Milwordy: Week 49 Thoughts

Stats

Week 49 Average Daily Wordcount: 1,307

Week 49 Total Wordcount: 9,150

August Total Wordcount: 12,516

Year Total Wordcount: 962,516

Words to go:

August: 37,484

Year: 37,484

Yep, I’m behind on my updates again. No, I have not yet completed the challenge, but I’m getting there. Anyway, this was supposed to go up weeks ago, so it’s a snapshot of where I was then, more than it is for where I’m at now. More to come soon!

I also want to note that there is a slight correction in my word count because 238 words that I wrote didn’t get counted last week. My spreadsheet game is a little off. Anyway, on to the actual update!

The total for this week doesn’t look great, I know, but remember that I don’t need as many words a week as I have for the rest of this challenge.

I’m under 40k away from finishing Milwordy. I think if I absolutely had to, I could finish that in a day. Like, I’ve never actually written that much in a day, but I’m pretty sure I could if I needed to.

That’s probably not a great thing for me and my procrastination-brain to be thinking right now…but it’s hard not to. It’s hard not to consider that there’s almost no way that I can lose this. That even if it came down to the very last day of August, I could probably still make this work. I’ve never been in that place with this challenge before. No matter how much I wrote on any given day, I would still have more to write the next day.

Oh, and don’t think I haven’t thought about just finishing this in one huge caffeine-induced spurt. Because I definitely have. As of yet though, that has not materialized as an appealing option. I will keep it in my back pocket though, just in case.

Anyway, the challenge is going well. I’m behind on the month, but ahead on the year—as has been true for just about every month during this whole challenge. What else is new, right?

That’s about it for this week. Wish me luck as I head into my last 3 weeks!

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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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