Writing Challenge day 29

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Day 29 of my 12 titles in 12 months personal writing challenge, and  I’m falling a little behind, but not as bad as it may seem. I finally made it to the writing desk for the first time in 2 days as  I’ve been dealing with some vertigo issues, and that makes for working on the book real interesting.

Well, after spending the day at yet another doctor’s, I finally got enough of the paperwork off my desk to get back to work on the Writing Challenge, and to about the half-way point in Dealer’s Choice.

I have to say I’m having mixed emotions right now.  We’re closing in on the end of the first month, and I still haven’t finished the first book.  However, I should (provided I write both of the days left in January) have no problem reaching 50,000 words this month.  Now, that’s not a great number as it would average out to around 1600 words per day, and to meet my goal, I should be doing something in the neighborhood of 2082 words per day.

I also have to remember that Dealer’s Choice is not going to be a short book. I’m guessing it’s going to come in right around the 90,000 word mark.  So even if I was hitting my 2082 words per day, this book would take until the middle of February anyway.  It definitely helps put things in perspective, and I know that if I can get things off my desk (and keep them off!) that I have the potential to hit upwards of 3000 words a day.  So, making the mid-February date is entirely possible.

The other fact that I need to remind myself of, is that I set this writing challenge so that I could fail to success.   Even if I don’t make my 760,000 word goal this year and only get 600,000 words, that still is better than only 2 or 3 books.  I win either way.

Keep writing,

~Christine

Totals so far:

Date……………………New words
1/2/15 …………………3163
1/3/15………………….2872
1/4/15 …………………3161
1/5/15 …………………1107
1/6/15 …………………2819
1/7/15 …………………0
1/8/15………………….5624
1/9/15 …………………1266
1/10/15………………..0
1/11/15…………………0
1/12/15………………..2951
1/13/15………………..0
1/14/15…………………1339
1/15/15…………………3069
1/16/15………………..3045
1/17/15…………………0
1/18/15………………..0
1/19/15………………..1265
1/20/15……………….4020
1/21/15………………..2332
1/22/15………………..1416
1/23/15………………..1136
1/24/15……………….0
1/25/15……………….0
1/26/15……………….3003
1/27/15……………….0
1/28/15……………….0
1/29/15……………….2038
Monthly total……….45,661
Yearly total ………….45,661
Completed Novels:     0
Completed Novellas:  0

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