gracerene
01 February 2017 @ 09:00 am
All right folks. Here it is. The moment you have all been waiting for with, no-doubt, bated breath. Drum roll please. And Grace's final January word count is......

51,737 words


*collapses into an exhausted heap*

Projects worked on over the course of the month:
• claimed and wrote fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest (fic currently in final edits)
• claimed and wrote fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage (fic currently with beta)
• claimed and wrote fic for [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry (fic currently in edits before being sent to alpha)
• started and finished gift!fic #1 (fic currently in final edits)
• started and finished gift!fic #2 (fic currently in edits before being sent to alpha)
• added some details to Next Gen fic outline (potential gift!fic. may or may not see the light of day)
• wrote 12.5 chapters of Auror Training Fic (only 21.5 more to go...)

Some thinky thoughts about the challenge )

Thanks to everybody who wrote along with me, joined me for sprints in the srsbzns chatzy room, and generally encouraged me along the way. I definitely think my daily accountability posts, and knowing that y'all were out there to keep me honest, really helped me hit my target. HUGS FOR ALL!
 
 
gracerene
31 January 2017 @ 09:48 am
So. I kind of kicked ass yesterday, no lie. Despite being so sick that I actually gave myself a bloody nose from all the nose-blowing I was doing, I somehow managed to reach inside and pull out some serious words. I had my best writing day all month, finished two fics, and not only caught up my 3k deficit, but built myself quite a bonus going into the final day. I only have 600 words to write today in order to meet my goal. THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, 600 fucking words stand between me and VICTORY!!! For some perspective, of my 30 previous writing days, there were only 5 days that I wrote less than 600 words. I am SO CLOSE.

And so, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I shall be there until I hit this goal.

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 4,396
Total Words So Far: 49,412

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic #1, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & finish [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, write gift!fic #2, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, gift!fic #2, ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well! It's the end of the month, so hit me with your successes, your failures, your triumphs! And please don't feel bad if you didn't hit 50k! All word counts are good word counts! <3
 
 
gracerene
30 January 2017 @ 09:56 am
Decent words yesterday, but not as many as I wanted to get. I have two days to write 5k, and while that would be difficult on the best of days, it's going to be a lot harder, considering I'm sick. :/ I feel shitty enough that I stayed home from work today, but I'm going to wrap myself in a blanket and hang out in chatzy for the day, in the hopes that words fall magically down upon me.

That being said,
I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,759
Total Words So Far: 45,016

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & start [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
29 January 2017 @ 11:23 am
Had my first zero day of the month yesterday, hence the lack of a post. Really bummed about losing an entire weekend day of writing, but a friend needed me, and sometimes real life happens. I'm now about 3.5k behind schedule, and I doubt I'll be able to make all of it up today, but hoping to make a dent in it at the very least.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 595 (words from the 27th)
Total Words So Far: 43,257

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & start [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
27 January 2017 @ 05:35 pm
EEE, OMG, you guys! I had the best writing day yesterday! After three straight days of low word counts, I didn't expect much from yesterday. I was even more exhausted and feeling pretty blah. BUT. My roommate had work to do, which meant that there was no Criminal Minds binge-watching, and I was actually able to focus. I managed some decent words on my ATF, but it was when I switched to my DTH that the real magic happened. You know when you start writing a scene, and the words just seem to flow out of you, and you're actually thinking faster than you can type, so that your fingers are almost tripping over themselves just to get the words down? Yeah, it doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's AWESOME! So once again I'm actually a little ahead of schedule, and I officially broke 40k for the month! I have less than 8k more words to write before I hit my overall goal, and that totally seems achievable. The end is in sight! I'm going to lose some writing time tomorrow, so I'm hoping to really kick some ass today.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 3,336
Total Words So Far: 42,658

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & start [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, ATF, gift!fic #2

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
26 January 2017 @ 06:04 pm
Had my worst day all month yesterday and once again, I'm behind! Work has been kind of a nightmare and ugh, I'm just so done by the time I get home, you know? Hoping to get some words tonight and get, if not on track, then at least a little closer to it than before.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 205
Total Words So Far: 39,322

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & start [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
25 January 2017 @ 06:15 pm
Another ehh day yesterday. Still on track, but just barely, and I have a feeling I'm going to fall behind today. Work has been crazy intense this week and I have zero energy when I get home. *cries*

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 989
Total Words So Far: 39,117

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & complete fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, claim & draft [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, claim & start [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
24 January 2017 @ 07:30 pm
Not as many words as I wanted to get yesterday, but hey, I'm still ahead of the game...for now. ;)

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 757
Total Words So Far: 38,128

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
23 January 2017 @ 06:10 pm
I have caught up!! That's right, folks. After nearly two weeks of always being just a smidge behind, I have finally caught up, plus some. And by some, I mean I am an entire day ahead!!! But the month's not over yet, which means I'm about to get writing. I just found out my best friend will be in town for the weekend, which means at least one of my best writing days this weekend will be likely be down for the count. Hoping to keep my buffer until then so I don't go down in the final stretch.

