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 get more of it accomplished before lose steam. I rewrote several chapters and cut it back from nearly 100K words to about 85K… and then added some words to already written chapters, moved some things around and then wrote a completely new chapter. That said, it was hard to tell what was old and what was new, so I only counted the new chapter.
I also completed two chapters in All I Wanna Do this month. Which, lately, is pretty good. I actually finished the newest chapter last night but since I started it in July, I counted it for July. I’m not hurting for numbers and I don’t expect to slack in August, so no big whoop.
My July total, then was 24,573 words, for an annual total of 228,440 words in 2010. Nice. I’m very happy with that. I have ~71,000 words to hit 300K. Uh. Do ya’ll even KNOW me? No PROBLEM!
In August, as I mentioned, I’d like to move further along with STNW, work toward finishing AIWD (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) and write some new things. There is a challenge over at the archive and I am trying to drum up something new for it. We’ll see how it goes!
I guess that’s all, for this update! Till the next time!