Writing Journal 2.23.2022: Feeling better about productivity

[Photo note: This is what popped up when I searched for “Productivity” on Pexels.]

I will keep this relatively short. There’s a few good reasons for that, which I am happy with.

First, I finished (or at least finished the first part) of a passion project that I’ve been obsessed with for about the past two years or so. Yes, it’s the fan fiction project I’ve mentioned here before. I’m not going to link to that story, and there’s some reasons for that. However, I am going to talk about it more in-depth in a post I’ve scheduled for Friday to explain why I devoted so much time and energy to something that won’t ever make me a dime and I don’t even want to do anything that would hint at that. Again, I’ve got that story cued up for Friday night.

Some other good news… we had a meeting of the Iowa Writers Corner last week. We got some awards for the year. Crazily, even though I did not join the group until midway through the year, I managed to snag the “Weekend Warrior” award for 2021. That’s the award the group gives to the guys who do not write full-time but write in their free time. (I might have explained this in an earlier post. Oh, well).

And, I managed to get two awards – one the old one (2021) and one for last month in January.

The 2021 award…
…and the new 2022 award, received for winning the month of January.

As for my writing totals, I did better on overall word count than I did the previous week, but I only made my daily quota six out of seven days rather than all seven days. Remember, one of my goals (other than 200,000 words written this year) is to meet my daily writing quotas 70 percent of the time. If I keep meeting my quotas at least five out of seven days, I’ve got it covered easily.

Anyway, I’m also going to shoot for getting another blog post out Saturday, on the subject of The Wheel of Time that I’ve been fooling around on for a while. Hopefully I can get to it… and have some more regular posts on here. Wish me luck.

Here’s the totals. Keep safe, everyone.

Writing statistics for the week ending 2.19.2022:
+5,144 words written.
Days writing: 6 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 6 of 7 days.

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