When I decided to try my hand at the challenge my goal was always to write a minimum of 2,000 words a day. It is sort of like how I paid off the Saturn station wagon I bought years ago. Instead of paying the $350.00 a month like I was supposed to, I paid $400.00. I owned the car outright long before expected.
Besides having the benefit of being able to finish before the thirty days is over, I also thought this would set me up nicely if something happened to derail my plans. I mean it is November. Everywhere I look people are coughing and blowing their noses. There is a chance I could get sick and not feel up to dragging my sorry self out of bed to write.
Also, being November, I was worried if I did not put some serious word count in the bank my full-time job may suck me away from being able to finish. My husband and I own an online retail company and we are heading into our seriously busy season.
I am not usually this on the ball. Normally I am a wicked procrastinator. But I hate…hate…HATE failing. The perfectionist in me would rather not even try if I am not going to succeed. That does not really make sense, I know, but that is how my mind works.
Just let me say that I am pleased to announce that I have banked 31,479 words so far. That is exactly 2,001 words today (cutting it awful close to the goal, I know). As long as I do not catch pneumonia I think I may just carry this thing off.