Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 1: Read 1K Write 1K Challenge Commences

Spring Into Action on Day #1

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”—Jack Kerouac


What I'm writing?

Book: The Cable
Starting Point: Page 101
Today's total word count:4610

What I'm reading?

Book:  California Demon by Julie Kenner
Starting Point: Chapter Four
2 Chapters Completed:Only 4 pages completed today!
Today's Book Note: At the school gym scene and hubby is missing in action. Oy!

Progress Notes from Kerri:
The listing above is a good example of how you should report in each day.  I'll be posting mine on the daily blog post at the end of the day or at the start of the following day depending on how late I'm working.

Day 1 is officially up and running.  At last count we have around 40 folks participating!  Hope all of you stick with it.  If you have a bad day along the way...don't stop!  Push onward!

Best of luck to all and I'll be checking in throughout the day.


Marie Sultana Robinson said...

What I'm writing?

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

What I'm reading?

Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Starting Point: Chapter One
2 Chapters Completed: 1
Today's Book Note:

Progress Notes from Marie:
I started the day finding my coffee milk had soured so I used the morning doing mundane errands. Now at the library, I'm doing a posting and will sit down and read. I decided to go back and forth between books, during this month.

Aidee Ladnier said...

Hi Kerri!

I'm really excited about this challenge. I'm participating in this and in CampNaNoWriMo, so between the two my writing will be supercharged!

What I'm writing?

Book: Make It Rain
Starting Point: Page 8
Today's total word count: 1034

What I'm reading?

Book: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder
Starting Point: Page 212
1K words completed: Yes!
Today's Book Note: The takeaway from my reading of the third book in Mark Hodder's steampunk Burton/Swinburne series is that if you don't wind up your clockwork man, he is useless in a firefight.


Jordan said...

Hey Kerri,
Like I said before, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this April, so just like Aidee I will hopefully write a lot more words than normal. :)

What I'm writing?
Book: Untitled
Starting Point: Beginning
Today's total word count: 3,014 (Just today! Whooo!)

What I'm reading?
Book: Bells by Jen Calonita
Starting Point: Page 96 (the end of chapter six)
1K words completed: Yes! (I read to page 130)
Today's Book Note: I really don’t like Mira. She is so artificial.

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Barbara said...

So far, so good! ;)

What I'm writing:
Book: Spring Eternal (Book 3 in a series)
Starting point: p. 9 (the page numbers will jump around a bit, since parts are already written).
Today's total word count:1650

What I'm reading: Savannah - En péril by Sylvie Payette
Starting point: p. 45
2 Chapters completed: yes
Today's book note:

"The actor is the archeologist of the soul."

Thanks for the awesome challenge!

Linda Bell said...

What I'm writing?

Starting Point: pg 2. Soul Revolution 468 words. Need to do research & plot.
Sidonia, bk 2 [ch 1]: 675 words
Today's total word count: 1143 words

What I'm reading?

Book:The Best Horror of the Year: 4
Starting Point: The Little Green God of Agony - Stephen Kin
Chapters Completed: The Little Green God of Agony - Stephen Kin
Today's Book Note: A millionaire in pain hires to exorcise his pain

Table of Contents:
The Little Green God of Agony - Stephen King: A paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise his pain
Stay - Leah Bobet - can a woman with no medicine stop Raven and keep a wendigo human?
The Moraine - Simon Bestwick - a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test
Blackwood's Baby - Laird Barron - hunters become the hunted as a small group of men ventures deep into a forest.
Looker - David Nickle - a young man at a party meets a girl with extraordinary eyes
The Show - Priya Sharma - a psychic struggles for her life on national television
Mulberry Boys - Margo Lanagan - villagers produce silk for a living, but what price have the villagers paid for this income?
Roots and All - Brian Hodge - a soldier strikes a grisly bargain with his sister's killer
Final Girl Theory - A. C. Wise - a film made 40 years ago fascinates a man, and when he thinks he sees one of the actresses on the street he follows her home, because he has to know: was it real?
Omphalos - Livia Llewellyn - family togetherness was never meant to be like this.
Dermot - Simon Bestwick - the Special Projects department of a police station requires the help of Dermot to locate the creatures that prey on the town; but is his help worth the price they pay him for it?
Black Feathers - Alison J. Littlewood - ravens answer a child's wish for magic
Final Verse - Chet Williamson - to what extreme would you go in order to find the answer to a long-held question?
In the Absence of Murdock - Terry Lamsley - where did Murdock go and why has no one seen him in days?
You Become the Neighborhood - Glen Hirshberg - mother and daughter reminisce about the event that drove the mother mad, and about the events that led up to it.
In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos - John Langan - two mercenaries accept a strangely simplistic assignment
Little Pig - Anna Taborska - a desperate woman in an occupied land makes a terrible choice
The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine - Peter Straub - love and pain and pleasure and surrealism

Beth Caudill said...

I'm behind in my goals for this year so I really need to get caught up and moving forward. I hope this event will push me to write something every day.

