I’ve found my new writing challenge

Yesterday, I logged my day so I could try to keep my concentration focused on writing. Didn’t work exactly the way I hoped, because I only ended up with 1,075 words for the day when I’d aimed for considerably more. But—

I did write the following note for myself in OneNote and I wanted to post it here because it’s relevant to a couple of my previous posts. :)

I have found my new challenge. I did a quick little formula in my word count spreadsheet today and realized that the number of zero word days I have is exactly 999. One look at that number and I knew I wanted to see how long I could keep that from turning over to 1,000 zero word days. So that’s my 2019 challenge. I don’t want that number to tip over to 1,000.

Simply put, the “no more zero word days” challenge is back. It’s one of my oldest and I’m happy to bring it back to life.

This little challenge is all the motivation I need to keep my current fiction writing streak alive.

8/5 was the 999th zero word day I’ve had since I started my daily tracking.

8/6 I wrote 119 words and that day began my current streak of daily fiction writing.

Since I wrote that, I realized (this morning) that the 999 included yesterday’s zero before I started writing, so in actuality, I have 998 zero word days. I’m just going to count that extra day as a cushion that I hope not to need before the end of the year.

My last zero word day was 8/5, so I now have a four day writing streak. It’ll be five in about five minutes. :)

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