Milwordy: Week 25 Thoughts

Stats

Week 25 Average Daily Wordcount: 2,800

Week 25 Total Wordcount: 19,600

February Total Wordcount: 64,990

Year Total Wordcount: 509,510

Words to go:

February: 18,344

Year: 490,490

I hit 500,000 words this week!

That’s a huge milestone! I only have to do exactly what I’ve already done one more time to hit the one million mark.

Oh boy.

I feel both more prepared and less motivated to get that second 500k. After all, I’m a little weary from everything I’ve already done. Yet, I’m much more experienced at working through that weariness. So…it all evens out. Right?

At any rate, this was a decent week for me. I’m still feeling that fatigue I talked to you about last week, but I’m still holding on. The only day I failed to reach my daily goal (for the entirety of February so far) was Friday. I probably could have pushed through, but honestly, I needed the break. Plus, that was the day I hit the 500k mark, so I figured I deserved a reward. So, I rested. Kind of. I still got nearly 1,400 words that day, which is nothing to sneeze at. It’s pretty far from the regular 2,976 goal, though.

What I learned this week is that, despite how much I’ve written, I still have a backlog of ideas that I don’t think will ever be reduced. It doesn’t make sense, does it? I’ve written 500 thousand words in less than six months and I still have too many projects vying for my attention.

Currently I’m still working on my urban fantasy novel about changelings, plus I’m outlining what will be the novel that I work on in April for Camp NaNoWriMo. But I’m also brainstorming for two separate possible series and I’m brainstorming for my revision of a previous project. And all of these are projects that I’m itching to work on now. But I can’t do everything. I’m trying to keep steady on my previous path and hope that it will eventually lead me to those other projects.

I know that having too many ideas will seem a silly thing to complain about to some of you, but it genuinely makes it hard to focus when I have several undeveloped ideas tapping me on the head while I’m trying to write my current work in progress. My brain can get a bit…scattered.

That’s it for this week. I hope that you’ve been enjoying my blog. If you have, please like, follow and share it. All comments and questions are welcome! Thanks for reading!

Published by Robin J

I’m an aspiring novelist who hasn’t quite figured out this whole writing thing. I’ve been scribbling down stories since I was a little kid, but only dared to dream that I could write something worth reading as I became an adult. At 33, I still feel like I have a lot of progress to make before I’m ready to try publishing, but I’m getting better every day. Typically I write Fantasy (of both the Adult and YA varieties), but I have dipped my toe in Romance and Sci-Fi. When coming up with a story to write, all I care about is that the plot grabs my attention and the characters tug at my heartstrings. The genre is an afterthought. I tend to set myself lofty goals. Mostly I fail, but occasionally I surprise myself and succeed. Either way, I enjoy being pushed beyond the limits of what I thought I could do. That’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with the Milwordy challenge. I may or may not reach the full million words, but I know I’m going to learn a lot along the way. I hope you will, too!

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