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: