1KaDay Challenge – Week Twenty Nine

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

Days 200 through 206 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 200 to 206:

Day 200 – 1306 words
Day 201 – 1106 words
Day 202 – 1370 words
Day 203 – 1139 words
Day 204 – 1618 words
Day 205 – 1118 words
Day 206 – 1298 words

Total count for the year thus far is 264,889 words. Average daily word count is 1,285 words. WIP Avalon Circle is at 68,304 words. Based on current projections, Avalon Circle is 59% complete.

Lots going on this week, so I’ll enumerate them for ease of reading.

1. Avalon Circle continues without much issue. Past the halfway point, heading for three quarters. There’s a few things I made minor adjustments to this past week in regards to the story beats for this one, mostly including versions of bizarre things that have happened on road trips to me and my family.

2. Two writing games are ongoing at the online community I’m a part of, and I have been writing for both at this point. The first is a challenge to simply write a story based on a word, pulled from Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day emails. Last week i wrote a little pretentious story about a guy who had trouble keeping friends, which I don’t really plan to put on the blog without some major revision.

This week’s Word of the Week, however, is the start of a short story, ongoing adventure. I do plan to post these up on a weekly basis to the blog, much as I did for The Recluse, the Rott, and the Runaway during its initial writing.

3. The other writing game is a fun collaboration where we’re writing in a shared universe, but in the epistolary style of writing, or for the lazy, stories written in the form of letters, magazine articles, emails, journal entries, and the like. The shared universe is a mashup of three genres of fiction, none of which I have any real experience writing.

Arthurian – In the style of King Arthur’s legends
Wuxia – In the style of chivalry, honor, and crazy martial arts a la Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Kaiji – literally translating to “monster”, it has come to be known as the Godzilla genre

So we have to write in a shared universe, in epistolary form, using those genres to inform the world. It is so much fun to read and write for this and I hope it continues for a whlie.

4. As noted last week, I’m on vacation at the end of this coming week. I hope to manage the updates for the blog without issue.

That’s it for now!


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

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