Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 8: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Adds Up

Calling for a Recount on Day 8

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  
--Ernest Hemingway


What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count:1086

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:

Yesterday, "so so" on the writing.  The only reading I did was editing so I didn't count that.  Lots of big editing projects coming up for the remainder of the month.  Will my writing time be affected?  We shall see.

Everyone is rocking it.  Keep those fingers  moving and give those wrists a loving massage each night.  Don't get too sore and tired.  One week down!


Marie Sultana Robinson said...

What I'm writing?

Book: the Pizza Widows
Starting Point:
Today's total word count: yesterday 3000

Book: Sea Glass Dreams
Starting Point:
Today's total word count:

What I'm reading?

Book: Percy Jackson Sea Monsters
Starting Point:
2 Chapters Completed: 5 chapters
Today's Book Note: Fun YA book based on Greek myths.

Marie's Note: Yesterday I drove and sat at a restaurant, had a nice lunch, watched the sea and wrote pages and pages (probably about 3000 handwritten, but I won't officially count until I type in) I came home to find my landlord had cleared out one of my garden flats that I'd just seeded. I can't say much, I'm behind on rent because I don't have my government widow benefits (hows that for a mouthful of cinders and words) but it had me curled up in the fetal position and I'm going to be stuck eating dry toast and drinking protein shakes for a few days as I scramble. So upset I couldn't get out of bed this morning and write but I will write here at the library. Yeah for Google docs!

Barbara said...

What I'm writing: Spring Eternal
Today's total word count: 1036

What I'm reading: The Dangerous Hour by Marcia Muller. 2 Chapters: Done.

Progress notes--slowing down a bit, because this is a story of which a big part exists already, and I have to make sure everything makes sense together. Also, exciting news. :)

Jordan said...

What I'm writing?
Book: Untitled
Starting Point: 21,000 (roughly)
Today's total word count: ZERO

What I'm reading?
Book: The Selection by Kiera Cass
Starting Point: Page One
2 Chapters Completed: YES!
Today's Book Note: I am book jumping... something I have never done in my life! -Jordan

Linda Bell said...

What am I writing?

I did Protag's tarot spread & all the insights for the main plot

1273 words

What am I reading?

Universe Horribles, 1 ss.

1506 words

Sally Christie said...

Hello Writers!

I just put in over a K of easy words. I may be finding my groove.

One of my characters found a body. She reported it and a newspaper article mentioned her name. She is a stalking survivor and her stalker now knows where she is.

I brought back some of the characters from a previous novel to help her out.


I am still plugging along with The Testament. Wishing after waking up to snow, I could take a quick trip to South America and help the guy in the book locate a missionary.

I'll be back, tomorrow. Don't touch anything sharp.

Beth Caudill said...

What I'm writing

Zero for today. I did a mockup of a cover for a reissue to see what I liked.

Iwas going to try writing tonight but the kids had a meltdown tonight.

What I'm reading

Devil's Bride - 3 chapters
This is a comfort read.

Aidee Ladnier said...

What I'm writing?

Book: The Meteorological Thaumaturgist
Today's total word count: 1076
Progress Notes: While doing research for this novel today, I found out there are volcanoes in Utah. How did I not know that?

What I'm reading?

Book: Brute by Kim Fielding
1K Completed: Yes!
Book Note: There really is someone for everyone out there.

Cynthia said...

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Today's total word count: 414

Book: New book That Scandalous Summer by Meredith Duran
2 Chapters Completed: No.
Today's Book Note: Leaving as Heroine is found.

I didn't get home until 9PM so fit in some writing. Today should be an earlier day home so should be getting back on track then.

BetsyG said...

Day 8 -

Writing: Nash Bk 1
Today's total word count: 151

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

The writing is getting harder. I keep procrastinating on it. And I think I've figured out why. It occurred to me this morning that I don't like my hero...he's coming across too wimpy. Hmmm, no wonder I don't want to spend time with him!

Teresa Reasor said...

I wrote 905 words yesterday. Had to go teach a small class at a local middle school. And had a dental appointment. I broke a cap.
Almost finished with Lover At Last.
Teresa R.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Day 8
What I'm writing?
Today's total word count: 1064

What I'm reading?
Chapters Completed: ch. 14

Met both goals today. Yay!

Lynnette Labelle

The Book Boost said...


Love the word count! Yay! Sorry to hear about your garden situation. Hugs.


Thrilled to hear that you're getting so close to wrapping up. Woot!


Well, the book jumping could be like watching several different television shows in one night. Your brain can handle it! Have fun.

@Linda Bell~

You go girl. Consistently reaching your goal!


Feeling groovy looks good on you. Congrats on the amazing progress.


I so need a comfort read right now. Very stressed out. Very stressed out. Did I mention...very stressed out? Now, I'm going to have a meltdown just like your kids.


Impressive word count and research. Smiles.


After a long day, getting in even 4 hundred is swell. Well done.


Nice revelation about your book. What will you do now? Start over? Change the main character in your book? I'll be interested to hear on the next update.


Yay on the word count and the teaching. Ouch and bummer on the tooth! Oy!


You're the queen of goals! Good for you.

The Book Boost said...

I'm closing the comments for Day #8.