Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 2: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Chugs On

Stay on Track on Day #2

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King


What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count:540

What I'm reading?

Book:  California Demon by Julie Kenner
Starting Point: Chapter Four
2 Chapters Completed:No
Today's Book Note:N/A

Notes from Kerri:
Late checking in today as I was up late writing (yay to my Day 1 word count), but I didn't get as much reading in as I would have liked due to edits I had due professionally.  Bummer.  Will strive to do better today but as it is my middle child's 5th birthday today and we're expecting incoming family...I'm holding my breath on this one.

Love to see all the progress everyone is making.  Keep up the great work and I'll comment in the comments section as we go along!

Hang in there!


Anonymous said...

i am reading Steve barry's Alexandria link...Gary has been kidnapped and his dad cotton Malone has what the kidnapper wants...he has only 72 hours to trade the ransom for his only son....
i am doing a story about a burglar who is on death row for the murder he didn't commit....

The Book Boost said...


Sounds great! Keep us updated.

Aidee Ladnier said...

What I'm writing?

Book: Drought of Magic (renamed it yet again - I still can't get a handle on the title for my steampunk western.)
Today's total word count: 1093

What I'm reading?

Book: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder
1K Completed: Yes!
Today's Book Note: Horses raised in the desert sands do not travel well in swampy inlands.

Barbara said...

What I'm writing:
Spring Eternal
Today's total word count: 1524

What I'm reading:
Savannah: En péril by Sylvie Payette
2 Chapters completed: yes
Book notes: Heroine has some mysterious code that her bf left with her, now some bad guys are after her. Will read some more tonight ;).

Marie Sultana Robinson said...

What I'm writing?

Book: Pizza Widows
Starting Point: the mistress deal scene and the gardening scene
Today's total word count: Day 1 - 613 words Day 2 - 1468 Running Total - 2081

What I'm reading?

Hmm this is tricky - my eyes have been giving me trouble so I "listened" to the movie The Client and then skimmed the book in the library to see the differences and how the plot altered and the characters were compressed.
Book: The Client by John Grisham
Starting Point: skim
2 Chapters Completed: skimmed entire book a
Today's Book Note:

Notes from Marie:
My eyes have Rosecea, and were dry and I had a blood spot, so writing and reading were limited. I spent most of yesterday doing 'drops" with a cloth over my eyes to get darkness. And "listened" to the dialogue of the Client. I did spend a bit of time, skimming through the book (which I'd read years ago) to compare. The pacing is fast and there is a clean edge to the prose.
Book notes: I'm floundering a little with what to write.. that too will pass.

Jordan said...

Book: Untitled
Starting Point: 3,014
Today's total word count: 7,742

What I'm reading?
Book: Bells by Jen Calonita
Starting Point: Chapter Fifteen *Page 198* (I read more before I went to bed)
2 Chapters Completed: Started Chapter Eighteen *Page 244* *I probably will read more before I go to bed. After editing a chapter of two from my novel, I always read another book to decompress.)
Today's Book Note: Mira is learning that it isn’t all about her… I still don’t like her though!


Sally Christie said...

I'm back.

Today I added 1204 words bringing my total to 2210.

The book I am reading has progressed. The old man died so it isn't coming directly from his POV anymore. I am sure as they get around to reading his last will and testament, the old man's POV will return.

My WIP for this challenge appears to be about a woman who thinks she found a body in a trash bag while 'stretching her legs' during a road trip.

She is back at the scene with Officers Murphy and Bryan and yes, she made a joke about Irish Cop Day.

How are the rest of you doing?


Beth Caudill said...

What I'm writing:

Book: Starlight Treasures
Words: Total 242 - Edits ch1 &2 plus started ch 3.

What I'm reading:

Book Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
Chapters - Read 5 Chapters today; upto page 74

Slow start writing wise but at least I had some words on the page. More fun tomorrow.

Neana said...

I wrote 2000 words, 1k from yesterday and 1k this morning.
Finished reading Amanda Quick's Perfect Poison
Did two hours of research

Trick will be to keep going after I return to work tomorrow... wish me luck :)

BetsyG said...

Day 2 results:

What I'm writing: Nash - Bk 1
Starting point today: 1028 wds
Today's word count: 536

What I'm reading: The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
Starting point today: Chapter 6 (page 78)
Chapters read: 1

Progress Notes: I got a late start, so only made it halfway to my goals. Still, that's better than nothing, right? I need to figure out some way to sneak some writing time in while I'm at work, especially on those days when I'm away from the house for 12-14 hours.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Day 2:
What I'm writing?
Today's total word count: 1,013

What I'm reading?
Chapters Completed: ch. 10

Lynnette Labelle

The Book Boost said...


I like that you're working on the title. I believe this will inspire progress!

The Book Boost said...


You're rocking along. Great steady progress!

The Book Boost said...


Impressed with the word count! Keep it up!

The Book Boost said...


Color me amazed! Super word count! Woot! And your book notes crack me up.

The Book Boost said...


Sounds good. Glad you're getting in the rhythm of things!

The Book Boost said...


Words on the page = good!

The Book Boost said...


You can do it! Can't wait to hear how you impress yourself today!

The Book Boost said...


That is something! I had a similar halfway day. It happens and we move on. Keep chugging!

The Book Boost said...


You hit the target! Sweet!

Cynthia said...

Didn't have a chance to post this earlier.

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Today's total word count: 540
It was close to midnight when I reached my 540 and I couldn't keep my eyes open. There were numerous interruptions last night.

Book: And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle
2 Chapters Completed: I think a couple of pages.
Today's Book Note: Not enough to comment.

The Book Boost said...


Accept the interruptions and move on. 540 is still worthy work! Keep it up!

The Book Boost said...

I'm going to close the comments on Day #2.