Writing Update for August 30


So today marks my second week of a new writing challenge. This go around is 300 Words for 30 days and I have to admit that the past week I’ve had to really force myself to sit down and write and have ended up not working very much on The Devious Astrolabe. The good new is that I’m almost finished with a fairly short, short-story, although I’ve also spent several days just writing something that I have no idea where it’s going or even if it’s going anywhere. In general, I’ve felt a bit unfocused and will try to take some time tomorrow to actually go through and organize some of The Devious Astrolabe material to see if I can get back to work on that in a somewhat coherent fashion.

That said, however, my stats are pretty good:

Week One: 3254 words written, with an average of 465 words per day.
Week Two: 2996 words written, with an average of 428 words per day.

Just to put things in perspective, however, the folks who actually succeed at NaNoWriMo have to write roughly 2000 words every day for 30 days and I’m nowhere near that level of output. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to interrupt my slowly building set of challenges to attempt NaNoWriMo this year, but I’m leaning against it primarily because these personal challenges seem to be working for me. So I will probably stay my own personal course and do 400 for 40 Days, followed by 500 for 50 days.

How’s your writing going?

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