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jeanetteraleigh

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10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 4:38 PM
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I read about people who can write huge amounts in one sitting, about whole novels written in 12 days. I've never been able to do that, so I set a challenge for myself. If anyone wants to join me, feel free! :)

My plan is to try for a 10,000 word weekend (not counting emails and blogs and since I write in a notebook, I'll have to estimate by number of pages completed.)

If anyone wants to join me, feel free. I'm going to disappear from the forum for the weekend. I'll let you know how far I get...
tracihilton

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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 4:56 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I'm in Jeannette! I'm going to finish the Tangle if it kills me this weekend and get smashing good start on Plain Jane. : )
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 5:09 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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great idea - count me in!
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 5:59 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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i know me.
the most i could hope for is 2500k
can i still play?
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Posted: Jun 1, 2012 6:21 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I'm in but I'm like Worm. My offering might be smaller since hubby's home this weekend. I actually wrote about 4,000 in the last 24 hrs so maybe...
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Posted: Jun 1, 2012 6:53 PM   in response to: sbin59 in response to: sbin59
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4k in 24 hr is good work
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 6:58 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I once wrote 10,000 words in an hour, but it was all Greek to me, so I deleted it.
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:28 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I was hoping to, but the in-laws came into town and our schedule is booked up pretty solid. I'm fitting in writing time here and there, but my normal weekend goal is 10K. I'll be lucky if I get 4K. It stinks because I'm at a place in my WIP that the words are really flowing. I'll either have to push back a personal deadline or make up for it throughout next week.

Good luck to everyone else!
robethpublishin...

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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:33 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Since I finished my novel's first draft today, this girl is going to step away from the computer for the weekend...and clean the house.

:)

But good luck everyone!

Bobbi
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 12:57 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I would love to be able to do this, but my non-fiction WIP involves huge amounts of research and fact-finding. That is what takes the time.

Once all is in place, I can get around 2k words down in a 24 h period, before more research is necessary.
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 1:40 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Jeanette, this is a great idea. I'm so behind on my next novel in the Inside Evil series that I really should take a cue from you. We have a four day weekend here in Britain....does it still count for 10k? Or do I have to write 20k?!

Geoff

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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 2:17 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Just make sure that it doesn't affect the quality of your work. Some people are cut out to write quickly whereas others fare better writing at a slower pace. Sometimes, if you push yourself to write a certain amount, it is reflected in the writing.

I write 10,000+ words on a daily basis as part of my job as a copywriter, which is something that comes naturally to me with non-fiction. However, I would never push myself to write that much in terms of my fiction because I think that it would be forced and probably not as well thought out as I would like it to be, which would then come across in the quality of my fiction.

Good luck though, you may discover you are one of the ones who is cut out to write at the speed of light once you put your mind to it ;-)
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 8:38 AM   in response to: philcyberia in response to: philcyberia
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I write 10,000+ words on a daily basis as part of my
job as a copywriter, which is something that comes
naturally to me with non-fiction. However, I would
never push myself to write that much in terms of my
fiction because I think that it would be forced and
probably not as well thought out as I would like it
to be, which would then come across in the quality of
my fiction.
I agree completely! I also write non-fiction and I can fly through thousands of words at a clip when I'm on a roll, but I know if I were to try to write fiction, my pace would slow to a dying crawl.
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 8:45 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I would but I'm in the editing phase of my WIP - so my goal will be to try and [b]edit[/b] 10,000 words this weekend. That's a little over two chapters. Lately, in my editing, I've been averaging one chapter in about three days - so this could be rough, but I'm up for the challenge!
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Re: 10,000 Word Weekend?
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 9:50 AM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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Lol, When I get down to it, I can crank out a lot but I end up hating half of it or needing to chop it because it doesn't support the story and move it forward. I sometimes really struggle with this, I'm a rabbit chaser! Those lovely little bunny tales get me hopping in the wrong direction!
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