Numbers: January 31, 2022

Finally, Magic Monday are officially back, this would be the third week in a row that my procrastination doesn’t get the best of me, and I post how the week’s reading was.

Now, lets get down to business, the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is still running smoothly, starting week number 33, and I’m already 100 pages into book number 40 of year, Reyes de la Tierra Salvaje by Nicholas Eames , the first book of the epic adventures of the mercenary band Saga, how I jump to book number 40 from book number 38 from last week, well, I finished the short story collection Dreams Underfoot by Charles DeLint, part of the my newest challenge, one short story a day, which now is entering its 24th straight day .

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 38,402 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,590 registered pages more than last update.My next milestone, 40,000 pages, that according to my projections, should have been reached two weeks ago, and I was aiming to surpass by today, is still 1,598 pages away, judging by this week’s reading, I’ll probably be celebrating by the next Magic Monday this huge milestone.

The end of the year projection of total pages had a significant boost, right now is at 58,808 pages, 734 pages more than the last update. My reading schedule is now 23 days behind, this is a 2 day gain from my last update, my mantra, one step at a time, one page at a time, is finally showing off results.

I start week 33 with a deficit of 4,686 pages, and a total 5,932 pages to get back to balance, the good news is that I had 187 pages more for this week’s quota, and the total for the month of January, which is 5,518 pages, has now a 469 page surplus, leaving 4,150 pages to get back to balance. Being the month February the shortest of the year, and hence the one with the smallest monthly quota, I´ll take it as a motivation to keep on grinding away.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 111,024 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is November 19, 2025, that’s 16 days earlier than the last projection, finally, I’ll make an extra effort to close into the middle of year 2025, but my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 993 to 977 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,728 with a daily average of 247 pages, a 2 page a day drop from the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,637 days away, a 41 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is December 29, 2042, that’s 4,225 days after the original plan, 34 days less that the last projection. Finally, just reached 2042, still, my eye on the prize of the coveted end date of 2031, and the very special trip to close-out the final pages of my journey.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 111,024 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,637 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,225 days

Now back to work to reach the 40,000-page milestone, and hitting my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

Off to read.


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