10K Day: Live, While It’s Happening! – Aug 17 and 20

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WELCOME TO ALL those plucky writers who are participating this week!

This is the place to post your check-ins for Wed, Aug 17 and/or Saturday, Aug 20.

To learn more about this event, check the 10K Day section (see blog menu above).

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE REGULAR BREAKS!

You’ll regret it later (when you’re feeling fried) if you don’t take regular breaks. Even if you’re on fire with your writing, take your scheduled breaks.

Every two hours is recommended. Breaks are also for posting check-ins.

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST FOR YOUR CHECK-INS?

TIP: If you don’t see your comment right away after posting, try refreshing your screen.

1. You can mention your word count if you want to. If you’d rather not, please provide a general comment about your progress thus far.

2. You can also describe what you’re working on.

3. Feel free to mention how you’re feeling and how the day is going for you.

4. It’s always fun to hear what people are drinking, snacking on or listening to.

DON’T FORGET TO log out of forums, Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.

Go gettum, Tigers! – Milli

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OTHER HELPFUL READING FOR YOUR 10K DAY

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What I Learned from My First 10K Day by 10K participant Taryn Blake

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113 Responses to 10K Day: Live, While It’s Happening! – Aug 17 and 20
  1. Franny
    August 17, 2011 | 2:49 AM

    Morning everybody! So so so excited for today! I’ll wait for my partner go to work and then I’ll start! I’m working on a book to send to a competition but my time is limited before the deadline so I’m going to use today to write a good long part! My previous record during NaNoWriMo last year was over 4 thousands words. Let’s see if I can at least beat that!!!

    • Estrella Azul
      August 17, 2011 | 5:57 AM

      Cheering you on, Franny!

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 8:50 AM

      Good morning!

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:55 AM

      Great to see you here, Franny. Kick some word arse! 🙂

  2. Armelle
    August 17, 2011 | 3:37 AM

    It is 9:36 am here. I’ll start now, and work on a comic book scenario I want to write. Let’s see how it goes!!
    All the best to all!

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 4:44 AM

      10:43
      I have cleaned up my whole desk and prepared some stuff for the journey tomorrow. Dammit. Procrastination!! Now I start…

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 5:42 AM

      Yay!! 1075 words already aat 11:40. I will take a break and continue in 15 min or so. Anyone else started so far??

      • Estrella Azul
        August 17, 2011 | 5:58 AM

        That sounds great, nice job! 🙂

        • Armelle
          August 17, 2011 | 9:27 AM

          Thanks Estrella 🙂

      • Taryn
        Twitter: tarynblake71
        August 17, 2011 | 8:52 AM

        Wow, you’re doing great! It’s almost 8am here. I’ll get started soon.

        • Armelle
          August 17, 2011 | 9:24 AM

          Thanks Taryn! Good luck to you!!

  3. Estrella Azul
    August 17, 2011 | 6:01 AM

    It’s 12:58pm over here and I just managed to finally sit down to write. Have informed everyone they should leave me alone for the rest of the day (I really don’t ask for much, only two days…) 🙂

    I’ll be working on some blog posts first as I have quite a few ideas, some started and some needing last touches in editing.
    Let’s see if I’ll slowly graduate up to the poems I started last night and some flash ideas that I’d love to develop.

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 6:17 AM

      Yay!! Happy writing!

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 8:53 AM

      Sounds like a great plan! Wishing you a productive afternoon.

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:57 AM

      When my kids were at home, I’d wear a Santa hat if I didn’t want to be disturbed. They would walk into the office, see the hat, and leave. LOL

      • Estrella Azul
        August 17, 2011 | 11:16 AM

        Armelle, Taryn and Franny
        – Thanks! Hope you have a great writing day as well 🙂

        Patti
        – Ah, if only that worked with parents and pets as well…

    • Franny
      August 17, 2011 | 11:12 AM

      Enjoy it Estrella! 😀

  4. JB Lynn
    August 17, 2011 | 7:46 AM

    Hi Everyone! My first time giving this a try. I’ll take my dog to the groomer and then get started!

