The points side of the challenge has not been going nearly as well as I expected it might. While I do not really care either way on succeeding or not with the points, it still would be nice for both the word side of things and the points side of things to come together and both be a success.
As such I am going to give myself some challenges for the last remaining days of my challenge. Which will hopefully give me a better chance of achieving the points goal as well. To be honest looking back now maybe I was a little to far out in where I set the points goal, but still that just makes it a process to learn from for the future.
So I have three additional challenges that I am going to set for myself which will gain some additional points if they are successful. Plus I also want to add one last rule so as to not leave any questions on the finality of my challenge on the 30th of November.
And the challenges are…
- If I achieve one full week of doubling the word count goal each day. eg for seven straight days write 2800 words per day not just 1400. I will achieve 15 bonus points.
- If on the last weekend, or the 26th and 27 of November I achieve a combined word count of 10,000 words I will achieve 10 bonus points.
- If by the end of the challenge I have written a total of 75,000 words I will achieve 15 bonus points.
- If by the end of the challenge I have published more then 50,000 words I have written for the challenge I will achieve 10 bonus points.
This comes in at about 50 points if I can achieve all these bonus points, as at today I am around 50 points behind where I need to be. Actually achieving all of these extra challenges will get me past the 300 points anyway in the coming days. So we will just see what the outcome happens to be in just over a week.
One Last Rule
I just wanted to add a last rule to ensure that I make everything above board and don’t try and get some last minute words added at the end of the challenge. Although again as I have started doing this would only be cheating myself anyway.
So the 30th of November is actually a Wednesday, and being a day that I will be working means that I will have to update with the final word count and points before starting work. Since I am likely to be starting work around 5 or 6 pm and working through until after midnight. The rule then is that my final update must be made of course before midnight, but before I begin work.
Hope that everyone else doing any sort of writing challenge is going well. Especially with November being the month for Nanowrimo, which I may actually participate in next year as an actual participant, writing a novel. We will just have to wait and see what the next year brings with my focus for the year and also travel, and the likes.