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Post  Sarah on Sat May 28, 2011 12:28 pm

I have a deadline now! I've never had one before and I'm already getting super competitive about it, in other words I am now actively trying to finish before the deadline date Smile I have to have 88k by July 20th, luckily I already had about 5k when I set it up on Scrivener so I don't have to write as much every day. Oh and that brings me to my next point, I LOVE Scrivener. Seriously, I took the laptop all yesterday and got really caught up in making the bar turn green and ended up going over it! *happy dance* I'm just super excited about it. Anyone else have a deadline?
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Post  Stephen on Sat May 28, 2011 12:52 pm

I don't but I try to work on my novel whenever I can Smile btw I idon't know how to set a deadline lol
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Post  Sarah on Sat May 28, 2011 1:00 pm

I use to do that, I would just work on my novel whenever I had time but I decided this time to make a deadline and I'm loving it! Do you have Scrivener?
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Post  Taryn on Sat May 28, 2011 1:49 pm

Deadlines are amazing. Especially if you're competitive. Because what once was "50K in November" turns into "a novel in November" and then "a novel in any month" and then "faster than last time" and suddenly you're trying to do as many 5K days as possible. And if you fall off that it's "ugh, I need to hit 10K to prove I'm not pathetic" and finally you smack yourself.

Competitiveness.

Not that that's a problem I have.

*cough*

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Post  Sarah on Sat May 28, 2011 3:24 pm

Taryn wrote:Deadlines are amazing. Especially if you're competitive. Because what once was "50K in November" turns into "a novel in November" and then "a novel in any month" and then "faster than last time" and suddenly you're trying to do as many 5K days as possible. And if you fall off that it's "ugh, I need to hit 10K to prove I'm not pathetic" and finally you smack yourself.

Competitiveness.

Not that that's a problem I have.

*cough*


O.O no comment.... haha *hopes to get that competitive*
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Post  Maggie on Sat May 28, 2011 6:57 pm

Taryn wrote:Deadlines are amazing. Especially if you're competitive. Because what once was "50K in November" turns into "a novel in November" and then "a novel in any month" and then "faster than last time" and suddenly you're trying to do as many 5K days as possible. And if you fall off that it's "ugh, I need to hit 10K to prove I'm not pathetic" and finally you smack yourself.

Competitiveness.

Not that that's a problem I have.

*cough*


*no comment either*

@Sarah YAAAYYY!! You have no idea how happy it makes me that you love Scriv now too!! Isn't the green bar awesome?? And awesome about your deadline. How many words do you need to write per day to meet it?

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Post  Sarah on Sat May 28, 2011 7:28 pm

The green bar is amazing! Best part of Scrivener by far! I have to write 1,517 words a day to meet the deadline, which isn't too bad but its going to go way up next week probably because I won't be able to write as much since it's exam week. I'll still really optimistic though Very Happy
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Post  Maggie on Sat May 28, 2011 8:02 pm

Not bad AT ALL! Very Happy And summer's on its way so you'll have lotsa time!! WOOHOO! You can do it!! Very Happy

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Post  Amanda on Sat May 28, 2011 8:04 pm

I love deadlines! Very Happy Mine's currently set for next Friday. I have 1.14k per day, which is manageable, considering all of the Russian I must also do by then. Heh. Embarassed I actually turned the bar super dark green yesterday, then pulled my deadline back a couple days and also caught up with that. Smile
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Post  Sarah on Sat May 28, 2011 8:31 pm

@Lizzy Thanks! This is the novel I've been looking forward to writing for a while but I knew it wouldn't be easy so I put it off so I'm excited to finally be starting on it! And the word count is pretty easy to do everyday, which is always good.

@Amanda That's not too bad! You must be so close to finishing it! Are you excited?

I can't believe you are taking Russian, that has to be one of the hardest languages to learn, right?
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Post  Amanda on Sat May 28, 2011 10:08 pm

Once I figured out how to pronounce all the letters, it got a lot easier. Latin seemed harder to me, but I learned it in a formal classroom, and Russian is with Rosetta Stone immersion style and feels a lot more laid back, so it seems easier. Idk, the accent could be difficult for some people, pronouncing all the letters correctly, but I'm pretty good at picking up that type of stuff. It makes me feel like a Communist spy, being able to tell Renee' things under the nose of others, but yeah. Wink

As for finishing my rewrites, I'm not really excited. I mean, it's only like finishing a chapter of my existence, psh, big deal. XP

.....YES I'M EXCITED. Very Happy
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Post  Shahira on Sun May 29, 2011 1:36 am

I need to look into getting this Scrivener. But it's just for Macs right? I've got a PC. :/

I don't have a deadline set but I need to do that. It'll definitely help me get more writing done. At the moment, I'm hoping to just get 1K done everyday & gradually increase that number.

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Post  André on Sun May 29, 2011 1:58 am

Actually, you can get Scrivener for PC, Shahira...they came out with Scrivener for Windows last Novemberish. Apparently the Mac version is better, but the Windows version exists. ^_^

I reached my target in Scrivener for the very first time today!! The bar is SO GREEN! O_O
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Post  Shahira on Sun May 29, 2011 4:07 am

Really? I'll check it out. Thanks Andre! :]
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Post  Maggie on Sun May 29, 2011 9:53 am

André wrote:Actually, you can get Scrivener for PC, Shahira...they came out with Scrivener for Windows last Novemberish. Apparently the Mac version is better, but the Windows version exists. ^_^

I reached my target in Scrivener for the very first time today!! The bar is SO GREEN! O_O

*points* What he said.

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Post  Sarah on Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:38 am

I haven't been on the forums in forever!

@Amanda O.O *doesn't know Latin or Russian*

That is awesome!!!! Did you finish it?

@Andre Yay!!!
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Post  Amanda on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:26 pm

I haven't yet, because of Russian, but I'm making a little progress here and there. It's the end, so I think I'm going slow to make sure I get it right this time. Smile I have ~6.5k to go. Very Happy
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Post  Sarah on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:53 pm

That's awesome!!! *excited for you* You're almost finished!
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