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!) We are almost halfway through our words!

Here’s an update of where we are right now.

  • 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.
  • At the end of April, we were 85,609 words behind.
  • At the end of May, we were 158,227 words behind.
  • At the end of June, we were 206,038 words behind.
  • At the end of July, we were only 99,148 words behind! We made up a ton of ground over the month of July!

Although the writing retreat was pretty successful words-wise and we wrote a combined 73,500 words, we had to really push through the end of the month to make it to 100,000 words each, but we did it! The early part of July was not very conducive to writing, unfortunately.

So now we look ahead. Our hope for August is that we maintain our current position or get a little ahead. The same for September. November we’ll definitely close the gap with NaNoWriMo happening. And then we’ll finish strong in December. We want to get to the million words this year so we don’t have to do it again next year. (Because you know as competitive as we are, we’ll feel like we need to do it again.) But with the weak start we had, I’m really proud of where we are!

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!) Now we’re halfway through the year, but we’re not halfway through our words. Oops…

Here’s an update of where we are right now.

  • 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.
  • At the end of April, we were 85,609 words behind.
  • At the end of May, we were 158,227 words behind.
  • At the end of June, we are now 206,038 words behind. Oops.

We didn’t do a great job of getting back on the wagon after Camp. Oh well. But we’re both a little more free to write in July and our Camp NaNo goals are to write 100,000 words each. If we do, we’ll only be about 94,000 words behind. That’s a more do-able amount to handle. So we’ll see, maybe we’ll write even more than that since we’ve planned a solid week-long writing retreat! Here’s to catching up and having fun doing it!

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.

Here’s an update of where we are right now.

I kicked ass in April, writing 100k for Camp NaNo! Richard also did an awesome job topping out around 65k.
We’re still behind, but…not as bad as we once were.
  • 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.
  • At the end of April, we were 85,609 words behind.

We made great progress in April! Having Camp NaNoWriMo did wonders for our word counts. We’re definitely slipping again, but I think now that we’ve taken a little bit of a breather from writing after the intense Camp, we’re ready to jump back on the bandwagon and at least not fall further behind. Fingers crossed!

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!

Checking In

Hello dear readers, Jayden here to give you an update on how things are going for Richard and I in the realm of writing. Back on New Year’s Eve, I had the pleasure of introducing Richard and sharing some of our writing goals for 2021. We wanted to take some time to check in with you all and give you an update of how we’ve been doing.

I will freely admit that consistent writing hasn’t been going very well, but that’s primarily due to some major life changes for both of us, including that we moved in together about a week ago! But now that we’re settling in and finding new routines, I hope that our word counts will jump up.

1 Million Words!

We started the challenge of writing 1,000,000 words in 2021. When I attempted this last year mostly on my own, I was super on track in January! And then February I slipped a little. And then quarantine… And yeah, that was it.

This year, we did not start off super strong, but I have confidence in Richard and I that we can catch up. We wrote 31,445 words in January and 24,173 in February. I guess technically we could write a few more words tonight, but I don’t suspect there will be a ton more coming in today.

Thank you Richard!

I was excited to announce Richard joining me two months ago, but I am super happy to say that it’s been working out better than I ever thought it could. We have posted every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, and some additional days. That’s a *huge* improvement over my previous blogging habits, and we’ve seen that with more regular readers. So thanks to all of you who are reading! But I have to give a lot of the credit to Richard, who has sat with me while I dragged out the words to make my personal posts and has collaborated with me as we’ve done our collab posts sometimes wrapping things up just minutes before the scheduled post. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Looking Ahead…

We are excited to answer some questions for you every day of March thanks to Marquessa Matthews. Make sure you check back daily to learn a little more about Richard and I.

In addition, we’ll still be posting on our regular schedule:

Tuesdays:We will both answer the questions from the TMI Tuesday blog.
Thursdays:Stop by every Thursday for one-shots from Richard!
Saturdays:Collaborative Writing – Stories we write together.

And then in April, we’ll take a break from that schedule because we’ll be doing the A to Z Blog Challenge! The Theme Reveal goes up on March 8th! Get excited! I am looking forward to generating more content!

