Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Check-in

Since we just started on Monday, there's not too much to say yet. I'm still face deep in my Revision Gauntlet for my WIP.  I have time blocked aside tonight and I'm hoping to be able to buckle down and finish the last three chapters.  I'm on target to succeed with the first goal of finishing editing this week.  We're hoping to get the book up this weekend.

I was able to sneak in a page of writing yesterday, so that's good news.  I also got two posts up yesterday on each of the main blogs.  Thus, my writing goals are on track.  From the posts I netted 1,129 words.  From the new fiction I hit 387.  I didn't do any writing on Monday, so this is all Tuesday. 

I generally don't count the blog post word counts, but for the sake of this challenge I'm going to try and keep a "grand total" of words written from all my sources.  I don't have a word count goal, but I'm interested.  I see posting as good practice, and thus do a lot of it.  I wonder at my ratio of random words to actual new fiction.

Grand Total: 1,516
Fiction: 387
Ratio: 25% new fiction 

8 comments:

liseystardust said...

Congrats on maintaing your goals! Good luck charging forward! You can do eet!

Matt said...

Thanks... two days down... ;-)

alberta ross said...

I def. think words from blogs count - every word written and considered is adding to skills - good start - all the best for rest of week

Matt said...

Agreed. And thanks.

Sandy Fowke said...

Your blog represents you so yeah blog words count. Sounds like you're pretty on track :D

Matt said...

Well, my conflicted thoughts basically arise from the fact that the blog is not what I can sell on Amazon or B&N. I'm not overly greedy, but the dream is to be able to write for a living. I've seen the pitfall of many a productive person be the internet and activities online. My concern simply reflects the need to be sure I remain balanced. I think 25% is a great initial rate though. That means 3/4's of my writing is practice right now, which is probably appropriate.

tiffanyawhite said...

You are off to a great start! I also wanted to mention that your blog words count - the words are your very own that you put on the page. Keep it up!

Matt said...

Definitely. Just as long as I don't use it as an excuse to avoid my WIP :-).

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