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You are invited to a write-a-thon this weekend.

  1. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

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    Aaaakkk! I have been so sick for 2 weeks and I am so behind on all my writing projects! I have articles due for clients next week, I have not published a hub in almost 2 weeks and forget my fiction.

    Anyway-- I will be here all weekend. I will have the house to myself so I am going to chow down on fast food and junk and put on music and bang away, only stopping for sleep, showers & Walking Dead, lol.

    It's always nice to have others to chat with about progress and goals and laugh at how loopy you get after a while and share silly memes and such.

    So anyway-- I will be on this thread. I plan to start Friday morning and finish in the wee hours of the night on Sunday-- aw, hell. Maybe I'll go through Monday as well. I'll see how I feel.

    If anyone wants to join me, even for a few hours this weekend at any time, meet me on this thread. yikes)

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      descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This hubpages account was an experiment that is going well. What are we writing. Give me 5 topics I will put out 5 hubs. First one to have them all pas the quality assessment process wins. You care to try that? I think I am going to just make that a forum thread. Unless your in.

  2. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    Good luck Wiccan Sage!  I'll be out at work most of the weekend but I'll check in and see how you are doing when I can

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, I'll be here. :-)

  3. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear you've been sick! I'm hoping to get some writing done this weekend too! Will try to check up on you...write, write, write!!! smile

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Great, hope to see you!

  4. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 3 years ago

    I'd love to ... except I'll forget smile
    All the best for the weekend ... I'll probably rediscover this thread in 2 years' time as I get overwhelmed smile

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      2 yrs- that will be cool. LOL. Like a time capsule. Thanks!

      1. earner profile image86
        earnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Well, as it turned out, it wasn't 2 years later that I was back .... but 3am UK time as I'd nodded off, then woke up groggy .... then logged into Hubpages and there was a notification...

        So I am back to see how it's going.

  5. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Good morning fellow writers :-)

    It is 9 AM in my neck of the woods, and an awesome beautiful day. I have the blinds open and the sun is shining in. I am going to have a very PRODUCTIVE DAY!

    I had my toast and peanut butter-- breakfast of champions. I'm burning some incense for clarity of thought (mostly sandalwood, rosemary, and Dittany of Crete).  This morning's meditation was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTic21Z0gZo

    My first project today is knocking out some short articles for one of my clients. I got a bunch due next week for them.

    I am off!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8812985_f248.jpg

    Cups of Coffee: 1
    Current Word Count: 0
    Mood: ambitious!

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LOL---LOVE that 'button!'  Describes me very well.  The Internet is a mixed blessing/curse, for sure.  It is so much easier and faster to do research than dragging oneself out to the library, but it is also awash in mindless distractions.
      I wish you well on your writing binge.  For myself, I write when the muse demands; I've recently put out 3 articles in a week; a lot for me, so I'm probably on hiatus for another week or so, unless some genius inspiration hits.  wink

      (On the incense:  I can only burn it in the kitchen--at the other end of the house from the office--only safe spot is on top of the stove; but we have kitties, and I've read that some of the "fumes" from some scents can be harmful to kitties, so I'm leery of using it very often, as I cannot remember where I read that, or which scents...)

      1. WiccanSage profile image94
        WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi there Ms Lizzy!

        I am chugging along! Just finished a hub I'm going to publish and then i want to get a few more in various stages of progress done to put up next week.

        As for incense-- it's no more worse than for cats than for humans, though some people and cats are more irritated by it than others. Too much incense isn't really good for any things that breathe, lol, so it's better to burn it somewhere well ventilated where you won't be directly huffing all that smoke and let the sent drift throughout the house.

    2. Sushma Webber profile image86
      Sushma Webberposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Love the Badge. I might join you for a few hours over the weekend for your write-a-thon. I am in the process of getting my new blog ready. Your motivation might be a great help.

  6. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    Hope it's still going well Wiccan Sage.  Keep that incense burning!

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Going good, thanks! 

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8813182_f248.jpg

      Cups of Coffee: 2
      Current Word Count: 900 (3-300 word articles)
      Mood: Positive and Focused!

  7. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

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    Finished today's news commentary articles for one of my clients! Whew, they're always hard for me. I'm not much of a hardcore reporter. I have 10 more of these to do this weekend but that's okay.

    I need to take a quick break, eat lunch & stretch my lets. i just put on Dr. Horrible to listen to as I tackle a few quick chores. I love the music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of9kHpCv1ts

    Then it's back to the drawing board.

