10K Day: Live, While It’s Happening! – Nov 28 or Dec 1

Image Copyright © Tracy Mangold aka @InkyTwig. Thanks, Tracy!

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

This is the place to post your check-ins for Wednesday, Nov 28th and/or Saturday, Dec 1st.

To learn more about this event, mouse over 10K Days in the blog menu above.

If you’re participating from overseas, feel free to start according to your own time zone. This check-in page is posted the evening before the event so you can. 🙂


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.


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 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

27 Responses to 10K Day: Live, While It’s Happening! – Nov 28 or Dec 1
  1. Renee
    November 27, 2012 | 9:06 PM

    3.00pm and all is well! We had a 30 minute lunch break and got back into it, now onto our last 15 minute break break before the home stretch (the Uni library where we are working closes at 5pm).

    Word counts are going up, up, up! I’m on 5372, Erin is on 6004, Tash is on 4376, Stephen is on 7712 and Rachael is on 7347.

    This is such a fab idea Milli, we are definitely doing this again! The chocolate, cake and lollies (candy) are now emerging.

    Onwards and upwards 🙂

  2. Renee
    November 27, 2012 | 10:32 PM

    We’re starting to wind up now – it’s 4.30pm and we need to be out of the library before 5.00pm when it closes.

    Current word counts:
    Stephen – 10,025 (first to 10k!!)
    Tash – 6016
    Erin – 7601
    Renee – 7147
    Rachael – typing furiously towards 10,000 (she’s about 600 words away)

    Some of us intend to try to do some more when we get home, so will post individual updates if so. But if not, it’s been an amazing day, none of us have written so much or for so long in one day before and it’s been a really good experience. We’ll be back!

    Good luck to those yet to start 🙂


    • Valeka Cruz
      Twitter: runningonheavy
      November 28, 2012 | 1:02 PM

      Sounds like you guys are had a GREAT 10K Day!! Way to go!!! 🙂

  3. Rachael Elliott
    November 27, 2012 | 10:46 PM

    10,010!!! YAY!!!!!!!!

    • Fear of Writing
      Twitter: fearofwriting
      November 27, 2012 | 10:58 PM

      YIPPEE!! Congrats to all of you. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      So pleased to hear that you’ll be back!

      ~ Milli

  4. Erin Doyle
    November 28, 2012 | 12:29 AM

    8,889 words
    On the home strecth!

  5. Erin Doyle
    November 28, 2012 | 2:20 AM

    10,147 words!!!
    Best day in front of a computer ever.

    • Valeka Cruz
      Twitter: runningonheavy
      November 28, 2012 | 1:08 PM

      FANTASTIC!!! I would high five you but I can’t so here is a smiley face for you instead :-))))

      Great job!!

  6. Renee
    November 28, 2012 | 3:59 AM

    Well, I managed to do bit more this evening, but my daughter took a while to go to sleep, and if I try to write any more now I think I will fall off my chair. Final word count 8613, and I’m feeling like I’ve ‘got’ my story and characters now. Hurray for 10k days!

    • Valeka Cruz
      Twitter: runningonheavy
      November 28, 2012 | 1:07 PM

      YAY!!! Sounds like you got in some good writing today! Hope you return for the next 10K Day!! 🙂

  7. Maria
    November 28, 2012 | 10:41 AM

    Good morning all!

    It’s already been a busy morning here on the hill. Laundry, dishes, pups out the door, trash pick-up day, making plans for clearing/cleaning sections of trees for the coming year, etc,. Ah the country life. 🙂

    Last night, I hit 23K just before midnight on my NaNo novel. Just 2K more to my personal best. I can do it!

    To those of you who started early on the other side of the world, congratulations on your word counts! Awesome job guys. 🙂

    Now it’s off to open the docs and figure what happens next in my murder mystery. Happy writing!

    • Valeka Cruz
      Twitter: runningonheavy
      November 28, 2012 | 1:06 PM

      Wow!!! Sounds like you are having a busy morning, Maria! And hitting 23K on your NaNo novel is great 🙂 Good luck continuing your story! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

    • Lois
      November 28, 2012 | 2:33 PM

      Sprinting helps! 😉


  8. Lois
    November 28, 2012 | 10:42 AM

    I’m finally here! 😀

    I have one roleplay email to answer, but it’s fictional, so I’m going to count it in with everything else. “Everything else” refers to my Nanowrimo novel, The Hunter. I’ve officially surpassed 50K, but I want to get a good word count in by Friday night. Today’s the best day for me to do that.

    I’m eating split pea soup, and I’m about to have a cup of decaf. No music, as it tends to distract me (but if I were listening, I’d probably have the Japanese melodic rock band on, One Ok Rock).

    Good luck to everyone. You can do it! 🙂


    • Valeka Cruz
      Twitter: runningonheavy
      November 28, 2012 | 1:03 PM

      So glad you made it! Hope you are having a productive and FUN writing day!! 🙂

      • Lois
        November 28, 2012 | 2:31 PM

        Thanks, Valeka. 🙂 Just shy of 2K so far, but I was doing other stuff, too. I’m about ready to hit it hard, though. I hope to get 5K by dinner time.


  9. Fear of Writing
    Twitter: fearofwriting
    November 28, 2012 | 12:44 PM

    Hello everyone,

    I’m not participating this month (pinched nerve that gives pain to my right arm; makes computer work very uncomfortable) but I just wanted to wish you all Happy Writing.

    ~ Milli 🙂

  10. Patti Ann Stafford
    Twitter: pattistafford
    November 28, 2012 | 1:09 PM

    “Hello Strangeness! Where have you been?”

    “Oh, you know, there and back again.”

    Milli, so sorry to hear about the pinched nerve. That’s no fun. I seem to have reached that age where muscle rub is my friend. LOL. If I sit at the computer for very long, I get stinky—as Kevin calls me.

    I’m not writing much day. I’m working on edits, so whatever writing comes out of that will be what I get.

    Hope all is well.


    • Maria
      November 28, 2012 | 6:29 PM

      Muscle rub is a girl’s best friend. 😀

    • Lois
      November 28, 2012 | 6:43 PM

      Muscle rub? What’s that? 😛

  11. Maria
    November 28, 2012 | 2:33 PM

    Just checking in from lunch break…Have made it to the 24K overall mark and about to write some more before calling it a day. Hope to get another 1,000 in.

    Milli, hope the arm gets better quick. It’s no fun with pinched nerves. Take care of yourself. 🙂

    • Lois
      November 28, 2012 | 2:34 PM

      Fancy meeting you here. 😉

      Good luck reaching that 1K! You can do it, Maria!


      • Maria
        November 28, 2012 | 6:28 PM

        Thanks Lois! You’ve helped so much in keeping me on track today. 🙂

        • Lois
          November 28, 2012 | 6:41 PM

          You’re welcome. You helped me with the same, so we’re even. Thanks, again. I had fun! 🙂

  12. Maria
    November 28, 2012 | 6:27 PM

    Well, it’s been a long day. Got lot’s of writing done (for me anyways). Final NaNo novel count = 25,174. I’ve matched my personal 5 yr best and now it’s gravy from here on out. 😀

    Hope everyone has a great rest of NaNo and will catch you next time ’round. 🙂

    • Lois
      November 28, 2012 | 6:40 PM

      Way to go, Maria! I’m proud of you for reaching your goal! 😀

      Thanks for doing sprints with me. 🙂


  13. Lois
    November 28, 2012 | 6:32 PM

    Well, I’ve reached 8,127 words, bringing my novel’s official word count to 56,515. Not bad! 😀

    Interesting note: a Facebook friend of mine posted this thing about tiny robots that look like mosquitoes. These things don’t exist, as far as I can tell, but they fit perfectly into my story, so I added them. Most of my writing today involved them. Haha!

    And now I’m off to have dinner (Stouffer’s Five Cheese Lasagna) and spend time with my Hubby.

    Hope everyone had a great day!


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