Numbers: February 28, 2022

Welcome to the last Magic Monday of the month of February, and what a month it was.

My challenge of 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is way ahead of schedule, starting week number 37, I’m still working on book number 44, Asesino Real by legendary author Robin Hobb, currently on page 249 of 654 . The one short story a day challenge is enjoying a 51-day streak. I´m already on the tenth story of the collection Criaturas Fantásticas ,penned by the legendary Larry Niven.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 43,147 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s a pretty decent 865 registered pages more than last update.Still focusing on the next step, 50,000 pages. The next 14 days are crucial to get back on track, and with 6,853 to reach the next milestone, my race against the clock just got more interesting.

The end of the year projection of total pages had a bit of a surge ,currently, is at 59,145 pages, 375 pages less than the last update. My reading schedule is now 24 days behind, this is a 2 day loss from my last update. I keep on sticking to my mantra, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start week 37 with a deficit of 4,567 pages, and a total 5,813 pages to get back to balance, this week I had a surplus of 55 pages. The total for the month of February, which is 4,984 pages, is now 5,136 pages, representing almost a 103%, with just one to go, I’ll try to at least finish 500 pages over February’s projected total.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 106,276 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is October 10, 2025, that’s 6 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, that gap narrowed from 942 to 936 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,694 with a daily average of 242 pages, a 1 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 7,530 days away, a 18 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is October 11, 2042, that’s 4,146 days after the original plan, 12 days less that the last projection. Although there´s always forward motion, the goal is always to gain at least a month of time with each week, hopefully, if this goal can be kept for the foreseeable future, the coveted end date of 2031, will be easily reach

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 106,276 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,530 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,146 days

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

Off to read.


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