Writing Journal 4 January 2023: Limping to the end of the year

[AUTHOR’S NOTE: Thanks to constant reader Pat for recognizing the typos here – my equivalent of signing checks using last year’s date. Oh, well.]

I’ll keep this short, since I will be posting an end-of year review of the numbers… in two days, maybe? We’ll have to see. (Nervous chuckling ensues.)

December was officially the worst month I had writing for this year, although I had enough already written to make this a record-breaking year, once I finish adding up all the totals.

At least this week’s numbers were better than last week’s, so I have that working for me, at least. They’re nowhere near where I should be at (over 4,000 a week), but they were at least better numbers, if more inconsistent numbers, than the past two weeks.

Writing statistics for the week ending 31 December 2022:
2,958 words written.
Days writing: 4 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.

Writing statistics for December 2022:
Words: 9,630
Revise/Plan: 270 minutes
Daily Writing Goals Met: 57%

As you can see, my consistency of meeting my writing quota was garbage this month, but at least it wasn’t bad enough to screw with my goal of meeting my daily goals at least 70 percent of the time. I’ll have those totals as well later.

For now, I’m going to think hard about the type of goals I need to have this year to keep my forward progress going. I have the feeling that it might involve more than just simple stats.

I’ll go ahead and post that on the Substack page as well and let them get in on the fun. Speaking of getting in on the fun, I’ve got my plug for the Substack page below. Please sign up if you haven’t done so. I’m going to get some contests started up in this new year, and those with subscriptions are going to be the ones eligible for winning prizes.

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