1K a Day Challenge – Week Sixteen

It’s April 26th, 2015. Week sixteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 109 through 114 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 109 to 115:

Day 109 – 1090 words
Day 110 – 1197 words
Day 111 – 2374 words
Day 112 – 2056 words
Day 113 – 1036 words
Day 114 – 1307 words
Day 115 – 1336 words

Total count for the year thus far is 154,330 words. Average daily word count is 1,342 words, still trending upwards because of a few good days! Gridfall is at 136,321 words. Based on my projections for the story, it is 68% finished.

This week’s writing, like last week’s, has been split between three projects: Gridfall, the round robin writing game, and the short story WIP titled “The Children of Avalon Circle”. I’d like to say I’m almost done with Children, but I think it’ll take most of next week’s writing concurrently with the other projects to be complete.

On the plus side, I may need to revise my percentage complete on Gridfall, as I’m a little further along in plot than I expected to be at this point in the writing. I’ll make that decision probably by next week and adjust the percentage accordingly.

I don’t know what I’m going to do with Avalon Circle at this point. It’s going to be too long to just post to the blog (over 10K by completion), but really too short to be its own novella that I can sell on Amazon. Maaaaybe it should become part of a collection? I don’t know yet.

Thanks for sticking around with me thus far! Sixteen weeks is a long time to be watching my progress and cheering me on. I’d like to thank quite a few people at this point who have been instrumental in keeping that motivation up and alive.

My family for their cheerleading, my writing partners Kyra and Robert for accountability and being awesome, Valerie Valdes for her daily commitment to writing sprints and encouragement, Jay Wolf for being an excellent person to bounce ideas off of, and the rest of the Writers Block crew for general amusement, inspiration, and encouragement.

All of you may not realize it, but my success thus far has been in large part to all the people who continue to urge me on and keep me going. I’d have made it maybe a month without your help. So thank you all.


You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter to see my progress and little daily anecdotes, and join in if you like!

And remember, writing is a skill. So write the hell on, writers.

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