Two important things happened today: I hit my new 250,000 word goal for the month, which was exciting in itself. I also reached 50,000 words in #50kweekend around 11:15pm with a cumulative total of 260,307 words and a daily total of 22238 words.
This was the shocking part for me. My previous record for 50,000 words was sixty-four hours, which I reached during the Three-Day Novel weekend. This time I reached it in just over forty-seven hours. That’s over 1600 words per waking hour, and I definitely wasn’t typing for all those waking hours. Once meals (yes, I ate three of them both days), showers, travel to and from a write-in, and Internet tomfoolery are accounted for, the number of writing hours goes down a bit.
This means that 50k in twenty-four hours is theoretically possible. I write a thousand words in fifteen minutes regularly, so I can theoretically top 4k in an hour. This would mean 12.5 hours of typing at that speed, which amounts to constant typing all day or staying up all night and doing it. I’m tempted to try this one day. Really tempted. I’m not going to try it anytime soon, though.
This book still shows no signs of ending, though the ninjas I introduced ten thousand words in are finally showing some significance. They’re actually showing a lot of significance. I still haven’t figured out where the rest of the plot lines are going, but that’s okay. I’ll figure it out later.