Word count and update – 4/2/2017

This past week was the best writing week of the year, by the numbers:

Monday: 679
Tuesday: 767
Wednesday: 0
Thursday: 1149
Friday: 1033
Saturday: 1078

On top of that, March wrapped up on Friday, with a total of just over 15k words for the month. That’s my most productive month ever. It may not be hitting my ideal of 1k/day, six days a week, but it’s definitely moving in the right direction. Here’s what the year looks like so far:

January through March, 2017

You can see that January and February tell a story of writing at fits and starts, but March is more consistent. My goal is to write at a professional level, to write in a way that a traditional publisher would be interested in publishing me; and consistency is the foundation for that.

Finally, some friends and I are doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month. You may have heard about November as National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo); this is a side project to spread the spirit of NaNoWriMo throughout the year. November has a set goal of 50k words in a single month. That’s always been beyond me. But Camp NaNoWriMo lets you set your own goals. Looking back, I wrote about 10k each in January and February. I wrote 15k in March. So for April, I’m setting a goal of 20k. I figure that’s small enough to be realistic, but a big enough jump to be a real challenge for me. Here’s my project page there.

Today is Sunday, which I normally take as a day off. But I have few other plans, so if the mood strikes…


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