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9000 words over the weekend...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Steerpike, May 6, 2013.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I was pretty happy with it. Went up to the mountains and stayed in a cabin with no internet connection and no cell phone signal. That helped. Some of the words were written from the spot where I took this picture:

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  2. CupofJoe

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    Congrats!
    For the writing and the location.
    some years back Poppy Z Bright was asked for her best writing tip... "unplug the internet" was her reply
     
  3. ndmellen

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    9k...that's nuts...
     
  4. Sparkie

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    I'm planning on doing something similar this year. I have relatives who own a lakeside "summer house" in Wisconsin. No internet, no TV, nothing. Good for writing. I'll be heading up there for a week during NaNoWriMo, if I can swing it.

    But 9K words in 72 hours? That's badass. Way to go, Steerpike!
     
  5. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Thanks, guys. Good advice from Poppy. She's a great writer, too.

    And, if I do say so myself, the writing was done between about 8 AM Saturday and 5 PM Sunday :)
     
  6. Jamber

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    Remarkable feat, Steerpike, and what a setting.
    Oddly, I do better in noisy cafés. I'd be too tempted to fish where you took that shot!
     
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  7. Sparkie

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    Fishing will be my big distraction too, if it's not snowing. If it is snowing, my distraction will be snowmobiling. :D
     
  8. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    Congrats. 9K is a good weekend!
     
  9. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    Okay… I was gonna resist to spare and MS members sick of me bringing up the wife and kids, but it's soooo relevant…

    While I'm not sure if I can top 9K in one weekend, my record word count for a single sitting is ~6000 words in <6 hours. I typed them on December 28, 2007. I was at the Starbucks at the Queen Mary hospital in Hong Kong. What happened was my wife, who was on her 41st week carrying our first-born, told me to grab a coffee while she napped after being admitted. She said she'd call me when she woke up–or have me called if she was in labor. So I was in the middle of my first novel, had the laptop with me, and typed away. After I looked at the word count and the time, I checked my cell phone, wondering why my wife had slept so long in the afternoon. (It was evening at this point.) That's when I found out there was no reception at the hospital's Starbucks.

    I live to tell the tale because my daughter was born on December 29th. I didn't bring my laptop that day.
     
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  10. Jess A

    Jess A Archmage

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    Epic, Steerpike and Legendary!

    Sometimes a holiday is a good idea. I spent 4 weeks in China reworking an entire book and sorting out the map. I got more done there than I had in a long, long time. Probably because monsoons kept me indoors, and I didn't have to go to work.
     
  11. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    That's awesome! What part(s) of China were you in?

    I've been to Shenzen and Kunming myself, but no Great Wall. I love Shanghai-nese food, which I had quite often when living in Hong Kong.
     
  12. Jess A

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    At the risk of going off topic...I'm going to take this conversation to private message. :)
     
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