Today is a special day for me. Not because of the leap year. It's something I have been working on for almost a year. Today I hit 250,000 words on 750words.com. 250 thousand!!! 250K! A quarter of a million! I never thought I would reach this number.
I stumbled across 750words.com in April 2011 and have been writing every day since then. I have passed many goals - 10 days, 30 days, 100,000 words, and now a biggie - 250,000 words. I could say I never thought I would get here, but part of me always knew I would. It was just a matter of time. It just makes me feel really good that I did it. That I could stick with something this long and reach my goal. I haven't felt that way in a long time.
I use my writing for different purposes. Most days I just write whatever is on my mind. Some days I use my time to write posts in my blog. I have been doing this a lot recently, trying to find my voice. Some days I just dread writing and it seems like it takes forever to reach 750 words. Those are usually the days that I have forgotten to write in the morning and have to write before I go to bed. I am not good at writing at night. I much prefer the morning.
I rarely go over my words unless I am particularly inspired. The most I have written is 1,000 words. That happened just one. Today I wrote over 900 words. I had a mission, though. I wanted to reach that magic number.
So today I am going to celebrate my achievement and then start working towards my next goal - 1 full year of writing!