So technically tomorrow is the last day of the round, but I’m accustomed to checking in on Wednesday, so I’ll go ahead and write it up today. It’s been a crazy round. I already talked in the closing inspirational post over at ROW80 about the insanity that visited me this round, so instead I’ll talk about what I accomplished.
Frankly, I lost track of what my goals were. I just kept trying to do something, sometime.
Round 2 began April 2nd (incidentally, the date of my last run until last week). In April, (aka the month from hell), I racked up 6,094 words over 15 writing days. In May I knocked out 10,049 words, also in 15 writing days. The latter half of the month I was out of town or moving, so writing just flat didn’t happen. In June, up to this point, I’ve knocked out 9,934 words in 10 writing days. That works out to… :does the math: 26077 words in 40 writing days, which works out to 652 words average on those days and 334 words daily over the round counting all days. I can live with that, considering.
During this round, I got halfway through DOTH and finished a short story (praise the muses) for the YA anthology I was invited to contribute to. Not as much as I wanted to get done, certainly, but not shabby.
And in the last week, I’ve consistently written every day (except Sunday), regularly hitting over 1k a day, so I feel like I’ve finally gotten back into a writing groove, which will serve me in good stead as I move forward and push to knock out DOTH in this next round. I’m steadily working my way back through C25K on the running front, and this week have officially started the Lady Spartacus workout (OH MY ACHING ABS), so I’m on track on a fitness front. I’m still generally eating more than I should (not crap, just big portions), but I can’t bring myself to care much. I’d rather work out harder and get to keep eating. We’re down to one last load of crap in storage that needs to come home and another load that all needs to get tossed. THE END IS NIGH wherein all the unpacking will be FINISHED. So I have high hopes for Round 3.