Time for me to Get Back to Writing

@just4him (132954)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 10, 2017 9:06am CST
I have a deadline - November 30, to have 50k words written. My personal goal is to have as many words above that as possible. I spent most of yesterday writing, and put in over 3000 words and three chapters. I'm currently sitting at 24,209, almost halfway through the challenge, which should be met in the next hour, but I'm not stopping there. New Horizons is going very well. No doubt there will be a lot of editing to do when this first very rough draft is done, but I'm loving the story so far. I do hope to be back sometime today to interact again. I did go to the pool this morning. It was very cold 12 F with a wind chill at 0 F. It did snow yesterday, and I'm looking at more snow outside my window. Loving the view. I hope you're having a good day. Thanks for reading.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
10 Nov 17
Glad to hear you are doing so well with your writing. No snow here, thank goodness, but too cold for me. Looking forward to the beauty and warmth that is Florida. My brother called yesterday and will arrive shortly after us. He, his wife, and dog will also spend huge chunks of time this year in FL. My other sis in law arrives January 1st. Friends will be down from Connecticut and New York, too. So much fun to look forward to!!!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
When are you leaving? I thought you were staying until Christmas. I know you're looking forward to getting back there, and I'm sure you want to see the apartment, even though your neighbor has taken good care of it for you.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
11 Nov 17
@just4him December 4th to April 4th. I relish every moment there. The condo is fine, but can't wait for the view, the weather, going out with our friends and family, and of course shopping. However, I miss those at home severely.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
@DianneN I know you do. For some reason, I thought you were in Connecticut for Christmas and New Year's and then went down. Okay, my flawed memory has been rebooted.
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@Daelii (6416)
• United States
10 Nov 17
Have a good day and enjoy your writing!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you. I always do.
@dodo19 (34317)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 17
That's really great! I'm glad that you've been able to write so much. I am trying to write as much as I can. I probably won't reach the 50k words, but that's okay. I am having fun all the same.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
I'm glad you're having fun. I've reached 25K.
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@dodo19 (34317)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Nov 17
@just4him That's really good. You're half way there.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
@dodo19 Yes, and it feels so good.
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
10 Nov 17
Wow. you have some cold temps in your area. We have the 20s here. Hope you get a lot of writing done.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
I'll be back at it again soon. I'm going to finish up my notifications. I did break the halfway mark, still have a lot to get done today. I have at least a thousand more words to write to accomplish my goals for today.
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
10 Nov 17
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@annierose (18311)
• Philippines
10 Nov 17
Good luck on all your endeavor! I know you can do it because writing is your passion. Have a great day ahead of you.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you.
@FayeHazel (22116)
• United States
10 Nov 17
That's awesome! You got this!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you. It's going well.
@silvermist (20094)
• India
10 Nov 17
That is good news.When you are in the mood you should continue writing.That is nice that you are not forgetting to go to the pool.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
The pool is first thing in the morning, before dawn has crept over the horizon. It's a great time to swim.
@NJChicaa (48691)
• United States
10 Nov 17
I know you're happy with that snow! It is 39 degrees here and I hate it. I was out and about early this morning in shorts (to the gym and then to the grocery store) and it was COLD!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
There's a gentleman who swims at 5 also. As cold as it was, he arrived in shorts and sandals.
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@pitsipeahie (2274)
10 Nov 17
Have a good day too and I hope you meet your goal!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you, I hope you have a good day as well. I'll meet my goal. Thank you.
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@bunnybon7 (37984)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Nov 17
my goodness. you are sure moving along girl. i like your new profile photo. the smile is very nice. to see in this one
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you. I'm not past the halfway mark for the challenge and still more to go for today.
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@Hannihar (46611)
29 Dec
Valerie did you finish the book? Is the pool inside a building and far from where you live? Do you go swimming a lot in the winter too?
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Dec
No, the book, New Horizons, isn't finished yet. Yes, I swim at the YWCA. It's only 3 miles from home. Yes, I swim all year round, though with the wind chills as bad as they have been, I haven't been to the Y this week.