Whoops

I was doing so well at the beginning of June. I had daily posts for a while, even! And then…yeah. It dropped off again. I have no real excuse. I just…get too distracted. I had hoped that being home, I would get more done, but it has definitely been the opposite. It’s really hard for me to focus when I’m at home. I’m constantly going, “Well, there are dishes to do” or “I could be cleaning this” or my child is talking to me or whatever. I always got my best writing done at a restaurant. Well. That ain’t happening. So…I have to figure out how to force myself to get my writing done at home.

And now that we’re in the second half of the year, I can say unequivocally that I will NOT be writing 1,000,000 words in 2020. I’ll blame the pandemic. But, I have written over 200,000 so far, and published two novels! That’s a lot more productive than any other year, so I’m not complaining. I have also gotten a lot done around my house. A lot of cleaning and organizing, and I reached some other personal goals. So all in all, it hasn’t been a bad year in terms of productivity. (And that’s what I’m going to focus on, because the terrible things going on in the world are fucking terrible, and I’ll deal with that on my non-writery social media.)

So, lots of love to my readers and followers. There isn’t enough love in the world, so when you find it, cherish it and share it. ❤

Exploration: An Erotic Novel

I am so excited to announce that Exploration: An Erotic Novel is now available! Featured in my 2020 A to Z Challenge!

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Until the end of April, get it for any price you name on Smashwords or for $0.99 on Nook or Kindle!

What would you do with the sudden opportunity to explore any facet of sexuality and BDSM with no judgment, prejudice, or dangerous consequences? In Mara’s community of Zebulon, that’s what she’s about to find out. With endless possibilities for exploration, she’s asked to work on a special assignment—an offer that will change the course of her life.

Please take this opportunity to get this book for such a low price and then rate and review! Thank you!

New Book! #amwriting

I’m almost ready to publish my next book! It’s one that was born from the world I created for the A to Z Blog Challenge. I’m so close!

I have my cover, I’m writing my blurb, and I have pushed the whole thing through Premium Grammarly. So now I just need to get down to the nitty gritty and really edit and I can get it out! My hope is to be done by the end of the week.

But, I wanted to share with y’all my cover and a few observations:

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Grammarly is a great program. If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it. I have definitely become a better writer because of it. But there are some things about erotica it just doesn’t get.

  • deeper is not in-depth (as in, “he fucked me in depth”)
  • butt plugs are plugs, not caps or sockets (please tell me you laughed at the thought of “butt caps” or “butt sockets”)
  • putting a plug in your ass isn’t a plugin
  • No, I don’t want my 18 year old virgin to sound more confident, thank you very much. Leave her voice alone!

I can’t wait to share this latest work with you! Soon, I promise!

Short Story 2 #amwriting

If you missed it, while I’m stuck at home for days on end, I’m asking for suggestions for short story topics. Give me fetishes, kinks, specific groupings or events that you want to see featured in a short story, and I’ll do my best!

From Anonymous Hal: “Try something with a sexy army guy then.”


When my boyfriend left for basic training, I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle not being able to see him for weeks on end. But we managed. I wrote him letters and saved them for when he got home. Little did I know there was no way he was going to read them the first night he got back. He had other plans.

I was waiting for him when Drake stepped off the bus that brought him home. I rushed into his arms, but it was short lived. His parents whisked him away so they could spend time with him. Just before he got in their car, he whispered in my ear, “Tonight. I’ll pick you up at 9.”

“Can’t wait,” I said.

“Be ready for the time of your life,” he said with a wink.

And then he was gone.

I went home, frustrated and alone.

But now it’s almost 9, and I am so excited. I can’t believe the weeks have passed, and now the hours, and in just a few minutes, Drake will be at my door. Both of us being 19, we live at home, so spending time together at home is never an easy prospect. I don’t know where he’s taking me or what he has in mind, but I’m excited, nonetheless.

The doorbell rings, and I jump up to get it. My dad sits in front of the television and grunts as I run for the door. My mom is in the kitchen.

“Hi,” I say, rushing into Drake’s arms.

He’s wearing his Army uniform and it’s fucking sexy. “Hey,” he says.

“Let’s go,” I say, not wanting to be waylaid any further.

