glad they fixed it!  Good luck with your release!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
I did it. I finished my WIP last night. On Monday the end seemed so far away, but as I drew closer to it yesterday I made some time and got it done!

Ended up at 4876 by the end of the day. I don't know if it counts for nawo since I started it at the end of October but I'm pleased with 85K for the first draft, normally they come in around 60k and I have to beef them up.

Ended up with 61993 words for the month, which is not my best, but I took nine days off to edit a book to get to my editor. Still crossing my fingers that I will get it out before the end of the year.

Now on to the new book I started last week and making changes to another one I  just got feed back on from my beta readers. . . Can I say I love being busy . . .

Good luck all, new month, new numbers lets get it done.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 30, 2017, 07:41:38 AM »
Only 1009 words before I couldn't take it anymore and did what I needed to get my book uploaded to the retailers. It was worth the loss of words written today. It brings me to 55k for the month, which beats my WC for eight other months this year (and I still have another day to write!)
Way to go for beating your work count record even after being sick!

IoneKeeling- sorry about your stye, not fun.

3229.  Nano finished with a day to spare.
Way to go!!!

3103 yesterday . . . So close to finishing my WIP . . . I'm 56K for the month, maybe if I work really hard today I can hit 60K.

Good luck all!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:13:37 AM »
Had a good day yesterday- 3937, finding it helps to plot a few chapters ahead. I think someone in this thread said they do it, thanks! :-*

I'm so close to finishing for NANO, but I think it won't be done until the weekend . . . Next year I will plan accordingly.

Good Luck Stacy!

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