@Hannihar (46611)
31 Dec
@just4him Valerie, I can understand why you have not been swimming with the wind chills being bad.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec
@Hannihar I will be going back on Tuesday. I know the wind chills will still be brutal, but I don't want to waste my membership, and I need the exercise. I also love the people who are there that early.
@Deepizzaguy (15998)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Nov 17
I write blogs for this site, Virily, Devianart except for Friday and Saturday and Sunday is Archive Of Our Own day.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
What is Archive Of Our Own day? Is it something you bring out of your own archives to write about again?
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@Deepizzaguy (15998)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Nov 17
@just4him Archive Of Our Own is a non profit fan fiction website.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov 17
@Deepizzaguy Okay, thanks.
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
10 Nov 17
You are doing great. All those words and taking time to go to the pool.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Nov 17
Thank you. I need the pool. It helps in so many ways.
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
11 Nov 17
@just4him I almost went for a walk today.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
@paigea What stopped you?
• Midland, Michigan
11 Nov 17
Some people may not remember that your pool is indoors. If it were me, I'd add something relating to the walk to the pool being that cold. If I knew I could spend a lot of time here interacting this month, I'd have done nano again as a rebel and counted those words toward my nano total, but we had three weeks in October where not much work was done as I didn't have a guy to help with higher windows. We're trying to get last month's jobs done now before the weather gets too cold to continue. Because of that my time here will suffer too. Is this rough draft a continuation of your story from other books or something brand new? Btw, I like this new picture of you better than the one you were using before.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
Thank you. Then maybe I should use it for my future books. I'm not a rebel. I started it the first of the month. I'm more than halfway through now. So this is a rough draft, very rough. I'm doing my best to quash my inner editor. For the most part it's working. I thought you had a guy who could do the higher windows.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 Nov 17
@just4him I had two guys during the summer, but one got a different job and quit coming to work. The other one I fired the end of September since he wasn't doing the job right any longer. He went from working every other week to every week and I think it was too much for him somehow. It took three more weeks to find someone else. Actually, I sort of found the person the beginning of Oct, but he was hoping to get a full time job or one with more hours through the winter months instead. I hired his wife and he decided to come work for us after all. Thus far, he's been a great addition to our team and I hope he stays. I've done nano two or three times. Once I began a novel which is still sitting on the back burner collecting dust. The other times I used posts on bubblews rather than doing a book.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov 17
@MarshaMusselman I thought I had read that you hired that guy and he's great with the ladder and upper windows. This is my third time doing NaNo. I've won the other two times. Somehow I think I've done it three times. I would need to look at my list of books, which are all on the back burner. This one I'm doing now isn't going on the back burner when November is done. This one has me hooked into what's going to happen next.
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@Dyvette16 (2128)
• San Antonio, Texas
28 Nov 17
Good luck !
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov 17
Thank you.
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@Dyvette16 (2128)
• San Antonio, Texas
28 Nov 17
@just4him very welcome
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• Edgewood, Maryland
22 Nov 17
I thought about writing a book about something I was interesting it but im not a writer I wasnt good in school i barely made it out of college
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Nov 17
Blogging is good for that.
@sueznewz2 (10155)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Nov 17
glad you're getting it done... I love your new profile photo ...
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Nov 17
Thank you. My friend took the picture for my Whole30 update. This is cropped from that picture.
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@valmnz (13343)
• New Zealand
11 Nov 17
You are so hardworking with your writing! Well done!! Is this part of the November novel writing challenge ? NaNoMo?
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
Yes, and it's going well. I'm more than halfway through the challenge, though the book has a long way to go yet.
11 Nov 17
writing is interesting, you can create your world, express your mind.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
Yes, you can.
@Kandae11 (40335)
11 Nov 17
It is nice when you love the work you are doing. Lots of rain here and more expected through the weekend.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 17
It is a blessing when you love what you do. We had snow this morning. I wish it would have kept up, oh well. It's a beginning. I'm not going to complain.