“When do you need to be home?” he asks.

“I don’t care,” I whisper. “Let’s just get out of here.”

He shrugs, and we go.  He surprises me by taking me to a hotel on the other side of town. We check in, and he takes me up to a room. “I didn’t even know you can get rooms at our age,” I say.

“You can’t,” he says, “but I had help.”

I raise one eyebrow at him, but I don’t care. He carries a suitcase down the hall, and I wonder what he’s packed in it. It doesn’t take me long to find out.

“I have had someone tell me when I can eat, sleep, sit, stand, and everything else for the last three weeks. Right now, more than anything else, I need to tell you what to do.”

“Yes, Sir,” I say with a grin. He knows I love being told what to do, so that works well for me. It was something we had played with a little before he left, but I’m always happy to play more.

“Good girl,” he says.

I kneel down in front of him in the closed hotel room.

“Take off your clothes.”

I do, without hesitation, tossing them to the side.

He takes a moment to look at me standing in front of him. “You are a sight for sore eyes, love,” he says.

“I’ve missed you, too, Sir,” I tease. He stays in his uniform, and it’s so fucking sexy I can’t stand it. I almost don’t want him to get undressed, except I really want to get to his cock.

“Get up on the bed on your hands and knees.”

I do, and I wait, watching his every move over my shoulder. He sets the suitcase on a bench and opens it. I can’t see what he’s getting out, but he turns back to me with a blindfold in hand. He slides it over my eyes, and then I can’t see anything anyway. I try to listen for his movements, but I don’t really hear anything I can discern.

The first thing I feel is the rush of air just before the paddle hits me. My whole body rocks forward, but I immediately rock back, so I’m back in the position he told me to be in by the time he hits me again. I moan loudly, lowering my face to the bed.

“Thank you, Sir,” I groan.

He paddles my ass again and again. I love it. The sting, the thud, the soreness that follows. My bare pussy is getting wet already. I want him so badly. I want to see him in his uniform paddling my ass. But he doesn’t take the blindfold off. Instead, he stops paddling me. I whimper in disappointment when he stops. But I don’t have long to be disappointed. This time, he has a flogger. The sting is very different than the paddle, and there isn’t as much of a thud behind it, but I love it.

I keep my face lowered to the bed, but my ass up in the air. I try to count how many times he hits me, but I can’t. I get too distracted.

“Flip over,” he tells me, and I do, spreading my legs for him. His finger runs up my slit. “A little wet.”

“Yes, Sir,” I say automatically.

“Put your hands behind your head.”

I do, and I wait, knowing instinctively what’s coming.

The flogger comes down across my breasts first. It stings so much, but it feels incredible. My nipples ached with a need to be hurt while he was gone. Nothing I could do to myself would satisfy me. This is what I need. The flogger comes down again and again, and I imagine how pink my skin must be getting. Then he moves to my pussy. I jump with every strike, but I keep my legs spread for him, my pussy presented.

My clit is protected by its little hood, but as I get more and more turned on, I can feel the sting even more as it swells and protrudes. I want to tell Drake to stop, but I don’t. More than anything, I want him to be able to let loose and do everything his heart desires.

When he does stop, it’s to take off my blindfold. “I want you to see the hit coming,” he says.

“Yes, Sir,” I whisper. I resist the urge to close my eyes, which is what I really want to do.

He brings his hand back, and all I can see is the uniform. So fucking sexy. And then the flogger connects, and my attention is drawn to the many rubber thongs on the end of the stick. He hits my pussy over and over, and I can feel an orgasm building, but then he moves up my body, striking my stomach lightly, and then harder across my breasts. It takes all of my willpower not to turn my face away when he brings the flogger down. He wants me to watch, and I want to watch, but it’s hard to ignore that instinct. He has never hit my face, and I know he won’t, but it’s still an automatic instinct.

When he’s decided he’s done, he sets the flogger aside. My hands are still up above my head, waiting patiently for him. Or, maybe not so patiently. I want to feel his cock inside me more than anything, and I’m sure he wants the same. But I will wait.

And he makes me wait.

