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2 | WELCOME TO THE WRITER'S SCORECARD | HOVER HERE FOR A PHILOSOPHY ON DAILY WRITING | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

3 | HOVER HERE FOR A TRUTH BOMB | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

4 | -the fun motivational tool to help you write more words and further your writing career- | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

5 | WHAT IS THIS THING? | AUTHORS | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

6 | The Writer's Scorecard is a place to keep track of your daily writing energies. It takes only seconds per day & can have lasting & significant benefits. Recording your writing work is done in any of three categories: WORDS written, time spent doing OTHER writerly activities, or time spent READING your chosen genre. [Hover over this cell for more thoughts on this]. | # | AUTHOR NAME | AUTHOR EMAIL | |||||||||||||||||||||||

7 | 1 | K. Edwin Fritz | kedwin31@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

8 | DIRECTIONS | 2 | Joe Mankowski | JDMankowski717@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

9 | 1) Find an open slot in the pink columns to the right, then put in your name & email (columns Z, & AA). | 3 | Charlotte H Babb | charlotte.babb@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

10 | 2) Each day, visit your personal page (look for the tabs at the bottom of any page... for now yours will say "-open slot-", but I'll change it asap) and in the yellow rows enter your WORDS written, OTHER time spent doing writerly things, and/or time spent READING your genre. (See below for explanations) | 4 | C. M. Okonkwo | cmo2904@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

11 | 3) Watch your numbers (and in particular your "Career Level") grow, and bask in your accomplishments. That's it. Really. | 5 | Bill Waldorf | zeydah41@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

12 | 6 | James C. Ellerbe | newllcinfo@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

13 | HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE | 7 | Dorothy May Mercer | ddmercerpub@aol.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

14 | Bob's Scorecard | Brenda's Scorecard | 8 | Terrence Moloney | terrencemoloney@mac.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||

15 | DATE | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 9th | TTL | DATE | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 9th | TTL | 9 | Frederick Doot | dooteronomy@yahoo.com | ||

16 | WORDS | 250 | 0 | 0 | 555 | 2,200 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 700 | 3,705 | W | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 250 | 2,250 | 10 | Frederick Walter | fwalter1313@gmail.com | ||

17 | OTHER (min) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 30 | 0 | 0 | 120 | 150 | O | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 135 | 11 | Sue Kirkland | suekirkland2015@gmail.com | ||

18 | READING (min) | 25 | 0 | 0 | 33 | 35 | 45 | 0 | 30 | 30 | 198 | R | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 15 | 135 | 12 | Christine Held | christinapaulbooks@yahoo.com | ||

19 | points | 3.5 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 6.0 | 11.0 | 6.0 | 0.0 | 2.0 | 11.0 | 39.5 | P | 4.5 | 5.5 | 6.5 | 7.5 | 8.5 | 9.5 | 10.5 | 11.5 | 12.5 | 76.5 | 13 | Lace Essl | writtenbylace@gmail.com | ||

20 | As you can see, even though Bob has written more Words, put in more Other activities and more Reading minutes, Brenda has scored FAR more overall points. Why? Because she did a little bit every day. The Scorecard's main purpose is to reward streaks (consecutive days of work) rather than binging (putting all your energies into just a few days of work), all in the hopes of creating that daily habit. | 14 | Jennifer Goslee | luxlunae@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

21 | 15 | Elaina Yu | aeonian.nights@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

22 | 16 | Liz Dolgos | elizasmusings@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

23 | 17 | Sarah Cohen | sar_cohen@hotmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

24 | 18 | Sue Polacheck | checksuzy@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

25 | 19 | Jeremy C. Schofield | jeremycschofield@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||||

26 | ----WARNING: Technical Jargon Below---- | 20 | Anis Rahman | Gxp.rahman@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

27 | (aka: Everything you could possibly want to know about the Scorecard point system). | 21 | Emily Castle-Dunn | mozartmaid@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

28 | Feel free to ignore it & get to work recording your daily numbers. | 22 | Laura Marrey | lemarie1878@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

29 | Explanation of "WORDS" | 23 | Jeanette Koczwara | koczwaraj@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

