Average Daily Wordcount (Week 52 Only): 1,215
Week 52 Total Wordcount: 8,504 (plus 294 for the last day in August)
Average Daily Wordcount (August): 1,623
August Total Wordcount: 50,298
Year Total Wordcount: 1,000,298 (wow, that is a big number!)
Words to go:
Not a single one!
I’m going to have a full Milwordy wrap-up soon, but I want to take a little time to reflect on the whole experience before I let out my thoughts on the challenge as a whole.
For now, it’s enough to say…
I did it!
One million words in a year—in 361 days to be precise, since I actually wrote those last words a few days ago.
I have to say, August felt a little anticlimactic to me. Maybe it’s because I had fewer words to write this month than in other months, but I don’t know…I thought finishing would feel bigger. Instead I’m left with a feeling of incompletion. I know I finished Milwordy. I got all the words. Yet, it doesn’t feel like it’s over somehow.
Maybe I just need time for the truth to sink in. Or maybe I don’t feel done because I’m not. I’m not done writing. I didn’t finish the Sleeping Beauty retelling I was working on, so I still have that to do. Plus I have a mountain of first drafts now that I can sort through and figure out what to do with.
And, of course, new ideas will be just around the corner soon. This is only the end of a writing challenge, not the end of my writing.
So, Milwordy went out with not a bang nor a whimper but rather a kind of “Huh?” I don’t know exactly where my writing journey will take me next, but I have some ideas. I hope that you’ll stick with me on the way.
And stay tuned for my big Milwordy wrap-up where I will tell you just what I think about this crazy challenge now that I’m finally done with it.