Thursday, July 31, 2014

4...3...2...days left...

Speeding up the endgame here. I doubt I'll write this weekend, which would be days 20 and 21 of my end of summer writing sprint. So instead, I''ll make today and tomorrow my last two days of keeping track of my word count. I guess I'm just not that great at long term sprinting!

Yesterday, though, was another solid day. I kept expanding my short story from Tuesday and ended up adding another 4300 words. Probably can't do anything with it, it's just too crazy a piece. But it filled a need for me to just blitz and not worry about story structure and such. Sometimes vomiting on the page is the best way to get an idea to express itself. I'll worry about cleaning it up later. If I ever get back to it.

So, if I decide to not post tomorrow, thanks for hanging with me, as herky jerky as it's been, over the past three weeks. I'll keep posting occasional updates when school starts, just don't expect anything resembling regularity. If you're interested in my final word counts, read below the fold. Thanks again for reading!

Word count and genre updates:
Day 1 - 3200 words (space western, horror)
Day 2 - 2400 words (satire/humor)
Day 3 - 2700 words (satire/humor)
Day 4 - 500 words (fantasy)
Day 5 - 2000 words (satire/humor)
Day 6 - 2700 words (satire/humor, bit of cozy)
Day 7 - 0 (800 words non fiction, doesn't count toward total)
Day 8 - 0
Day 9 - 2600 words (cozy mystery)
Day 10- 1600 words (cozy mystery)
Day 11- 2000 words (cozy mystery)
Day 12- 2700 words (cozy mystery)
Day 13- 0
Day 14- 0 (800 words nonfiction, doesn't count toward total)
Day 15- 2000 words (epic fantasy)
Day 16- 4000 words (short story)
Day 17- 4300 words (short story)
Day 18- today tba
Day 19- tomorrow tba
Day 20- Saturday off
Day 21- Sunday off
Total - 32,700 words of new fiction so far this sprint
Total fiction words this summer: 86,800

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