1 Million Words – Update

Back on New Year’s Eve, we announced that we (Richard and I) were going to attempt to write a combined 1,000,000 words in 2021. I attempted it solo last year, and failed miserably. (Thanks pandemic!) But I’m always up for a challenge. And besides, what’s the worst that happens? We fall short of our goal but still write more than we would have otherwise.

We meant to put up an update on how we were doing several times over the months, but time just got away from us. And, to be honest, we haven’t done a great job. Mostly that’s because our relationship status changed drastically, including a surprise of moving in together in late February. But, we’re getting back on track with the help of a Camp NaNo goal of 100,000 words each for April. So I’m going to spam you with a few graphs on where we are so far.

You can see that I started off stronger in January, we almost tied in February, Richard took the lead in March, and now we’re about neck and neck.
If we were on track, those blue wedges would be equal. You can see that we’re pretty far behind…
  • At the end of January, we were 50,755 words behind.
  • At the end of February, we were 103,412 words behind.
  • At the end of March, we were 168,395 words behind.

But March 31st was the worst we got. We are climbing back up, and as of yesterday, we were only 156,397 behind! It’s still a lot, but gaining on it is hard when “on par” is 2740 words per day.

My plan is to update you more often, and I hope that we have made a significant dent when we do a Writing Marathon next weekend! Happy writing!

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