Numbers: July 11,2022

Welcome to this installment of Magic Monday, also known as my weekly update.

The year progressing quite beautifully, being hitting my mark, and everything is clicking just right. This includes is my perpetual challenge of reading 52 books on 52 weeks. Just as the sixth week starts, I’m working on the sixth book of the year, finally, everything is clicking just right.

The book on the plate right is Hero, the third book of the Homecoming trilogy, and book number thirty-three of the long-spanning saga popularly known as The Legend of Drizzt, in which, we find the legendary Drow fighting his inner demons.

As always, Mr. Salvatore doesn’t disappoint, this gave me the sudden urge to get back to the Forgotten Realms and go hunting for some adventures, this include the two remaining volumes of the 80’s comic book series published by DC Comics, and three books to close-out the world-changing events of The Sundering

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 6,070 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress for the week, and finally passed the second milestone of 5,000. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes me, but it I´m on a roll, with two days on a row with 300 or pages.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang,is,not to my surprise, one day behind, this gives me the focus not to fall extremely behind, for the meantime,that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start the week six with a surplus of 363 pages, given my breathing room to hit the upcoming week’s quota a little more relax. As the middle of the month fast approaching, my monthly quota is about to hit 50%, just exactly where it should be.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 77,554 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is January 20, 2025 that’s 5 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 252 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 678 to 673 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,502 with a daily average of 215 pages, same as the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,869 days away, a 23 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 5, 2041 that’s 3,622 days after the original plan, 12 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 1 day old.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 77,544 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 6,869 days
  • Days behind schedule: 3,622 days

Off to read.


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