At the beginning of August, I stared a word count challenge with some friends. My goal was to write 30,000 words over the course of the month, or 968 words a day. I managed to write 15,221 words, for an average of 491 a day. Not anywhere near my goal, but somewhat respectable.
Part of the reason I wasn’t able to hit my goal was traveling. I also had to catch up on things for Mom when I came home. I expected that and tried to build up a large enough buffer for handling those days. Obviously I didn’t build up a large enough one.
I’m going to try to finish the rough draft of a novelette this month. I need a minimum of 15,000 words by the end of the month. That breaks down to 410 words a day. I’m setting my goal for 600 a day so I have a buffer. Right now I’m on target, hope to stay that way since I now have a better idea of where the story is going.
And now for something completely different.
I will be a guest at Con-Volution 2016: The Age Of Monsters from September 31st to October 2nd. I’m waiting to find out what panels I will be on. I hope to have made it on a few writing panels this time so I will be able to talk about my story in the Alterna-Teas anthology. Expect me to be talking about costuming, crafting, and knitting. Of course, I will also be in the Masquerade. Hope to see you there.