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Jun. 25th, 2007 @ 08:25 am 5 more days to go...
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So, with 5 more days to go, how's everyone doing?

I reached the 10k mark, only 10k to go...

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From:capriuni
Date:June 25th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on the half-way point! 2K a day is totally doable!

This time last week, I was 21/2 ahead of schedule, word count wise. Then I hit of wall of barely being able to
write 100 words a day (and that was a struggle-- like trying to swim through brick). And I fell 21/2 days behind.

I got precisely on target (16,008) at just about midnight, last night.

(big sigh of relief).

My problem is, now, that I'm over 75% of my way through the wordcount (and already past 100 pages). But I'm only about halfway through my plot. This happened in both my NaNos, too.

The goal is to write a complete story (Script or Novel) of X words, not half a story of 2X words... So, for my Nanos, I ended up clipping plot points and tacking on a lousy ending, just so I could type "The End" and say I'd won.

I don't want to do that to my script (I actually have someone in mind whom I want to read it, when it's past the draft stage). But I've fought hard for every one of those words, and there's no time to trim the fat, now... So, now, in addition to reaching a word count goal each day, I'll strive to reach goals of completing certain scenes each day.
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From:kehrli
Date:June 25th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Gave up after day two because I realized that I didn't like my plot idea, and both my graphic novel scripts aren't allowed because they are WIPs.

Also... it was hard to get excited about something that nobody wants to read, haha.
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From:sushimustwrite
Date:June 25th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
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I was keeping up until Friday when I didn't write at all. Then I caught up over the weekend and am at 16037 words. Yay!
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From:herringprincess
Date:June 25th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
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16000-ish. I thought I'd be laughing, but I've found a job I really really want so the application is taking up my free time at the moment! How much can I write on Saturday? ;-)
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From:capriuni
Date:June 26th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
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Good luck on your job application!

And your script, too...
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From:herringprincess
Date:June 27th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
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Thanks, you too :-) Er, on the script that is.
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From:daniel_bethany
Date:June 27th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
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i'm up to 15037 - a little behind, but still doable. my fingers will be sore on saturday...
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From:sinnerforhire
Date:June 27th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm at 17,758 and I'm completely done. Wrote "The End" and everything. My script is 115 pages, which is right on target for my genre. So I'm not sweating about not being an official winner. My script turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. I'm happy with what I've done.