Word Count Update 21st April

Super quick update. I decided to try using my wee dictaphone to get my writing done today–to then run through my transcription software. BUT… I can’t dictate without seeing the words on the screen. The story was there, but the writing felt cold and clinical.

The moment I saw the transcribed text (which took forever), I knew I was going to have to ditch the 1,500 words. Firstly because of the writing, and secondly, because the software did a terrible job–garbled gibberish.

In the end, I had to bin those words and make a run at catching up this afternoon. I’m a bit miffed at the lost time, but I’m thrilled with what I managed to get done.

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 120,865 words.

Word Count Update 18th April

It might be Monday, but this is my Friday in my tapsalteerie (Scots word meaning topsy-turvy) world. I don’t tend to write on the last day of the week, but I’m nearing the end of Act 2B, and the shit is really starting to hit the fan!

Today I added a further 1,682 words! Pretty awesome for a half-day, even if I do say so myself!

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 118,509 words.

[If you want to see some more Scots words in action, check out my Things in Scots: Running the Asset post series.]

Word Count Update 17th April

😳 Today is my first (and possibly last) +3K-word day ever! I was led to believe there was cake when this happened… Where is it? Gie’s ma cake! 🍰 🀣

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 116,827 words.

Word Count Update 16th April

2,777 words! I’m knackered, but I’m so happy. The story’s really starting to pick up pace, and it seems to be having a similar effect on my daily output πŸ€—

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 113,822 words.

Word Count Update 15th April

Okay, wow. I hadn’t expected to get anywhere close to this number today. (That’s crazy Sunday numbers for me.)

But, I did another wee bit of experimentation today. I split my writing sprints evenly between this morning and this afternoon. And like yesterday, I found myself in flow in the afternoon.

I know I can’t take these numbers for granted, but while it’s working and not too-too taxing physically, I’m going to stay the course–for as long as I can.

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 111,045 words.

Word Count Update 14th April

Getting started was a bit of a struggle–shiny distraction squirrels live in my phone–but after half an hour on the elliptical, I was ready.

I aimed to hit somewhere between 1,000-and 1,250. But by the end of my morning sprints, I only had 951 words in the bank. So, with the knowledge gained from my writing experiment, I added an afternoon sprint to make up the shortfall, and then some!

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 108,626 words.

Word Count Update 10th April

Oh, wow! I’ve actually impressed myself with today’s word count, hence the sparkly backdrop. But, it’s not without a mega-ton of pain.

I went beyond what I’m physically capable of doing, and now my hand is screaming for a bucket of ice. Yet, I know if I’d stopped a thousand words earlier, I’d have been so mad at myself. I was on a roll, and the words just kept coming. And there was this whole thing with Adam… but I can’t say because, well, spoilers. Bottom line, the “thing” made me love him more than I already did.

Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 107,121 words. And, that’s me away for a wee lie doon!

Word Count Update 7th April

I hadn’t expected to have a high word count today. There was an issue outwith writing that needed my attention. Ah, the joys of writing at home 😜 So, I yoinked an extra hour of writing time this afternoon–and a flagon of coffee (what’s the volume of a flagon?).

Anyway, Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 102,278 words. πŸŽ‰

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