July 2021's Writer Support Thread

I very much want to get back to doing some actual writing this month.
But I’m also kinda in a ‘The stuff I make will never be good enough, and no one will ever really like it!’ -mood, so we’ll see how it goes.

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My goals remain the same since they worked so well last month: 5k by the 15th, 10k by month’s end.

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I’m going to post my first WIP this month! I only have one chapter (Chapter 2 is also on my July To-Do list), but I’m looking forward to getting feedback

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I’m gunning to finish my WiP this month, at the first draft stage anyway!

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Don’t think I’m going to set a goal for my writing project since I haven’t been able to touch that since I’ve started working. So my goals are going to be more broad:

  • Find a better work life balance so I can slip in some time to write on Cold Hit
  • Don’t feel bad that I’m not actively working on Cold Hit and that it may be years before I start actively working on it for years
  • Keep writing for work (tech writer) and the tiny writing group I met online
  • Eat, sleep, rinse repeat.
  • Get a better sleep schedule lol

That’s about it. Happy July everyone! I can’t believe we’re here! It feels like yesterday it was early March!

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Goal for the month: 100k words (including code, so really like 95k. much more achievable)
Also, to write longer pages in general.

Edit 7/1: I don’t want to bother everyone with daily updates, so I’ll just track my running total in this post:
7/1:4066
7/2:8224
7/3:9453
7/4:11724
7/5: 14154
7/6: 17394
7/7: 22255
7/8: 23873
7/9: 26127
7/10: 26127
7/11: 26127
7/12: 32224
7/13: 35775
7/14: 40054
7/15: 41942
7/16: 41942
7/17: 41942
7/18: 45032
7/19: 49688
7/20: 51104
7/21: 56267

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I take back everything positive I said about these threads. Calling in a mod to lock this now before more abusive content like this is posted.

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Good day everyone.

I just joined this community last month. I’ve played some Hosted Games and Choice of Games since 2016. With seeing a lot of stories and writings, they’ve taught me a lot of vocab and wisdom (choosing choices). I’m from Indonesia so English is not my forte, and since I began on reading and playing a lot of CoG or HG my skills went up pretty fast I’d say.

Here’s my report on June:

  • learning ChoiceofScripts for the past month (still learning :sob:)
  • wrote 7k word writing soon to be WiP (I hope I finish it this month for the first WiP)

Goal for July:

  • learn more ChoiceofScripts progamming language
  • finish my soon to be WiP this month (30k words at least)
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June was weird. On the upside, I did meet some of my goals (better outline, got some things-but not all-together for a few publication and contest submissions, did more reading, baked my best cake yet) but I’m pretty disappointed with the actual number of words I wrote. Still, I’m trying to focus on the positives, because there really were a lot of them.

This month, I’m going to focus on writing every day. That worked really well for me in May so I think, at least until I’ve built up some of that sweet, sweet self discipline, that’s the way to go. I might not hit a specific word count goal, but at the end of the month, I know I’ll be able to look back and be proud that I did my best every day. And I know that building habits gets easier as you go. So I’m optimistic and feeling good.

Good luck to everyone! I’ll be cheering you all on! :two_hearts:

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Thank you, @Eiwynn for the shout out! I’m always happy to give book recs. It was difficult to narrow down this list. I just started In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodardand, and it’s a brilliant mind-bend of magic and technology.

Since I’m here, I should participate! My goal this month is to finish Chapter 1 edits and get down a first draft of Chapter 2. So about 10k of fresh words.

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Hey, y’all. This will be a great way for me to hold myself accountable, as my school is currently not in session right now. (Thank god.) Here are my hopes for July.

  • Write 5,000 by my birthday (:partying_face:) I go on a vacay after that. So… let’s aim for 7,000 by the end of the month.

  • Code the prologue of Mean!

Have a great month everybody :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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My hopes for July are simple.

Write everyday and hope to get past 20k in my current project.

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Summer break starts later this month, so I might end up writing more, but this is what I’d like to get done at the very least.

  • Finish a fanfiction story, for real this time.
  • Finish playing ME3. For… research.
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:sweat_smile:I was excited to continue writing my wip
Only to open the choicescript IDE and see a large part of chapter one showing weird symbols… Encoding errors or so
So I guess all the edits I made recently were lost

I have a backup but not quite recent
But I’ll still do what I can

For now I’m still practicing visual arts :snowflake:

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I hate when tech buggers out. I’m sorry that happened :worried:

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Thanks
At least I can think about the plot a bit more :snowman_with_snow:

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My goals for July are pretty simple. Write at least one scene a day and release one update a week for my current WIP. I’m so happy that people seem to like what I’ve written so far!

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Well my June plans didn’t work out, and I quit my job to apply for a better job so… Oops? Yay? Definitely yay. I love my new bosses and coworkers.

My goals for this month is to work on the new book, Ground Zero: The Beginning.

So far we got 5k words, and I’m hoping to bump that up to around 20-40k so I can comfortably publish a first demo. So far I’m stuck in the middle of character creation, but those get done fast.

I have a real good feeling about July my dudes. Here’s to all of us meeting our goals!

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When I started posting on the forums in May, I never could have expected that my life would become 10x more chaotic and stressful than it already was. :clown_face: I decided to start simple with the goal of doing something for my project every day, no matter how small. I didn’t realize that my anxiety was slowly building up and becoming worse every day that I did that until I was too overwhelmed to continue at that pace. Turns out that I’ve been completely unaware of 90% of the thoughts that run through my head (or possibly more that I’ve opted to ignore them for so long that I learned to not acknowledge them) and that I was building up my anxiety the more I pushed myself to do stuff since I wasn’t dealing with any of the negative emotions.

Unfortunately, I realized this a bit too late and now I sit on the verge of a panic attack every time I think about writing. Luckily, I found a therapist and am working through the anxiety with them now. I still want to make a goal or two for this month though, so here I am. :partying_face:

  • The only time I don’t get anxious when I think about or actually writing something is when I’m working on a project I don’t plan to ever share with anyone… ever. I don’t want to succumb to my anxiety, so my plan is to just… write for fun. Write purely for myself because I enjoy it.
  • I also want to post a mid-month update, whether I’ve done anything or not because I need to start acknowledging my emotions and my therapist wants me to start some exposure therapy with some things that have a lower level of anxiety for me.
  • Do whatever I can to make July a less stressful, more enjoyable month.

Here’s to hoping for a happy, productive month for everyone. :sparkling_heart:

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Happy July everyone! I am a July baby, so thanks for the birthday wishes! :sparkles:

I finally finished my study year, so now I can focus on writing!
My goals are:

  • write daily
  • 20.000 words minimum before the end of the month

Good luck everyone! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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