I think you can guess what has happened this month? Yeah, it’s not working one bit!
Day 21: 8,744 words
Day 22: 9,590 words
Day 23: 10,205 words
Day 24: 11,411 words
Day 25: 11,638 words
Day 26: 12,501 words
Day 27: 12,501 words
Day 28: 12,501 words
So the story I started writing after the first failure was a rewrite of an old story as previously stated but made me realise two things: one, I prefer the story as it is and I just need to give the plotting and some of the story elements a re-jigging and two, the new main character was actually a character I can use but I just need to find the right story for her. I am still working on the character but I have no idea what story is right for her or even if it needs to be set in a fantasy setting. She’s still not very defined so much work on her is needed but it potentially something me to be working on in the meanwhile.
I have concluded that I am not going to win this month, even with a 15,000 word target unless something really spectacular happens today and tomorrow. Time for real analysis about this month in reflection, etc. will probably be after April finishes (so Thursday onwards) but for now, alas, I am going to go and see if I can tease anything else out of my story and at least keep writing a little.
Hope everyone else is having more luck than I.