Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 5: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Marches On

Sync Up into Day #5

“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the 
realization that he has come upon the right word.”
—Catherine Drinker Bowen


What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count:200

What I'm reading?

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

Kerri's Progress Notes:

Well, I'm not doing too well on my reading challenge.  Need to make a real effort to step this up today.

Alas, I was up until midnight editing due to my great 8K writing total from yesterday!  Then awoken at 3 a.m. by sickie poo kid.   So, I running on empty this morning.  Need more caffeine.

Best of luck to all who are sticking with it.  I'm rooting for you all!


Barbara said...

Apologies for failing to check in yesterday--wrote 1320 words (still the same story, Spring Eternal) and read 2 chapters and a bit of Savannah - En péril by Sylvie Payette.

For today:
Writing: Word Count 1437
Reading: 3 Chapters
(same stories)

Book note: Heroine has feelings for someone other then her bf. I see trouble in the future.

Progress: Works well for me so far!

Marie Sultana Robinson said...

running by.. migraine Marie

Beth Caudill said...

What I'm writing:

Book - Starlight Treasures
Words - 718

I'm checking early because I'm dog tired after Spring Break and the kids have driven me crazy the last two days. More fun on the weekend.

What I'm reading:

Book: Morrigan's Cross
Chapters: 5 chapters ~75 pages

Finished the book. Still not a fan of Nora's writing style but at least I read the whole thing. I've tried reading several and have stopped after a chapter or two.

Aidee Ladnier said...

What I'm writing?

Book: The Cabinet of the Dead (short story)
Today's total word count: 1092
Progress Notes: Also steampunk but prequel to the novel with the unknown title

What I'm reading?

Book: Promises by Randi Shane
1K Completed: Yes x 5
Book Note: Why is it the most broken characters are the most attractive?

Sally Christie said...


I keep forgetting to log in with my word count.

I read all of the time, getting that part done is no big deal at all. I read all tucked in on my Kindle Touch, till the sleep meds kick in and nothing makes sense anymore.

Today, I have 5072. I hope we aren't expected to knock out the world's next best seller during the month.


Linda Bell said...

What am I writing?

Short story, Iago.
# of words today: 1077,

about brainstorming, plot & setting, etc, but writing.

What am I reading?

Othello: 2,737

Cynthia said...

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Today's total word count: 158

Book: And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle
2 Chapters Completed: Yes
Today's Book Note: Invading thoughts of a certain gentleman

I am preparing for a birthday party by the time I got to writing I felt pretty tired. I don't know how much writing I will get done this weekend with the party coming up.

Teresa Reasor said...

I wrote 600 words today despite still having company and read in bed until the wee hours. But I edited two chapters and I've reached the halfway point on the short story 3000 words. And I posted 3 crits of other peoples works. Moving on.

The Book Boost said...


No problem. Both of your daily totals look swell. You are doing a great job. Keep it up!


Feel better!


Dog tired? ME TOO! Interesting take on Nora's books. I've only read a couple and thought they were good. But she's doing something right (check out her sales). LOL


I think broken appeals to women because we are "fixers" by nature. I know I am. Double Yay on the word count!


It doesn't have to be a best seller on this draft, but what if it becomes one? Then you could say...I wrote it during the 1k/1k challenge @theBookBoost! :-) And your word counts are phenom!

@Linda Bell~

You rock! Yay!


Hey, I did the party stuff this past week and it really upset my schedule. Followed by a sick kiddo--I feel your pain. Write when you can and you'll make up for it later. Keep up the fab work!


I miss reading in bed. Hubby is sensitive to even the tiniest light source. So, I've become a sofa/kitchen/guest room reader! I had a down day with writing despite my running back and forth to the keyboard--only got in one 15 minute segment. Bummer! You're doing great.

BetsyG said...

Day 5 -

Writing: Nash Bk 1
Total word count: 140

Reading: None today

I almost forgot to check in with my totals (such as they are) for yesterday. Not a good day, and no excuses for it, either. Just played too much on the computer, procrastinated and was then too tired to write or read.

Marie Sultana Robinson said...

What I'm writing?

Book: The Pizza Widows
Starting Point: Somewhere in the middle
Today's total word count: 1721
Book: Sea Glass Dreams
Starting Point: 30,000 words out
Today's total word count: ?

What I'm reading?

Well I listened to Kingdom of Heaven.. still having eye issues.

Progress Notes from Marie: Been feeling stressed, lots of reasons. Writing is going well, but reading isn't as my eyes are giving me hell. Library cleanup day reminded me that I need to get outdoors more.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Day 5:
What I'm writing?
Today's total word count: 1108

What I'm reading?
Chapters Completed: ch. 13

Yay! I met both goals today.

Lynnette Labelle

The Book Boost said...


Realizing where your time is actually going and taking ownership of that is the first step in getting back on track. You'll do better today!


Getting outdoors is great and can do wonders for productivity. Well, around here...we only have a short time before we burst into flames when we step outside. But I plan to enjoy it while I can. Yay on the word count!


You rocked it, girl! Woot!

The Book Boost said...

I'm going to close comments for Day #5.