Completion Solidarity

Solidarity and discussion for the NaNoWriMo 2020 Write-Through
JR Handley
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Day 19: I only wrote 200 words as I restructured the book to fix pacing issues.

Day 20: I wrote 100 words as I continued restructuring things to fix pacing issues.

Day 21: I wrote 989 words on this day, after making sure the first quarter was properly paced. Working on getting up to the place I stopped flushed out and ready for the next batch.

Day 22: I wrote 2,000 words on this day, which was a nice feeling. I'm getting closer, a lot closer, to being able to more consistently hit these numbers. A win, even if I miss my deadline.

Day 23: I wrote 1,000 words yesterday, a case of the holiday blues holding me down. I fought through it though, which is at least something.
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Day 24: On this day in 2020 I wrote 1,000 words, so my low days are going up. I'll take this progress, even as I miss this deadline.

Day 25: I wrote 1,000 words, which is forward progress.

Day 26: I wrote 1,000 words this day, more forward progress. This was in spite of losing the microphone I need to make the dragon work for me. Ahh, the joys of training a new doggie.

Day 27: I wrote 1,500 words today, despite spending hours hunting down a doggo who went rogue and snuck out of my yard. That said, I'll get back on track if it kills me!
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Go JR!
I hit a hard brick wall with the mystery I'm completing a few days ago. Finally realized two nights back that I had completely screwed up the information flow about 20k words earlier, so I did scene cards, shuffled them, then cycled back and started moving forward again. Still have a chance to finish by year's end, but it'll be a push.
How are you doing, Theresa?
JR Handley
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Day 28: I wrote 1,500 words

Day 29: I wrote 1,000 words.

Day 30: I wrote 100 words today, sadly. Life has been rough lately, but I will overcome!

Day 31: I wrote 500 words today, but 2020 only ends once!
JR Handley
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January 1: I wrote 116 words today, but got an extension.

January 2: I wrote 784 words today, bringing me up to 77,000 words and into the meat of the action so fingers crossed that this kicks off into high gear!
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Impressive JR

Color me embarrassed - I have been next to useless as far as writing since about Nov 20 or so when I fell off the NANO wagon.

I have since gotten some house keeping done and after some planning and such started over on some projects today.

New goal is 2500 words/day every day for 2021 as of 1/4.

Will I make it? I doubt it, but as Dean Wesley Smith always says, hitting half your goal is not failure. It;s more than you would have gotten if you never tried.

If I really did hit 2500 for 362 days that would be - 905k words.

If I hit half that would be about 402.5 k. Or exactly 402.5, not about..... need... sleepppppp

regardless as I write longer books (last 3 were 135k, 152k and 125k) 400k would be 3 books or so. 6 books if I hit every day and really write 900ik.

We shall see
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Go Ed Go! And welcome to the party :-)

I just wrapped up Lantham 9, clocking in at ~90k words I left it at ~60k, so that's 30k since the end of NaNo (more than that, actually. I wound up having to cut several chapters and backtrack. Such is the mystery life).

About to go dive into red-lining on the last Joss Kyle mss so that I can get on with writing the next volume.
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January 3: I wrote 500 words into the work in progress.

January 4: I wrote 100 words of progress into the work in progress, more but I lost a lot of numbers to edits.

January 5: I wrote 900 words into the work in progress.

January 6: I wrote 500 words into the work in progress and did 1,500 words of research notes for this book.

January 7: I wrote 100 words into the work in progress.

January 8: I wrote 100 words into the work in progress.

January 9: I wrote 1,300 words into the work in progress.

January 10: I wrote 1,000 words into the work in progress.

January 11: I wrote 549 words into the work in progress yesterday. This puts the novel at around 82,049, but it has been cut into several documents as I re-organized it to fix the pacing so my count will be wonky for a bit.
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The count is getting up there. Where do you think you'll top out?
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So far for Jan I am not hitting my 2500/day

BUT....

as of 1/13 (last night)

I am at 11247 for the month (not very impressive)

BUUTTT

6247 of that was last night. Big break through and finished a novella I wanted out of the way.

Now to redraft my WIP - I imagine some of the old run at it can be salvaged Dr Frankenstein sytle - we shall see

much better idea of where I want it to go and how to get there. I liked the first version but as I got to about the 1/3 to 1/2 point and bogged down (as i always do there) none of my usual tricks worked and so i started reading it from word 1 of chapter 1 and realized it was a good story - but it was thje wrong one.

That one will be written eventually, but it is not this story at this point in the series.

So here we go again.....
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