Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Where I am and a short update

So... uh... I didn't know until last night that I'm supposed to be manning the stations for Unicorn Bell this week.

Because I'm pretty much stuck in my writer cave, I thought I'd use the opportunity to share tips that help me get through writing marathons like NaNo and Camp NaNo.

Today's topic: Multitasking.

You read that right, and no, it's not wrong.

A short update on my progress: I've written 21k words and am now about 500 words away from being two days ahead. The real bragging point here: 12k of those words are written by hand.

How's your Camp NaNo going?

16 comments:

  1. I agree with Alex, that is a great word count. Well done. Good-luck with the busy week ahead.

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  2. I am the world's worst multi-tasker. I am more like the one track minded. I should go read and learn how to do it.

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  3. Wow! Impressive word count! I'm way behind my goals this month for Camp NaNo and for . . . well, all the projects. I'm going to have some "oops, I forgot when they were coming" guests next week, and I'm not sure how it's all going to work . . . but I may have to get up at 4:30a.m. to write.

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  4. Wow! By hand? That is impressive.

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  5. Hey Misha,

    I'm a multitasking dude! Yes, it true! Well done on writing so much by hand. Did you manage to count each word and total it up correctly? :)

    And you know my thoughts on NaNo, Camp NaNo or anything like that. NoNo, I say!

    Well done and keep smiling, dear Misha.

    Gary :)

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    1. Hey Gary,

      Yep after each writing section, I take a differently colored pen and count sections of ten words. Every time I finish, I multiply by ten and add the odd end that didn't reach ten. Then I have my total word count.

      Then I have an excel calculator I'd written for myself in January. I only need to put in the total for each book and it calculates how much I added to it, and the total for the day, month, etc.

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  6. Congratulations on the word count, especially considering so much was written by hand.

    Multitasking. Hmm. I'm not good at balancing multiple tasks. Off to read your post!

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  7. Wow! That's awesome with the word count! Going to go check out Unicorn Bell.

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  8. Keeping track of hand written words IS impressive! I always write on scraps and lose them places ;)

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  9. Impressive progress! Keep it up, Misha.

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