    Best of luck to all!

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 8:54 AM

      Welcome! Everyone here is super nice. I hope you have fun.

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 9:25 AM

      Yes, it’s fun!! Have a great time!!

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:58 AM

      We have a great time here. So glad you could make it.

      Good luck!

  5. JM Merchant
    Twitter: jmmerchant86
    August 17, 2011 | 8:07 AM

    Hi folks,

    Today has not started well, in fact it feels as though circumstances are against me today. But almost everything is ready for me to start my first 45min session which I’m hoping will produce my next article for Millivers Travels. Got a variety of stuff that I can work on today in case I can’t get into one project there’s plenty more to be doing.

    Good luck to everyone!
    Jo x

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 8:54 AM

      Good morning, and good luck!

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:59 AM

      Kick those circumstances in the butt and have a great day! 🙂

      • JM Merchant
        Twitter: jmmerchant86
        August 17, 2011 | 11:33 AM

        Article complete and winging it’s way to Milli as we speak!
        Word count stands at 1365. Think I’m going to start on some character studies to boost the word count quicker as the article needed a lot of fact checking.
        Hope everyone else’s day is going well!
        x

  6. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    August 17, 2011 | 8:14 AM

    Good morning everyone!

    It’s 7:15 a.m. here in Branson, MO. Time to plant the butt and get some writing done.

    I’ll work on a new article first, and no real direction after that, but I’m sure I’ll find something.

    Got Iron Maiden going already. Let’s kick some word arse! 🙂
    ~Patti

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 8:55 AM

      YaY for Iron Maiden! I need to pick out a soundtrack for the day.

      • JM Merchant
        Twitter: jmmerchant86
        August 17, 2011 | 11:35 AM

        My soundtrack for the day seems to be anything by Vangelis, Immediate or Enigma, very few lyrics to distract me just good evocative music.

        Hope that word-arse is getting a serious kicking 🙂
        x

        • Patti Stafford
          Twitter: pattistafford
          August 17, 2011 | 12:26 PM

          You know, I’ve listened to Iron Maiden so much while I write, that I no longer hear the lyrics. Bruce’s voice is just another instrument. 😉

  7. Taryn
    Twitter: tarynblake71
    August 17, 2011 | 8:57 AM

    Morning everyone! 7:56 am and raining here. I’ve done a bit of journaling (handwritten, so no word count) and answered an email. I need to get into my writing costume and then I’ll get started.

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 9:26 AM

      I like the writing costume idea. Might give it a try at some stage!! And happy writing!

  8. Milliver's Travels
    Twitter: millivrstravels
    August 17, 2011 | 9:21 AM

    ‘Morning Writers & Cat Ladies, 😀

    It’s inspiring to see everyone here working on their stuff. I’m about to make a cup of coffee and then do some journaling on the couch to kick off my day.

    ~ Milli

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 11:00 AM

      Good morning, Millikins!

      Hope you’re having an awesome day!

  9. Maria
    August 17, 2011 | 9:39 AM

    (originally posted on the wrong page a couple of hours ago)

    Good morning all!

    Looks like there are lots of new people this time ’round. Very cool! 🙂 I’m looking forward to hanging out with everyone.

    I plan to participate today and Saturday, if all goes well, though neither will be on a full-day basis. It’s the first of the school year and I have tons of paperwork to take care of for my son’s school as well as insurance and docs. yay 😉

    What will I work on? I have a blog post to draft (already have the pics picked out) and I’d like to continue working on my Camp NaNo story. So there’s plenty to do. Hope everyone has a good time and write on!
    __________________________
    *Starting the day with a cup of cappuccino, the sound of a fan spinning and surrounded by the cats. (yes, I’m a crazy cat lady 🙂 ) I will be using my timer as well to help keep me focused.

    • Maria
      August 17, 2011 | 9:40 AM

      At 8:30….

      Time for the first break to take the kid to school. I’ve gotten a blog post drafted and will finalize it when I get back.

