Thirty-one days into #WIP500, and I have been coasting around 55% of the quota. What does that mean? That I've managed to write 500 words a day only about 55% of the time. Some recent changes with work will hopefully make it easier to get more words in, but nevertheless, I will continue to try.
The various flash fiction contests I participate in each week have helped. It has allowed me to get into and stay in the universe of my story, which helps the creative spirit. It also has allowed me to delve into aspects of my WIP that I haven't gotten to yet (I'm the type that has to write in sequence: chapter 1 then chapter 2 then chapter 3 and so on). It helps visualize more of the story as I write.
My goal this month is to get farther, and move up my percentage up to 75% of the goal. To make that goal, I need to write more on the days I do write. If I want to get to 100%, I will need to write about 1000 words, Monday through Friday. Since I don't write much on the weekends, this will be my new goal.
Hope that any of you that are working on current projects or are also participating in #WIP500 are also having success with your writing.