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    The Order: Wynn's Progress

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by GuardianWynn, Apr 7, 2015.

    Hello. I hope this isn't weird to post.
    All the stories I am working on are from the same universe. My dream is to write these stories and eventually pass the baton. Not sure if that is a common goal. Like I would love having a place that invited authors or if popular got submissions to write more in this universe. Maybe just a dream but one that makes me smile.

    I have two personal goals at the moment.
    1. The Order: Redemption. Goal: To edit it and improve it enough to be proud to share it and maybe even try and send it into a publisher. Deadline: End of the year.
    2. The Order: The Tarvoss Tide. Goal: To write the draft within one month like NaNoWriMo. Stat Date 04/05/15. So Deadline 05/05/15.


    Current works and current progress.
    The Order(Main Story) Creation Date 05/28/2008. Work to Date: 100k worth summary and notes. Currently set aside while I become a better writer.

    The Order: Redemption Creation Date 11/21/2014 Work to Date: 30k Second Edition Manuscript. Currently Editing to improve.

    The Order: The Tarvoss Tide Creation Date 04/01/2015 Work to Date: 3k. Currently working on Manuscript First Draft.

    The Order: The Return of Alptraumkatze: Creation Date 12/24/2014. Work to Date: Nil, Waiting on Collab Partner.

    The Order: Reborn Creation Date 12/18/2013 Work to Date. Nil. Lost Collab partner. Waiting for the Muse.
     
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    The Order Tarvos Tide Update 5,347 word count. Goal to reach at least 50k in 30 days. Day 5.
    If you average it out I am a bit behind but not too badly.
     
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    The Tarvos Tide Update: 11,921 word count on day seven. Goal 50k in 30 days.
    I think I am getting on track. Long way to go still. Come on brain. Don't quit on me now!
     
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    Good luck. You have set a goal and are trying to obtain it. Remember if you do not make it, that does not mean you failed. Do not give up, just set a new goal.
     
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    Tarvos Tide Update 16,393. Day 9. Goal 50k in 30 days.

    Feeling the burn! Not sure if I can keep this up. :cry:
     
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    If you can't hang in there put it away take a break do another project for a while or just sleep on it. Remember YOU set your pace so its ok. Ask God fro help and sleep in it............. works for us:)
     
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    No way am I giving up. I might fail but then I will have a measure of how close I was. Something to beat next time :D
     
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    Tarvoss Tide Update
    Day 12 Word Count 21,109
    Goal 50k in 30 days
     
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    Tarvoss Tide Update
    Day 14 Word Count 25,941
    Goal 50k in 30 days.
    Gosh, as much as I push I am just not getting ahead of the curve by very much. This is exhausting! lol but fun.
     
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    Tarvoss Tide Update
    Day 17 Word Count 30,957.
    Goal 50k in 30 days.
     
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    Tarvoss Tide Update
    Day 20 Word Count 38,481.
    Goal 50k in 30 days.
    Starting to feel like I might actually make it.
     
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    Tarvoss Tide Update
    Day 22 World Count 45,951.
    Goal 50k in 30 days.
    I think I am going to do it! :D Home stretch baby!
     
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    I did it! Tarvoss Tide First Draft. 50k exactly. In 23 days.

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:DD:D:D:D:DD:D:D:D:DD:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Congratulations, 7 days early aswell! :D
     
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    Hadn't updated in a while. Figured why not. lol

    Main story is up to 21,475. Not that I consider that anything special at the moment.

    The work kind of feels like crap but the right kind of crap. Like I need to get it all on paper before I can smooth it kind of crap.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Which one are you working on now?
    How long do you intend for it to be?
     
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    Working on my main story. I call it that because it was my first story. Originally it was "The Order" but then I tagged all my stories with that. So it still kind of is the order in that sense. Not sure if I should come up with a name to attach to it though.

    I am at 33k now. I was shotting for the 80-100k area but plot wise 100k seems unlikely. 80 might be more reasonable.
     
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    I think I broke the universe. lol. My main story is up to 50k and rising! And it isn't half bad. It isn't half good either. I rate it probably somewhere like 35% good 40% bad and 25% MYSTERY STUFF lol.

    Not sure how I managed something that isn't at least half bad! Maybe I am getting the hang of this writing thing after all. Or I am deluting myself.... yeah that is probably more likely.
     
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    I had a sudden thought I wanted to share. I was feeling bad. Well I still am kind of feeling bad. Because I kind of suck. Not as an insult but a truth. But I have improved a lot in this past year. Yet there are still things that pop up that I just don't know how to deal with. In writing and in life. And... that is okay. I got really disheartened thinking about it. Not because I didn't have the answer but because I felt weak. My internal monologue really did go "Is this really all I can accomplish?" And yet. Again. So what?

    In this past year I have improved more than I ever thought I could! I went from barely being able to type up a summary to a draft that was over 80k! I wrote 3 full length books in practice! I read a book!(not my best feature but am improvement non the less.) I did all that! And I am not done yet! I realized. If I was already near some sort of peak. Then that would be so much more depressing. If I did all that this year. I dream about what I will be next year and will strive to be better next year.

    So I still feel bad. After all I still have a rock in front of me that I am not sure how to move. But I enjoy the thought of learning how to break it. Even if I don't manage it right away. I didn't mean for this to fit so well into the ending of a year. But in a sense this was my first year as a writer and moments like this, when I am staring at a rock I sometimes forget that one year is such a small time. So I accept I am not yet good and may suck. Because I am going to keep working at it. I am going to make it better. :) I hope.
     
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    You don't suck.
    Would you expect to be able to pick up say...a violin...and immediately be a virtuoso? It takes time and practice and you are improving so much.

    I found this while I was randomly researching music for Skylar to play and I thought it fit the situation. You can really sense how she grows over time and you have, so stick to it and it will get there in the end.

     
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    Thank you. Your kind words mean a lot to me. :)
    I am not at home. So I can't watch the video currently but I will later.
     
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    Very lovely video. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    Oh and I swear she is playing Celtic Women song. Which I approve of. It is a great example of what we will become as writers. Wonderful thing to share and thank you again. :)
     

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