Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 13: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Grows On

Don't Leave Me on Day #13
“Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.”--Ann Patchett


 What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count: 404 (and lucky to get it)

What I'm reading?

Book:  California Demon by Julie Kenner
Starting Point: Chapter Four
2 Chapters Completed: Nope
Today's Book Note: Read a school survey for my 12 year old, does this count?

Kerri's Progress Notes:

You won't believe what happened today!  I fell and broke 2 toes!  And I had to attend a party with my 12 year old at the church tonight.  They want to play "running scavenger hunts".  Oy! 

Could I have used anymore (!) here?  Friday was a tough one.  Thus the lateness on updates.

So proud of the half dozen of you who are sticking with the challenge!


Aidee Ladnier said...

What I'm writing?

Book: The Cabinet of the Dead
Today's total word count: 1035
Progress Notes: I had such high hopes of getting more than a thousand words done today. Unfortunately, I got caught in a research spiral and learned more about brothels in 1890's New York than I'll ever use in my short story.

What I'm reading?

Book: Two Silent Cries by TN Tarrant
1K Completed: Yes!
Book Note: Spoiler--the book has a happy ending.

Teresa Reasor said...

1525 words today. 6157 so far this week. And I'm halfway through Dead Again.

Teresa R.

Teresa Reasor said...

Your research sounds like something I would enjoy too.
Teresa R.

Sally Christie said...

13105 words.

This is a short post. Still reading. Wishing everyone well.

Don't touch anything sharp and I'll drop in tomorrow.


Teresa Reasor said...


Beth Caudill said...

Today was my RWA Chapter Meeting so I got about an hour in before going - ~136 new words, a revision of the previous chapter and work on notes for content revisions for Assassin's Soul.

3 chapters in Gemma Halliday's Spying in High Heels. While I started this to read a successful selfpub author, the style is not to my liking so I'll be picking another book tomorrow.

Cynthia said...

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Today's total word count: 0

I was at a chapter meeting too where we worked on character portraits. After the meeting spent some time with critique partner.

Book: The Dark. Lady
2 Chapters Completed: Yes
Today's Book Note: This book I am reading is darker. The characters have secrets. It will be interesting to see how this all unravels.

Aidee Ladnier said...

Teresa, I'm happy to share resources if you ever need them!

Teresa Reasor said...

Thanks Aidee. It sounds fascinating and I'd love that. When we went to San Francisco and Sausalito we learned that one of the madames of the area became the Mayor of Sausalito by having intimate knowledge of the gentlemen in power in the area. You may want to check that out too.

My word count today was 850 words. My total was 7007 words.

The Book Boost said...


Hey, brothels...always interesting material. Yay for happy endings.


More Woot and a serving of Squee! Don't be jealous of the word count. It has dropped so much from the beginning of the challenge to now. Sick kids and injuries are really taunting me now.


What if I tripped, fell and broke two toes? Is that the equivalent of touching something sharp? Ouch!


Love Gemma. Awesome lady. Oh, and can you send me the measurements of the Celtic Vision Star Pendant please? Thanks.


Sounds like your chapter meeting was great. I just received a postcard for an author function I'm attending this summer and I'm on the list of authors with romance great--Linda Howard. It made me so happy. :-)

The Book Boost said...

I'm closing comments on Day #13.