Since April ends on the Monday after the Saturday I post my progress reports, I decided to just have this post cover the rest of the month.
Target Wordcount: 11,000
Words Written: 11,090
Total Words: 80,387
A good writing day! I actually got all of my writing done before noon.
Target Wordcount: 11,500
Words Written: 11,516
Total Words: 80,813
I wrote a little less than 500 words today, but I’m still on track, so it’s good.
Target Wordcount: 12,000
Words Written: 12,005
Total Words: 81,302
Again, I wrote a little less than 500, but I’m still on track.
Target Wordcount: 12,500
Words Written: 12,508
Total Words: 81,805
Wrote 503 words today, pretty early (for me) in the day. Now what am I going to do with the rest of the afternoon/night?
Target Wordcount: 13,000
Words Written: 13,088
Total Words: 82,383
Wrote 580 words, hit 82k, and started chapter 31. I’m starting to think my original goal of 100k might not be enough…
Target Wordcount: 13,500
Words Written: 13,625
Total Words: 82,920
Wrote 537 words. I also reached 415 pages in the Word document, which is kind of…a lot.
Target Wordcount: 14,000
Words Written: 14,010
Total Words: 83,309
Wrote 385 words. Also reached 83k.
Target Wordcount: 14,500
Words Written: 14,522
Total Words: 83,821
Bit of a late writing day today.
Target Wordcount: 15,000
Words Written: 15,127
Total Words: 84,371
Done and validated!
Overall, I made pretty good progress on my novel! Although…I think my original goal of 100,000 words is not nearly going to be enough. I’m almost to the 2/3 point, so perhaps it would be more reasonable to move my goal up to 125,000 words.
Of course, that’s something for me to do at the end of next month, not now. Who knows if I’ll suddenly decided to pick up the pace.
So other than that, what did I do in April?
I moved into an apartment and I’m living on my own for the first time in my life. Other than that…not much.
I drew a couple of concept art sketches finished two grayscale pieces, one of which can be viewed on my Tumblr here.
What do I hope to achieve in May?
I’m going to go back to the word goal I had in March – 10,000 words spread out over the weekdays, of which there are 23. That gives me a weekday goal of 435 words per day. That’s lower than my March and April minimums, so it should be very doable.
My next post will be on May 31st. I’ll see you then!