Numbers: February 7,2022

Welcome to another Magic Monday, and what a special week it was for my reading.

Everything is going full speed ahead, my challenge of 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is way ahead of schedule, starting week number 34, I’m ready books numbers 40 and 41, still working on Reyes de la Tierra Salvaje by Nicholas Eames, currently on page 415 of 528.My newest challenge, one short story a day, is enjoying a 30-day streak, now I’m working on the collection The Crow: Shattered Lives & Broken Dreams, which will be book number 41 of year .

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 40,087 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,685 registered pages more than last update.I have finally reach the 40,000 pages milestone,time for some celebration, and focusing on the next step, 50,000 pages. According to my projections, in order to get back to schedule for the year of reading, I should be reaching this next milestone by March 14, that’s 35 intense days.

The end of the year projection of total pages, for the second week in a row, had a significant boost, right now is at 59,642 pages, 834 pages more than the last update. My reading schedule is now 21 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 34 with a deficit of 3,976 pages, and a total 5,222 pages to get back to balance, the good news is that I had a whopping 710 pages more for this week’s quota, and the total for the month of February, which is 4,984 pages, has now a total of 1,943 pages, representing almost a 40% of the total in just one week.Just the motivation I needed to keep on grinding away.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 109,336 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is November 1, 2025, that’s 18 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 966 to 948 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,712 with a daily average of 245 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 7,594 days away, a 43 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is November 23, 2042, that’s 4,189 days after the original plan, 36 days less that the last projection. This passed few weeks my momentum forward has been at least a month of time gained, 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: 109,336 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,594days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,189 days

Now back to work on the 50,000-page milestone, and hitting my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

Off to read.


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