Friday, 22 July 2011

100x100: Day 25

As you may know, I’m participating in Merrilee Faber’s ‘100 Words for 100 Days’ challenge, where I have to write at least 100 words a day, for 100 days. It’s a motivational challenge, and as I posted a while ago, it’s really keeping me accountable. There have been a few days where I really didn’t want to write, but because of the challenge, I have.

I have a personal goal of 300 words a day, and if I miss it, then I have to catch up as soon as possible. I’ve tried to get my 300 words a day down, but I’ve had quite a few misses. (I’ve caught up though!)

Thursday was Day 25, a quarter of the way there! I thought I’d share with you some statistics.

Total Words Written: 10,021
Average per Day: 400.8
Most Written in a Day: 2,028 on 18 July
Least Written in a Day (excluding 0 words counts): 104 on 13 July
Days Missed (0 word count): 3

As you can see, I’m averaging roughly 400 words a day, which is excellent. I ran the figures without the 2K, and only got 330 words, which is still above my 300 words a day total. If I keep going the way I am, I should have 40K on my WIP by the time this challenge is finished!

We participants are also going to do a mini challenge: 5,000 words in 5 days. We’re going to start on Saturday, and aim to have 5,000 words by Wednesday. This challenge seems a little beyond my reach, but I’m certainly going to try!

For the comments: how is your writing going?


  1. It seems like the challenge is really helping you keep your motivation up! That's really awesome. Best of luck to you when you start 5,000 in 5 days! I'll bet you can do it.

    My writing's going well. Just started my WIP and I'm about a chapter and a half in and loving it.

  2. Lizzy: the marathon is going well, and I've finished writing my 5,000 words. (You heard it here first, world!)

    Congratulations on starting your WIP! I love starting new novels!