Oh, gosh, a chapter a day, that'd be a miracle for me. When I have an empty schedule and get to just write, my goal is to finish a chapter per week. If I can meet that, then I know I'm on a roll. But inevitably, RL interrupts and throws me off.
I like your trick! That sounds handy. I believe it was Hemingway who would end his writing day midway through a sentence, so he'd have plenty of motivation when he started the next day, and he wasn't starting cold, since he was already in the middle of a thought. I've tried it, but discovered that I must have some form of OCD, b/c I couldn't stand leaving a sentence unfinished.
It pains me to realize it will take me many more months just to finish my books' second draft. Took me just under nine months to write the first, all by hand. September 2019 to May 2020. Looking like ten months for this next, bigger draft... and I am typing it. Originally wanted it done in six months with 110,000 words! Unrealistic and I am slow, so I lowered it to 80,000.
Take heart, HD! Stay the course. You got this.
Yeah, overhauling a draft from scratch always take me longer too. If I finish the first draft in 3-6 months, I can estimate the second draft will take me a year -- unless I'm working on multiple projects at once like I am now. Ugh. I swear, I'm about to undertake yet another overhaul of the opening of my historical, which will be the ... fourth? time I've tried to hammer out an opening for it (trying an entirely new format/timeline arrangement too), so this one is going to take me a LOT longer than expected.
We just gotta stick with it. There's magic in them thar words. Sometimes we gotta chase it down.
325 an hour, you’re a hero. I’m lucky to get maybe 300 but mote like 250. Part of that is how I write, especially if new material. Referring to notes, checking back on name spelling and such. I generally get 2-3 hours at a setting when I write now. My work schedule is a 2-2-3 12hr night shift.
pelwrath: Okay, I'm working at keeping up with the rest of you in posting but not sure that I can.
Jul 24, 2021 0:24:06 GMT -6
ScienceGirl: It's okay. In about three weeks my work is going to be crazy and I won't be able to keep up as much. We all contribute what we can
Jul 24, 2021 7:09:02 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: From my personal viewpoint, I'm trying to post in terms of enjoyment and readability rather than volume. I don't think it will be more than once a day though, if that.
Jul 24, 2021 7:48:18 GMT -6
pelwrath: My last post for Letters, was much easier for me.
Jul 26, 2021 6:34:55 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Seriously, don't stress too much in the solo posts lol
Jul 26, 2021 9:28:51 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: That whole setup was designed so that folks could tell their own fun stories at their own pace
Jul 26, 2021 9:29:27 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Great advice, Caulder. I love that we can go our own way on solo quests.
Jul 26, 2021 10:26:40 GMT -6
baudelairecopay: I know I'm not supposed to ask this on the forum but I can't figure out how o post, either poetry or prose.
Jul 26, 2021 15:40:31 GMT -6
Alatariel: You can ask that! No worries.
Jul 26, 2021 19:14:24 GMT -6
Alatariel: When you click on the forum you want, at the top is a "create thread" button
Jul 26, 2021 19:15:11 GMT -6
Alatariel: it can be hard to see sometimes. It's right above the "search" bar
Jul 26, 2021 19:15:39 GMT -6
pelwrath: Had an idea for Litterbug Junction but after some further research, I'm dropping it.
Jul 26, 2021 20:23:37 GMT -6