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Today I’m revisiting the goals I’ve made for the year, but looking at them as far as where I am for Quarter 1 (January through March), and a little at what I need to do for Quarter 2.
Goal 1: A blog post every day. Well I quit with that, only following up with an update on the days after I did writing. I’m not far off, but I’m not really writing much other than updates. Maybe I’ll revisit trying to do more in April.
Goal 2: 52 books in a year. This is the tenth week of the year. One of my goals is to have 52 stories for the year (roughly one a week). I’m at 6 completed out of the 10, but only one of them is under the GS Wright name. 😛 Once Hungry Gods 3 and Apocalypse Witch 3 are done, I’m only 2 behind (7 behind with the GS Wright name). 🙂
Goal 3: One Million Words for the year. I’m fairly confident I’m going to succeed at this. Granted, I wasted February. Right now (thank you February) my average daily word count is 2,029. That won’t get me there (that’s only 742,600 words for the year), but I write way more than 2k a day on average when I do write, and if I get back on schedule, that average will be back up. For example, I’m averaging 3k right now just for March. I’ll revisit this at the start of April and see how close I get back on track. Part two of this goal, 2 million, I’m not confident about at all. On that I’m already 230,000+ words behind. O.o
Goal 4: Read a book a month. Meh. I’ve got this one. According to Goodreads, I’ve finished exactly two books so far. 🙂 Just need to add one for March.
So anyway, on to other stuff.
Yesterday I finished another short story, and my word count actually includes about 1k from Sunday on the project mentioned yesterday. I’m not adding it to the list of books I’m working on, because at this point, it’s low on my priority chart. My goal for March is to put some of my projects to rest, primarily Apocalypse Witch and Hungry Gods. I’m going to be at a library event in April, and it would be nice to have those books available in print. Following the completion of those two books, I’d also like to finish Spilling Blood Season 3, but I don’t see there being enough time to get get the last three parts done this month too, though I’m going to try.
Yesterday also marked the end of week 1 of March, with a word count of exactly 21,000 for the week.
Today I need to make a cover and publish a short story, then on to writing for a bit, and finally editing.
3/7/16 Word Count: 3,327 (ave. 1,932 wph) Editing: 1 hour
Spilling Blood ep. 12 +0 10,221/15,000
Pen Name Novella #2 +0 4,417/20,000
Pen Name Short Story #4 +2,304 6,226/5,000 (Complete!)
Pen Name Short Story #5 +0 1,908/5,000
Hungry Gods 3 +0. 58,009/50,000 Editing
Apocalypse Witch 3 +0. 21,648/20,000 Editing
March Word Count: 21,000
2016: January: 103,398, February: 11,551
For Year: 135,949
2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, 1 Novella, 4 Short Stories