      Hmmm, what should I have for breakfast?

      • Patti Stafford
        Twitter: pattistafford
        August 17, 2011 | 10:53 AM

        Let me guess, biscuits and gravy? I don’t even want to hear about it. My breakfast was probably not fit for human consumption. LOL

        • Maria
          August 17, 2011 | 11:09 AM

          For once no, wasn’t b&g. 🙂
          Red beans & rice with “additives” of the taco kind.

          • Taryn
            Twitter: tarynblake71
            August 17, 2011 | 11:12 AM

            That sounds fabulous!

          • Patti Stafford
            Twitter: pattistafford
            August 17, 2011 | 11:14 AM

            It’s still better, food group wise, than what I had. LOL.

            • JM Merchant
              Twitter: jmmerchant86
              August 17, 2011 | 11:36 AM

              Mmm! Sounds like a good way to set yourself up for the day.
              x

  10. Armelle
    August 17, 2011 | 10:18 AM

    2040 words. It’s just past 4pm, will take a little nap…

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:52 AM

      Woot! For the word count and the nap. 😉

  11. I Would Write! | Creating Lena
    August 17, 2011 | 10:37 AM

    […] think it’s very fitting that I’m re-starting this blog as part of my very first 10k Writer’s Day. Because if there’s one thing I am sure about in my life, it’s that I was meant to be a […]

  12. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    August 17, 2011 | 10:43 AM

    Good morning everyone! It’s my first time here, and I’m off to a little slower start this morning. Got one blog post done so far. I have a list of articles and blog posts to work on today, but I’m also giving myself permission to veer off course if something else takes my mind and my pen in another direction.

    Have a great day, and thanks for letting me play here.
    Lena

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 10:48 AM

      LEEEEEEEENA! Glad you could make it! I think you’ll have a great time here. 🙂

      • Taryn
        Twitter: tarynblake71
        August 17, 2011 | 11:13 AM

        Hi! Nice to “meet” you!

        • JM Merchant
          Twitter: jmmerchant86
          August 17, 2011 | 11:38 AM

          Hi Lena

          I think it’s always helpful to have a couple of options to work on, sometimes trying to force your mind to work on one thing can be totally unproductive so trying something else for a while can bring you back refreshed.

          Good luck with today.
          x

  13. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    August 17, 2011 | 10:51 AM

    Two articles in rough draft. I’ve had to take some sinus pills. No. No. No! I haven’t needed any in over a week. Bleh! Now I need to wait for those to kick in and hope I’ve done so soon enough to ward off the impending headache.

    No worries, I’ll push through, after a short break.

    Glad to see everyone having a good time and making progress.

    ~Patti

    • JM Merchant
      Twitter: jmmerchant86
      August 17, 2011 | 11:39 AM

      Hi Patti

      Hope that headache doesn’t manage to take hold, and well done on the roughs already.
      x

  14. Lois
    August 17, 2011 | 10:57 AM

    I’m late, but I’m here! I have from now until about 3:30, and I’m going to make the most of it.

    I’m working on my fantasy anthology…the backstories for my characters from my The Rogues of Redwick fantasy books I’ll be writing. The first story is about Ronen, a Seraph.

    At the moment, I’m drinking water, and that’s it. If I reach my goal of 5K by 3:30, I plan to make myself a decaf double cappuccino with a dash of cinnamon and cardamom. 🙂

    Good luck, everyone!

    Lois

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 11:03 AM

      There you are! I know you can reach 5K. I’ve seen you do it many times! 🙂

      Have an Awesome Day, Lois!

      • JM Merchant
        Twitter: jmmerchant86
        August 17, 2011 | 11:40 AM

        Wishing you all the luck with hitting your target, I’m sure you’ll get there. Sounds like you’ve got some cool stuff to be working on.
        x

        • Lois
          August 17, 2011 | 12:48 PM

          Thanks! I do. I haven’t written much fantasy, but I’ve had these stories lined out for a long time now. I’ve even begun work on an encyclopedia so I can keep track of everyone and everywhere and everything in this storyverse. 🙂

      • Lois
        August 17, 2011 | 12:46 PM

        Thanks, Patti. I’m almost half way there, but I have to break for lunch. Sometimes, I wish I didn’t need food. 😛

  15. JB Lynn
    August 17, 2011 | 11:00 AM

    So cool to see everyone’s progress! Keep up the great work everyone!!!

