Day Fourteen, and It’s Two Full Weeks!

Posted Jan 23 2012, 11:29 pm

All right, Festival-goers! You’ve been at it for two weeks now!

You should be up to 14 points by the end of the day, but many of you are reporting you’re past that point already. (Not me…I’m still at 12, and will be for awhile, while I finish my semester grading…sigh).

I’d love to hear what all your progress is adding up to: total word counts, pages revised, hours of work accomplished. Care to share??





12 responses to “Day Fourteen, and It’s Two Full Weeks!”

  1. Well, my goal: finish a novella and get it out and get a solid draft of my next full length. So far so good…on the last bits of revision on the novella and then it’s on to my CPs and I’m figuring out the characters for the full length.

    Above and beyond, though, the festival is helping me create and stick to a writing schedule, which has been really hard over the last year with a toddler at home, working from home and all the drama that entails!

  2. Dara says:

    I’ve lost track of word count but I’m thinking somewhere in the 7K range. The sprints have been the cause of 90% of that.

  3. I just finished another 2k words today–that puts me at about 90k words in my first novel! I’m so excited…I’m in the home stretch! Most of my time has gone to writing the WIP, but I’ve also used the festival to write some blogs and edit. I haven’t updated my points yet today, but I’m somewhere around 35 I think. Thanks so much again Elisa for blogging and supporting every day. =0) Good luck with the grading!

  4. Yay everyone for progress. I can’t believe it but I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten 16K words since beginning. I forgot to write down exactly where I started word count wise, but it’s at least 14K new stuff. Using my point system, I’m at 20 points. I LOVE that this challenge lets us build in ways to double points and different ways to earn points. I’m at 48K right now, and now I’m wondering if I’ll be able to wrap this up by 60K as that’s the target. Will write story and worry about cuts later ๐Ÿ™‚ So darn close. The sprints are awesome! So excited about Vivi’s late night sprint tomorrow as it means sprinting WITHOUT toddlers to entertain ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Anna says:

    I got a little off the wagon (with good reason, traveling out of town for a funeral), but I got back on the wagon and have been charging ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚ Making excellent progress… on a MS I don’t want to be working on! Arg! The heroine is absurdly demanding and something of a slave driver with little consideration for my ideas of how things should be going. She’s much nicer to the hero, however, which I supposed I should be grateful for since my NANO MS imploded when the hero and heroine hated each other and couldn’t get over it.

  6. Kristina Mathews says:

    I’ve been making progress. Monday was a bust, filling in for someone on the day job and rain and kids and husband packing for a business trip did not make for much creativity.

    Got a little over 100 words this morning before school/work. Then after two basketball practices and drive-thrugh dinner, I just made 1,000 words tonight.

    I did, however fail to go over the minutes for tomorrow’s Parent Club meeting. Just hope I remember to e-mail them in the morning. Oh, and I have to make my own coffee, too. Then it’s work, music lessons, parent club meeting and probably another drive thru dinner in our future. Then on Thursday I get to go to High School Information Night for my odest son. I’m so not ready for that.

    • Elisa Beatty says:

      You’ve got a lot on your plate, Kristina but you’re still getting those words out!

      I hear you on having to make your own coffee…My husband doesn’t cook (ergh), but he DOES usually get up before me and make the coffee. I’m up at 4 a.m. California time to finish grading a set of papers I have to return at 8 a.m., and the only coffee available is what’s left over from yesterday. Double ergh.

      Good luck to you!

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