Word Metrics Tues-Thurs

Figures, once I started with this that it would only take two days for me to get Shanghaied. Tuesday I had to work at the bookstore until 1am, and Wednesday I was down like a dog with a serious migraine (that I’m still fighting off). Yesterday I did get a lot of work done that I needed to do, but it wasn’t fiction. (Book reviews, Book pitches, email responses, etc.) I didn’t even manage to record a fairy tale this week.

I have to work at the bookstore a ton this weekend, but I have tonight after 6 off, and Sunday after 6 off too. I plan to get some writing done then, and I will report when accomplished. I’ve come to far this week to fall off the wagon already!

Feel free to scold me about this. I did ask you to…


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Word Metrics

I’m posting this, and then I’m going to bed. I SWEAR.
It’s back to the novel tomorrow.

Date: Monday 8/15
Project: “Like a Thief in the Light”
Deadline: August 15, 2011
New words written: 2264
Present total word count: 4464 words – FINISHED!

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Word Metrics for 8/14/11

I suppose it *does* make more sense to post these the day after, as opposed to the end of the day…since sometimes, I don’t know when that end is, exactly.

I didn’t work on Saturday yesterday, because there’s a short story anthology I’d really like to get into, and the deadline’s tomorrow. To answer your question, yes, I think I can finish it. Because I need to.

Deadlines are excellent motivators.

Project: “Shadow Sweeper”
Deadline: August 15, 2011 (yes, I’m aware that’s TODAY)
New words written: 1000
Present total word count: 2000 words


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Word Metrics

For Saturday Aug 13, 2011:

Project: Saturday (sequel to Enchanted)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2011
New words written: 1544
Present total word count: 12,844 words

I’ve decided, for my own personal writing well-being, to take a page from Cherie Priest’s book and start posting my writing metrics. This will not only keep me accountable for my writing, but it will also pave the way for YOU GUYS to kick me in the butt when I seriously need it.

I also posted about this on the Waterworld Mermaids site today, and challenged the other Mermaids to do the same for the rest of the month, at least.

So what do you say, is it a deal?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get to work…

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