My 100000 Word Summer

My 100000 Word Summer

An Update

by Arash Asghari on Unsplash

As it’s the start of a new month, I figured I should give an update on my summer long project. Although the summer holidays are over, I am choosing to base the length of this project on the British summer time, so I still have 22 days left.

My word count currently sits at 77242, so I’m actually a little ahead of target, but I’m happy with that. I’ve had a couple of days when grief, anxiety, and depression have left me feeling paralysed, and unable to do anything, let alone write coherently, and let’s face it, no one wants to read my incoherent ramblings (unless you’re reading this, in which case, welcome to the crazy that is my brain).

My novel is coming along well. I have a little over 14000 words down, and the story is still going strong. It’s lovely to have a story that is just screaming to be told. It makes it easy to write it, even if I find myself shouting at my main character in the process as she makes some very bad decisions.

So, for this month, I’m looking at just trying to keep writing every day. It seems like such a simple thing, but if I don’t do it, my mood instantly drops. When I do write, though, it helps me to feel sane. It helps me to empty some of the words and thoughts out of my brain, and that can only be a really good thing, can’t it?

If you’re coming along with me for the ride, drop your progress in the comments. I’d love to hear from you. 🙂


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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