1K a Day Challenge – Week Forty Two

It’s October 25th, 2015. Week forty two (best week!) of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 291 through 296 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 291 to 296:

Day 291 – 1101 words
Day 292 – 1276 words
Day 293 – 1373 words
Day 294 – 1100 words
Day 295 – 1189 words
Day 296 – 1266 words
Day 297 – 1086 words

Total count for the year thus far is 373,325 words. Average daily word count is 1,257 words. WIP Savage Duty is at 26,418 words. Based on 120,000 words estimated for expected completion, it is 22% complete.

You might notice that Savage Duty’s wordcount only went up by a couple hundred words since last week. That isn’t a typo. I decided to go ahead and finish The Shape of Family, which is my Tuesday story posting. From this point forward I will be focusing almost exclusively on Savage Duty for new writing in an effort to finish it out before the year ends.

I have a few weeks worth of Shape to post for the serial Tuesday posting, and then I will look at what the next story I can post is, but there will likely be a break in the Tuesday postings as we near the end of the year and I’m concentrating on Savage Duty.

I’m busily progressing in other personal projects and professional work, but I’m not prepared to talk on those subjects quite yet.

I hope you’ve been enjoying The Shape of Family, as it turned into a bigger story than I initially expected it would be (isn’t that just always the case), and the writing of it has been quite fun. Sadie, Captain Claymonte, and the bandersnatch have been fun characters to follow about.

That’s it for this week! Keep your nose to the cokeline and your pen to the pad.


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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