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Thursday, July 4, 2013

1,000 Words a Day

For the past six days, I have challenged myself to write 1,000 words a day on my W.I.P WALLS, including writing 3,000 words in one day because I wasn't going to have computer access for two days after that and didn't want to fall behind. I feel really good about this challenge and so far I've been successful. I want to keep it up at least until I start classes again in eleven days.

As well as writing 6,000 words on my W.I.P, my creative juices have gotten very active and the plot-bunnies are started breeding like, well, plot-bunnies. After the 3,000 word streak, I went to bed early and then lay there for four hours making the plot better and I FINALLY HAVE AN ENDING! I mentioned in a post back in January that I'd started writing the manuscript because I'd planned every chapter I could and was spending too long trying to think of an ending that just wasn't coming to me and decided that starting to write might help me decide how to wrap things up. I am very pleased to say that it has.

So I'm very excited to keep writing WALLS and hope to have it finished by the end of my next semester of university in early October. Most of all, I want to have it finished in time to plan another story so that I can finally participate in NaNoWriMo this year.

How is everybody else going on their W.I.P, manuscript, revisions, etc? 

- Bonnee.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your progress, that's great! I suspect the act of writing writing (as opposed to planning writing) shook things loose and helped you see where things needed to go, allowing you to nail down the ending. Though I would say this, being a wingman.

    I managed to get a few 1500-word days in this week on my newest WiP, and have started doing more revision work on the infamous BARTON'S WOMEN, which I hope to be querying before the end of the summer. Enjoy the rest of your break!

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    1. I'm glad I chose to start writing, it definitely helped whether I consider myself a wingman or not.

      That's great that you had a few big streaks on the new WIP and best of luck with BARTON'S WOMEN revisions! Thanks for stopping by as always, JeffO :)

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    2. And do you? Consider yourself a wingman, that is? Or perhaps you're still figuring that out.

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    3. I wrote KATHERINE mostly by ear, but on the other hand I planned out EVERGREEN and so far I've planned out most of WALLS. I guess I'm still figuring it out. :)

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  2. Great progress! And finding the ending is an important development. :)

    I'm a much slower writer. I do about 500 words a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less. A thousand words for me would be an awesome day, though I've had a couple of those recently since I'm getting close to the end and I've known forever how things are going to wrap up. Hope to be done with my WIP by September. Fingers crossed for both of us we are done soon. :)

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    1. It's good to have some particularly productive days now and then and it's no surprise that they should come more frequently as things are coming to a close. I think I write faster towards the end of a story too. Good luck getting the WIP done by September and thank you for stopping by :)

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  3. Glad you have an ending!
    I've done NaNo and BuNo and need those challenges to write.
    Not sure if I'll write another book though.

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    1. Challenges do help, I think. What's BuNo?

      My apologies for the late reply. This comment somehow got sent to my spam-box and didn't appear here :p

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  4. YAY for figuring out the ending! You must have been so excited! I agree with you completely - the more you write, the more ideas will come bounding your way. Just immersing yourself in the story like that can make such a difference. Enjoy your continued writing spree ... it sounds like such fun! :)

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    1. Thanks Shari, I really love how things have played out thanks to my decision to just write. It's a lot of fun, though I'm sure you know that already haha :)

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  5. You've got a good plan, Bonnee. Studying when university is open, and writing between the semesters. Maybe you answered it already, I forgot. In North America university is for four years, but in some commonwealth countries it is only three years. How many years you have in your university to study?
    It's great that you have the ending, and now a complete storyline. Once you have the first draft of the complete story for WALLS then you are on your way. I always have the ending when I start, but sometimes we wish to have an exciting end, like with a twist that will surprise the readers. Not easy to do and my novels have standard happy endings with no surprises. I write less than you now, just going over and over again on my 2 complete novel and every week add some sentences and make small changes.
    Some Australia news. I saw on YouTube a funny comedian from Sydney, now living in Los Angeles and doing well in movies. Never heard about her before, but she's very funny .. Rebel Wilson. If you never heard about at, go to YouTube and type "Rebel Wilson on Ellen." Best wishes in writing and in starting next semester.

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    1. Depending on what course determines how many years it goes for. Mine only goes for three years, but my mum's course went for four.
      I'm really glad to have an ending and I feel a lot closer to finishing my first draft now. I hope the ending isn't too standard, but I don't think there are any HUGE twists... or maybe there is and I just don't consider it to be one because I somehow managed to think of it, haha. Just write as much as you feel comfortable with and as much as you feel you need.
      Have I heard of Rebel Wilson?! Hahaha she is amazing! Have you seen the movie Pitch Perfect? If not, get on it!

      Thanks for stopping by as always, Giora!

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