Progress report: One MIllion Words, week 9

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.

The Story

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. It’s easier to write a lot when I’m getting along with the story.

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