    I’ve written 1688 words so far. Now off to pick up the dog from groomer. His hair will look so much better than mine….

  16. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    August 17, 2011 | 11:11 AM

    A new friend of mine has popped in, Helena Richie, aka Lena. We’ve met through some PLR challenges.
    She does a newsletter, The Acorn Stash. It’s fabulous. You should check it out! With a title like that, it has to be good, right? 🙂

    I think I’ve curbed my headache. Yay! Of course, the sinus pills may make me a bit dingy, but I’m not sure anyone would notice the difference. LOL

    Awesome job, everyone! Keep up the good work!

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 11:22 AM

      Good luck with your headache, hope the relief lasts !
      I woke up from my nap with a slight headache too, will try and drink some water before taking pills.
      And back to writing !

    • Helena Ritchie
      Twitter: helenaritchie
      August 17, 2011 | 12:56 PM

      Hi Patti!

      Thanks for introducing me to this challenge and for mentioning the newsletter.

      Hope your headache is on the way out the door!

      Lena

  17. Maria
    August 17, 2011 | 11:12 AM

    Have gotten a bit of work done on my blog. Wish I knew more html though. Things on the sidebar would look tidier.
    Gonna take a short break to ride the exercise bike to get the blood flowing in my legs then will work on that post.

    Great work everybody! Head ’em up and move ’em out! (words that is) ;D

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 12:28 PM

      Let me know what you’re shooting for with HTML and I’ll see what I can help with. 🙂

      • Maria
        August 17, 2011 | 12:43 PM

        I messaged you with the info Patti.

  18. Taryn
    Twitter: tarynblake71
    August 17, 2011 | 11:17 AM

    Very slow start this morning. Lots of interruptions so far. I’m at about 650 words and have decided to let go of the fantasy of getting several blog posts written today and just brainstorm on the topics and see what happens.

    Breaking for Shiva Nata and sustenance. Probably tuna.

  19. Franny
    August 17, 2011 | 11:19 AM

    2103 words so far!!! Slow day and many things to do!!! But I won’t give up, it’s only 4 o’clock! Let’s see! Wrote a couple of scenes already. Why villains are so nice to write about!? They’re funnier!
    The only “good thing” is that the doctor gave me a sick note so I can give it a second try on the 20th!!! Ahahah!
    Good luck to everybody!

    • JM Merchant
      Twitter: jmmerchant86
      August 17, 2011 | 11:42 AM

      Nice one on the doctors note! And well done for the word count!
      x

      • Franny
        August 17, 2011 | 11:44 AM

        Thanks! I hope I can do better by the end of the day!

  20. Estrella Azul
    August 17, 2011 | 11:47 AM

    I have my first 409 words of today’s 10k Day up on my blog now.
    Wish I hadn’t had so many interruptions and the vet appointment earlier. I’m here to write now – and while 10k is a distant dream, at least those blog posts need to get done today *looks determined*

    • Franny
      August 17, 2011 | 12:01 PM

      You can do that!!! Go go!!!! *Franny cheer leader mode on*

      • Estrella Azul
        August 17, 2011 | 12:05 PM

        Thanks, Franny! Same to you, you’re well ahead of e with 2000+ words 🙂
        (just be careful about jiggling the baby…)

        • Franny
          August 17, 2011 | 12:17 PM

          She’s ok for the moment I think! Sometimes she cheer me up with nice kicks!!!!

          • Estrella Azul
            August 17, 2011 | 12:27 PM

            That’s so cute, she’s being supportive early on 😉

  21. Lois
    August 17, 2011 | 12:43 PM

    First Break: Just added 2,209 words to my fantasy, finishing Ronen’s story. YAY! Now, I’m moving on to Chali, the Cave Elf (although, I think Tunnel Elf would be a better name…or Black Elf…or even Deep Elf, as she comes from the Underworld).

    My book currently sits at 9,138 words.

    I’m about to break for lunch: salmon, rice, and peas. 🙂

    • Franny
      August 17, 2011 | 12:52 PM

      Sounds interesting! Both the story and the lunch plan! DO you write fantasy too? 🙂

      • Lois
        August 17, 2011 | 5:09 PM

        Thanks!

        I write just about anything that interests me. I even have a series of stories planned with Will Scarlet as the hero! 😀 I also have some vampire stories, some action/adventures stories, a romance with elements of the paranormal in it, etc. I can’t stick to just one genre. LOL

        Lois

        • Franny
          August 17, 2011 | 5:41 PM

          Wow that’s too nice really! I’d like to be like this! I love fantasy and I’m a bit worried because I’m just stuck in that genre. Dunno yet if the reason is the huge project I have in my head or if because I’m not able to write something else!!! Dunno, but for the moment every time I try something else it’s not very nice!

          • Lois
            August 17, 2011 | 5:45 PM

            The more you write them, the better you’ll get. You could start with prompts (like Milli’s Fear of Writing prompts). If those don’t get you writing other kinds of stories, I don’t know what will! 😛

            • Franny
              August 18, 2011 | 3:31 AM

              I’ll try once I have time, promise! For the moment I’m busy with this competition and baby to come’s visits and so!!!

              • Lois
                August 18, 2011 | 2:14 PM

                Good deal. 🙂

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 1:01 PM

      Deep Elf sounds intriguing…

      Sounds like you’re having a great day!

      • Lois
        August 17, 2011 | 5:10 PM

        Thanks! I just reached my goal! 😀

        Lois

  22. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    August 17, 2011 | 1:02 PM

    Time for my second break. I’m still slow, but managed to get the article for tomorrow’s newsletter done. I’m up to
    1302 words so far and am feeling pretty pleased with myself. 🙂

    Next up is lunch, and then a couple of articles for a new PLR pack.

    • Taryn
      Twitter: tarynblake71
      August 17, 2011 | 1:04 PM

      I’m having a slow day so far too. It’s okay though. I have more written than I would if I hadn’t made today a writing day.

      YaY for getting your newsletter article done.

      • Helena Ritchie
        Twitter: helenaritchie
        August 17, 2011 | 5:25 PM

        Thanks Taryn 🙂 That’s kinda how I feel too. 1300 is still 200 more than all of yesterday so I’m pretty pleased.

  23. Taryn
    Twitter: tarynblake71
    August 17, 2011 | 1:02 PM

    At 1166, and a blog post kindly appeared. Need to get up and stretch for a while.

  24. Armelle
    August 17, 2011 | 1:29 PM

    3189 words so far. Pretty happy with it, the story is really taking shape. It’s not quite finished, I don’t have the ending yet, but it’s good work already. I’ll go out for a drink with friends now and might try to write some more tonight when I come back.
    If I don’t, I am happy with what I have done so far anyway.

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 3:41 PM

      It’s 9:39 pm here. I don’t think I’ll write anymore today. Still haven’t eaten yet and have quite a bit of packing left to do, and tomorrow we leave at 8am, so that’ll be it for today. Still, happy with it. good luck everyone!! And thanks for the encouragements and the cheering! 🙂

  25. Estrella Azul
    August 17, 2011 | 3:18 PM

    I finished a total of blog 7 posts ( words) which makes me so happy to finally be ahead for a while with them.
    It’s already past 10pm over here, so I have to stop writing not even though I still have things I need to finish – but I’ll work on those on Saturday.

