Writing Challenge Day 31

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Closing out the first month of my 2015 writing challenge of producing 12 titles in 12 months and I’m happy with the progress so far.  I haven’t completed a book yet, but the numbers that I have done are the equivalent of something the size of The Great Gatsby, so in some way I’d say that’s a success.  As an added bonus, hitting more than 50,000 words in January marks the third month in a row that I have produced at least that many new words of fiction.

I managed to get 2 sessions in today, despite family obligations and getting a very late start.  On the whole, I was pleased to have made more progress on Dealer’s Choice.  Originally, I had hoped to complete the entire novel before the end of January, and I started off strong with hitting close to 9000 words in the first three days (30 days @ 3000 words/ day = 90,000 words- the anticipated length of this novel).  But life, as it often does, intervenes.  And, I think this is where our true colors shine through.

I don’t have to look far to find people who when they have set goals similar to mine (in a totally unrelated field) for 2015.  But the day that they missed reaching their daily goal, that was it.  They basically gave up.  Within the first week, I had a day where I didn’t do anything.  Didn’t write a single word.  But I didn’t quit.  I came back the next day and wrote some more.  And every day that I don’t quit, puts me one day closer to succeeding.

What will February bring?  Who knows.  But I intend to finish Dealer’s Choice by the midpoint of the month, and then it will be right into The New Donna.  With a bit of luck, I’ll have that one finished by the end of March.  So, my best guess is that February is going to bring me writing more each day.  And that is the big goal of this writing challenge.

How we react to adversity is up to us.  You have to decide what your reaction will be.  Choose wisely.

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
1/30/15……………….4431
1/31/15……………….1763
Monthly total……….51,857
Yearly total ………….51,857
Completed Novels:     0
Completed Novellas:  0

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