Writing Journal 7.28.2021: Statistics can lie their butts off if you let them

I’ll make this one brief, because there’s not too much to this post.

I will say this, however. Numbers can be spun many different ways. For example, I could say that I wrote three times as many words last week as I did the previous week. I can say that I wrote 50 percent more days than I did the previous week, and I can also say that I doubled the amount of days that I met my daily writing goals. And, I would be 100 percent accurate in all of those statements.

That doesn’t mean I had a good writing week. I managed to get 1,714 words written last week. Now, if I manage to meet my goal of writing 500 words every day, I should be up to at least 3,500 words per week, so you can see the math on that.

(Or, I could make up that if I am doing some planning or revising for my stories, I should be able to include that time in my calculations.
Remember, kids and non-kids, under my current calculations, 30 minutes of planning and/or revisions = 500 words written.)

So, last week wasn’t all bad news. I think I am getting used to my new writing rig, and it gave me an idea – I really haven’t had a “tech talk” about the equipment and software that I use for writing. That might be worth a write-up this week.

And, I got some other ideas, as well. So, I might have one idea, or two, that might come out on Saturday or Sunday. Though actually, the last post I put out on Monday got some good hits. Maybe I save one for then as well? Also, I’ve hit a few milestones that I probably need to address soon, so that will guarantee me some

I don’t want to devote too much time to this blog, but I do want to write regularly and more often. The fact that I’ve actually kept this site going longer than any writing project I’ve ever done is pretty incredible.

Anyway, here are the stats, as always. I think I’m making a comeback this week. Take care, everyone.

Writing statistics for the week ending 7.24.2021:
+1,741 words written.
Days writing: 3 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 2 of 7 days.

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