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10 January 2017 @ 06:45 pm
Writing Accountability - Day 10  
Keeping on track by the skin of my teeth. Definitely helped working a bit on other projects yesterday, though I also managed to sneak in a couple hundred words on my ATF. I'm enjoying stretching myself in terms of hitting word count and just getting a large chunk of this long!fic out in actual words. The outline is so long, that it's always been a little daunting to even get started. But I'm also coming to realize that this pace isn't necessarily super realistic for me, and that in certain ways, it's actually creating additional stress. Because I'm shooting for a word count outside my comfort zone, I have to prioritize drafting large chunks of scenes, and I can't necessarily take the time to slow down and fine tune details. I know I can come back to all of that in editing, but it leaves stuff feeling very unfinished and poorly done, which the type A part of me finds excruciating. But I definitely plan on continuing with the challenge, and it's been fun and interesting to learn new things about myself and my writing style. :D

Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'll be able to get much written tonight. I just got back from an eye exam and my eyes were dilated, which means bright lights and focusing on close images are both difficult. :/

But I'll make an attempt nonetheless. I'm about to head into hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,615
Total Words So Far: 14,548

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF + worked on hp_kinkfest!

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
carpemermaid: Default Dancarpemermaid on January 11th, 2017 03:17 am (UTC)
Yay for trucking along! Don't stress yourself out, then you'll stop having fun with your writing <3 :) I have no idea if I'll actually make the 50k goal, either, but I'm having fun trying! I think the best thing about this so far is that it's given me an exciting jumpstart to my GYWO pledge, and I've managed to write every day so far, even when some days I didn't manage many words. My pledge tracker is all filled in and the progress graph on it is starting to fill in, which I love because seeing visual progress like that is so motivating for me. I'll continue to try the GYWO pledge challenges each year for this glorious tracking spreadsheet alone, LOL!

I will say that I have giftfics to thank for the large majority of my word count so far this month, since that's all I worked on this week. Without the giftfics I would for sure be at a pretty measly word count, I've barely worked on my WIPs since the first couple of days. *totally needs to prioritize better*

New Words Today: 2,464
Total Words So Far: 21,994 (and a very big part of me wants to go poke around in my documents to add 6 more words to something to make that an even number lmao)
Projects Worked On: 1 giftfic completed and posted, glanced at my WIPs but no new words, still need to finish one other giftfic that's halfway done
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 11th, 2017 05:38 am (UTC)
I'm really glad you're enjoying GYWO! I really enjoyed it last year.

Awesome wording! You are totally ahead of the game with your words! I've got a gift!fic and a kinkfest ficlet I'm hoping to work more on this week (when my eyes aren't all dilated and useless) and I'm hoping that will get me some decent wordage. I can usually write pretty quickly when I have a good ficlet mapped out in my head. :D