At the beginning of August, I stared a word count challenge with some friends.  My goal was to write 30,000 words over the course of the month, or 968 words a day.  I managed to write 15,221 words, for an average of 491 a day.  Not anywhere near my goal, but somewhat respectable.

Part of the reason I wasn’t able to hit my goal was traveling.  I also had to catch up on things for Mom when I came home.  I expected that and tried to build up a large enough buffer for handling those days.  Obviously I didn’t build up a large enough one.

I’m going to try to finish the rough draft of a novelette this month.  I need a minimum of 15,000 words by the end of the month.  That breaks down to 410 words a day.  I’m setting my goal for 600 a day so I have a buffer.   Right now I’m on target,  hope to stay that way since I now have a better idea of where the story is going.

And now for something completely different.

I will be a guest at Con-Volution 2016: The Age Of Monsters from September 31st to October 2nd.  I’m waiting to find out what panels I will be on.  I hope to have made it on a few writing panels this time so I will be able to talk about my story in the Alterna-Teas anthology. Expect me to be talking about costuming, crafting, and knitting.  Of course, I will also be in the Masquerade.  Hope to see you there.