The chronicles word counter!

Discussion in 'Workshop' started by scalem X, Jun 23, 2007.

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    scalem X

    scalem X I am, the scallywag

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    This is a word count thread. It is meant to inspire people to write more.
    It works the same as the system of Nanowrimo if anyone knows it.

    It comes down to the following:
    You state your project(s) and you state your word count on them in a reply. Then as your writing progresses, you update your writing profile by adding what more words you have written. You can set limits for yourself that the people who read this thread may or may not send you private messages to incite you to write more when they see that you are writing less than planned.


    Hopefully things will be clearer when you read the first reply. As you'll be able to see, I'm not writing on too much right now, so please don't be shy and try to have other people inspire you to go for it.

    Note: you can drop out/put all your things on hold at anytime, but please notify other people so that they don't end up putting efforts in inspiring messages if you are busy or aren't writing because of other reasons than lack of pressure.
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    scalem X

    scalem X I am, the scallywag

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    1-Finished documents:
    (you can state some or all, it doesn’t matter)
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    Short story: Creative writing: 7155 words
    Short story: What goes around comes around: 2160 words

    2-Unfinished documents:
    -Novel?: ‘How!’
    genre: scifi
    word count: 7492
    status: on hold. (reason: very rough draft and more research required)
    -Novel?: ‘The drinks had been fine’
    genre: non fictive fiction
    word count: 4666
    status: on hold. Planning to translate and finish it in Dutch, some 1000 words translated.
    Short story: ‘Would you?’
    Genre: Urban, crime
    Word count: 1879
    Status: Active (you’re allowed to bug me with messages if it doesn’t go up in word count after the 29th of June (till then I have exams)). Hereby I mean if I don't write a single word for 3 days
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    Melanie Nilles

    Melanie Nilles SFF Writer

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    Just finished another YA novel. About 5,000 words written this weekend for a completed first draft total of 68K words.
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    scalem X

    scalem X I am, the scallywag

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    Actually Melanie, that was not the sort of reply I meant. It should be like:
    36574 words. and then every time you write more, you add the word count for others to see. Then when others notice that you are actually not writing anything, they can send you messages to stimulate you. But agh not much seem interested I guess...:(
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Not actually a dinosaur. Staff Member

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    So you don't feel so bad, scalem...

    Unfinished: (everything, pretty much)

    Novel: Untitled (Excerpts here and here)
    Genre: Fantasy (Epic/Dynastical)
    Word Count: 12 763
    Status: Active, if a little slow...
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    Dragonlady

    Dragonlady New Member

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    Unfinished:
    Novel: provisional title 'the Phoenix Takes Flight'
    Genre: Fantasy
    Word Count: 7731
    Status: I'm trying to write 1000 words a day and failing miserable. Please feel free to nudge me!
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    Unfinished:
    Novel (untitled (I'm useless at titles))
    Genre: Um...Fantasy, I'm going to say.
    Word Count: 56,824
    Status: Don't shout at me yet, please, as I can't write much until I return home for the summer holiday. Then I'll be able to get some writing done!

    Unfinished:
    Novel: A working title of The Seven Divines, but that'll probably change as it's naff :D
    Genre: Fantasy
    Word count: 102,469
    Status: Put on hold for quite a while because it needs some serious attention and reworking.
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    Duchessprozac

    Duchessprozac New Member

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    Unfinished:
    Novel Provisional title Annkhammerad RIsing
    Genre: Adult Fantasy
    Word Count:76,090
    Status: I'm heading for between 500 and 1000 words per day. I am currently flagging behind.

    Unfinished:
    Short Story: No title as of yet
    Genre:Sci-Fi/Horror
    Word Count: 433
    Status: On Hiatus at the moment whilst I figure how to proceed with the story.
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    Melanie Nilles

    Melanie Nilles SFF Writer

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    I realize that, but finishing one project means going on to another. It was still words written, although the exact count is lost. Editing will add more.
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    Lenny

    Lenny Edit Ninja In Training

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    Bleurgh... I've got ideas for just over 40 different products, with nice little documetns saved for each of them with the title in big, bold letters... and that's about it.

    There are two main ones I'm working on at the moment (when I say working on, I mean the last things I've written for some months), so those I shall put down:

    Unfinished
    Novel: Hockwynd I (Book 1 of 3)
    Genre: Sci-Fi... ish.
    Word Count: 18
    Status: I've got notes everywhere - a quarter of my corkboard has been given over specially to it... but work isn't getting done. :( Now that I've not got exams to worry about, I should be able to get at least a few words done a week.

