Writing Log December 7th, 2016

Writing Log December 7th, 2016

Novel Writing Sprints Breakdown:Total fingers on the keyboard time: 1 hour 38 minutes. Total words: 2,850. Words per hour: 1,744. Writing Log:10:21 – Just woke up about 10 minutes ago. I’m still waiting for the coffee to brew. This is by far the worst part of any morning, when I have to wait for cafiene. 11:28 – I’ve had my coffee and taken a shower. Now I feel clean and refreshed. Time to write. 18:42 – Between the Lunch break and stopping to make diner, I didn’t much done today outside of food. However, I did hit my daily word count goal, so that’s something. Sprint Records:Start: 11:39 –  Stop: 12:14 –   WC: 835 Had to pause the timer and switch to a new scene. 291 words so far, and 16 minutes left. Start: 14:23 Stop: 14:51WC:926 Start: 15:01Stop: 15:43WC: 1,089 Progress Breakdown:Weekly Word Count – 6,136Daily Word Count, #DailyWC […]

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Writing Log December 5th, 2016

Writing Log December 5th, 2016

Novel Writing Sprints Breakdown:Total fingers on the keyboard time: 1 hour 26 minutes. Total words: 2,680. Words per hour: 1,870. Writing Log:14:36 – I was sick as a dog yesterday. I didn’t wake up today until 13:00. A huge part of me wants to say ‘fuck it’ and go back to bed, but I’ve eaten, taken a shower, and I have coffee, so I should be able to write. Even if it is a bit slower than usual. I’d set a goal of 2,500 words a day for this week. Since I missed yesterday, I’m going to set my daily goal for today at 3,000 words. 15:09 – enough procrastination. I need a new cup of coffee, and then it’s time to start the first sprint. 22:09 – I didn’t get another writing sprint in. I’m going to get sleep and start fresh in the morning. I hit the original […]

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Week Recap December 3rd, 2016

Week Recap December 3rd, 2016

I’m not sure if this will continue to be a weekly post, but I wanted to start a week recap, because there were several changes for me this week, and I want them compiled in one place. Most importantly, I’m no longer working a forty hour a week job. I’ll find a part time job, but I’ve reached a point that I won’t need a full time job. Unless my first series flops, and all three books bring in next to nothing. With the launch of book 1 (Aether Walker: Game Changer) planed for March, book 2 to launch 15 days after book 1, and book 3 to launch 30 days after book 2 – I plan to have an income of at least $3,000 a month from my writing by May 2017. I have money set aside, but I will need a 15-20 hour a week job until the books […]

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Writing Log December 3rd, 2016

Writing Log December 3rd, 2016

Novel Writing Sprints Breakdown:Total fingers on the keyboard time: 28 minutes. Total words: 959. Words per hour: 2,055. Writing Log:22:19 – I didn’t get everything done today that I wanted, but I did manage to get a solid writing sprint in, and write 959 words. I’ve got writemonkey (link to the website) set back up. I’ll be able to time stamp my blog posts and go back to my old style. I’ve got the second monitor back up and running as well, so that will let me keep these logs while I’m writing, rather than having to switch windows and think about what just happened. In short, my workflow just got easier agian. Now I have no excuses. The new timer structure of writing, is working out great for me. Also, thank you to everyone on twitter for the support and distractions when I need it. My writing sprint was from 14:54 to 15:22. […]

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Writing Log December 2nd, 2016

Writing Log December 2nd, 2016

Total fingers on the keyboard wiritng time: 1 hour 17 minutes. Total words written on the novel today: 2,454. Words Per Hour: 1,917. Three major changes today, when it comes to my writing process. First, I adjusted some setting inside my Dragon and ran a major training session last night.  Second, I didn’t start my first writing sprints until 15:05 for #wordmongering. Which I learned about from Ava Jae on her blog. The link is to her post where she descibes the hashtag group. It turns out I might be a better writer in the afternoons. I’ve tried waking up early in the morning between 4:00 and 6:00. I am not a morning person. I use to write late at night. 2:00 worked really well for me becuase there were no internet distractions. Social media is dead that late. The down side was by staying up until 4:00 or 5:00 in […]

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Writing Log November 30th, 2016

Becoming an Author Writing Log - November 30th, 2016

  I put in a full day of writing. As I write this, my brain feels fired (fried, I meant fired). It’s a tad difficult to concentrate. However, that just means I did a good job today and I’m excited to share it. All in all, I had five writings spurts for today.  I woke up, ate breakfast, and was on my computer by 10:12. I started my first writing sprint by 10:20. My total ‘fingers-on-the-keyboard’ write time was 2 hours and 47 minutes. In that time, I wrote 4,152 words. That works out to 1,493 words an hour. Not the best I’ve done, but well above my average of right at 1,000 words an hour. If you’ve been following the blog, then you’ll know I’ve been using Dragon to write this second novel. Today was no differnt, and how I hit these numbers. If we look at total time […]

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Writing Log November 26th, 2016

From 15:00 to 15:41 I knocked out 711 words. I had to plot as I was writing, and there were lots of distractions. Not the best example of what my Dragon is capable of. Still though, 711 words in under an hour is good. Better than no words From 16:23 to 16:56 I wrote 856 words. This is a better Sprint. I’m still having to train my Dragon. I find that several sentences come out completely different than how I had said them. Sometimes there’s even words that I don’t understand how Dragon would have thought that’s what I said. However, with all that said Dragon is still increasing my writing speed. Over all the day is not what I wanted to make of it. However, I’m going to keep the faith and keep training my Dragon. My hope is that by the end of the month the software will […]

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Writing Log November 24th, 2016

Today wasn’t the best as far as writing goes. However, the food was awesome I . We decided to say screw it to traditional turkey and made ribs instead. They were fall-off-the-bone tender. Early this morning I knocked out 256 words in about 10-15 minutes, but I can’t be sure because I didn’t log it. Then I wrote a blog post about my first novel being finished. Doing the final past of editing is one of a few reasons I didn’t hit my daily goal.  From 16:08 to 16:17 I wrote 402 words. I’ll note here that I’m using Dragon for the novel. I decided the only way for me to make a fair assessment of the software and if dictation would work for me is if I do an entire project with it. So far, I’m not sure it’s increasing my average word count for the novel. (I’m typing […]

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Finished Editing First Novel

Aether Walker: Game Changer is officially done. I got the line edits back a few days ago, and when through them. Is the book perfect? No. Is it of publishable quality? Absolutely.  The novel has a working title of, Aether Walker: Opening Gambit. It’s a direct continuation of book 1. With only four or five days in between the end of book one in the start of book 2. I’m only 2,600 words in so far, but I feel good about this novel. I think having written the first one in the series, the second one will go far faster. The plan is 20,000 words a week. That’s 2,857 words a day. Which further breaks down to about two hours a day of writing, as I can write about 1400 words an hour. I’ve never consistently written every single day. Even when I read the first novel in two months […]

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First Use of Dragon Natural Speaking

I’m trying out a new piece of software. Dragon natural speak seems to be working pretty well, but it’s only been a few days. I’ll have to keep checking it out and see how it works all in all. As of right now it’s increaseing my writing speed by, I can’t even count. If I have to, it’s probably something in the realm of a 400% increase. It looks like I’m going to be able to write at well over 4,000 words per hour. However I probably won’t be able to keep that up for a full hour of nonstop writing. Most likely, I’ll write for  5-10 minutes at most. Then have to look and think about what’s happening and continue. With that factored in most likely I will see myself averaging about 3,000 words, maybe 2,500 words, an hour at a time. When i sit down and write. Factoring in […]

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