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Desraelda April 18th, 2013 7:49 pm

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
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Originally Posted by Lucybird (Post 6068215)
Actually managed to write something today. Only about 450 words, but that's not too bad for 15 minutes

Very well done. My goal is usually 1K/1Hr. So extrapolating that out, you might have made 2K or at the very least 1500. WTG!

asdfasdf17 April 18th, 2013 9:55 pm

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I've gotten some writing done too, about five pages (front and back). It's not a lot but I recently changed my plot a little bit so I had to make some adjustments. But now that I've started writing, I'm getting really into it!

Desraelda April 19th, 2013 3:04 pm

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
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Originally Posted by asdfasdf17 (Post 6068335)
I've gotten some writing done too, about five pages (front and back). It's not a lot but I recently changed my plot a little bit so I had to make some adjustments. But now that I've started writing, I'm getting really into it!

Excellent!

Only did about 500 words last night. Not a good night's work. Can't wait until I can get back into writing 5-6 days a week. Got to keep those creative muscles flexed and working.

Schlubalybub April 20th, 2013 5:48 pm

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I know you asked me via owl, Desraelda, but if you'd prefer to use ArryGrotter's site to post your stories instead of the site I set up (in ten minutes, I'm not exactly attached to it yet hehe) then that's cool if ArryGrotter is cool with it :)

Desraelda April 21st, 2013 2:33 am

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
No, I don't prefer. This is your contest and if you want to stay with the site you set up, that's fine with me. I just wanted to let you know about the new site.

Since everything I write is for publication, I won't be posting any of my work. I just wanted to post my wordage and maybe help or encourage the other participants.

Schlubalybub April 24th, 2013 10:09 pm

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Well, we could spread it through this site, my site and ArryGrotter's site? Just to keep track wherever people are :)

Desraelda April 27th, 2013 2:35 am

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
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Originally Posted by Schlubalybub (Post 6068956)
Well, we could spread it through this site, my site and ArryGrotter's site? Just to keep track wherever people are :)

We'll just stick with the one site. I'm on too many forums as it is.

Schlubalybub May 6th, 2013 3:36 pm

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
Well, I'm up to about five thousand words, which isn't great, but I've been a lot more busy than I thought I'd be this past week, my laptop hasn't even been on for a while...

I do all of my writing on paper first though, so I don't really need my laptop for the writing part, it's just the updating that I have a problem with sometimes- I can write a bit when I'm having a coffee at work or whatever. I've just had so much training to do in work, it adds between four and eight more hours to my workload each day's training.

asdfasdf17 May 6th, 2013 10:13 pm

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
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Originally Posted by Schlubalybub (Post 6069830)
Well, I'm up to about five thousand words, which isn't great, but I've been a lot more busy than I thought I'd be this past week, my laptop hasn't even been on for a while...

I do all of my writing on paper first though, so I don't really need my laptop for the writing part, it's just the updating that I have a problem with sometimes- I can write a bit when I'm having a coffee at work or whatever. I've just had so much training to do in work, it adds between four and eight more hours to my workload each day's training.

Five thousand words is pretty good. As long as you're writing something your reaching your goal!
Last night, I added on two more pages and seven pages the night before.
Right now, I'm having the hardest time staying focused on my current story. I've got so many other story ideas I want to write but I figured I'd be able to stick to one. Now, whenever I'm bored with one story, I stray onto another. That's really frustrating as I'm sure I'd have gotten pretty far if I'd stuck to my original story!

Morning_Star May 27th, 2013 4:00 pm

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
I haven't gotten very far on this. I haven't found motivation for writing lately. Normally, I would just write anyway, come up with something even if it's not good, but I haven't even felt like opening my writing programme. :sigh: Maybe I'll get some writing done during this competition, maybe not. But I will continue with this story, eventually. I like it quite a lot.

Schlubalybub May 29th, 2013 8:55 am

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Sigh. I'm sorry about not posting here recently, but it's been a very difficult time for me- I recently lost my mother-in-law and my heart hasn't really been in writing.

However, I've got to do something, and writing always helps, and we've still got a month to go :)

Schlubalybub July 2nd, 2013 1:31 am

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I got up to 5k-ish words, but because of a few personal reasons, I was unable to continue.

I wonder how everyone else did

asdfasdf17 July 12th, 2013 5:34 am

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
I didn't get to my goal either but I'm going to try again for the rest of this month until August!

GrangerHermione July 16th, 2014 8:28 am

Re: CoS Speed Writing Competition 2013
 
Hello, fellow writers! Obviously it's 2014 now, and this 2013 CoS Speed Writing Competition is long gone. But if you are still interested in writing, I found an awesome new tool!

It's called ilys.com, and it's fantastic! It prevents you from editing until you've reached your word count goal. You can only see one letter at a time, which I thought would be annoying, but it's actually very conducive to creative flow because you can only focus on what you're writing now in the moment instead of worrying about what you've already written. If you're like me, always fussing over every sentence and reading previous paragraphs, this is 100% worth your time. It used to take me hours to reach my daily word count goal, and now I'm plunking out 1,000 words like it's nothing.

I took a leap of faith and decided to do Camp NaNoWriMo. Unlike the November session of NaNo, you can choose any word count goal for Camp. But I decided to keep the default goal 50,000 since that's what the real NaNo is. So far I'm almost 25k in after only about two weeks. This is unheard of for me. I'm still shocked I got this far. And I intend to finish! If I can do it, anyone can!

Good luck, everyone! Seriously, give ilys a try. It's done wonders for me.


ETA:

I did it! I won Camp NaNoWriMo by reaching my word count goal of 50k during the month of July. My novel is still far from finished, but I've gotten farther than I ever have before. I know have an actual, novel- (or at least novella-) length manuscript. Time to power through till the end! However, I am considering putting it on pause to try my hand at the real NaNoWriMo come November. It'll be especially tricky since I'll be in school. But now that I know I have it in me to write 50k words in a month, let's see how I do with a little extra pressure added on.


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