30 | This is the amount of creative words that you wrote that day. Work emails, grocery lists, & other such things not related to your writing career don't count. | 24 | Brian Capobianco | briancapo@yahoo.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

31 | SCORING: | You must write a minimum of 250 words in order to score 2 points. (Why 250? Hover over this cell for the answer) | 25 | Will Aime | wnissleya@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||||

32 | Binge Much? Write more WORDS to earn more points: | 26 | Alison Woods | alisonmillerwoods@gmail.com | |||||||||||||||||||||||

33 | 250 words = 2 points | 500 words = 4 points | 1,000 words = 6 points | 2,000+ words = 8 points | 27 | Doug Lukas | dl48021@gmail.com | ||||||||||||||||||||

34 | 28 | Sue Larose | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

35 | Explanation of "OTHER" | 29 | Kylie Finch | kylief@haurakirtlb.org.nz | |||||||||||||||||||||||

36 | This is the amount of time (in minutes) that you spent on your writing career each day WITHOUT actually writing new words. (Examples include: revising, editing, formatting, sending submissions, creating or posting advertisements, maintaining online presences, attending writing groups or book fairs/ and communicating with hired help like artists, editors, or agents). | 30 | --open slot-- | --open slot-- | |||||||||||||||||||||||

37 | TO CLARIFY | If you wrote 523 words and it took you 25 minutes to do it, you would write '523' in the "WORDS" category but leave the "OTHER" category blank. However, if you wrote 523 words AND you spent spent a half hour discussing the cover design of your upcoming book with your cover artist, you'd put '523' in "WORDS" -AND- you'd put '30' in "OTHER". | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

38 | SCORING: | You must work a minimum of 15 minutes in order to score 1 point. (Why 15 minutes? And why only 1 point? Hover over this cell for the answer) | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

39 | Binge Much? Work more OTHER minutes to earn more points: | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

40 | 15 minutes = 1 point | 30 minutes = 2 points | 60 minutes (1 hr) = 3 points | 120+ minutes (2+ hrs) = 4 points | |||||||||||||||||||||||

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42 | Explanation of "READING" | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

43 | This is the amount of time (in minutes) that you spent reading something within your writing genre. Work emails don't count. Short stories, novels, & poetry do. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

44 | SCORING: | You need to read for a minimum of 15 minutes in order to score 1/2 a point. (Why 15 minutes? And why only a half a point? In fact, why earn points at all for this? Hover over this cell for the answer). | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

45 | Binge Much? READ more minutes to earn more points: | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

46 | 15 minutes = 0.5 points | 30 minutes = 1 point | 60 minutes (1 hr) = 1.5 points | 120+ minutes (2 hrs) = 2 points | |||||||||||||||||||||||

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48 | Explanation of "Streaks" | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

49 | Your streak is how many consecutive days you've managed to earn any points for any of the above reasons. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

50 | Streaks carry over from month to month. This is where you can REALLY earn a boat-load of points. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

51 | The longer your streak, the more points you earn: | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

52 | 1 day = 1 point on that day | 2 consecutive days = 2 pts on the 2nd day | 3 consecutive days = 3 pts on the 3rd day | 4 consecutive days = 4 pts on the 4th day | 5 consecutive days = 5 pts on the 5th day | etc, etc, etc... | |||||||||||||||||||||

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54 | Explanation of "Career Levels" | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

55 | Career Levels are major milestones, so don't expect to rise through the ranks too quickly. They are designed to be rare, & it gets harder to earn them as you go. They are calculated using Fibonacci numbers (adding pairs of sequential numbers... 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, etc.) only the Scorecard starts at the writing base number of 25. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

56 | MORE ON CAREER LEVELS: Some people write a lot. Some people spend lots of their time revising or advertising or hawking their paperbacks at book fairs. Others read like mad & collect much of their writing experiences that way. Career Levels are a combination of everything. The higher your Career Level, the more energy you've put into your writing career, and the more bragging rights you've earned on The Writer's Scorecard. But since we each have our strength & our weaknesses, earning a Career Level in any one area gets harder as you go (those Fibonacci numbers rearing their ugly heads). This way, somebody who reads for 12 hours every single day but barely does anything else won't earn more Level Ups than someone who works a little bit at everything. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

