i survived the novel push initiative!

novel push initiative sept 2009

Isn’t that badge awesome?

Anyway. On day one of the NPI, I promised to check back in every now and then and let you know how I was doing.

No, I didn’t forget. It’s just Merrilee Faber did such a great job of writing weekly summaries, I didn’t see the point in writing my own.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are extracts from her weekly summaries about my progress. (I hope you don’t mind, Merrilee!)

Week 1: 7 Day Update

Anna has been another quiet achiever, plugging along at a steady pace and producing a solid total of3,000 words for the week.

Day Date Words Progress
1 5/09/2009 594 Update
2 6/09/2009 637 Update
3 7/09/2009 541 Update
4 8/09/2009 253 Update
5 9/09/2009 387 Update
6 10/09/2009 311 Update
7 11/09/2009 313 Update
Min words: 253
Max words: 637
Average: 434
Total: 3036

Week 2: 14 Day Update

Anna has made much more progress this week, and ended up with 3,900 words. She’s had a couple of good writing sessions along the way, though day 3 was a bit tough! She’s beaten her previous weeks total by 900 words.

Day Date Words Progress
8 5/09/2009 791 Update
9 6/09/2009 354 Update
10 7/09/2009 758 Update
11 8/09/2009 1120 Session
12 9/09/2009 300 Update
13 10/09/2009 263 Update
14 11/09/2009 350 Update
Min words: 263
Max words: 1120
Average: 562
Total: 3936

Week 3: The End!

Day Date Words Progress
15 19/09/2009 253 Update
16 20/09/2009 575 Update
17 21/09/2009 463 Update
18 22/09/2009 573 Update
19 23/09/2009 1116 Session
20 24/09/2009 571 Update
21 25/09/2009 601 Update
22 26/09/2009 2025 Tougher Than Nano
Min words: 253
Max words: 2025
Average: 772
Total: 6177

First Week: 3036
Second Week: 3936
Third Week: 6177

Can’t believe I made it to the end.

It was really encouraging and motivating having other writers by my side, and also feeling accountable for how much I wrote every day.

Huge round of applause to Merrilee for organizing it all.


About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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One Response to i survived the novel push initiative!

  1. Merrilee says:

    Thanks Anna, I’m so glad you made it and had a good time :)

    Sorry no summary for the last week – I was a bit out of it! :)

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