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Writing Check-In (9/14-9/20)

Hey there, everyone! Wow, time sure is flying by, isn’t it? I’ve honestly really appreciated having something like MilWordy to focus on, because it’s allowing me to make sure that the pretty crappy things that are happening all around the world aren’t knocking me into complete depression. I can take a few minutes and get some words out (and then go back to the crappy things, ha…) No, seirously though. Writing, and having focus on my writing, is really theraputic for me.

One of the best things, I think, that’s come from MilWordy for me is the fact that I am officially and actually keeping a journal. It’s not something that I used to do… or something that I was ever able to concentrate on enough to do. Around like… day five or so, I realized that journaling would be a good way to get words in the morning, before my brain had really kicked on… and it would be a great way for me to get a kickstart to my day, basically.

I didn’t realize when I did it that it was going to be such a good thing for me, or that it was going to allow me to really get out and vent some emotions that I didn’t even know I was keeping bottled up.

So… there’s a MilWordy thought for you. Journaling… it’s awesome. 

Anyway, onward and upward with the update, right? My current word count is sitting around 140,000 (141,332 to be precise), and I’m really pleased with my progress so far! My percentages are rounding out fairly well — 25% of my overall total is on original fiction that could be published (yes, 22% is fanfiction. Fight me.) I have a lot of the projects going as well (Short stories, roleplay, my journaling, etc)… but I want to make sure that at least 25% of what I write is novel. I actually am going to try to raise that number up to a good 40% before this is all over and done with. I think if I could come out of the other end of MilWordy with 5 good drafts of novels to work with…

Well, that would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t it? 

Anyway, my total wordcount for the week is going to end up landing somewhere between 50,000 and 55,000 words. I’ve just started for the day, so I have no idea how much I’m going to get. I’ve tried to set myself a minimum of at least 5,000 words, though I know that there will be days when I just hit the actual goal minimum. (Right now, my ‘needed daily to win average’ is 2,482). 

In other exciting news, I managed to carry my 10k wordcount days for 10 days in a row! It was a streak that I wanted to see if I could manage, and I did! It was actually hard the next day to shift my mind to writing less, but I knew that I needed to chill out, if only to reset my ‘you need this many words or you fail’ goal in my head.

That goal is at 5,000. I think that’s a bit more fair, yeah?

I realize that this blog is kind of all over the place — my two kiddos have been extremely crazy the past few days, so I’m seriously lacking in the sleep department. Honestly, though, that kind of makes me proud. 

I’m sleep deprived, but I’m still going.

❤ 

As a side note! 

Please enjoy this small PSA for my writing server if you’d like to join up and track your MilWordy with us! 

Hey! We are a server called That Writing Place! We run sprints, crawls, crits, prompt nights, and we have monthly or bi-monthly contests that include fun prizes! We also have accountability rooms so that you can make sure you have a buddy helping you to keep on top of your words! We have an entire section for NaNoWriMo and Milwordy!

We also have fun side rooms like for gaming, book clubs, and fandoms!

We have a fanfiction section as well, and would love to see anyone who wants to grow, hang out, and generally enjoy other writers join up!

https://discord.gg/ZrXYYuE <— Join here!

Until next time, y'all!
Keep writing and writing, and keep being awesome!
Author Amanda McCormick
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