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Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:32 pm

How many words is your current WIP right now?

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Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:04 pm

About 35,600!!!!!! I'm a little over that but not by much so I just rounded Smile What about you?
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Post  Amanda on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:02 pm

I'm at ~84,600! Smile And at 5,700 on the WIP that I'm...heh...supposed to be saving for NaNoWriMo. Progress is progress, right? Laughing I second the question--what about you?
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Re: How many words

Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:40 pm

Amanda wrote:I'm at ~84,600! Smile And at 5,700 on the WIP that I'm...heh...supposed to be saving for NaNoWriMo. Progress is progress, right? Laughing I second the question--what about you?

84,600!!!! Um, wow! What genre is it? Is that word count the norm for the genre? I can't believe you can write that much!
Lol, well, I look at it this way, by the time NaNoWriMo comes around you'll probably have a whole new idea to work on Smile
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Post  Mayaah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:52 pm

My new/current WIP is about 3K. Smile I just started last Friday and hopefully plan on writing some more today!
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Re: How many words

Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Mayaah wrote:My new/current WIP is about 3K. Smile I just started last Friday and hopefully plan on writing some more today!

That's awesome! I always love when I start a new story! Can you tell us what it's about, if you can't I totally understand Smile
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Post  Renée on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:03 pm

I am at 10.1k exactly. Very Happy I wrote about three hundred this week, but I've been busy, so, it's not as much progress as I wanted. I guess I'm just stuck on this one part. Really, I shouldn't be stuck at all, because it's practice. I know it's practice, and I've told myself a hundred times that it is practice, but I haven't written it because it seems like it'll come out bad. Rolling Eyes I think I'm going to force myself to break through this scene tonight, so I can get on to the exciting part I really want to write--I've been dreaming about it for weeks.
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Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:06 pm

Wow, you guys are blowing me out of the water! My WIP is just over 2k because I just started it...like, two weeks ago now. *shame* I've had no time to write. It's terrible!


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Re: How many words

Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:12 pm

Renee wrote:I am at 10.1k exactly. Very Happy I wrote about three hundred this week, but I've been busy, so, it's not as much progress as I wanted. I guess I'm just stuck on this one part. Really, I shouldn't be stuck at all, because it's practice. I know it's practice, and I've told myself a hundred times that it is practice, but I haven't written it because it seems like it'll come out bad. Rolling Eyes I think I'm going to force myself to break through this scene tonight, so I can get on to the exciting part I really want to write--I've been dreaming about it for weeks.

10.1k is really good! I love when I dream about scenes! Oh, I know we should do one of those support hotline group things (you know, but online) where everyones on call to support the person! I'll take the 8-9 shift! Lol Jk, but really, if you need any help with ideas or something I'm willing to brainstorm! Smile
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Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:14 pm

Lizzy wrote:Wow, you guys are blowing me out of the water! My WIP is just over 2k because I just started it...like, two weeks ago now. *shame* I've had no time to write. It's terrible!


But your super busy with the forum! And your doing a great job with the forum so don't be too hard on yourself Smile
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Re: How many words

Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:16 pm

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But your super busy with the forum! And your doing a great job with the forum so don't be too hard on yourself Smile

Ehh, thanks. You're too kind. Razz I need to figure out a good way to manage my time better.

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Re: How many words

Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:22 pm

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But your super busy with the forum! And your doing a great job with the forum so don't be too hard on yourself Smile

Ehh, thanks. You're too kind. Razz I need to figure out a good way to manage my time better.

Scheduling! Or maybe have some one help you with your work. That's what I do when I have to much going on, I start assigning my sister jobs! Smile
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Re: How many words

Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:24 pm

LOL! *is very tempted* Watch out, sister!

I do need to schedule myself better. I'm just afraid to face the reality of how much I'm trying to balance. Razz You're definitely right, though.

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Post  Sarah on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:51 pm

Lizzy wrote:LOL! *is very tempted* Watch out, sister!

I do need to schedule myself better. I'm just afraid to face the reality of how much I'm trying to balance. Razz You're definitely right, though.

