Monday, January 9, 2017

So... looks like this is happening...

Well. I've been wanting to put my social networking stuff into a regular schedule, starting on 1 January and keeping to it as consistently as possible.

I lasted until 5 January.

Terrible, I know.

I have a really good excuse, though.

I've started working on Book 3 of The War of Six Crowns again, and boy did I hit my stride. I even wrote a whopping 10k words on January 5th. Which means for the first time in my life, I really feel like I can make and cross 100k words in one month. (Less, actually, given that I've only started writing on the 5th.)

Crazy, I know, but I really want to see if I can do it. Preferably without burning out.

My strategy was to write as much as I could for the past few days, and see if I could catch up to par for 50k (since I started late.)

It went so well that I'm on par for 75k words. In fact, I'm a day ahead. Which means I only need 6k words to get on par for 100k.

After that, it's 5k a day. Which I might actually make quite easily, given how the words just keep coming at the moment.

That said, I don't want to crash either.

So I'm going to write today's 6k words in 30 minute sprints, followed by 15 minute rest periods, to see how that goes.

Hopefully it works out. Cause it'll be awesome to have Book 3 done.

How are you doing? Anyone want to sprint with me? I'm using #100kchase on Twitter to call my sprints, if you want to keep me company. 

16 comments:

The Cynical Sailor said...

Wow - 10k in one day! Very impressive :-) Good luck with achieving your 100k goal. At the rate you're going, I think you'll get there easily.

Launna said...

Good luck with your writing goals. .. it good when the motivation comes ♡

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that's an incredible pace! I can't imagine writing that many words in one day. Go, Misha!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That's some amazing word count there Misha. Best of luck. Might just join you on that 10 K chase twitter sprint. You can use Buffer to help schedule some Twitter and Facebook posts in advance. So you can keep things topped until you regularly use social media on your own.

Loni Townsend said...

Dude. You're amazing!

Bish Denham said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'm in the process of revising/editing. Very slow...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, that is mind-blowing. If I didn't have a ton of publisher duties, I'd join you so I could finish my own book.

Christine Rains said...

Holy crow! That is amazing. Keep on writing! :)

Suzanne Furness said...

Wow, that's an awesome amount of words, congratulations! Hope they keep on flowing for you and you reach your target. Happy writing.

Juneta Key said...

Impressive word counts girl. I wish I could get that out of myself. I will keep working on it,
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Botanist said...

That is amazing progress, Misha. I hope you can keep it up! It's a great feeling when the words are flowing.

Mori Lii said...

Very impressive! Congrats on the word count! I'm in the process of working on one of my projects. I hope that you'll be able to keep pumping out those words.

Best of luck!

Ellie Garratt said...

I envy your daily word count and dedication. Here's to an even more productive year!

Mark Noce said...

Wow, sounds like you're writing a ton! Keep it up, everything else can wait:)

Sarah said...

That is impressive! Keep it up but do remember to rest! Lol.

Nas said...

Wow! Well done you! Great on the word count!