Day 21 brought me closer to my desired writing quota, hitting over 4k in two hours. My average words per hour were 2,800, but I was in the zone when the 30 minute alarm went off the last time and I might’ve gone a bit long, which skews the average. Anyway, that’s not significant.
You know, calling this, writing speed is a misnomer. The goal isn’t exactly speed, it’s quantity. If I’m shooting for 5k, it doesn’t matter how many hours it takes, as long as I put in the time. I’m not focusing on speed at all, except for how fast it takes to put out a book.
Granted, writing speed is a huge factor, depending on how quickly I want to get away from my computer desk. If two hours is all the time I have to write, it makes sense to get as much out of it as I can. It’s productivity.
Anyway, my WIP is at 79k, of which I am happy with 66k.
And now I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am hoping to finish the rough draft today (day 22).
I could have written much more but we went to The Sawtooth National Forest, did some hiking and played in the river.
Week 3 Growth
Week 2 had seen a drop from Week 1, but Week 3 blew both weeks out of the water. That comes from finding time to write on days that I normally wouldn’t think I’d have time, or would feel too tired. Those feelings didn’t change, but I still made time. The other factor is I was going through less old writing this week, writing more new material.
This next week will have me going through my WIP, polishing it into a finished draft, which may drop the productivity.
I will, however, also be starting a new book in 4 days. It’s not a perfect starting point based on my week, because my week begins based on when I started this writing streak. And then I’m using the beginning of the month as the focus for new writing projects.
- Write 4 Books in 4 weeks.
- Publish 3 of the 4 before the end of the month
- Release Paperback of Spilling Blood Season 3
- Release Ebook of WIP (watch for title announcement)
- Release Paperback of WIP
Day 21 Word Count: 4,206
STATS FOR WEEK 3 –
- Word count: 15,130 (up 5,628 over last week)
- Average Word Count per Day: 2,161 (up 804 per day over last week)
- Current Work in Progress Word Count: 78,967 (actually usable: 66,812)
ACCUMULATED STATS –
- Word Count: 35,579
- Average Word Count per Day: 1,694
- Current Writing Streak: 21 days