Lol! You have a sister? Tell her I said run! Haha
I know what you mean, I started scheduling last year cause of all my school work and I kept on thinking that I liked it better when I was oblivious to how much I had to do! But, it eventually gets easier and it makes time to do more of what you want to do instead of what you have to do Smile
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Post  Shahira on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:14 am

Scheduling is something I seriously need to work on. &my sleep schedule is so bad right now. No

But my current WIP is about 58,000.
affraid <-- is how I feel when I think about editing that sucker...lol.
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Re: How many words

Post  Amanda on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:57 am

Sarah wrote:
84,600!!!! Um, wow! What genre is it? Is that word count the norm for the genre? I can't believe you can write that much!
Lol, well, I look at it this way, by the time NaNoWriMo comes around you'll probably have a whole new idea to work on Smile
It's fantasy, which is usually between 80-100k, but can go up to 120k. I'm probably going to end up around 110k, when it's finished.
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Post  Amanda on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:59 am

Sarah wrote:
10.1k is really good! I love when I dream about scenes! Oh, I know we should do one of those support hotline group things (you know, but online) where everyones on call to support the person! I'll take the 8-9 shift! Lol Jk, but really, if you need any help with ideas or something I'm willing to brainstorm! Smile
I'll take 9-10! Razz
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Post  Sarah on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:56 am

Shahira wrote:Scheduling is something I seriously need to work on. &my sleep schedule is so bad right now. No

But my current WIP is about 58,000.
affraid <-- is how I feel when I think about editing that sucker...lol.

That's awesome!
That is sooo how I feel when I think of editing anything anymore. Normally I would just write a story and just call it 'done' because it was really just practice for me. I just started editing my WIP's and omg I had no clue how hard it was! I hope the editing goes smoothly! (and quickly Smile )
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Post  Sarah on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:03 pm

Amanda wrote:
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84,600!!!! Um, wow! What genre is it? Is that word count the norm for the genre? I can't believe you can write that much!
Lol, well, I look at it this way, by the time NaNoWriMo comes around you'll probably have a whole new idea to work on Smile
It's fantasy, which is usually between 80-100k, but can go up to 120k. I'm probably going to end up around 110k, when it's finished.

Wow! I have no clue how you can do that! I think that just writing 60k is hard!
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Post  Sarah on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:04 pm

Amanda wrote:
Sarah wrote:
10.1k is really good! I love when I dream about scenes! Oh, I know we should do one of those support hotline group things (you know, but online) where everyones on call to support the person! I'll take the 8-9 shift! Lol Jk, but really, if you need any help with ideas or something I'm willing to brainstorm! Smile
I'll take 9-10! Razz

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Post  Maggie on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:05 pm

*agrees with Sarah*

I didn't know that Fantasy was 80-100k. My last fantasy novel finished at 71k, I think, and I was seriously proud of that. Shocked *wonders how you could possibly make it any longer*

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Post  Sarah on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:15 pm

Lizzy wrote:*agrees with Sarah*

I didn't know that Fantasy was 80-100k. My last fantasy novel finished at 71k, I think, and I was seriously proud of that. Shocked *wonders how you could possibly make it any longer*

I am now and officially grateful that I write YA paranormal. The norm for that is 50-70k Smile
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Post  Shahira on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:29 pm

Sarah wrote:
Shahira wrote:Scheduling is something I seriously need to work on. &my sleep schedule is so bad right now. No

But my current WIP is about 58,000.
affraid <-- is how I feel when I think about editing that sucker...lol.

That's awesome!
That is sooo how I feel when I think of editing anything anymore. Normally I would just write a story and just call it 'done' because it was really just practice for me. I just started editing my WIP's and omg I had no clue how hard it was! I hope the editing goes smoothly! (and quickly Smile )
I would usually write some then go back & edit right away. But I was so into editing it to perfection that I never finished anything. But with NaNo, I wrote the entire thing, no editing, &now that I have to do it, it just seems like so much.
But thanks. Smile Hope for the same for your WIP!
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Post  Sarah on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:34 pm

Shahira wrote:
Sarah wrote:
Shahira wrote:Scheduling is something I seriously need to work on. &my sleep schedule is so bad right now. No

But my current WIP is about 58,000.
affraid <-- is how I feel when I think about editing that sucker...lol.

That's awesome!
That is sooo how I feel when I think of editing anything anymore. Normally I would just write a story and just call it 'done' because it was really just practice for me. I just started editing my WIP's and omg I had no clue how hard it was! I hope the editing goes smoothly! (and quickly Smile )
I would usually write some then go back & edit right away. But I was so into editing it to perfection that I never finished anything. But with NaNo, I wrote the entire thing, no editing, &now that I have to do it, it just seems like so much.
But thanks. Smile Hope for the same for your WIP!

You can try what I do, I tell myself that I'm going to edit one chapter a day and then I make myself sit down and do it. I guess it depends on how many chapters you have but maybe it would help Smile and thanks!
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Post  Shahira on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:45 pm

Sarah wrote:You can try what I do, I tell myself that I'm going to edit one chapter a day and then I make myself sit down and do it. I guess it depends on how many chapters you have but maybe it would help Smile and thanks!
That actually sounds like a good idea. Smile Thanks for the suggestion. It's not so overwhelming when I think about it in sections, you know?
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