Monday, 4 October 2010

1k A Day Challenge: UPDATE

So the 1k a day challenge from Operation Awesome officially started on the 1st of October, and that means today is an update day.

Verdict: The weekend was writetastic. I got some major wordage down (7k), and welcomed the books 'Halo' by Alexandra Adornetto and 'Revolution' by Jennifer Donnelly into my bookshelf family.

So I'm happy.

But now for fun to kick start Monday.

It's October so it means it's time for QUERYPOLITAN. And this month there's signed Shiver books up for grabs.

Next there is an awesome excerpt from Alex. J. Cavanaugh's book CassaStar. And I'm super excited to have Alex's book trailer on the blog later this month!

And the query goddess herself, Elana Johnson is talking about why she wrote Possession. Unfortunately she doesn't mention me as one of the reasons. ;)

Finally, I missed this due to friend's birthday celebrations on Friday, but huge congrats to Lisa Roecker who gave birth to the gorgeous Benjamin. Check out the cutie here.

So, how was your weekend?

16 comments:

Jaydee Morgan said...

Wow - 7K this weekend is awesome! I need to latch onto some of that writetastic vibe :)

Theresa Milstein said...

How awesome you wrote so much! I've gotten about 2k done since 10/01. I hope to make even more progress today.

Thanks for the updates. I like Elana's piece.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Wow- great job! I love wordflow:)

Amie B said...

wow - 7k, huh? i'd love to just be able to complete the remaining 99 pages of my revision by the 7th. SNORT. yah, sure - 99 pages in 3 days.

Kristi Helvig said...

Congrats on the 7K--that's amazing! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm managed 700 words this weekend. I had planned more, but one of my beta readers suprised me by reading the second half of my other wip in two days. So of course I had to edit that book. My other beta reader will get back to me today, so I might get some more work on my new wip done before that. I plan to start *qulp* querying next week, then I'll focus on my new wip instead of on the inbox (as if!).

Wow, I'm going to have some serious catch up to do. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning my exceprt! I'm so pleased everyone likes it, too.
And I'm saving my writing energy for NaNoWriMo next month.

Sandy Shin said...

Oh wow, 7k! That's really amazing!

I have been lagging behind terribly with 1k a day (but mostly because the idea is still very new, and I don't have a clear picture yet).

And thank you for all the links!

Hannah Kincade said...

The weekend was cranky and now in the past. That is all.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congrats on getting so much writing done! My weekend was a very VERY busy Saturday and a freakishly lazy Sunday. I don't know how to balance the two!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Woot for word count! You rock that fictional dystopia, girl!! Can't wait to read it!

Oh and love the links, esp Elana's why-I-wrote-it story. POSSESSION is on my must read immediately list. I just wish we didn't have to wait until next June. *sigh*

The slow and tempting business of book publishing.

But 7K!!! Nothing slow about that!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss lindsey! wow you sure got lots done. for me me and my brothers watched football and got pizza on saturday. we went at church on sunday and watched more football. i did a litte writing on my book im doing now and i put on a new post on my blog about tai chi and how its good for you. i put on a birthday count down for me. :)
...hugs from lenny

Shannon said...

Awesome job over the weekend! =) Keep up the great work. you can do it!e

Renae said...

Awesome job on the writing! Can't wait to read it! You already know what I was doing!

Jemi Fraser said...

Good for you! It feels good when you can get that much down! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm on a writing roll after experiencing a writing lull, so I'm doing pretty good.

Have a great week.