He takes his uniform off piece by piece, carefully folding each one and setting it up on the dresser. So respectful. And I just want him to toss his clothes aside like I did. But no, he wouldn’t do that with his uniform.

I’m squirming on the bed by the time he’s done. And then he’s standing in front of me, naked and beautiful, his hard cock protruding straight out from his body.

“I can’t decide,” he says looking me up and down, “which hole I want to use first.”

I want him to use them all. Again and again until I beg for mercy. But I’m sure he won’t last through all of them, not the first time. But I’m keeping him in this room as long as I can. I don’t have to say anything. He’s not looking for my input.

“Get over here and suck my cock,” he says.

I roll over and crawl toward him. I dip my head down so I can take his cock in my mouth, and the guttural groan when he hits the back of my throat reverberates through my entire body. It’s like electricity, and all I want is for him to make that sound again. I deep throat him a few more times before he pushes me off.

“I need your pussy,” he says.

“Yes, Sir, please,” I say, and I twist my body so I can be on my back again.

“Not like that,” he says. “I want you on your hands and knees this time.”

“Yes, Sir,” I turn as he asked and present my sore ass to him.

His fingers trace the pink marks he left there. “Beautiful,” he says, and then he presses his hard cock into my pussy.

I groan into the bed as he sinks home, and the moan that comes from his lips is just as sweet. He starts to fuck me, slowly at first, but then faster and faster until he’s pounding into me. “Oh yes,” I groan, “fuck me hard, Sir. I need your cock so badly. Thank you, Sir, thank you!”

I know he likes it when I say those things to him, and I know he’s already worked up. It doesn’t take long. He starts to spank my ass between thrusts, and it spurs me on to push back against him. I want to feel the rush of cum. I want to feel his body tense. I want all of it.

And I get my wish.

His fingers dig into my hips as he thrusts the last few times. I glance over my shoulder to watch his face as he throws his head back and groans loudly. “Oh yeah, baby. So fucking good.”

When he pulls out of my pussy, I turn back to him so I can take his cock into my mouth again. Now he tastes like me, and I don’t love it, but I love the way he reacts to it. I gently lick his cock, cleaning off my own juices and the dribbles of cum that are still beading on the tip of his cock.

“Oh yeah,” he groans as I do. “Don’t clean up,” he says. “I’m not even nearly done with you.”

Short Story 1 #amwriting

Anonymous Hal asked me to write “Real life kink… Threesome with your husband and best guy friend.” I picked a more recent real life experience to write about, highlighting the curiosity of a new experience. I’ve had curiosity on my mind a lot lately, with the Erotic Journal Challenge prompt of Curiosity for March. So, enjoy this little story, and feel free to make more suggestions for topics for me to write some fiction about!


I climb onto the bed on my hands and knees, sticking my round ass in the air. Lucas climbs on next to me, mimicking my stance. I can hear Nick moving behind me, and I chance a glance in his direction. He has a hand-carved cane in his hand. Not one that helps someone walk, but one that’s designed for one purpose, and one purpose only: to deliver pain. Okay, maybe it has more uses than just that, but that’s what we use it for.

Nick swings it lightly into his other hand, getting his grip right, testing the weight of it. He moves around behind us, getting into position so he can cane us both. The room is too small, but he settles into position behind me.

I know I’m going to be first. Lucas has never been hit with a cane before, and although he enjoys pain, it’s still new. He’s always eager to experience new things, and his curiosity led him to immediately say yes when I asked if he would get caned side by side with me, just for fun.

The first swing takes me by surprise, and I rock forward. I wrap one arm around Lucas’ so that we can hold hands. I’m so cold, and he is so warm. It feels good to have his fingers entwined with mine. Reassuring as Nick swings the cane over and over again. I know he’s going light on me. Just weeks ago, he went hard enough to turn my ass into beautiful shades of purple. But tonight, he’s just having a good time.

I try to keep my stance with my ass in the air, but it’s difficult. Almost immediately, I’m wondering why I asked for this. The thought makes me smirk. And even as my brain wonders what the hell I was thinking, my pussy is so wet. I’m sure I’ll be dripping on the bed soon.

