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:

Day 340 – 1596 words
Day 341 – 1502 words
Day 342 – 1633 words
Day 343 – 1609 words
Day 344 – 1754 words
Day 345 – 1632 words
Day 345 – 1637 words

Total count for the year thus far is 443,033 words. Average daily word count is 1,280 words. WIP Savage Duty is at 90,512 words. Based on 120,000 words estimated for expected completion, it is 75% complete.

I took a slight break early in the week from Savage Duty to write a short story that was burning a hole in my brain. It was one of those things where I got randomly inspired and wrote a thing in a fever pitch, the entire time feeling like I was writing something really good.

Something transcendent of my usual writing.

Something that was almost perfect on the first draft.

And then I read it the next day.

It’s an incomprehensible mess, you guys. I don’t know what I was thinking. It’s just disconnected prose and rambling. It doesn’t know what it wants to be and I don’t know, either.

It was a sad day.

There might be something worth saving in there, but right now I’m just kind of super upset with myself for having written it and then having the audacity to think it was amazing.

That’s really all I’ve got going on this week! Until next week, may your words motivate and your looks fascinate.


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

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