1K a Day Challenge – Week Eighteen

It’s May 10th, 2015. Week eighteen of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 123 through 129 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 123 to 129:

Day 123 – 1617 words
Day 124 – 1268 words
Day 125 – 1165 words
Day 126 – 1011 words
Day 127 – 1070 words
Day 128 – 1002 words
Day 129 – 1014 words

Total count for the year thus far is 170,795 words. Average daily word count is 1,323 words. Gridfall is at 148,894 words. Based on my projections for the story, it is 83% finished.

My writing veered back into three projects again this past week, partly because I had round robin writing game to complete (which I did finish my part!), and partly because I really want to post a short story to my blog soon. It’s starting to bother me that I’ve only posted 1K a Day stuff since January.

So I’m hoping I’ll have a short story posted up in the next couple of days (Friday would probably be the best day from an update perspective, but I dunno yet).

Gridfall, as you can see, is in the final stages. Now that I’m nearing the end I’m starting to realize that the initial idea for the ending wasn’t going to work as well as I’d hoped. I need more stuff in the interim to get me to a satisfying conclusion, and a fairly large reorganization of some of the middle bits to introduce some stuff earlier. The second draft will be all about the cuts for stuff I don’t need, the third draft will be all about adding in the stuff I need. I may end up with a net wash when I go to start cutting. Which isn’t unheard of, but we’ll see.

The round robin writing game probably will no see itself posted directly to my blog, but I’m still looking into options for sharing out the stories for those who are interested. My story, The Bones of the Universe, is still currently the only one that’s seen completion. I was actually really, really pleased with the direction the story took overall from the other writers, and it gave me a great idea for its conclusion that I had never seen done in storytelling. Perhaps it has, I’m well-versed but not comprehensive in my viewing, playing, and reading of stories. But pst, I have seen a version of it somewhere and it was in another story I’d written and posted to the blog.

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

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