I hope you’re enjoying my blog. Currently as I write this it is about 20 minutes after 10pm on Saturday 12 August 2017. Gearing up for another 24 hour writing marathon. This one is in celebration of my birthday which was actually on Friday the 11th. I spent that day having dinner with friends. So today will be the one I am doing the marathon for. My goal for this one is to get to 22 thousand words – the goal I didn’t get for the one on the Civic Holiday on Monday.
Again I will track the hours as it goes by and see what I get and shoot for an increase of 20% over the previous hour.
For those who don’t understand the reason for doing writing marathons it is to push and challenge myself to see what I can accomplish when I set my mind to something. And to inspire others who want to do the same.
0000 to 0100 got 1277 words written, 20723 from my goal. The goal for the next one is to get 1533 words.
0100 to 0107 – break
0107 to 0207 – got 935 words for a total of 2212 on the day and 19788 from my goal.
0207 to 0237 – break
0237 to 0337 – got 1051 words written for a total of 3263 for the day and 18737 from my goal.
0337 to 0344 – break
0344 to 0444 – got 1016 words written for a total of 4279 on the day and 17721 from my goal.
0444 – 0515 break
0515 to 0615 – Got 997 words written for 5276 words on the day and 16724 from my goal. One of the short stories has been completed and a second one has been started.
0615 to 0622 – break –
0622 to 0722 – got 917 words written for a total of 6193 on the day and 15807 from my goal.
0722 to 0755 – break
0755 to 0855 – got 1047 words written for a total of 7238 on the day and 14762 from my goal
0855 to 0935 – break
0935 to 1035 – got 978 words written for a total of 8216 on the day and 13784 from my goal.
1035 to 1041 break
1041 to 1210 – going to try and get to halfway to my goal. Got 1616 words written for a total of 9832 on the day and 12168 from my goal. finished one of the short stories
1210 to 1227 break.
1227 to 1327 this time going for 1940 words as an increase of 20% over the previous hour. But unfortunately only got 1082 words for a total of 10914 on the day and now at 11086 away from my goal. a little less than halfway there
1327 to 1342 break
1342 to 1442 got to 994 for a total of 11908 for the day and 10092 from my goal for the day.
1442 to 1457 break
1457 to 1557 got to 1167 words written for a total of 13075 on the day and 8925 from my goal. and got a third short story finished.
1557 to 1612 – break
1612 to 1657 – 624 words written for a total of 13699 on the day and 8301 from my goal. getting sick, headache and stuff so lie down and get rid of it then eat supper.
1910 to 0000 – again as with the last marathon I am going to put a push on the last hours to see if I can get my goal. I suppose this time I can use the excuse of not feeling well, maybe I should just push through that next time.
Well I got to a little over 5000 words. What I should do next time is actually have at least five simple outlines ready, this time I only had two and I thought i could get the stories to 10k words each. Always plan for more than what you think you’re going to need. The last story I was working on I ended up staring blankly at the screen for a few hours while I was trying to come up with something to write. Next marathon on Labour Day i will get on that.
This marathon was a bust.