    Cups of Coffee: Going to pour my 3rd.
    Current Word Count: about 1,500
    Mood: gotta pee!

  8. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Finished me a hub :0)

    Pics and all. Now to get it up.

    I got a little party of 1 going on here... it's 4:09 EST and I'm taking a break and starting dinner. Anyone writing tonight feel free to join me.

    Cups of Coffee: 3
    Current Word Count: about 2300
    Mood: need a back rub but still in good spirits ;-)

  9. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Cups of Coffee: 3
    Current Word Count: about 2700
    Mood: had a rest & meal, ready to go
    Listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xffdlGPqHF8


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  10. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    I am going to take a break and might even fall asleep or might be back tonight-- who knows?



    Cups of Coffee: 5
    Current Word Count: about 3500
    Mood: Need a nap, lol.

  11. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 3 years ago

    Wow, you are doing great! I started a hub last night and hope to finish it tonight. Good going!

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    MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago

    Hello, Sage! You're doing great and I love reading your progress reports! You're so fun smile Keep up the good work!

  13. Availiasvision profile image89
    Availiasvisionposted 3 years ago

    I love this, it's like a writing reality show.  Excellent work!

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Writer Survivor!

  14. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 3 years ago

    Look at this ... it's me again... taking notice of my notifications smile
    Popping in to see how it's going smile

  15. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Good morning! Thanks everyone for stopping by and cheering me on. I am determined to catch up some this weekend.

    I had a really good night's sleep and I'm getting started today with finishing up some hubs.


    Cups of Coffee: 6
    Current Word Count: about 3500
    Mood: ready to go


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  16. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Cups of Coffee: 7
    Current Word Count: about 5100
    Mood: meh

    Got to start on some of the boring stuff now. One of my client needs a bunch of advertisements. Slogans, images, etc. Not much writing but all part of the job.

    If anyone else is writing today let me know how you're doing.

  17. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    Don't know if I will write today or not; I am going to be doing a Waters of the World ritual at high noon.
    It is a worldwide event, "Pagans Against Fracking."  Both groups and solo practitioners are participating.
    Whether or not my solo ceremony warrants a Hub remains to be seen....

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds very cool! Have a great time! I know it sounds like something I'd love to see a hub on.

      :-)

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I will make the attempt...  ;-)

  18. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Cups of Coffee: 8
    Current Word Count: about 5100
    Mood: determined!

    Well, I'm done with my ads, which mostly were graphics and not writing so I'm not even going to throw it into the word count.

    I just took a 45 minute break and nodded off on the couch with the dog. I am ready to go now for the rest of the night.

    Probably work through dinner on some hubs and then get to my news articles and hopefully some fiction by morning.

    It's odd how having something for progress accountability-- even if it's just a message board -- helps keep me on track with things. I used to belong to a writers group and we'd do this daily but it mostly disbanded, and we used to have virtual write-ins on the Nanowrimo boards to help us chug along.

    I'd forgot how much it helped (even if I'm the only one here today into it!).

    These help too, lol:

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    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I did write a hub; e-mailed you the link, since we are not supposed to put links to our hubs in forums...  wink

      1. WiccanSage profile image94
        WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome! Can't wait to read it, thanks!

  19. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Cups of Coffee: 8
    Current Word Count: about 6350~ish
    Mood: I think I can I think I can I think I can


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  20. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 3 years ago

    You're doing great! I finished and published a hub last night. Now need to work on some posts for my blogs!
    You are outworking all of us...good job!

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, and sounds like you're very busy too!  Doing great!

  21. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Let's see... last night I feel asleep around 12 or 1 on my chair with my computer in my lap, lol. But I finished a couple more hubs.

    Today I've got to get to one of my clients news articles and finish them up, and work on my fiction.

    I am really tired... I lingered this morning. But feeling very productive and am determined to see the weekend through. I have done a lot of catching up.

    I might do this every weekend for the rest of the month to fully catch up and get ahead again.

    I'm also hungry because I've been living on things like corn dogs and Doritos and frozen pizza for 2 days. But my son is making corned beef & cabbage & Irish soda bread today. So at least I'll get a hot meal,

    Anyone else writing today?

    Cups of Coffee: 11
    Current Word Count: about 8000~ish
    Mood: I can go the distance!




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  22. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    This is for hub writing so guess I can't participate because my marathon writing this weekend is all for clients.  I did pound out nine 600-800 word articles yesterday, did 40 product descriptions and still managed to get an hour workout in, so I'm feeling pretty proud of that.  Unfortunately, I am still about 3 days worth of work behind after a computer meltdown 2 weeks ago.  It took me a lot of time to restore and then reload almost 3 years worth of work from backup drives.  Of course that happens in the middle of a major assignment LOL.   I feel like I'm on a writing treadmill these days - writing all over the place and still not getting anywhere!

