Monday, July 2, 2007

100 Words for 100 Days

Before I check in this week there’s a couple of things I wanted to tell you.

One – if you are not all ready checking out Erica’s blog she is did some great mini All about conference blogs last week. I can’t wait to read this weeks blogs. If this is not one of your daily reads you should add her to your list.

Second – On Friday there will be a give away here. You’ll have to come back to find out what it’s going to be and how you can win it. (Comments, always comments).

Okay now for the check in.

Monday morning. Time to check in with this past weeks word count for the 100 words – 100 days.

It’s been a crazy busy week for me. Between the day job which started on Sunday celebrating its 30-year (big party all month long) and getting ready for Nationals I’ve not had the extra time that I would like for my writing.

Does that mean I fell off the wagon and didn’t do at least my 100 words? Nope. The wagon is still rolling. Not quite as fast as I would like it to be and there are a few bumps in the road but on she rolls.

Thanks to my muse (Seren from Serendipity) words are coming even when I only have a small amount of time to sit down in the front of the computer. Yep, Seren is staying with me. In fact she’s taken me on a couple of turns in the road that I didn’t expect. She very much likes to explore the area when we’re traveling together. Most times on her side road trip we find things that totally changed my character interviews (a different blog all together.)

This past week I wrote several new scenes and revised several chapters. It wasn’t until I was in chapter 7 that Seren decided to tell me that Mallory’s parents died when she was young. I didn’t know that. It makes so much sense now but I didn’t know that in the beginning. So changes had to happen. You know what it makes the story line tighter. What’s happening now works better. No, I didn’t go back and do a bloody death scene for her parents. They just died. It’s more referenced then anything thing.

Okay enough about that. My word count goes from Monday to Sunday on here. In other words the count does not include any words that I’ll write today.

Here are this past week’s totals:

Last Sunday’s ending word count: 6872
Ending word count for the week: 10,414
Total new words added this week: 3542

Oh and just for fun blog words this past week: 1340
I had a guest blogger on Tuesday so those words are not in this total.

Several on my TARA Book challenge loop are doing this for two books at the same time. Since I do have the romantic suspense as well I’m thinking about doing the double as well. I’m going to try it anyway this week. I’ll let you know on next weeks check in if it worked for me.

So how about you? Are you still writing at least 100 words each day? Is getting ready for Nationals getting in the way? Check in and let us know how you’re doing. Here we’ll cheer with each success and encourage all who need it. There are no wrong or right answers only friends helping friends.

As always I send writing wishes and plotting dreams,



OpenChannel said...


Last week total: 7,345
This week total: 11,357
Total words this week: 4,012

I love what you said about your character's parents death... that you "didn't know that." I find those AHA moments to be the most fun. To me, it's not like I made it up, it's like I uncovered that fact while I was digging around.

Thank for exploring VILLAINS with me over on my site. I've just posted more about ANTAGONISTS.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I'm away from my computer, writing on my laptop, and keeping up with my 100 words! Not the actual word count so much.

And I'm not going to Nationals this year--hoping for next.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Ooops! I meant my AlphaSmart, not my laptop...

MerylF said...

Well done on the 100DC, especially under pressure :)

Vicki said...

openchannel - you're so right. The AHA moments make it so much fun. I never thought about the fact that once those happen you're not making it up but uncovering the lives of your characters.

Okay, maybe still a little making up but they do have their own lives and let you know it too.

Alyssa - don't you love the alphasmart. I have a Quickpad and it's close to the same. I love going to the BnN and writing. For some reason once I have coffee in hand and sit in a bookstore the words pour out. :)

I'm sorry you won't be at Nationals this year. You will be missed.

Vicki said...

Merylf - thanks. I'm actually lovintg it though. Since I only have to do the "100" words I'm finding it easier to get 400 and up words.

I checked out your blog. Very cool. Loved the b-day facts.

Vicki said...

Openchannel - I can't believe I forgot to tell awesome job on your word count this week. You rocked!!! :)

December/Stacia said...

I wrote almost six thousand words today. My hands hurt.

Vicki said...

Stacia - OMG!!! That's an amazing word count for today. I'm so excited for you. You totally Rock!!!

Off to your blog to tell you there as well.