31,000 words later….
So January is done. It’s gone and good riddance! I’ve never been a big fan of the first month of the year, I think it’s probably the same reason people don’t like Mondays. (Cue the only song from my favorite band that most people in the US actually know)
January is usually a rough month for me. I’m still dealing with the aftermath of a focus-less December and I tend to find myself ALL OVER THE PLACE. This year, January wasn’t that much better, but I think keeping track of things helped out a lot.
This last week let me finish two more books toward my goal (I finally got around to reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – I still don’t know what took me so long – and then I read the first book in a series I read books 2-4 of 10 years ago!) I got in 31,116-words toward the million w/c goal, and I made a rather impressive dent in my revising. Overall, I’d say I’m getting back into the swing of things!
In the end, January saw me working on 7 different projects. 1 revision, 1 setup for a COMPLETE AND TOTAL rewrite and 5 novels that are in various states of drafting. In total, I ended up with 96,878-words written (that’s a little over my goal of 83,500, thankfully – I will need to get a running start so I don’t completely flounder in Nov/Dec).
I wrote 21 of the 31 days this month (which is pretty typical since I don’t write on weekends or Holidays. And I didn’t do any writing on the Friday before we moved house.) for an average of 4613-words/day. My Smallest writing day was Jan 7th with 302 words. My best writing day was Jan 23rd with 8761 words.
I worked on Revising Novel #6 for a meager 5 days. I’d be able to say I was done with this part of the revision, if I’d just pushed myself a little more this month.
We’ll see what February holds!