Writing Journal 1.5.2022: Last numbers for 2021, so I’ll keep it quick

These numbers I’m talking about today actually sort of got reported last time, so I’m not going to talk too much about it.

Last week was not the best writing week I ever had, but it wasn’t the worst in a month where I did pretty good compared to most months in 2021. All I can do is to work harder and smarter for the next year.

This time, I have a goal ahead of time. My minimum productivity (meeting my daily quota and not counting any revising/planning time) would call for me to write 3,500 words per week, adding up to 182,000 words total. That’s a better total than I had last year.

However, I am going to be shooting for something in the 200,000-220,000 word range. (That would mean an average weekly rate of a bit more than 3,800 words per day.) I only met my daily quota about 58 percent of the time last year. I plan to boost that quota to 70 percent.

This is actually the first time that I went into a year with a target goal, even after all of this record-keeping that I’ve been doing for the past several years. Now that I have some background data to analyze, I feel a lot more confident about setting a goal ahead of time.

Anyway, here’s the numbers. I’ll try and talk more about something a bit more interesting. 🙂

Writing statistics for the week ending 1.1.2022:
+3,801 words written.
Days writing: 3 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 1 of 7 for 30 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 4 of 7 days.

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