A resumption of my monthly progress posts and an explanation of why I haven’t posted much lately.
How did I do in 2021? Not my best year, to be honest. In fact, it was hands down my worst year yet. Sigh.
February was not much of a writing month, to be sure. I spent a lot of time avoiding my book, because I knew something was wrong and didn’t want to deal with it. The last week of the month, I finally gave in and started reading it, about five to six chapters a day, andContinue reading “February 2020 progress”
I’d almost forgotten to write my January progress post, and although it’s a few days late, I don’t want to skip it because January was actually a pretty good month despite falling far short of the goals I had set for myself. I didn’t come anywhere near 3,600 words a day—or 4,000 or 2,400 orContinue reading “January 2020 progress”
I wrote 239,236 words in 2019. January — 577 February — 1,573 March — 15,742 April — 50,137 May — 52,460 June — 10,272 July — 966 August — 24,113 September — 24,609 October — 19,168 November — 22,797 December — 17,322 My slow months are the same as in the past. Over the entireContinue reading “Year in review—2019”
Gotta backdate this one so it doesn’t overtake my Year in Review. :-) I wrote 17,322 words in December, which is a far cry from the 60k goal I set out with at the beginning of the month. I realized quickly enough that 60k in December was going to be tough, and then just asContinue reading “December 2019 progress”
I forgot to post my November progress. I’ve almost decided to stop calling this thing “progress” and start calling it a report, because that’s what it feels like. After 7 years, progress that isn’t really progressing is getting me down. I’ve been chasing a 2,000 words a day plan, now 2,200 words a day, forContinue reading “November 2019 progress”
I forgot to post my October progress post. :) That shouldn’t be a surprise. I also forgot I was going to post about NANO. That update is out of the way and now I’m going to do the October progress post. :D October words: 19,168. That’s far under where I wanted to be for theContinue reading “October 2019 progress”
September passed much too quickly. I wanted to finish more projects in September and it didn’t happen. September words: 24,609. I did keep my “no more zero word days” streak alive. Yesterday marked 62 days of daily writing. But there were a few days there when I’m not sure I like how I did it.Continue reading “September 2019 progress”
Today is day 50 of my challenge not to have any more zero word days. During that time I’ve written 41,200 words, and today isn’t over, so that number could get better, although admittedly not by huge amounts. It’s only one day after all. :) But I really don’t see this streak ending, as longContinue reading “Day 50 of no more zero word days”
I had a nice recovery in August. Not a fantastic word count for the month by any means, but a vast improvement over June and July. In fact, in August, I wrote more words than in June and July combined. I finally finished a short story I started a few months back, and started anotherContinue reading “August 2019 progress”
Summary of my July 2019 progress toward my writing goals.
I’m a little late posting June’s progress, but since I’m not really making progress of any kind, I haven’t been compelled to update. I’m dealing with some kind of unknown health issue at the moment and doing it with June and July temperatures in the southeast without air conditioning. Yuck. A doctor visit didn’t reallyContinue reading “June 2019 progress”
Oh dear. June has really been a down month for me. After such a run of good writing days, I’m pretty bummed to be honest. However, I didn’t fall completely off the wagon. I just slowed way down. I am kind of stuck on my current project, and I’ve been writing some short stuff whileContinue reading “June 15–27 progress”
Lots of things have kept me from writing as much as I wanted to have written in the first half of the month. Was it inevitable that I would slow down after two 50,000 word months? Hardly! I think it’s just that there are a lot of things finally hitting now that June is inContinue reading “June 1–14 progress”
Summary of my May 2019 progress toward my writing goals.
I wanted to do an update here at the middle of the month because I’m transitioning from writing one book to another and that is usually where I fall behind in a month. I’m trying hard not to let that happen this time, so I’m not allowing myself days off my miracle rule right now.Continue reading “May 1–16 progress”
Summary post for April 2019’s writing.
I am definitely on to something with the “no sweets before 1,000 words” thing. April has been a great writing month so far and I’m putting the credit for that entirely on that little rule I’ve been following. Yeah, I’ve had one or two days overall where I’ve not reached 1,000 words and gone toContinue reading “April 8–20 progress”
The first week of April has gone really well for my writing. And my writing is going really well too. I feel like I’m on to something with the no sweets before 1,000 words thing. It’s working for me right now amazingly well. I’m surprised I haven’t tried something like this before. Maybe I have,Continue reading “April 1–7 progress”