1K a Day Challenge – Week Forty Three

It’s November 1st, 2015. Week forty three of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 298 through 304 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 298 to 304:

Day 298 – 1030 words
Day 299 – 1091 words
Day 300 – 1077 words
Day 301 – 1068 words
Day 302 – 1106 words
Day 303 – 1072 words
Day 304 – 1125 words

Total count for the year thus far is 380,894 words. Average daily word count is 1,252 words. WIP Savage Duty is at 33,589 words. Based on 120,000 words estimated for expected completion, it is 28% complete.

Progress on Savage Duty is going well! There’s a lot going on in this story that plays as closer to a straightforward survival story in a time of war, and most of those elements are pulling single duty now, but are important for the series as a whole in the continuing saga of the world. What happens informs the future of the world and in the next novel in the series, many of these things will be referenced as the progenitors of what is happening.

Shades of the Past is a generational story, told in phases. The turning of the civilization that is forming is explored in each trilogy of generations and I’m stoked that I’m finally moving forward in a real way on this series. It has been knocking around in my head for nearly a decade now, edges filing off until it was ready.

Another week down, just nine to go! Those of you embarking on your NaNoWriMo adventure, have fun, go insane, write a zillion words, use my yearlong success as inspiration if you can. Good luck, writers! You got this.

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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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