April 09, 2012

ROW 80 R2 #2

I know it's Monday, but it's still Sunday in some parts of the world, so it's okay, right? Right?!

It was very late last night when I wrote the remaining words to reach 6000 for last week, so that's why. And yeah, I've reached my goal for last week! Weeehee!
You already know about the first three days; I took a break on Thursday, then Friday was over with 1076 words, Saturday I've written 1449 words (in two parts - maybe I should make a session in the morning and one in the afternoon?), and yesterday was 767 words. All in all, last week, I wrote 6059 words for my freshest novel (I'm a little over 24k now), plus 727 for one of my short stories which is still unfinished, after two years...
I'm happy I could start round 2 with success! Let's just hope my energy would last *knocking on wood thrice*

And as I've thought, it's easier to focus on page count, because I can immediately see it and it doesn't take my attention away as does checking wordcount. It lets me focus on the story more and before I know it, I've already written the daily amount!
At the end of the day, I would check the wordcount, after I've reached 2 new pages :)

So, let's stick with this plan and see how far I can get :) 2 pages per day, so I'll get 6000 words per week. And after I'm done with the daily amount for this novel, I can work on other WIPs.

I hope you had a successful first week, as well!

Link for other check-in posts.


Julie Jordan Scott said...

Brava to you and yes. Whenever you post is the right time to post... at least in my ROW80 book. :~)

I appreciate your discipline - two pages of your novel 1st and then moving to other WIPs. Excellent!

Hope to see you around more during Round 2~!

Julie Jordan Scott
Fellow #Row80 Traveler
My Row 80 Check In
On a Mission to Spread Word-love throughout the World

Tika said...

Thank you! Well, if I didn't put down this rule (first this novel!), then I'm afraid I would be hopping around again, which is no good...
So far there's been only 1 day where I've worked on another WIP, so it's not as easy as it might seem :)

Thank you for your comment!

KM Huber said...

I'm with Julie and Eden (on the ROW80 FB page) as far as check-in, and the linky stays up beyond Sunday.

Excellent progress on your word count. I am impressed! Agree that pages vs. word count is preferable as I really don't write much more than 500 words per day on my manuscript. Spend too much time on my blog posts ROW is all about working through those details.

Again, great progress.


Tika said...

Thank you! :)
It's really surprising how much more I can write when I look at the page count and not on the word count.
I guess because I can keep track of my progress easier and I don't distract myself with checking the wordcount every 5 minutes.

Good luck with your manuscript and blog posts! 500 words was my goal, too, though in the first round.
And thank you for your comment here :)