Showing posts from December, 2016

December's Numbers

Reading: 10 books (AVG Rating: 2.9 stars*)   3 graphic novels, 1 short story, 2 non-fiction, 3 DNFs, and 1 AWESOME cyberpunk. This month got me back on the reading train (sort of) and hopefully will be a portent of things to come in 2017. *The average rating was dragged all the way down by those three DNFs. It’s 4.14 without them.   Writing: 29,166-words in 22days (AVG: 1,326-words/day) 4 projects + admin   I’d say I’m proud of my focus this month, but if you do the full count, 2/3rds of that count is from admin which is kind of the epitome of a lack of focus. Blog posts like this one, outlines and pitches, some of my business mail, any random bit of writing notes jotted down on my phone while grocery shopping… It’s all stuff I need to get done, but when I see that much orange on a spreadsheet with so little in the way of other writing, I do the scrunchy-face scowl at it. I suppose I can feel proud of the editing I’ve gotte

November’s Numbers

Reading:   0 Books Hey look at that, I finished no books this month. That feels like a first. It’s also a teensy bit of a lie. More accurately, I finished no NEW books. I did a lot of reading of things i’ve already read for f un and profit research. Those don’t count, however, so we’re stuck with that big, fat zero! Writing: 78,180-words in 26 days (Avg 3007-words/day) 7 projects + admin As you’ll notice, I front loaded this month quite a bit. With the exception of last year (which came about for specific reasons) December is always a difficult writing month for me. There is SO MUCH going on in other parts of my life that I’m easily distracted (more so than normal) and that reflects in my counts. Also this month, I took a week off and did the full-time author thing wherein I shut myself away for 8 hours a day and focused on nothing but writing in that time (I realize there’s a lot more to being full-time, but as I’m not actually, I used it for my own n