Another month, another word count. Again, I’m only counting words I’ve used in fictional works and not blogs. Not that I’ve blogged lately or anything.
On with it… August was pretty good, with a total of 24,019 words. This is thanks, mostly, to a new short(er) story that I wrote for Awesome August that was nearly 7000 words. otherwise my total would be far below 20,000. I was pretty proud of that story, too.
This brings my total to 252,453 words for the year. Not bad at all. My goal of 300,000 is only about 47K words away.
I’ve been trying to think of a NaNo topic for this year… I can’t believe it’s coming up so fast. I mean, yeah it’s November, but I usually need time to plan and outline. I’m thinking that, instead of doing NaNo, I will push myself to finish both of my big pieces. And start something new in Jan 2011. Wow.
We’ll see. The minute I say I am going to do something I suddenly can’t do it.
Wow. I can’t even believe I did but I wrote something new. And it was short. And complete. Who am I??? And what have I done with the woman who writes 400,000 word stories and can’t finish them? Oh, wait. She’s still here. Over at the fanfiction archive I thought it would be fun to do a challenge called AwesomeAugust, where writers sign up for a day and on that day, post a new, complete story that they want. It would get writers… well… writing and it would produce at least 31 new stories for the archive. We like new stories, and considering how dry the fandom is these days, […]
Yessssssss. My goal of 300K is well within my grasp. It’s August and I am already close! I decided, for the rest of the year, to ONLY count my fiction words. While my blog posts are important to me, I want to focus on my writing specifically to write, to further my development of skills, to finish my WIPs, to start new stories, to achieve 300K words this year purely on my own merit. July saw the return of Same Time Next Week, my 2009 NaNoWriMo piece. It is, as of yet unfinished but it’s close. I have a goal to try to get to that piece this week and […]