    Thanks for the wonderful company everyone!
    Wishing you many more words and see you Saturday 🙂

    • Estrella Azul
      August 17, 2011 | 3:19 PM

      That should’ve said – (1538 words)

    • Franny
      August 17, 2011 | 3:21 PM

      Yeah! Congratulations! Here is still 8pm so I have another couple of hours to go! My partner has some kinda game on line to do which is good today, so it’ll keep him busy!!! Have a good sleep!

    • Armelle
      August 17, 2011 | 3:39 PM

      Yay!! Congrats! Have a good night and thanks for the company too!!

  26. Maria
    August 17, 2011 | 4:47 PM

    Finally! I’ve got one blog post written and posted. What slows me down? I know just enough html to frustrate me. 😀

  27. Franny
    August 17, 2011 | 4:52 PM

    Back is killing me now, so I’d call it a day! I’m pretty satisfied with the result! I have a new record! 5331 words! Thanks to everybody!
    I think I’ll see you on Saturday! Night night!

  28. Lois
    August 17, 2011 | 5:13 PM

    I reached my goal of 5K! 😀

    Final word count for the day: 5,229
    Story’s word count, so far: 12,479 (it will be less on the Camp Nanowrimo Web site, though, as OpenOffice tends to bloat the word count). Instead of going with Chali, I decided to write Xain’s story. He’s a Black Elf, also from the Underworld (both he and Chali are from the same area, but she’s a bit younger than he is).

    And now I’m having a plum and some gluten-free rice crackers. I’m about to fix myself a decaf double cappuccino, too. That’s my reward. 🙂

    Then, time to role play for a bit! 😀

    Lois

  29. JB Lynn
    August 17, 2011 | 5:29 PM

    What a day it’s been. I’ve got over 4200 words written so I’m hoping to hit 5k today.

    Considering I had phone convos with my agent and an editor in the middle of the day about a completely unrelated project, I’m thrilled with my progress.

    So inspiring to see the work everyone’s done!

  30. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    August 17, 2011 | 5:29 PM

    I’m beat! Got my 2 PLR articles written so that makes a total of 2360 words so far. My son just came in from work so I’m taking a break until he leaves again and then I’ll have about 3 more hours of alone time to write tonight.

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 11:34 PM

      I’m beat too, but it was a good day. Glad you could make it and hope to see you on many more 10K days. 🙂

      • Helena Ritchie
        Twitter: helenaritchie
        August 18, 2011 | 7:06 AM

        Thanks Patti! It was a very good day, and I do plan to become a regular fixture here on 10K days. 🙂

  31. Patti Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    August 17, 2011 | 7:49 PM

    It’s almost 7:00 p.m. I just finished up another plr article for a pack I’m working on. I think I’m calling it a day.

    I don’t have a word count, but that’s 4 articles today. Not bad, I’ll take it. 🙂

    Everyone did a great job! We kicked some word arse! Yay!

    • Patti Stafford
      Twitter: pattistafford
      August 17, 2011 | 11:36 PM

      Since my couch has been taken over by my college girl (she starts back to school next week) and my hubby was sleeping, I ended up writing another article. Yay!

      Another big day tomorrow. Better get some rest.

  32. Maria
    August 17, 2011 | 7:54 PM

    Thanks to some help from Patti, I’ve finally got the html problem worked out and I’m happy with the one blog post and tweaking I’ve done on my website.

    Looks like pretty much everybody has had a productive and fun writing day. Awesome!

    I hope to be back on Saturday to work on the blog post I had originally planned to draft today. Looking forward to seeing the rest of you either then or on the next Wed. 10K.

    Write On! 🙂

  33. JM Merchant
    Twitter: jmmerchant86
    August 19, 2011 | 9:30 AM

    Hope no-one will begrudge me getting a sneaky couple of extra hours in today. I won’t finish work til 3am and have to be back at 7pm so I know I won’t get much writing time tomorrow.
    If this is considered against the rules, I won’t count today’s words tomorrow.

    Have fun everyone.
    Jo x

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      August 19, 2011 | 10:19 AM

      Definitely not against the rules! Are you kidding? We love anything that helps writers get more writing done (and enjoy themselves while doing it).

