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I worked on my WWII POW book today again. :yay

Today i added the account of how the men attempted to escape using tunnels -- sticking it into the book just before the information I added yesterday, which was the details of an actual escape attempt that my father participated in.

Progress is being made.  Productivity will slow down beginning tomorrow, as I have a lot of family activities that will be taking place during the next two months. But... I intend to still work on this book as often as possible! I'm going to TRY to add at least something to the book every weekday. :crossedfingers So far, so good.  :woo
#31 - July 03, 2010, 12:03 AM
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I did work a little on the WIP again today! 
Thanks again for this thread, Verla.
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#32 - July 03, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Great thread! My WIP is sitting just behind this browser and we're both caffeinated and ready to get started!
On the agenda: The last bit of rising action before the climax. Time to git'r done.

Thanks for the extra motivation!  :star2
#33 - July 03, 2010, 07:17 AM

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So far today I have whittled another 120 words from CH1, and added 106 to CH2. On to CH3!
#34 - July 03, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Veni, Vidi, I typed.  :guns
#35 - July 03, 2010, 09:42 AM
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I haven't had time for a full 1,000 words in the last few days, but I have managed to write all but one day this week.  Two hours this mornin', even though I had a busy day ahead.   
#36 - July 03, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I can't believe it.  I actually wrote something today.  It is amazing what shopping can do.  Sunday is a lazy, so I hope I can actually work.  It is usually quiet in the coffee shop which is good.  Keep it up!
#37 - July 03, 2010, 10:12 AM

I've been procrastinating all morning, but now I'm making myself sit down to work!  :grrr
#38 - July 03, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Great idea for a thread!  I'll get with it after the weekend =)

Happy 4th of July!
#39 - July 03, 2010, 11:48 AM

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I wrote quite a bit last night, but then I discovered my new computer supports Hulu - off to watch tv shows.  Not so good.  :snork

I am going to watch more shows, clean and write today (oh yeah and practice the part I am supposed to sing in church - not that I am a great singer. eeeee)

I need some fairy dust to get all the cleaning done.   :star2 :star2
#40 - July 03, 2010, 12:22 PM
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It's great to come here and see so many folks making progress! Every little bit helps!

I added just over 1000 words to my WIP today so far, although about half of them were once again pulled from former cuts. But I'm going to get back to work on it now, at least for a little while. So maybe there will be more new wordage.

If I don't get distracted by the blueberry pie in the oven...
#41 - July 03, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Didn't do so good today. Does finishing a critique count?
#42 - July 03, 2010, 02:39 PM

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Did a little revising, but not as much as I should have. Also, nothing on the new chapter--- :snork
#43 - July 03, 2010, 05:03 PM
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I worked on my WIP today. I'm still not feeling it, but slogging ahead regardless. I really miss those 1000 words a day, days.
#44 - July 03, 2010, 05:08 PM

Didn't do so good today. Does finishing a critique count?
I reckon holding a pen or turning on the computer counts.  At least you are contemplating work.  If the thoughts are there, the work will follow at some stage...that's work of some sort.  I will be doing a lot of planning and leave the big stuff until tomorrow.  I'm treating John to dinner tonight.
Finishing a critique defnitely counts, I think.  They are ard work!
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TTV (= "Thanks to Verla") I have added actual words to the WIP every day so far in July.  Not very many words, ahem, but I am at least touching that chapter daily, TTV.
 :hearts

and, as general encouragement,  :grrr
#46 - July 04, 2010, 09:33 AM
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 :flowers  I'm so proud of me. After the family 4th of July fish fry, I actually came home and wrote 700 new words by introducing the main male love/hate interest and crossed the 10,000 word mark.
#47 - July 04, 2010, 04:44 PM
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I got as far as opening the file. Then I got distracted. :(
#48 - July 04, 2010, 04:55 PM

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I got as far as opening the file. Then I got distracted.

Me, too! But it is a holiday after all.  :goldstar
#49 - July 04, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Me, too! But it is a holiday after all.  :goldstar
Sadly can't use that excuse over here, unfortunately.  But I might just do it anyway.  Now, where is my pen.  I THINK I may be able to write something.
#50 - July 05, 2010, 06:25 AM

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Tying up my waders and checking in for duty! I zipped out four chapters and then got stuck going back into read and revise mode. We'll have none of that business today!

Happy to  :bangcomputer the next chapter out of me.  (I'm pretending that's nose-typing)

#51 - July 05, 2010, 07:55 AM
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I never bother with word count, because I know some of them are going down the drain at some point. 

But I typed until I told myself I had to go to bed.  Wahoo!  Major progress made.   :yay
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You know, WORKING on your WIP can be plotting out a scene in your head, figuring out how to make your character feel more alive, visiting a local coffee shop to figure out how your character will behave when he meets his main adversary in one in your story, or deleting words to your WIP as well as adding them. That's the beauty of this thread - you don't have to necessarily ADD WORDS to be working on your WIP. You just need to be making progress on it.
#53 - July 05, 2010, 10:10 AM
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...[Y]ou don't have to necessarily ADD WORDS to be working on your WIP. You just need to be making progress on it.

So true!  Most of my breakthrough-type progress on a project comes when I'm turning it over in my mind, nary a keyboard in sight.

(Ducking back out again, and a return to the grind with me ...)
#54 - July 05, 2010, 02:18 PM

So my WIP work consisted of some thought on the golf course (with Ghost Hunk) and tonight some cool background from HBO's "No One Dies in Lily Dale".  No words on paper, but a lot going on in the head... :trenchworm
#55 - July 05, 2010, 04:44 PM
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You know, WORKING on your WIP can be plotting out a scene in your head, figuring out how to make your character feel more alive, visiting a local coffee shop to figure out how your character will behave when he meets his main adversary in one in your story, or deleting words to your WIP as well as adding them. That's the beauty of this thread - you don't have to necessarily ADD WORDS to be working on your WIP. You just need to be making progress on it.
That's so true, Verla!

Some of my most productive writing days have been the days where I sat around staring at the walls and beating my head against a plot problem. Once I get unstuck, the actual word count can happen.  :bangcomputer

Today though... we're having a heat wave, so it's hard to make any kind of progress! All I can think about is how hot it is and how I'd rather be doing this: :beach
#56 - July 05, 2010, 05:16 PM
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Wrote 2 hours this morning before company came.  They're gone, so I'm going to try to pick up where I left off. Though I might (yawn...) have to give up and go to bed.  :zzz
#57 - July 05, 2010, 05:49 PM

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I hammered out a few pages today, and I'll probably take a hammer to them tomorrow!  :!
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I am working on my first-ever editorial revisions, and they are totally kicking my butt! I've spent all day trying to rewrite about 800 words. Gah!

Remind me never to write far-future science fiction again. (Er... except for the next two books in the series. :)

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Remind me never to write far-future science fiction again. (Er... except for the next two books in the series. :)

I didn't want to laugh, but I couldn't help it.  :goodluck
#60 - July 05, 2010, 07:19 PM
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