PerWriCha Update – The 100K Mark!

Back at the beginning of December I decided to keep up the momentum that I had found during NaNoWriMo. I pledged to hit 365,000 words by the end of the year leading up to the next NaNoWriMo (i.e. Halloween 2011).

Last night I reached 100,069 words! Which is almost the 1,000 a day that I decided on (it is actually just under at 984) this is due to the dip in the week leading up to Christmas where I was busy with shopping, cooking, and painting the cover for Talatu.

Since the end of November I have finished the first draft of Talatu, plus I have written ten short stories or flash stories (some still needing a bit of polishing). So I think that, overall, I’m doing pretty well. I currently have plans to send off the first three chapters of Talatu to a publisher within the next two weeks and I am putting together a short story collection (tentatively entitled “Worlds-R-Us”) which I will have finished before NaNoWriMo.

If you have set your own Personal Writing Challenge then let everyone know how you are doing on Twitter at #PerWriCha

Here’s a picture of my current stats:


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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