One Million Words Challenge Is Not Dead—Yet

Since early April, I’ve allowed myself to freely write on multiple stories each day instead of constraining myself to only the one I want completed first.

So far I’ve put almost all my effort into six projects: my early 2014 novella, two novels I need done ASAP, a new novel meant for a new pen name, and two short stories (one of which is done and needs only to be published).

Getting that story publishing should be a high priority but every time I sit down to format it, I get distracted. Yeah. I’m really not acting in my own best interests here. ;)

For the moment, I’m looking for a way to pump up my word counts this month, on those specific projects I need to finish, by focusing on the one million words challenge. Now that I feel like I’ve had a bit of a breakthrough, I think I can meet the word count goals I’ll need to meet to end the year with those one million words of fiction. :D

The math as of today: 905,523 words left to write / 232 days left in the year = 3,903 words per day.

The good news is that although that will be tough, it’s doable.

I need to revisit the idea of a daily time quota, and that may not be my favorite idea, but it’s time to do whatever I need to do to get me where I want to go. I honestly believe I can still meet the one million words challenge but I’m going to have to keep improving and pushing.

I’ve always said I want to be prolific. I want to write a lot—and I mean a LOT—of books.

If that’s truly what I want, then I probably need to get busy making that happen.