1K a Day Challenge – Week Seventeen

It’s May 3rd, 2015. Week seventeen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 116 through 122 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 116 to 122:

Day 116 – 1161 words
Day 117 – 1503 words
Day 118 – 1306 words
Day 119 – 1044 words
Day 120 – 1178 words
Day 121 – 1042 words
Day 122 – 1084 words

Total count for the year thus far is 162,648 words. Average daily word count is 1,333 words, back down again! Gridfall is at 144,639 words. Based on my projections for the story, it is 80% finished.

I mentioned last week that I was writing on three different projects. Avalon Circle is a short story I’ve put on hold so that I can more fully concentrate on Gridfall. I really want to be done with Gridfall by the end of May.

The round robin writing game was also on hold this past week. I still wrote my part for this week, but I didn’t do it until today, which is part of next week’s tally. It’s been quite a long time since I only wrote on one story all week. Ten weeks, in fact. Good feeling.

You may also note that my percentage to completion for Gridfall just shot up by like 17% instead of the usual 2 to 3. Last week I mentioned I may adjust the percentage as I’m moving forward, since I’m further along in the plot than I was expecting to be as I approach 150,000 words. The percentage complete was based on a 200,000 word model, and it is now being based off of a 180,000 word model. That percentage model probably won’t change again, so it’s possible that I’ll get to the end of the model and still have writing to do. If I get to 110% don’t judge me harshly.


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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