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Word Count: The Race to 50k


Anyone who has been around long enough to see my post Change of Pace: Summer Holidays will know that I set up a minimum word count goal to reach before college starts again.

50,000 words.

With college approaching rapidly and set to begin on Tuesday, the final stretch to the goal has begun. Because of this, I’m rushing to the finish line. Yesterday, I racked up a word count of 2,445, successfully finishing off Chapter Fifteen of Tales of The Forbidden and getting well into Chapter Sixteen. Today, by noon, I racked up a word count of 1,470, thereby completing Chapter Sixteen.

If I keep this up, my goal is not far off.

As you’ll see in the progress bar in my sidebar, I’m only a little under 3,000 words short to 50,000. Three full days to go, as well as the rest of today, should I decide to get some more writing done. If I write 1,000 words per day, I’ll hit my target right on time.

In the past, I’ve been extremely lax when it came to deadlines. This is my first step in the right direction – to change that. Making this deadline will mean that I finally got one done on time. It will boost my confidence for the deadline I set for myself for the novel in its entirety.

I want to reach this goal. I need to reach this goal.

Keep a wary eye on that progress bar. Before you know it, it’ll say “50,000”.

What’s the first goal you ever accomplished? How did it make you feel? Let me know!

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

9 thoughts on “Word Count: The Race to 50k

  1. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll make your goal 🙂

  2. Well done, that’s some achievement! And good luck for the rest of it, I’ll be watching that status bar!!! 🙂

  3. Ah sounds like NaNoWrimo. If you havnt heard of it, check it out, you may like it!

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