1K a Day – “If I Can, So Can You” and Week Fifty Two

It’s Thursday, December 31st. Sometimes known as New Year’s Eve. Sometimes known as the drunkest day of the year.

This year, I know it as the day I conquered death a seriously hard challenge. To be the very best, like no one ever was.

Except people have done this before. Of course they have.

I have written a minimum of 1,000 words a day of fiction. Every single day. 365 days in a row. No breaks. No cheating. No padding words intentionally to make the day.

It’s the last week of the year and it’s time for the last update!

Stats for Days 361 to 365: Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Fifty One

It’s December 27th, 2015. Week fifty one of writing 1,000 words a day for the entire year. It’s time for another update!

Days 354 to 360 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words a day written.

Stats for Days 354 to 360: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – The Naysayers

It’s Thursday and I’m full of sadness because my grandmother passed away earlier this week and I’m not the same person I was before. I don’t want to be this person because this person doesn’t have his grandmother in his life, but I cannot go back. So I have to go forward, and the way I choose to go forward is to yell into the void and hope it doesn’t destroy me.

I love you, Grandma, and I’ll miss you forever, but I have to talk about other things or I’ll go insane with sadness.

So this is the penultimate Motivational post for the year. There’s not much left to say except hopefully “see you at the finish line” but I’ll say some other stuff anyway. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Fifty

It’s December 20th, 2015. Week fifty of writing 1,000 words a day for the entire year.

I’m going to forgo the pageantry and excitement today because of personal life stuff that’s happening, but I have continued to write and will continue if I can.

Stats for Days 347 to 353: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “But The Pressure Is Too Much”

This is the third to final Thursday of the year, and what better time to talk about feeling overwhelmed with continuing to succeed when the failure will be very public?

I’m writing more words per day than 1,000 at this point, and that has become something of a trial in itself. I’m feeling the pressure to succeed.

I’m feeling it squeeze in on me from all sides. Family and friends have started paying attention again. They’re watching in these, my final days. Will he succeed? Will he fail? Do we want him to win? How great would it be if he missed the last day just to troll everyone?

These are things I think about.

I never said I was right in the head. Continue reading

1K a Day Challenge – Week Forty Nine

It’s December 13th, 2015. Week forty nine of writing 1,000 words per day of fiction. It’s time for another update!

Days 340 through 346 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written.

Stats for Days 340 to 346: Continue reading

1K a Day Motivational – “But The World Is In Pain”

It’s Thursday and I’m gonna skip all the silly shenanigans and get right to the point today.

There are times in our lives when bad things happen. Maybe they aren’t happening directly to us, but what hurts others eventually finds its way to you, directly or indirectly. Continue reading