And then my turn is over, and it’s Lucas’. I hold his hand tightly, moving back into position. I love to hear the sounds he makes as Nick gets started. Almost immediately, Lucas says he can go harder. I love to hear the swing of the cane, knowing it isn’t hitting me. Not this time. And as Nick goes on, Lucas makes adorably sexy noises. Little grunts and moans. Our hands are still interlocked, and he looks at me and gives me a quick kiss. His lips are so soft, and his close-cropped beard scratches against my face as we kiss. I want more.

But then it’s my turn again. Nick swings harder this round, and I whimper and unconsciously try to pull away. I don’t go far, though, and Lucas holds my hand the whole time. We go through two more rounds of this, and then I get one final set.

I breathe a sigh of relief as I watch Nick put the cane away. Lucas and I crawl forward onto the bed, and collapse onto our backs, our bodies pressed right up next to each other. Nick cuddles into me on my other side. My ass is so sore, but I love it.

Nick’s fingers trail down my body until they find the spot between my legs where I’m dripping wet and aching with need. His fingers play with my clit, and I have to try hard not to squirm out of his grasp. Lucas’ fingers slide along my thigh and between my folds so that he’s fucking me with them while Nick plays with my clit. The combination is intoxicating, and when they each start to play with one of my nipples, too, I think I’m going to lose my mind. My whole body is trembling, and then I feel my orgasm building. I grip the sheets with my hands, my toes curl, every muscle tenses as the waves of orgasm wash over me. I lay quivering in their arms, my pussy pulsing around Lucas’s fingers.

“Do you want to see my ass?” Lucas asks.

“Yes!” I nearly shout. My pussy spasms again in desire to see Nick’s handiwork.

Lucas rolls onto his side and my fingers trace over the bruises that are already forming. It’s a beautiful shade of purple.

“Does it hurt?” I ask.

“Not much,” he says. He rolls back onto his back, and I am so close to his cock. I position myself so I can suck him. I’m still so wet with need, and he’s so hard. I can’t wait to feel him fill my mouth with his cum. On my hands and knees, my ass is in the air again, Nick comes up behind me. He positions himself so that he can fuck me from behind while I suck Lucas’ cock.

I shudder as Nick’s cock presses deeply inside me, and I take Lucas as deep as I can. He presses against the back of my throat, and I try hard not to gag. It feels so good, though. I flick my tongue across the head of his cock, tasting the bit of precum there. I press him down into the back of my throat again and again, sucking, licking, tasting. When I get so overwhelmed with Nick fucking me, I take my mouth off Lucas for a moment, using my hand to stroke him while I moan and bite into Lucas’ hip. I have to be careful not to bite where I bruised him a few days ago. He rewards me with one of his little moans when I bite him.

I have Lucas pressed into the back of my throat when I feel Nick’s fingers grip my hips as he pounds into me. I know that he’s about to fill me with his cum, and I hope that Lucas is nearing his orgasm, too. I’m greedy. I want them both to fill me up with their hot cum. Nick grunts as he cums inside me, and I focus my efforts on getting Lucas off, too. He’s not far behind. I can hear him moaning lightly, and then the rush of warm liquid hits my tongue and fills my mouth. I wait to swallow until he’s done and has started softening in my mouth.

Sated and tired, we all collapse into a pile of arms and legs, holding each other and cuddling the rest of the night.

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Short Stories #amwriting

Okay, so, I’m terrible at writing short stories. They often become novellas or full blown novels.

BUT

With the way things are right now, I need to write lots of words, and I am more than happy to write sex scenes based on YOUR suggestions. Give me a kink, a fetish, a half-formed thought, and I will write a scene to post to my blog. No major plots, no back story, just fun moments in time. I don’t know how many I’ll get, but I’ll do as many as I can between now and April 1st.

Feel free to comment here, or email me at jrvincente@gmail.com

1,000,000 words – An Update

Well…

I set out with a goal of writing about 40,000 words over the weekend.

I wrote 20,000. Or, well, 19,633, to be exact. Dang.

On the plus side, I’m not as far behind now as I was before the weekend started, and the coming weekend might afford me some opportunities to play catch up. But I also need to make sure I don’t fall further behind this week! So, here we go.