57 | YOU WILL EARN 1 CAREER LEVEL FOR *EACH* OF THE FOLLOWING: | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

58 | WORDS | OTHER | READING | POINTS | TOTAL DAYS WORKED | LONGEST STREAK | |||||||||||||||||||||

59 | Add 1 Level | 25,000 Words | 25 Hours | 25 Hours | 250 Points | 25 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

60 | Add 2 Levels | 50,000 Words | 50 Hours | 50 Hours | 500 Points | 50 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

61 | Add 3 Levels | 75,000 Words | 75 Hours | 75 Hours | 750 Points | 75 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

62 | Add 4 Levels | 125,000 Words | 125 Hours | 125 Hours | 1,250 Points | 125 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

63 | Add 5 Levels | 200,000 Words | 200 Hours | 200 Hours | 2,000 Points | 200 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

64 | Add 6 Levels | 325,000 Words | 325 Hours | 325 Hours | 3,250 Points | 325 Days | |||||||||||||||||||||

65 | Add 7 Levels | 525,000 Words | 525 Hours | 525 Hours | 5,250 Points | 525 Days = 1.4 years | |||||||||||||||||||||

66 | Add 8 Levels | 850,000 Words | 850 Hours | 850 Hours | 8,500 Points | 850 Days = 2.3 years | |||||||||||||||||||||

67 | Add 9 Levels | 1,375,000 Words | 1,375 Hours | 1,375 Hours | 13,750 Points | 1,375 Days = 3.8 years | |||||||||||||||||||||

68 | Add 10 Levels | 2,225,000 Words | 2,225 Hours | 2,225 Hours | 22,250 Points | 2,225 Days = 6.1 years (an achievable yet lofty goal) | |||||||||||||||||||||

69 | Add 11 Levels | 3,590,000 Words | 3,590 Hours | 3,590 Hours | 35,900 Points | 3,590 Days = 9.8 years (an achievable yet lofty goal) | |||||||||||||||||||||

70 | Add 12 Levels | 5,815,000 Words | 5,815 Hours | 5,815 Hours | 58,150 Points | 5,815 Days = 15.9 years (possible, but highly unlikely) | |||||||||||||||||||||

71 | Add 13 Levels | 9,405,000 Words | 9,405 Hours | 9,405 Hours | 94,050 Points | 9,405 Days = 25.7 years (possible, but highly unlikely) | |||||||||||||||||||||

72 | Add 14 Levels | 15,210,000 Words | 15,210 Hours | 15,210 Hours | 152,100 Points | 15,210 Days = 41.6 years (possible, but highly unlikely) | |||||||||||||||||||||

73 | Add 15 Levels | 24,615,000 Words | 24,615 Hours | 24,615 Hours | 246,150 Points | 24,615 Days = 67.4 years (technically possible... ain't gonna happen) | |||||||||||||||||||||

74 | Add 16 Levels | 39,285,000 Words | 39,285 Hours | 39,285 Hours | 392,850 Points | 39,285 Days = 107.6 years (technically possible w/ new medical technology... still ain't gonna happen) | |||||||||||||||||||||

75 | Add 17 Levels | 63,890,000 Words | 63,890 Hours | 63,890 Hours | 638,900 Points | 63,890 Days = 175 years (not humanly possible) | |||||||||||||||||||||

76 | Add 18 Levels | 103,175,000 Words | 103,175 Hours | 103,175 Hours | 1,031,750 Points | 103,175 Days = 282 years (not humanly possible) | |||||||||||||||||||||

77 | Add 19 Levels | 166,060,000 Words | 166,060 Hours | 166,060 Hours | 1,660,600 Points | 166,060 Days = 454 years (not humanly possible) | |||||||||||||||||||||

78 | Add 20 Levels | 269,235,000 Words | 269,235 Hours | 269,235 Hours | 2,692,350 Points | 269,235 Days = 737 years (not humanly possible) | |||||||||||||||||||||

79 | Etc... | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

80 |