#$10novel – HALP!

Hey all,

I sat down with Blake and J today to talk about our various novels and work through the associated problems and neurosis.

They both pointed out that i hadn’t worked any downtime into my grand crazy plan. When i bundle this insight with Pati’s positive reinforcement suggestions … well, i think i need to tweak this challenge a little to make it a useful exercise for me.

So i’m thinking i need to fit a few “off days” into this crazyness, reward myself for all the writing i’m doing.

I’m throwing in an off day every fifth day. This will shift people’s day’s all over the place, and i apologize. I throw myself on yer mercy and understanding.

Without further ado, the new schedule:

Friday, May 22nd: Ethan McCutchen and Nina Kiriki Hoffman (DOUBLE PAYOUT DAY!) – 38,000
Saturday, May 23rd: Beth Wodzinski – 41,000 words
Sunday, May 24th: Pati Nagle – 44,000 words

Monday, May 25th: OFF DAY!

Tuesday, May 26th: Kishi – 47,000 words
Wednesday, May 27th: Emily Mangan – 50,000 words
Thursday, May 28th: Loreen Heneghan – 53,000 words
Friday, May 29th: Holly Arrow – 56,000 words

Saturday, May 30th: OFF DAY!

Sunday, May 31st: Arashinomoui and Bruce Holland Rogers (DOUBLE PAYOUT DAY!) – 59,000
Monday, June 1st: Merchimerch – 62,000 words
Tuesday, June 2nd: Dave Raines – 65,000 words
Wednesday, June 3rd: Kevin Kenan – 68,000 words

Thursday, June 4th: OFF DAY!

Friday, June 5th: Rachel A – 71,000 words
Saturday, June 6th: The Ferrett – 74,000 words
Sunday, June 7th: Diana Standish – 77,000 words
Monday, June 8th: Misa Arant and Jerry Oltion (DOUBLE PAYOUT DAY!) – 80,000 words

Tuesday, June 9th: OFF DAY!

Wednesday, June 10th: Lydia Rhoads – 83,000 words
Thursday, June 11th: Josh English – 86,000 words
Friday, June 12th: Teng Chek – 89,000 words
Saturday, June 13th: J Peters – 92,000 words
Sunday, June 14th: Valerie Polichar and Eugene Fischer (DOUBLE DAY!) – 95,000 words

Thanks again and please pardon our dust.

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4 Responses

  1. Beth says:

    I think that's a very good adjustment.


  2. Pati_Nagle says:

    Agree. Off days are a good idea.


  3. Pati_Nagle says:

    Another thought – rather than a cumulative total, you could have a daily wordcount goal. That way if you miss a day it doesn't get hard to make up. Just resets to 3k or whatever the goal is. And then your total wordcount goal by x date.


  4. Dave Raines says:

    >> I throw myself on yer mercy and understanding

    Mercy? Understanding? We're writers, man! (Um… some or all of us.)


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