      I’m thrilled that you like the 10K Day format enough to sneak in some extra time when you can. That’s exactly in keeping with the spirit of this game. 😀

      ~ Milli

  34. Estrella Azul
    August 20, 2011 | 5:16 AM

    Slow start today, I’m still basically asleep… (stayed up way too late to finish reading a book) 😉

    It’s 12:13pm over here, and I’m just about to edit some photos I’ll use in some posts and articles. Today I’ll be focusing on finishing the blog posts and articles I didn’t have time for on Wednesday and so far it seems like there will be minimum interruptions. Hope it stays that way 🙂

    Happy writing everyone!

    • Franny
      August 20, 2011 | 6:15 AM

      Yey! You can do that!!! 😀

  35. Franny
    August 20, 2011 | 6:16 AM

    It’s 11.15 here and I’m just starting! Overslept!!! Let’s see if I can beat my past record!

    • Estrella Azul
      August 20, 2011 | 6:48 AM

      I’m sure you will, Franny!

      I just finished the draft of an article, and decided to take a break for lunch now. I’m so proud of the article as I only have to add some minor details while editing it (later or tomorrow, depends on how the rest of my writing day goes).

      • Franny
        August 20, 2011 | 6:52 AM

        Wow, good job! I think I’ll get a break soon because I need to do some errands! But I’m pretty happy as I’ve done one scene!!! I think the second part of the book will be written a bit faster than the fist! Maye because all the characters and the facts are all there, I just need to blend all the ingredients! Fingers crossed!

  36. Milliver's Travels
    Twitter: millivrstravels
    August 20, 2011 | 8:45 AM

    Good Morning,

    I had a late night too (went to the movies) and then I didn’t sleep well (too much excitement before bed-time) so I’m like Estrella said in her first check-in . . . basically still asleep.

    First priority is COFFEE. Then we’re going out to breakfast because we forgot to get weekend breakfast supplies. After that I’ve got a list of five stories for Milliver’s Travels that I want to get down some rough drafts for.

    C U a bit later ~ Milli

  37. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    August 20, 2011 | 9:24 AM

    Good Morning!

    Did someone say coffee? I need to put a pot on, and get settled in my chair. Not sure how much I will get done today but the priority is getting as many articles written as I can for article packs.

    Have an awesome day!
    Lena

  38. Kate
    August 20, 2011 | 9:54 AM

    Hi Milli and fellow writers,

    I love the 10K days as today it gave me the motivation to carve out a whole two hours for writing. I sent my husband off with baby Kieran (who is now 11 weeks) and have almost finished the synopsis – which feels like it is the millionth draft.

    Who knows, next month I might be able to make four hours!

    good luck everyone and I’ll try and check in again later x

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      August 20, 2011 | 9:59 AM

      Wow, Kate!! I was thinking it was still too soon to expect you to surface but here you are! So pleased to see you and congrats on the writing progress. 😀

      ~ Milli

  39. Estrella Azul
    August 20, 2011 | 12:01 PM

    Wow, congrats on the progress everyone!

    Life tends to happen around here as much as I try not to let myself distracted by it. So I feel like I’m failing time management again. But now I’m concentrating again! *looks determined*

  40. Helena Ritchie
    Twitter: helenaritchie
    August 20, 2011 | 1:56 PM

    Nice to see everyone’s getting stuff done! 🙂

    So far, it’s almost 2 p.m. and I have … 1 whole article finished! But that one article finishes off a pack so I’m happy.

    I did stop for a 2 hour lunch break to watch the bike race in there, but I had planned for that. So now it’s back to work for at least a couple more hours.

    Hope you’re havin’ a great day!
    Lena

  41. Franny
    August 20, 2011 | 5:14 PM

    22.12 here! New record! 5585 words! I’m wrecked now and I go to sleep! But one day I’ll manage to reach 10k words!!!
    I worked all day on my book, the second note paper is almost gone!!!
    Thanks to this initiative, I’ll try next month too if I can! My books thanks too! Now I’m a bit forward!

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