1,000,000 words

So I’m now 36,795 words behind. I had a thought yesterday that maybe I could catch up this weekend! If I can write 50,000 in 24 hours, then surely I can write 40,000(ish) in a weekend?!

But yesterday, I only wrote 900 words, and today I haven’t written any and it’s almost noon. But maybe I can devote my afternoon to it. And tomorrow, I’ll have some dedicated early morning time.

So… wish me luck, or something? I am so close to finishing Book 2 in my new series, parts of which will be debuting with the A to Z Challenge starting April 1st right here on my blog!

Behind #1,000,000words

I am so, so far behind on my words. 1,000,000 words always seemed like a lofty goal, but if you go by January’s count, I was rocking it! I ended the month over 7,0000 words ahead!

But at the end of February, I was 26,000 words behind. And I haven’t written anything since last week. Sigh.

Some of it has been unavoidable. Illness. Life. Ugh.

But some of it has been focus. Dedication. Drive. I need to get my motivation back.

So, today is the day I turn it around. I’m going to catch up before things get stupid crazy in my life in just a few short weeks. I’m going to rededicate myself to making the time to get words in. Even if I just don’t fall further behind, I can be okay with that.

Feel free to poke me, keep me honest, check in with me. You can always reach me at jrvincente@gmail.

Thanks loyal readers. ❤

Writing Update! #1000000Words

In January, I wrote a total of 91,816 fiction words plus 1284 blog words. My goal is to write 1,000,000 words in 2020, but if they can all be fiction words, that would be great.

Highest word count day in January: 13,194
Average words per day: 2962

I am currently ahead of the game! I don’t think it will last, so I’ll be excited about it while I can. I have built a new world I’ll be debuting in April with the A to Z Blog Challenge and I am firmly in Book 2. Very exciting stuff!

If you’re interested in more stats and pretty graphs, here you go!

2-2-20 Tracking

Look at that little February blip there from yesterday! Woo!

Writing Update! #1000000Words

We are 18 days into the new year. My goal for words is 49,193 words. My current count is 45,963. So, not too far off! I was super proud of myself that I stayed above my goal for a solid two weeks! On the 16th, I finally slipped below. Ah well. I knew it wouldn’t last forever. But I’ve spent a lot of time with friends and family, gaming and socializing. That’s important, too. So, I’ll just have to learn to live with being behind. And, I’ll work on catching up!

So far today, I’ve written 1710 words, and I am sitting on my grandfather’s old recliner (seriously, this thing is far older than I am), with my brand new electric blanket, snow falling. It’s a nostalgic place to write from, and hopefully it will prove to be productive, too. Write on!Snow covered tree

New Year! #1,000,000Words

We are now 3 days into 2020 and I am super psyched about my writing!

I used Rebekah Loper’s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding to build a world! And now I’m writing in it! I definitely see series potential from this world, too. I’ve never gone this far away from reality before, and I am super excited to see where it leads. I’m also working on my A to Z Blog Challenge for 2020. I’m sure we’ll start hearing about that in the coming months.

Current stats: I have written 15,308 words so far (and I haven’t written today yet)! Even if I don’t write today, that puts me 7110 words ahead of where I need to be.

I also hope to have an announcement in the coming weeks about a new published novel! So things are exciting here on the writing front!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season, and that your January isn’t too dreary.

What do the following have in common?

What do the following have in common?

  • 16.6x Lord of the Flies
  • 12x Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • 7.2x 2000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 2.4x Gone With the Wind
  • 2.2 The Lord of the Rings
  • 1.7x War and Peace
  • 1x A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

They all equal 1,000,000 words!

And in 2020, I am committing to write 1,000,000 words.

No, I am not writing an epic novel, though that would be cool. But I will write 1,000,000 words. My goal is to write them all fiction, but I am going to include blog posts, because maybe I’ll actually write in my blog more then (and not just TMI Tuesdays, though I love doing those). Most of my blog is fiction, anyway.

Is anyone crazy enough to join me?

A friend of mine is!

Is anyone else?

Probably not. But if you are, let me know, because we are totally down for more crazy people writing All. The. Words.

And of course, dear reader, check back here for updates!