    Good luck to you on your weekend Marathon - sounds like you're doing really well smile

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Christin-- no, actually most of my work I've been doing is for my private clients because of my deadlines next week. Writing is writing as far as I'm concerned!

      Congrats one getting a lot of work done! 40 product descriptions is great.

      I hear ya on the computer meltdowns-- uggh, they've slowed me down more than once. And of course when you write a lot and do a lot of research it makes you prone to finding more viruses.

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck to you on your goals as well!

  23. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    Your regime, Wiccan, sounds a bit like an all-nighter in college. I don't necessarily recommend this type of schedule, but I do admire your desire to focus. I pray you find a happy, yet productive balance. All the best to you!

    1. WiccanSage profile image94
      WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It does remind me of college, Marie, lol. But after 2 weeks of being sick I'm very behind. Plus I was very bored after 2 weeks and I had the house blissfully peaceful for the weekend because everyone else was out.

      Sometimes after something unexpected (like being sick for 2/3 weeks) you have to shift your weight to one extreme for a bit to bring your balance back.

      I like it when the pressure is on, I get very productive. But I do have balance-- normally my work does not consume my life. I have family, friends, creative hobbies, spiritual routines, domestic chores, etc. -- so I do feel quite balanced overall. Thanks for your concern, though.

  24. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Just to update: I just finished another round of news articles for one client and am about to get started on a weeks worth of blog entries for another client. 

    I can smell the corned beef and the soda bread... mmm. It's lifting my spirits to know a great home-made hot meal is coming.

    I just took a quick break & a stretch. I plan to take one more quick break to eat and then again to watch Walking Dead at 9, but I expect to go to midnight/1 AM


    Cups of Coffee: 13
    Current Word Count: about 9500
    Mood: mellow like jello




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  25. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

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    Flickr/egg on stilts

    Yeah, baby. Hot home-cooked meal. My 15 yr old budding chef cooked  us a veritable Irish American feast, traditional soda bread and all.

    Not a typical meal for us at all, but nice after the not a typical weekend of junk for me. Tomorrow, it's back to hummus wraps, baked chicken, veggie stir fry and salads. And easing back to 3 cups of coffee per day, :-)

    Anyway... back to the drawing board till 9 pm.

    Cups of Coffee: 14
    Current Word Count: about 9950~ish
    Mood: stuffed and happy

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like your 15-year-old is going to be a very good cook!

      I'm in the doghouse (sort of) because I lost track of where we were in the month, and forgot to buy hubby is St. Paddy's day feast...  sad   yikes

      But, I don't get much to eat when I do fix that for him, given that I'm a vegetarian.  Freudian slip much?  lol

      1. WiccanSage profile image94
        WiccanSageposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm telling you, it's like having a personal chef, lol. He's been in an online high school cooking school for 2 years now, and he's about to start his first official certification class.

        Ever meet someone who just seemed to have a calling? When he was a tot he insisted on "skirring" everything for me when I cooked. At 4 he announced he was going to be a chef~ and he has not once wavered from that decision. He loves to cook, he does about half the cooking now.

        Best thing about waiting after the 17th, at least you hit the big corned beef sales! I'd forget too-- my husband brought home 3 big slabs of meat.

  26. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Progress Report:

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8818215_f248.jpg
    patrikneckman/Flickr.com

    1. Jodah profile image87
      Jodahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well done Wiccan Sage, glad you got through that marathon still somewhat alive.

  27. catgypsy profile image80
    catgypsyposted 3 years ago

    You can be really proud of yourself! Good job.
    That's great that your son loves to cook and wants to be a chef. I'm glad you got a good meal in!

  28. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

    Thanks everyone! Still at it-- must be all the coffee... but I'm almost caught up with everything due this week, and got a few hubs finished to boot.

    Cups of Coffee: 16
    Current Word Count: about 10600
    Mood: running on fumes but determined to finish

  29. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 3 years ago

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    Thanks for everyone's support this weekend!

    Cups of Coffee: 16
    Current Word Count: about 11450
    Mood: victorious, relieved and ready to fall into bed!

    G'night!

    1. Sushma Webber profile image86
      Sushma Webberposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Gosh I think I am weekend late smile I might try your idea for next weekend. Congratulations on writing 11450 words

 
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