1K a Day Challenge – Week Forty

It’s October 11th, 2015. Week forty of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 277 through 283 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 270 to 276:

Day 277 – 1574 words
Day 278 – 1033 words
Day 279 – 1159 words
Day 280 – 1047 words
Day 281 – 1346 words
Day 282 – 1019 words
Day 283 – 1133 words

Total count for the year thus far is 357,099 words. Average daily word count is 1,261 words. WIP Savage Duty is at 19,723 words. Based on 120,000 words estimated for expected completion, it is 16.4% complete.

I don’t have a lot to say this week from a writing standpoint. I worked on Savage Duty and Shape of Family. Shape is going to finish in just a few more weeks and probably in one big update worth a few thousand words. Savage Duty is still trucking along.

But wow. Forty weeks. Just twelve to go. I’m in the last quarter of the year and I still can’t believe things are progressing so well. I have even picked up some professional writing work, which I have not done any so far this year and I’m looking forward to tackling a new challenge with all the other goals I’m trying to reach.

I mentioned a while back that I was upping my game and going to start editing actively while I do my thousand words a day, and then a few weeks later mentioned that it was not going well. I feel it’s only fair to mention that I had to give up on that additional goal of editing and writing at the same time. It proved to be just too much work and so I will not be editing any of the longer works I’ve written this year (the two novels and the novella) until the year is done. Next  year the goals will change and I will be able to work in editing as part of my normal routine instead of always just writing.

That’s it for now! Until next week, crack those knuckles and get to work.


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

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