Day 10 – 20k in 10 days – FINISH!

June 20, 2011

Day 10:

Target: 20,000 words

Actual: 20,023 words

Done! Scraped over the line at 11:14pm (West Aust. time). Will now email it to Phill who will verify and let me out of my bet.

Completely shattered. Will reflect on this better in the morning and blog on some of the thoughts I have had about the process as a whole.

I’m pretty pleased though. The story – though written poorly in places – is cohesive and structurally reasonable.

May have to think up some kind of editing challenge next πŸ™‚

Thanks for your support along the way folks!


20k in 10 days

June 20, 2011

Dear Writing God,

Please let this story be good.Β Or at least not-shit.



Day 10 (am) – 20k in 10 days

June 20, 2011

Day 10 – morning:

Target: 20,000 words

Actual: 17,379 words.

Up early to put some wordage down before work. Got 500 words done from an important little scene.

About 2,600 to go. Very doable.

Day 9 – 20k in 10 days

June 19, 2011

Day 9:

Target: 18,000 words

Actual: 16,870 words

Big day. Had two writing sessions for more than 3,500 words. Going to go to bed, get up early and do an hour before work and hopefully get up around the 18,000 mark. Then tomorrow night I’ll just have the 2,000 to do and I’m home.


In other news, the writing was quite good tonight. The story is structurally making a lot of sense. I’m a little worried that:

a. the resolution is coming together a little too matter-of-factly; and

b. that I am adding information that should have been alluded to much earlier.

But I guess these things can be fixed at second draft stage! (yes, I am currently filled with the misguided notion that the story has merit)

Day 8 – 20k in 10 days

June 18, 2011

Day 8:

Target: 16,000 words

Actual: 13,266 words

Another 1,000 words only. Not great writing either. Blaming Saturday.

Sunday better deliver!

Day 7 – 20k in 10 days

June 18, 2011

Day 7:

Target: 14,000 words

Actual: 12,126 words

Writing on a Friday night can bite me.

Though surprisingly, did 1,000 words tonight.

My plan for my remaining word limit is 3,000 words on Saturday, 3,000 Sunday and 2,000 Monday.

Doable, right?

Day 7 – 20k in 10 days

June 17, 2011

Whoever invented writing didn’t touch base with whoever invented chilling out on Friday night.