Thursday, March 24, 2011

Will I make it?

So! I think I got something of a surprise just now. 

I was going to write the following:

My writing application, yWriter has a daily word count target tool. It takes the amount of days I have left, the total amount of words I want to have down and the amount of words left to write and calculates how much I have to write every day to get to the target. 

Yes. Like NaNoWriMo. Unlike NaNo, I have to write *checks* 2205 words per day to finish in time. 

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Hey wait. 37k. 37 days. 

I checked the tool and realised that for some reason, the date I set as the goal was 10 April. #headdesk# 

But... this is an excellent surprise. 

1012 words a day feels distinctly doable. 

The finish is so close I can taste it. 

Squee! I think I might be able to finish before 30 April. Sorry for those of you who were wondering how this would end. ;-) 

I just had to share the joy. 

So. Anyone else got a surprise today, good or otherwise? Any other news? I'm dying to know. :-D

23 comments:

  1. Good luck! And, I think you can do it too. No real surprises here. Same ol', same ol'. :)

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  2. I'm sure you can do it! You go, girl!

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  3. If you rush it, sadly it stands less chance of being published. Take a deep breath, forget the deadline and edit, edit, edit!

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  4. I bet that was a sigh of relief for you. You go, girl.

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  5. Way to go! Keep your goals in mind, but also know that goals can be adjusted. You've done great so far!

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  6. First of all I wish you all the best. Also sharing a good thing is always good.

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  7. Yaaaaaaay awesomer deadlines. You can do it!!

    News today? Well, the rain has stopped. Sadly today isn't much of a news day for me. But we'll see if that changes.

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  8. My publisher sent the signed contract of my novel back to me a few days ago. My book is one step closer to publication!

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  9. Haha, thats a relief :) Best of luck! You can do it!

    Sarah

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  10. Congrats!

    Today I finished a new opening with the help of my followers. It was AWESOME! :d

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  11. that's really not too bad! Good luck with it : )

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  12. No surprises here. You go girl! (Do you hear pom-poms swishing?)

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  13. Hey Misha,
    I share your joy. All the best and keep going :)
    I got a surprise today. One of those pesky autograph hunters actually had a pen. Gosh, the life of stardom eh! :) Okay, I'm so kidding...they didn't have a pen!
    Take care and happy writing.
    In kindness, shy and humble Gary :)

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  14. You are a house on fire Misha. :) I'm so happy for you in your progress and it sounds quite exciting to be so close to the finish line.

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  15. Woot woot! That is a nice surprise.

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  16. Thanks Cherie! Your belief in me means a lot. :-)

    Thanks Connie!

    Carole, I'll edit when I have the story done. :-)

    Huge relief, Kelly. ;-)

    Thanks E.J. I now want to see how soon I can get done. :-)

    Thanks Munir. :-)

    Thanks Schmidty. I suppose the change in weather was good news?

    Jeffrey that's awesome! I'm so happy for you.
    :-D

    Thanks Sarah!

    Going, Marjorie, Going. ;-)

    That's great, T.D. Openings can be a real pain. :-)

    Thanks Elena. :-)

    Thanks Golden! :-D

    Can totally hear them, Bish. ;-)

    Lol Gary. How terrible that they forgot their pen. >_< Happy writing to you too. ;-)

    Michael, it's like my blood is constantly rushing. :-D

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  17. M, it was an awesome surprise. :-D

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  18. Good luck with finishing! I know you can do it! Heck, you might even finish early~

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  19. 1012 words a day is definitely doable! I'm sure you can finish it before April 30. :)

    I have yWriter on my laptop, but I never use it, and I didn't even know that was a feature! I have a spreadsheet I created myself that I use. My goal is April 30, too, and unfortunately I DO have to write about 2200 words a day to meet it. But I did just start my fresh draft Friday, ha. Hopefully I can get it done!

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  20. Jessica, I love yWriter, it's got a lot of useful features that help to keep my thoughts together. It also has a log to keep track of what you have written and when. Oooh, 2200 words are difficult, but it can be done. Still, I wish you good luck!

    :-)

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