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That motto is the best. I have always been a space junkie, so the landing of Perseverance had my full attention. And when I heard about the parachute, oh be still my heart!

NASA Mars 2020 mission members hid a secret message in the parachute that landed Perseverance on the surface of Mars.  (Image credit: NASA TV)
NASA Mars 2020 mission members hid a secret message in the parachute that landed Perseverance on the surface of Mars.  (Image credit: NASA TV)

JPL is about the quality, as they should be. But here at the Story Factory, we value quantity over quality. 

More words, more hours, more stories. The goal is 52 stories at the end of the year. So far, we are on target. Which, I know, isn’t much to say at this point of the year, but on the other hand, this time last year, I was already behind. So, Wednesdays, we will report production and celebrate the little victories.

Wednesday 2/24/2021 Production Report:

Words for the week 2/17 -2/23  – 9083

Hours for the week 2/17 -2/23  – 37

Cumulative through 2/23

Words – 83,526

Hours  – 301

Stories – 9/52 

(That includes Morning pages each day, prewriting on either the week’s story or the novel that I am re-writing, and this blog. I only count the short story once, so there is the total for that, and I don’t count the blog on Story Sunday. )

Analysis:

Honestly, with a full week of no day job, I feel like maybe I could have done more writing, but I read 5 books, so that is not shabby. After all the reading, I am brimming with ideas. I am excited about this week’s story prompt, A Fashionista meets someone from her past. This has Instagram written all over it, right? I think I needed a week of lots of raw materials, though, to have the materials to make things. And did you catch that I have 9 stories so far? This is pretty amazing for me. One has not been posted yet, it’s my entry for the Midnight Story Challenge and I will hold that back for a bad week. But to be still on track for 52 two months in is a great thing for me. I am working on endings, which have never been my strong suit. I like wrapping things up in a bow at the end and when I can’t, when I have made too much of a mess, I just quit rather than end. So that is a work in progress.

Have a great week. And go dare some mighty things!