I’ve had a good week this week. Solid daily progress on the ongoing story I’ve been working on, and a prompt on Reddit’s /r/writingprompts board inspired me enough that I added another 1,400 words on top of that. This week’s total is 4,927 – almost 1,500 words more than my next best week so far. I’d have topped five thousand this week if I’d just started today’s writing a little earlier; I’ve had to cut it short.
My total is now 28,404/1,000,000, or 2.84%.
Day by day summary
Monday: 424 words
Tuesday: 611 words
Wednesday: 1,870 words (of which 1,401 was a standalone short story and 469 was on the ongoing story)
Thursday: 610 words
Friday: 565 words
Saturday: 572 words
Sunday: 275 words
I’ve had a pretty good week this week. Even without The Procrastinator, which I wrote on Wednesday, my total words this week still beats my next best week. I’m in a bit of a rush today as I’ve got to go babysitting and I didn’t leave enough time to write, so both my daily output and this update are a bit short, but the other days I feel good about.
This week I’ve continued working on the Kell story, and I’m happier with it than my earlier version. I think I have a slightly better grasp on the character, though there’s still some work to be done, and I’m enjoying writing it.
On Wednesday I was inspired by a prompt on /r/writingprompts, “You always save the day, but at the last minute and in the laziest way possible. You are… The Procrastinator.” (Link). I had fun with it. Here’s my story for it.
Take away points
- Leaving this post, and my Sunday writing, to the last minute before I go babysitting is a bad idea. Need to make sure I don’t make that mistake again.
- Writing for a prompt that I’m having fun with means I can write a whole short story in one sitting, and write more than double my usual wordcount. So next week I’m gonna try to find some prompts that do that for me again.
- It’s easier to write a lot when I’m getting along with the story.