For those of you around, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 3,648
Total Words So Far: 37,371

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, outlined DTH claim

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
22 January 2017 @ 12:15 pm
Had my most productive writing day all month yesterday. Woo! I also officially have written more words this month than I have ever written in a single month before. So exciting!!

Still not *quite* caught up, but I'm close, so close! Hopeful that today I can finally get ahead of the game.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,901
Total Words So Far: 33,723

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, gift!fic #2, jeddy plotbunny outline

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
21 January 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Wrote some words yesterday, but not as many as I needed to. We'll see how today goes!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 739
Total Words So Far: 30,822

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
20 January 2017 @ 05:40 pm
Fell a little more behind yesterday as I didn't *quite* hit my target for the day. I was hoping to catch up today, but, ngl, feeling a little blah given today's events. I'm going to try and word, but I may end up curling up on the couch with some Nutella and some Criminal Minds. Because serial killers are comforting compared to the state of our country. :/

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,241
Total Words So Far: 30,083

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
19 January 2017 @ 06:26 pm
I hit over my WC yesterday which was awesome, and kind of a miracle. I started on my ATF, and was feeling kind of blah and uninspired. I managed about 550 words, and had (reluctantly) called it a night. But then I started perusing the [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage prompts again (something I've done several times in the past few days, trying to see if a prompt appealed) and to my surprise and delight, this time something sparked. I'm really excited about the fic I started working on, and since there is still a month until submissions are due, I'm absolutely confident I can finish. It's an awesome fest with lovely mods, and I'm really jazzed about being able to participate. I think I've realized that if I'm working on a long!fic, I really need smaller projects to work on in between to refresh my muse and perspective.

I am only 190 word behind schedule right now, which is great! But it also puts the pressure on today, because I'd love to catch up completely if I can!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,842
Total Words So Far: 28,842

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
18 January 2017 @ 05:35 pm
Words are coming! Progress is happening! I'm still about 400 words behind schedule, but I am hopeful! The past two chapters of my fic came out really easily, so I'm hoping it stays that way! But I'm already feeling a little distracted tonight, so we'll see if I can stay on target.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,759
Total Words So Far: 27,000

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF, baby!

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
17 January 2017 @ 06:20 pm
Still a smidge behind, but I had a pretty good day yesterday, so the gap is narrowing. Woo!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,332
Total Words So Far: 25,241

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
16 January 2017 @ 11:15 am
Wrote just barely enough last night to not fall even more behind. Hoping I can write more than my daily WC goal today to get myself properly back on track. Vamos a ver.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,614
Total Words So Far: 22,909

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
15 January 2017 @ 11:00 am
Still behind, but catching up, slowly but surely. Hoping to get an early start today, so we'll see how it all plays out!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,890
Total Words So Far: 21,295

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: finished draft of gift!fic, finished draft of [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, worked on ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
14 January 2017 @ 03:30 pm
I'm still behind, but I'm less behind than I was, so yay! I got a decent amount of words, but I also managed to finish a few things, which is awesome!

Planning on spending the weekend trying to really focus again on my ATF, which I'm starting to think may be even longer than previously thought. :/ Right now I'm at about 27k: 20k of fic and 7k for the rest of the fic's outline. I've got about 6 of an estimated 35 chapters written. And those six are still pretty rough and I think are going to need some additional scenes and general flushing out. If WC keeps pace with this, we're looking at over 100k. EEEK!

I'm feeling kind of blah about it at the moment, and I think part of that is because I'm trying to just get the words out, which means I have less time to stop and really think about details. I know I can come back and add those in later, but in the meantime, I think I'm going to keep feeling a little unsure. But the only way forward is to write!

Speaking of writing, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,104
Total Words So Far: 19,405

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: finished draft of gift!fic, finished draft of [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, worked on ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
13 January 2017 @ 05:35 pm
Did not get many words last night at all. Mostly, I've been in kind of a weird fandom space, which has made finding writing inspiration difficult. But I'm hopeful that the weekend will provide some much needed words!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 474
Total Words So Far: 17,301

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF + gift!fic + [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
12 January 2017 @ 06:45 pm
First off, check out my snazzy new icon! [livejournal.com profile] capitu is a genius and a wonderfully talented human being. <3

In writing news, I managed to hit my word goal yesterday + make up a bit of my deficit. Still behind schedule overall on my WC goal by about 1k, but I'm hoping I can make it up in the rest of the week.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,992
Total Words So Far: 16,827

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF + gift!fic + [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!