Writer’s Life Jan 30, 16

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If there’s one thing that gets me focused and writing every day, it’s probably this blog post. Recapping on my progress and thinking of what I need to do puts me back into a writing mood.

Yesterday I got up too late to get much of an early start, but I did manage to set aside 30 minutes and go for it. After that, I went and delivered mail. When I got home, I took a nap, but I don’t remember because I was unconscious.  😛

So today’s my last chance to get words written for January. Let’s do this. 🙂

Btw… tomorrow’s blog post will be about my January results – successes and failures. I’ll also take a look at February and where I want to go (and 29 days to do it in). There’s a few habits changes I’m going to make, one of which will affect this blog. Not a biggie, thus the change.

(Spilling Blood ep. 1 is Free today).

Word Counts

1/30/16 Word Count: 947 (ave. 1,894 wph) Editing: Nope

Hungry Gods 3 +947. 47,923/50,000

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +0 8,394/15,000

Pen Name Book +0. 22,874/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

January Word Count: 99,174

For Year: 99,174

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/31/16

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1/31/16: Write About a Book. 

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
— George Seaton

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Writer’s Life – Jan 29, 16

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Didn’t write much yesterday, got in half an hour, edited for a while, and went office painting with a friend all day. Today’s going to look much the same, but I’ll be a postal carrier instead of a painter.

This month will be dependent on Sunday to pull out any last minute word counts. But I’m in a good place. 🙂 It’s been a good month.

(Spilling Blood ep. 1 is Free today).

Word Counts

1/29/16 Word Count: 898 (ave. 1,796 wph) Editing: 1 hr

Hungry Gods 3 +898. 46,976/50,000

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +0 8,394/15,000

Pen Name Book +0. 22,874/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

January Word Count: 98,227

For Year: 98,227

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/30/16

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1/30/16: Write About a Song. 

I’ll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has to say.
— Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Writer’s Life – Jan 28th, 16

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With the end of week 4 I have slowed down with my writing, mainly because I have to give time away for editing. This dropped me from 37oo words a day (average) to 3400 words a day. That’s overall, mind you, figured from January 1st, so my output daily this week has been significantly lower (and I took one day off from writing, so that hurt). I might be finding a more realistic pace, since editing has to be part of the daily routine.

However, that drop of 300 words will bring me down from 117k words for the month closer to 107k. Honestly not too big of a deal, but still a bummer from my point of view. There’s still 3 days left for January, I’m sitting at 97k right now for the month, so it’s going to come down to how much time I manage to keep in the chair. But I’m also very freakin’ close to finishing the editing on one of my projects. Sacrifices. *Sigh*

Also, I’ve begun to plan for February’s writing schedule. I’m pretty sure I’ve decided on the full length novel, and then there’s Spilling Blood to finish. Hungry Gods might go a little long too, beyond the 50k. Aside from my pen name projects, I might be able to squeeze in one other project. Don’t know what it’s going to be though.

(Spilling Blood ep. 1 is Free today).

Word Counts

1/28/16 Word Count: 3,501 (ave. 1,750 wph) Editing: 2 hrs

Hungry Gods 3 +1,706. 46,134/50,000

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +1,795 8,394/15,000

Pen Name Book +0. 22,892/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

January Word Count: 97,329

For Year: 97,329

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/29/16

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1/29/16: Write About a Door. 

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Writer’s Life – Jan 27, 16

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Yesterday was an alright day. I spent some time examining why Hungry Gods was slowing down, and I realized I needed to redo the outline for the last part of the book. There’s enough going on that things had changed from my initial outline. Spilling Blood ep. 12 is moving very quickly. I expect the 1st draft to be done sometime in the first week of February.

And then there’s editing. Blargh!!! The pen name book mentioned below is around 30% complete.

Today marks the end of week 4 of the year, so I’m going to push for a higher word count today. Guess I should get off the internet for awhile. 🙂 Tomorrow I’ll take a look at progress and how I am doing with my goals.

(By the way, Spilling Blood ep. 1 is Free today).

Word Counts

1/27/16 Word Count: 4,096 (ave. 2,048 wph) 

Hungry Gods 3 +1,949. 44,465/50,000

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +2,147 6,819/15,000

Pen Name Book +0. 23,008/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

January Word Count: 93,828

For Year: 93,828

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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Spilling Blood – Free Ebook and Bonus

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Spilling Blood episode 1 is free today! That’s right, you can try Spilling Blood without spending a penny.

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But! That’s not all! If you like the 1st episode, Episodes 2-10 are currently on sale for $.99 each.

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/28/16

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1/28/16: Write About an Accomplishment. 

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating work works too.
— Robert Half

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Writer’s Life – Jan 26, 16

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Well I threw yesterday away. January 26th is a crumpled piece of paper with notes on it of what could have been, tossed in the general direction of a trash receptacle, and now lies next to it waiting for someone lacking apathy to come along and make the necessary effort to pick it up and make it disappear.

That’s a bit of an exaggeration. I wrote for an hour. I had a fairly low word count.

Not that I sat around and watched TV or anything, because I only walked through that room and it was off, okay? I sat down and wrote for an hour (as I mentioned), had a life insurance meeting with a salesman (that was a lengthy bit of time), and then got a call from a friend to go and do some touch-up painting on a building in Heyburn (that’s in Idaho). So I went on a short road trip and I painted. That was my day!

 

Word Counts

1/26/16 Word Count: 1,546 (ave. 1,546 wph) 

Hungry Gods 3 +1,546. 42,698/50,000

Pen Name Book +0. 23,073/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +0 4,672/15,000

January Word Count: 89,732

For Year: 89,732

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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