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Masterful Monday!

Did you hear? Did you hear? We hit 10.2 million words last month!!! Take a moment and dance a little.

Dance, I said!

Okay, now it's time to buckle down and face November.

There are a couple of things I want to mention and then we'll go on to discuss how insanely awesome you all are.

1 - simplyn2deep, who works tirelessly to bring you the word of the day, and has since day one, has put a call out for more words. Stop by and see her here and help out if you can.

2 - How are the Joys coming along? In a couple of weeks were going to be asking for people to sign up for publication dates. It's so EXCITING!

3 - The Daily Count Challenge this month has a lot of names, A LOT. 24 people in 30 days, a lot. So I ask that you be super aware of your 24 hours. Make your quota, post the pass, keep working toward bigger goals!

Now - YOU ARE AWESOME! SO VERY VERY AWESOME! What are your plans for keeping the awesome going?

In fact, you are so awesome that I'm going to share my math with you. My own personal goal is to do one more word than I did the previous year. I'd love to say that I'm going to do 200,000 words this year and be more awesome than ever before. But the fact is that I did 45,691 last year and 200k is just not feasible for me with the life I lead. However, 45,692 does not seem like that huge of a stretch. Sure I'm only at 21k and would need to write 400 words a day, but I'm going for it. Because you all make me feel very awesome.

And now to where your awesome comes in. We are at 10.2 which is astounding, and if we quit now I'd be happy. But we're goal oriented people, we push. Last year we hit 14,182,891, so this year I'd be over the moon to see 14,182,892. Just one more word. So here's my mathematical plan: To get one word more than we had last year we need 3,892,798 (there's a lump in my throat at the thought), but we have 60 days to do that which means 64,880 words per day (that lump is getting bigger). The saving grace is that we have 196 members now which brings it down to 331 word per day each, or a graphic every 3 days. This seem a little more doable? It does to me.

Now, there are people who stretch to hit 100 in a week, and there are people who do 2,000 a day without batting an eye. What I'm asking for is an effort. I'm going to do 400 a day if it means I'm up at 4 every morning. I don't want that from you, I want just one more word. And there is a battle cry if ever I heard one. ONE MORE WORD

You think I'm crazy? That's fine. Just give me one more word! FOR YOU ARE AWESOME AND MUCH MORE THAN CAPABLE!

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ncisvu_lj
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:24 pm (UTC)
Pssh... that's easy! We can totally hit 14,182,892. I have faith in us!! For my part I'm gonna do my best to keep my word counts up in both November and December instead of yo-yoing like I've been doing for a good portion of the year.

WE'VE TOTALLY GOT THIS!!!!!
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited that people are on board!!! :)

WE DO TOTALLY HAVE THIS!!!

Edited at 2015-11-02 03:54 pm (UTC)
craterdweller
Nov. 2nd, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
Woohoo ! It's in the bag - bunch of NaNo types (big and small) are going to pump up those numbers :)

kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I'm so excited!
sharpiesgal
Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
I've got over 500 words on the story I started last night, which is much better than what I had last month.

And we are very awesome!
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
You're on fire!!!
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kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
Either way it's HUGE!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
I put my two cents in on #1 and wasn't any help. But I'll keep thinking on it.

#2: I've been thinking about this a lot, I just need to get moving ASAP.

YOU CAN DO THIS. What one person might think is nothing is a ton to someone else. One more word than last year is a big deal because it means progress. AND PROGRESS IS A GOOD THING.

WE CAN DO THIS TOO. We can hit that goal and I bet we can do even better than one more word than last year. I KNOW IT. GO US.
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
We can do this!!! We can so do this!

Go make more words at lunch!!!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
YES WE CAN!

I read at lunch, but I'm making words now. :D
thtwzjustadream
Nov. 2nd, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
I have hope for a productive month for words: Fewer big projects at work, less travel. Hopefully more breathing space. That would be nice. :)

October was *nuts* and I still got over 15k in, so.... who knows!

Edited at 2015-11-02 06:17 pm (UTC)
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping for a more sane November, but yeah, 15k on a crazy month - GO YOU!
haldoor
Nov. 2nd, 2015 07:47 pm (UTC)
ONE MORE WORD IT IS! I can totally do that, although it means I need to pull finger, as I need to actually finish and post something!

