Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 3: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Lights Up

Say, you have an idea? Day #3

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
—Stephen King


What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count:1045

What I'm reading?

Book:  California Demon by Julie Kenner
Starting Point: Chapter Four
2 Chapters Completed:50 pages
Today's Book Note: Wondering why there are so many sentences that end in "was" or "is".  Just sayin'

Progress Notes from Kerri:

Yesterday was a bad day for work progress but good day for family.  Daughter's birthday a success--word count half way there.  No reading.  Must catch up today!  Cut index finger right hand this a.m. so typing proves to be a challenge.  Ugh!

Proud to see all of you hard at work.

I'm reading all the wonderful comments.


Aidee Ladnier said...

What I'm writing? Boy was this hard today for some reason!

Book: The Cabinet of the Dead (short story)
Today's total word count: 1047

What I'm reading?

Book: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon
1K Completed: Yes!
Today's Book Note: I think if the time traveling in this book was to a time farther away from the protagonist's own time it wouldn't be as confusing.

Barbara said...

Quickly checking in for today:

Writing: still "Spring Eternal", word count 1576

Reading: Savannah En Péril by Sylvie Payette.

Thanks for the encouragement! :)

Marie Sultana Robinson said...

Quick check in -

Hopefully I'll write later tonight.
A dear friend was in town and I spent the day doing other things, not a common occurence but a much needed one.

Sally Christie said...

I nearly forgot to log in!

Okay, I have 2864 words and need to get on the ball... what did I do? Oh, right, I had chat duty at the writer's chatroom.

I'll try to get back before midnight with a few more words...

Still reading the Testament..


Jordan said...

What I'm writing?
Book: Untitled
Today's total word count: 4,000 (roughly) for a total of 10,236 words.
I was reading your comment back and then, after doing some investigating, found that I was putting my total word count… for my entire book.
To clear things up… I wrote 4,000 on the first day (roughly), 3,000 on the second (roughly), and 3,000 again today (again, roughly.)

What I'm reading?
Book: Bells by Jen Calonita
1K Completed: I started somewhere around chapter fifteen (page 198) I went on to finish the book (page 352) just a few minutes ago (I wish I had something better to day like… “I was just lounging and decided to read a bit –what? 200 pages? Please! That is nothing for an established author such as me.” Alas I cannot, nor will I ever be able to, say that.)
Today's Book Note: I will not say I saw the ending coming (although I did. You can thank Amazon reviews for that one. Go on, thank ‘em.) It was enjoyable all the same. I loved Jen Calonita’s Secrets of My Hollywood Life Series. It expanded my reading to more than just rereading Twilight and Harry Potter. I have had this book on my shelves since June of 2012 (It came out in April and I couldn’t find it anywhere –B&N is out to get me) but kept putting it down because the two main characters just weren’t Katelyn Burke! This challenge really… challenged me to get through this book and I am so glad. I LOVED IT!


Sally Christie said...

3101 words, 4 scenes. A handful of cops and one dead body in a plastic trash bag with faded pink drawstrings.

In the book I am reading it seems the old man was thick with very shallow family members.


Beth Caudill said...

What I'm writing:

Book - Starlight Treasures
Word count - 424

Almost twice yesterday so better but not there yet.

What I'm reading:

Book - Morrigan's Cross
Chapters - Read 3 chapters ~45pages

Cynthia said...

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Today's total word count: 1000

Book: And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle
2 Chapters Completed: Yes
Today's Book Note: The Conflict Begins.

I also updated my results for Tuesday, late yesterday.

BetsyG said...

Day 3 results:

Writing -
Book: Nash Bk 1
Word count for the day: 1025

Reading -
Book:The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
Chapters read: 3

Made my word count, barely. It was like trudging through mud trying to pull the words out.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Day 3:
What I'm writing?
Today's total word count: 540 words

What I'm reading?
Chapters Completed: ch. 11

Work kept me busier today, so I didn’t get as much writing in as I would’ve liked. Plus, it’s our gym night, which takes 2 hours (with travel time) from my evening, and pretty much zaps me. Still, I was able to get some pages in, so I’m happy about that. Three days in a row so far. Yay!

Lynnette Labelle

The Book Boost said...


It will get harder and there will be a point when you want to quit. That's when you have to push!

Yay to word count! I'll always be here cheering for you. Love to see others accomplish their goals.

Say "hello" to your friend!

I know about those duties. Hang in there. You're doing swell! 3101 deserves a Woot and a Squee!

You're still doing above and beyond. Uber fantastic! Thanks Amazon Reviews! (Cause you told me to) ;-)

It all adds up in the end. Keep at it. Push Push Push!

Thanks for keeping me updated. Only a few of you hanging with it and I appreciate it. You are rocking and rolling!

The mud will get thicker and thicker before you hit your stride. Fight it. Push through. It will get easier after the struggle.

Those pages are golden. Particularly when you have outside duties pulling you in every direction. I'm there with you--trust me. Keep up the fantabulous work!

The Book Boost said...

I'm going to close the comments on Day #3.