Recap: Week 14

One Million Words Challenge

Week 14

This week was another positive gain. It was less than 1,000 words, but it was a gain and I’ll take it.

Writing by hand, as I’m doing with Black Dog, has proven to be slower than typing. Yet more productive. I get more words out, even if they take longer. It’s easier to think when I write by hand, and I don’t get stuck the way I do typing. Completely worth the extra effort and, in the long run, it’s faster. I just do not look forward to having to type that first draft into the computer for the editing stages. That will be a tedious job.

Here are my totals for the week–

  • Journal 220
  • Letters 929
  • MPs 6,804
  • Black Dog 11,884
  • Total 19,837
  • YTD 201,211
  • Where I should be 268,520


Recap: Week 13

One Million Words Challenge

Week 13


I didn’t post this last week and didn’t even notice until Monday. So… yeah.

Here are my totals for last week–

  • Journal 168
  • MPs 6,804
  • Blog 165
  • Black Dog 6,096
  • Total 13,233
  • YTD 181,374
  • Where I should be 249,340

Recap: Week 12

One Million Words Challenge

Week 12

This week was a bit of a let down after last week. Started out strong, lost ground at the end. Ended up going a bit more into the hole, only a few thousands words but I was trying to avoid making my problem worse.

In other news, I may have found a place to stay in Chicago! I’m hoping it works out.

Started knitting again too. I haven’t much in a long time, I’ve been writing. But I need some other outlet besides just staring at the page. Too much of that and I get a little crazy feeling. Working on a hat right now, getting back into it with something easy.


Here are my totals this week–

  • Journal 384
  • MPs 6,804
  • Blog 184
  • Black Dog 8,704
  • Total 16,076
  • YTD 168,141
  • Where I should be 230,160


Recap: Week 11

One Million Words Challenge

Recap: Week 11

This has been a much better week. I don’t know if it was publicly admitting that I was failing, accepting that my writing was going to be bad and getting on it anyway, a natural end to a slump, or a combination of the three. Really, I don’t care.

I’ll take it.

Plus, first week yet where I have gone over my weekly word goal! A step out of the hole I dug myself.

Here are my totals this week–

  • Journal 4,092
  • Brazil 5,360
  • MPs 6,804
  • Letters 435
  • Blog 778
  • Black Dog* 8,580
  • Total 26,049
  • YTD 152,065
  • Where I should be 210,980

*Black Dog is a story I started by accident but I am enjoying it so much that I am going to keep writing it. I woke up with two paragraphs in my head, waiting to be written down. I made it twelve pages that day. I don’t have a plot or a genre, and no idea of where it is headed. My favorite type of writing.

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