What I'm Writing:

Book: Starlight Treasures - starting with 14 pages already written / 3458 words already written.
Todays Word Count: ? Not much but will be naming some places, finding floor plans for two locations and hopefully editing the existing chapters.

Book: Assassin's Soul - Starting on Content Edits to make the story a novella instead of a short story.
Today's Word Count: Nothing.

What I'm Reading:

Book - Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
Starting with Page 1.
Chapters read: Still pending. I'll read after I do some manuscript work.

Today was a trip to the zoo so I'm starting really late but wanted to post what I'll be doing.

Neana said...

Hi Kerri,
I am writing:
Working title: Elizabeth's escape to love
Starting point: 4500 wds

Reading: The Power of Why by Amanda Lang and
Perfect Poison- Amanda Quick.

Progress Notes: Read one chapter of each book, did a bit of research for one of my plot points (historical novel) and wrote 15 minutes so far. Poised to write for the next two hours... will report on progress tomorrow.

Cynthia said...

Hi Kerri,

What I'm writing?

Book: Emma Whitewood (working title)
Starting Point: 6300 words
Today's total word count: 1006

What I'm reading?

Book: And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake by Elizabeth Boyle
Starting Point: Beginning
Chapters Completed: 2
Today's Book Note: They Meet!

The email account I am using to post on your blog is not the same one I used to sign up. I don't know if this matters or not, but I thought I'd let you know.

Cynthia Young

BetsyG said...

What I'm writing?

Book: Nash - Bk 1 (working title)
Starting Point: Beginning
Today's word count: 1028

What I'm reading?
Book: The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
Starting Point: Chapter 4 (page 49)
2 Chapters completed: Yes

Progress Notes from Betsy:
It was late in the day when I started my writing, and when I finished I turned off the computer and did my reading. That's probably going to be the normal routine for me, so I'm likely to be posting my results the next day throughout this challenge.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Day 1:
What I'm writing?

Book: WIP
Starting Point: 50,000 words
Today's total word count: 1,002

What I'm reading?

Book: Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson
Starting Point: Ch. 9
Chapters Completed: one (long chapters)
Today's Book Note: I feel this story has potential, but there are definite slow moments, where the author could’ve tightened the scene/chapter.

Lynnette Labelle

The Book Boost said...


Glad to see you here. Be sure to wait to leave your comment until after you've stopped working for the day. This way, you'll be able to enter your totals. :-) Looks like a great game plan, though.

The Book Boost said...


Keep up the fantastic work! Yay to you!

The Book Boost said...


Your word count on Day 1 was phenomenal. Keep it up!

The Book Boost said...


So far so good indeed! Way to go!

The Book Boost said...

@Linda Bell~

Great on the word count! Woot!

The Book Boost said...


Great game plan and so glad you're joining us. My life is a zoo so I understand completely. Looking forward to your report on Day 2.

The Book Boost said...


What an amazing word count! You go girl!

The Book Boost said...


Don't worry about the different e-mail addresses. You're all good. Yay to word count and love the title of your reading book!

The Book Boost said...


Posting results the following day is most likely what I'll do most of the time as well. No problem at all. You're doing great!

The Book Boost said...


Yay to the word count and I love your book analysis. I often find problems in the big bestseller books as well. Very interesting.

Cinette said...

What am I writing?
Book: Copies, Cutz and Such
Today's Word Count: 910 words
I don't always write chronologically, I jump around and 'fill in'. The scenes I worked on are in the set up. I write long-hand.

What I'm reading?
Bone by Bone written by Carol O'Connell.
Read: 150 pages
Oren has come home 20 years after his father sent him away at 17. Oren believes he sent him away because he believed Oren was responsible for his brother's disappearance. On the night Oren returns, his brother's jaw is delivered to the front porch in the dead of night. Josh has been coming home, bone by bone.
Oren is a retired criminal investigator for the military, and now he is trying to find out who murdered his brother and why.
Where I left off? Oren has found an envelope of photos his brother took before he disappeared.
Progress notes from Cinette:
I was on a 12-hour road trip in a semi, so what writing I was able to do is not all that legible (note: semi's do not provide a smooth ride). Thank goodness I brought a large print book. Both practices do make for a headache, I'm afraid. And hubby was a little cranky about me spending the trip writing and reading. Or maybe that was because I accidentally dropped a shovel of wood chips and manure on his head from the top deck when I was helping him clean out the livestock trailer;-)

Linda Bell said...

Soul Revolution short story

Starting Point: 468 words
Today's Ending 1150 words.
Today's total: 682 words

Sidonia, bk 1 ch 48 [LAST CHAPTER!]:
Starting Point: 0 words
Today's Ending 498 words.
Today's total: 498 words

Today's total word count: 1180 words

What I'm reading?

Book:The Best Horror of the Year: 4
Starting Point: Short story: Stay
Completed: Stay
Today's Book Note: A man is forced to stay, perhaps healed of a murderous thing

The Book Boost said...


Ouch! Poor hubby! LOL You are putting in the effort. Hang in there.

The Book Boost said...


Sounds like you are on your way to success. Keep it up!

The Book Boost said...

I'm going to close the comments on Day #1.