Friday, July 3, 2009

1k-a-day Day 3


First off, a BIG congrats on the great word counts for the first day! It's so fun to see a lot of people participating. It's going to be a race for the free books this week!

I hope day two found you all well. Me? Not so much...but I was still able to do it!

Tami's day 2 word count:
1,004
Tami's July word count: 2,060
Overall word count: 2,912
Cups of coffee drank: only one today and a tea...okay and a margarita
Music: Nothing...wasn't in the mood
Mindset: Today was hard. This weekend I'm going to have to kick myself in the butt and write. With the excitement of the long weekend, people at work were very noisy. When I had a free moment to get some words in (I love how I get to write when work is slow), I couldn't concentrate. I have to jump into some research this weekend or my current WIP, Parlor is going to turn into one big pile of mud.

Did you hit your word count on both stories on Day 2, Tracy?

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Tracy's day 2 word count: LI - 497, WS - 981 for a total of: 1478
Tracy's July word count: 4840
Overall word count: LI - 32 612, WS - 9295
Cups of coffee drank: numerous coffees and lots of juice and water (Canada Day hangovers are the official start of summer)
Music: The pounding of my head...lol...that, and an iTunes playlist I created and called "teen crush inspiration", so it's got tunes from The Rescues - Stay Over is my fav!, Hawksley Workman - Oh You Delicate Heart (sigh...so great), etc.
Mindset: Humbled. Yeah, so I knew I wouldn't get the numbers that I did on Day 1, but I didn't think I'd have trouble meeting 1k on each book - like on Day 2! Ugh.

I've decided that I need to turn off my wireless Net connection when writing on my laptop, so I can't flip back and forth between writing, checking emails, surfing for "research on magic" which I don't really need (I spent a small fortune on excellent wicca resources already and they're on the shelf behind me). So, today I'll be Net free for at least 1 hour blocks and then I can do quick checks.

That's the plan anyway. ;)

I love reading about how everyone is fairing....for those of you struggling with family/health issues - chin up, friends, writing is the cheapest therapy I know. Good luck on Day 3!





11 comments:

Leona said...

Good luck with day 3 everybody, especially those with family issues.

May the muse be with you!

(Yeah, yeah, total Star Wars geek LOL)

karinlibrarian said...

I've started writing today, but I'm having trouble getting started. Hoping it gets better.

Tami Klockau said...

Just saw your comment HeatherMarie! ::::hug:::: We'll keep your mom in our thoughts and yes, Tracy is right. Writing is the best therapy.

Tami Klockau said...

Karin, the best way to get the words flowing? Go read a REALLY good book. That's what I do!

universalchampion said...

Hey all! I was lucky enough to hit up a coffee shop on my day off and get a lot done--I'm always more productive when I get out of the house! I finished a rough draft of the short story I was tinkering with--3,162 words today (all told = 5,069). Phew! Hopefully from here on out I'll be able to pay some attention to my rough rough YA WIP. Sending good day 3 vibes out to everyone! cheers, c

Mary Brebner said...

As distracted as I was by Twitter today (and #romfail tonight), I still did pretty good for three days.

July 1-started with 25,939 words for YA Urban Fantasy WIP (sadly, it has no title. Not even a glimmer of one).

Today (July 3)-ended the week with 30,664 words, bringing my 1st week's word count up to 4,725.

Not too shabby for three days, if I do say so myself. Thanks YA Edge Chicks for this fun challenge! And good luck to you and everyone else participating. Write on! (okay, cheesy)

karinlibrarian said...

Well, I hit a groove and wrote 2,000 words today. I also broke the 10,000 word mark! I felt a bit emotional when it happened (ha ha ha) and celebrated by getting a second caramel latte.

I hope to write tomorrow even though it is the 4th. Good luck to everyone.

Selestial said...

I made 1185 yesterday and 1268 today. I'm still hoping for that elusive 2k day, but I'll be happy if I can stick to around the 1200 a day I've been clocking in lately.

Lori A. May said...

Looking good, everyone!

Today's word count = 1,166
Total July word count = 4,176

Best to all for the weekend!

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Awkward Librarian said...

July 3rd
Protection Starting WC 5669
Ending WC 6868
+1199 words today!

Kitty Keswick said...

OY! I'm a little red in the face to post this, but I made a promise I would try each day. July 3rd word count...377. I went out to dinner with friends and then shopping. I did get a great deal on a pair of black ankle length Chucks. Killer deal, but not so great for word count.