WIP Update: The Fall (Update #3)

What’s up, Arrowheads?

Welcome back for the third writing update on my current Work in Progress (WIP), The Fall!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out updates 1 and 2 to catch up:

And now, to reveal what happened in November and December 2019!


I’m not gonna lie, y’all. I’m a bit disappointed with my word count for the past couple months after blowing the goals out of the water in September and October. Granted, I was busy as all-get-out both months, but still.

November, oddly enough, was the most stressful, and my word count suffered for it. As usual, my goal for the month was 10k, and I reached 7,784 words.

Being that I was going through a slump in the story, and was going through some personal things, I’m not majorly upset by it; however, I was secretly hoping I could reach my yearly goal for The Fall, 50k, a month early.

November still offered a major blessing though, as I hit the 100,000 word mark for the year (between The Crush and The Fall) for the first time ever! ❤


Knowing the goal of 50k was close, and wanting to make December as stress-free as possible, I only planned to write 5k for the month. The ultimate goal for The Fall–50k–was achieved on December 10th… though I only wrote 4,952 words.

Still, meeting the goal 21 days before the due date felt amazing! ❤

2020 Goals

I spent time the first week of January outlining the final chapters of The Fall, and I’m currently three chapters away from finishing it!


My goal is to hopefully finish writing this book by my birthday, the third week in February. Here’s hoping my writing momentum returns for the next few weeks to see it through!

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

What writing projects are you currently working on? What are your writing goals for 2020? Share in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping back in to catch the progress on The Fall. I really appreciate it!

Want to know more about my writing?

If you’re interested in The Fall, be sure to add the first book in the series, The Crush to your To-Read list on Goodreads!

Also, check out The Crush’s aesthetic board on Pinterest!

Or, if you’re looking for published novels, check out my YA Romance, Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl, or Middle Grade novel, Speak Your Mind.

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world.