I'M ON IT, BOSS *salutes*
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
ONE MORE WORD!! SQUEEE

I'm so excited! Now go make words!
crookedspoon
Nov. 2nd, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
I had almost the same goal. Mine was beating my personal best word count - which was from 2008. Yes, in the following I did not even come close. Except last year, when I was 8k short. And this year, this year I hit my goal in September! So, in order for me not having to push myself too much next year, I'm taking it slow for the rest of the year.

But, never fear. I still have a lot of words in reserve for you, because I rarely every manage to update my counts on time. >>
kaige68
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I LOVE THAT!!!
candream
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
The saving grace is that we have 196 members now which brings it down to 331 word per day each, or a graphic every 3 days. This seem a little more doable? It does to me.

I'm relieved when I'm able to write 100 words per day this month. This is really much for me. I seriously don't know how to write 231 more words every day. :o( Yesterday I was busy so I only got 100.

I'm so sorry. :o(
sharpiesgal
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
Words are words whether you get one or a thousand, so just do your best.
starry_wolf
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)

I'm sure there will be people who balance this out, don't worry! Any words are good words, and what's most important is that you enjoy what you do - don't force yourself!

kaige68
Nov. 3rd, 2015 11:08 am (UTC)
Sweetie, I didn't mean to upset you. I do get the struggle to write 100 a day, believe me, I have days where that exact number is a struggle.

One of the best things about this group is that while we are all different, different goals, different motivations, different priorities, we are all similar in beautiful ways:. We try, we support, we try some more.

This was not meant as a mandate. I am math oriented. I look at things as numbers and break them down into what may be manageable sections. .This post was meant to motivate, nothing more.

*hugs*
candream
Nov. 10th, 2015 12:59 am (UTC)
*hugs back*

Sorry about my first comment. I just read this entry and was a bit too emotional about it (because something happened on the 01st November).
kaige68
Nov. 10th, 2015 11:09 am (UTC)
*more hugs*
starry_wolf
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)

Already took 25 Dec to 3 Jan off just to write (and because taking 4 days of leave gives me 10 consecutive days of holiday, how can I pass this deal up?), so that should be a chunk of contribution at least.


Just out of interest, did you add in my Sep and Oct words yet? I'm afraid I didn't actually update the "posted word count since 1MW last update" part, but my tallying entry has a total-this-month section so I'm not sure if you/haldoor were kind souls who took that into account.


My personal goal for the rest of 2015 is
- to finish my rewrite (10 more chapters of 10k words each i.e. 100k, except to be honest about 4 chapters barely need more than some editing so I may be cheating a little and it's actually 60k)
- to finish the rest of my 4 fic exchanges (intending to do 3 this week, only because the 4th is still in the middle of sign-ups!) - going by utter minimum word counts this would be 4k words
- to finish a landcomm big bang entry of 5k+ words. I already have a brilliant idea and I'm going to love writing this fic :D
- there's 3 more birthday gifts I need to do, which going at a minimum of 500 words each would be 1.5k
- Sterek Big Bang art piece
- 12 icons for a Teen Wolf battle, which I only signed up for to get inspiration to pick scenes for the above art piece (it's one of those 1 icon per episode things)
- finalise plot outline for Teen Wolf Big Bang entry (to be started in Jan 2016)
- finalise plot outline for HobbitStory big bang entry (ditto)
- to do some further plotting for the fic getting a rewrite


Total minimum word count: 110k+ words, 12 icons, 1 large piece of art (plus maybe scene dividers or something small), 3 plot outlines


Sorry about the length of the comment, I kind of find it easier to write everything out (and I'm bored on the bus with only my phone for company). Oh, right - and I usually do about 2-5k words of phonefic a month, where I just write something on my phone and send them to a random friend, but that's usually spontaneous.

kaige68
Nov. 3rd, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
10 days off sounds like a dream. YAY you! Yay words!

I generally take what people say is their total written, then I subtract last month's overall total from this month's overall total to get the increase. People post their totals in different ways, I just skim through for the info I need.

That is an excellent plan and a long list. *fingers crossed* for you!
starry_wolf
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
Ah okay, so I assume my word count for the past two months are already included then (since I provide monthly totals).

*picks up pen* time to write... or eat dinner... or both simultaneously...
bizarra
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
I am going to try to do Nano in graphic form this month. If ia picture is worth 1000 words, then I need to do 50 graphics this month to hit 50K. I can do it... but, I'm not going to officially increase my count in case I fail miserably... this is more a goal for me..but I want to try!
kaige68
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
You will be AWESOME!! FOR YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
bizarra
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
<3 :)
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