Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Word Count Wednesday and Unclaimed Prizes

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of Word Count Wednesday, I just wanted to remind a few of the winners from the birthday bash that they need to send me their snail mail address so we can get their prizes out to them.  You can send me your addy at juliecoulterbellon@gmail.com 

I need addresses from Mindy, Stories from the Cline Clan, Heidi, Char, and Cheri.  I would love for you to claim your prizes after all that hard work!

I am very proud of myself this week.  I managed to write 3400 words.  Woohoo!  Sadly, it was on a new project that I'm working on, and not the one I need to finish.  But it still felt good to stretch the writing muscles and leave the editing behind for a while.  Drafting can be fun, too!

How did you do this week?

10 comments:

Charlie Moore said...

I guess I'll actually report since I did significant writing as well. My word count of approx. 5000 words is actually for two weeks, however. Still working on the story of my GG grandfather, Samuel Brown.

Melanie Goldmund said...

I forgot to keep track of my exact word count, but I'm sure it was over 1000, maybe even 1500 with everything that I deleted and did again. I've worked diligently on my new story every day this last week except yesterday, adding new stuff, then going back and tweaking the old stuff as needed. I just can't sit down and write without editing -- I have to go back and change things, or I can't progress. It doesn't make me a good candidate for NaNoWriMo, I know, but it works for me. :-)

I'm getting close to the end of the first draft, and am even starting to have stray thoughts about what I want to do next, which is a good sign for me.

Randy said...

I was in editing mode this last week. I was able to prep the first five chapters of my novel to submit to an agent. I consider that pretty good progress.

Lindzee said...

So far, just over 4800 words this week! Thank you, Write or Die. :)

~T~ said...

1557 words this week!

Debra Erfert said...

3,326 words. Not as much as I'd like, but I've also been drawing, too, on a project I need to get done, pronto! But my thoughts never stray further than the next scene I need to write. Drawing is a very silence art otherwise.

Rebecca H. Jamison said...

Mine was around 2000 or 3000--most of my writing was on 2 days, so I'm getting so I can write more in one sitting.

And on finishing your wip, lots of people say it's good to let a manuscript sit while your subconscious works on it. That's the way it is with me at least.

Jordan McCollum said...

Oh, who's the boktease now?

I don't think I checked in last week, but as of right now, I've edited 14 chapters since last Monday.

I can't help it. I tried to do less. I can't. I'm an obsessive overachiever, and I heart this story. (Probably too much. Stock up on tissues for critique group.)

Unknown said...

I actually wrote 900 words yesterday. That was an accomplishment, this book is being so hard to write. Where I usually draft about 3000 words on a day I can sit and write for an hour or so. I'm writing less than 1000 in four hours or more. It is YA and not my normal genre, but the story is there, I know where I'm going, and what's happening. I am wondering if I am just cutting my YA teeth on this one or it's too planned out and I'm feeling restricted by the MC's journey. Regardless, his voice is not clear and it's making this dificult.

Unknown said...

Wow I'm an unknown. Don't know whether to be excited or marginalized. :)

Michelle J.