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18 Nov 2010, 14:15
Raymond Yee (47 posts)

A bit of copy and paste from my old documents and a bit of original writing about how much I want to be able to keep my computers with meaningful tasks all the time gets me to 34 pages and 13400 words now. This is certainly not NaNoWriMo speed writing (which would being up to 30000 words by now), but since I didn’t sign up for NaNoWriMo, I’m happy with my pace. :-)

18 Nov 2010, 14:59
Travis Swicegood (117 posts)

Raymond, I think NaNoWriMo for a tech book would be a near full-time gig between research and writing prose and code. Don’t think I could manage it.

My #s for today:

    2750   14827   99895 total

Skipped ahead a chapter and am pleased with where its at.


18 Nov 2010, 16:00
John M Athayde (39 posts)

Travis - what are you using to get your counts? Are you writing in PML or something else?

18 Nov 2010, 19:28
Daniel de Kok (38 posts)

57 pages, lots of sample code writing.

19 Nov 2010, 01:29
David Copeland (512 posts)

Last 2 days were a bust due to a lot of busyness at work:

> rake stats
(in /Users/davec/Projects/pragprowrimo)
22448 words
1247 words/day
102 pages

I think I’d easily hit 1700 words/day if I was able to do this every day. This was just a bad month for work. Also lost about 1000 words since I ended up writing something that I’d already duplicated previously. No worries, tho. Still on track!!!

19 Nov 2010, 04:07
Bob Cochran (170 posts)

Another tough day, and again I just barely got my two pages done. No brilliance, no gems of eternal wisdom, maybe the theme is stupid too, but I did the pages. It is a lot more habitual now for me to write and not edit. I’m not worried about quality; I’m interested in seeing where the book is going and whether it has any real depth. I’m still not sure. I am looking forward to this weekend because I’ll definitely have time to closely review my chapters and think hard about the next steps.

19 Nov 2010, 04:36
Diego Zamboni (70 posts)

Brain fried again today, and I was tackling a technical chapter, so I barely made my quota: 758 words. Stats:

20 Nov 2010, 02:58
Larry Jones (89 posts)

Another start of a chapter.

1322 words total.

It’s tough to find time to write!

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