It’s time for the Word Wars Blogfest! For the next three days, this post will be dedicated to keeping track of my word count as I write in one or both of my WIPs. For those who are joining me, it doesn’t matter what you write as long as you write and cheer each other on! If you came in late, you can still join up through the linky list (here), in the comments here or on Sarah’s blog, on Twitter using #WordWars, or on the /r/YAwriters reddit-along. My personal goal for this Word War Blogfest is to get 15K words written. So, let’s get started!
Day 1, January 1st
2:18 am: I just got off Twitter for the #StartWrite chat. I had a blast and look forward to starting my word count… after some sleep;-)
9:50 am: Wow! How did it get to be so late in the morning? Well, kids are fed, morning coffee achieved, and Scrivener is open. Time to word!
11:11 am: I’m 529 words in, but I have to stop and do some research. And maybe think about lunch.
Day 2, January 2nd
*The first rule of 2015 is don’t talk about January 1st. The second rule of 2015 is don’t talk about January 1st.
8:49 am: Okay, okay. I’m up. Let’s see if I can recover from yesterday and write some words.
2:30 pm: Oh wow! I thought it was still around noon! Well, I’ve been busy, busy with the words and my daily count so far is 2784! I’m going to visit everyone and then keep going=)
3:30 pm: Well, visited the other blogs and they are doing amazing things! I also did a few dishes, vacuumed, and picked up a bit. Now, I’m going to switch things up a bit and check out /r/WritingPrompts to see if anything tickles my fancy. I’ll link if I write anything=)
6:32 pm: I fixed and ate supper (microwave Chinese leftovers FTW!), did a bit of plumbing (well, I held the flashlight for Hubs anyway), and wrote a bit for one of the prompts (not yet finished). Daily count up to 3422=)
9:34 pm: I’ve been watching Eureka. I haven’t written a word. I also put the kids to bed. Now I have an adult libation and think it’s time to get back to work!
11:00 pm: The cold I’ve been fighting is winning, so I’m going to quit for the day and get a good night’s sleep. Total Daily word count at 4782! See you in the morning=)
Day 3, January 3rd
11:03 am: Good morning! I’m getting a late start, but no worries. This day will not end until I decide! Let’s make words!
12:20 pm: I did a bit of Twitter, a bit of Facebook, and some redditing. I also wrote a few words, but the number is low, so I’ll just skip adding it here and stick it in with my next count. Now, to eat lunch with much spice so I can maybe tame down this cold trying to attack me.
2:21 pm: Okay. I got distracted by Canva and Tumblr but I’m writing again now. Hubs is in the background playing Minecraft. I am envious of his ability to build The Wall while I stare at a blinking cursor. I guess I’ll comfort myself on the fact that I have a group of people joining me on this fine (read rainy) Saturday afternoon to do the same thing: make words happen. Count so far at 1033.
3:09 pm: I’m still writing, but I thought I’d offer this little teaser for my next Grimm Tidings Novella –
My cheeks burned when Handsome Hanscomb turned his attention on me. I couldn’t help it. He looked like a Hollywood star. Literally. He could have been Mark Ruffalo’s identical twin. Maybe a little younger, but definitely just as hot.
No word count yet… Soon though. Soon.
4:49 pm: Aside from a brief distraction in the form of playtime with the pup, I’ve written at a pretty steady pace. 1307 words that round.
6:51 pm: Whew! I’ve been going at it like mad. Took a little break to help the Hubs build a secret door in his Castle. And getting ready to eat supper. I wrote 1761 that time. I’m doing better than I thought I would do. I honestly didn’t think I would do this well, but I did outline the Grimm Tidings novella to within an inch of a first draft before I started writing the first draft, so that might explain things. Anyway, FOOD! Then more words=)
10:11 pm: Cooked and ate supper, got kids to bed, went to store for laundry detergent, fixed washing machine issue, started a load of laundry, and picked up some nighttime writing snacks (Rolo Minis). Just now sitting back down to Scrivener. Let’s do this!
12:08 pm: Okay. I’m done. I can’t think straight anymore. I stared at my blinking cursor for five minutes and I’m convinced it hypnotized me into thinking I’m still awake. On the chance that I am awake, I’m going to give you my final daily count. Here goes. Daily word count: 5110
So, my total word count for the Word Wars Blogfest: 10,421 words!
For now, I’m going to head out, close down the computer, and maybe do something that doesn’t require a lot of thought.
I hope everyone had a fantabulous day!