    Unfinished
    Novel: Fear of Staplers
    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy... kinda.
    Word Count: 762
    Status: As above, except there's only three A4 sides of typed notes. In fact, I'll start working on it now.
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    Dragonlady

    Dragonlady New Member

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    Currently at 9480 words, builders that the landlord has so kindly inflicted on us and packing are slowing things
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Not actually a dinosaur. Staff Member

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    Would that be sixteen minus the title? Thirteen minus the byline? And then take out 'Chapter One'...?

    Prodigiuos effort, there, Lenny. Keep up the good work!
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    Lenny

    Lenny Edit Ninja In Training

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    Nope, Hockwynd has 22 with the title and other little bits.

    Fear of Staplers
    has 756 if you don't take the title and other little bits into account.

    Anyway, just to make myself feel better:

    Unfinished
    Novel: [The Worlds of Muldrum:] The Way of the Imp
    Genre: Fantasy.
    Word Count: 17,958 (17,976)
    Status: Just over 50 pages, and I'm feeling the need to re-write a lot of it. But I'm going to wait until I don't have school taking up my time.

    Unfinished
    Novel: [The Worlds of Muldrum:] The Last Vempier
    Genre: Fantasy.
    Word Count: 11,581 (11,597)
    Status: This is on hold until I change various elements of my plot.
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Not actually a dinosaur. Staff Member

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    Wait, you mean my generous praise and encouragement didn't do that?
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    Lenny

    Lenny Edit Ninja In Training

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    It helped, but often, the best way to do things is to help yourself. :p
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    Alexander Stefan

    Alexander Stefan Citizen of the universe

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    Unfinished
    Novel: Code Ares
    Genre: Science Fiction/Military SF
    Word count: 347
    Status: In development ... I think.

    Unfinished
    Short Story: The Interstellar War
    Genre: Military SF
    Word count: 2830
    Status: In development
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    Interference

    Interference Destroyer of Words

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    Novels:

    Interference: Shimmer - 100,000 (in post-production edit)

    Interference: The Return of the Elementals - 60,000 (unfinished)

    Interference: Niche Magic - 40,000 (I'm just guessing, now)

    Interference: Ricki - outlined and plotted


    Short Stories:

    Waiting in Godalming - 10,000 (still needs work)

    The First Shimmer - 5000 (working on the ending)

    Reliably Uncertain - 5000 (about finished)

    Wronged - 2000 (finished)


    Comics:

    Hellhunter - 20 pages (book 1 complete-ish)

    Hellhunters - 5 pages (book 2, still working)

    Various others - unfinished

    Various other others - finished with


    Music:

    Working on that tricky third album:D


    Audience - 3 ("... somebody check these ratings ..." - Max Headroom, the Movie)

    Publication Record - 0

    Eyesight - bleary

    Bills - mostly paid

    Job satisfaction - oxymoron :mad:

    Confidence rating - sub-Zero :cool: and that's cooool

    Brag quotient - perversely high, I just know it looks a lot better than it really is, so I like looking at it a lot ... :rolleyes:
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    timelord4

    timelord4 The never on time lord

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    Like me. Too much interference. Especially lately since I found the Chrons. *ouch*

    Unfinished:
    Trilogy: The Guardians ~ Book 1. Sonaria
    Genre: Fantasy
    Word Count: 76, 899
    Status: Not quite half way. Looking for 180, 000> Been on hold since finding this site

    Unfinished:
    Trilogy: Dark Son ~ Book 1. Dark Disciple
    Genre: Fantasy
    Word Count: 154, 078
    Status: Most of it has been edited. Only wrote the prologue the other day. That's how it goes, write the beginning near the end, LOL. Trying for 1500 a day on each. Unclean of course. :)
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Not actually a dinosaur. Staff Member

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    An update:

    Novel: Untitled
    Genre: Fantasy (Epic/Dynastical)
    Word Count: 15 770
    Status: (Surprisingly) Active
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    Duchessprozac

    Duchessprozac New Member

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    Update:

    Novel: Ankhammerad Rising
    Genre Adult Fantasy
    Word Count 76432 ( A whopping 300 words extra.)
    Status: On Hold until I get a fully working computer back

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