Writing Journal 11 January 2023: Modest but pretty solid start to the year

I was hoping not to start off with a slow start to my writing year. For the past couple of years, I wound up starting off pretty slow in the month of January which forced me to play catch-up, successfully or otherwise, in the months to come. However, I think I have a better handle on the type of productivity I need to be successful with my goals for this year.

Anyway, here’s the numbers for the first week of the year:

Writing statistics for the week ending 7 January 2023:
+3,779 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.

The total word productivity is slightly under what I would prefer (I want to try to get at least 4,000 words a week), but I do like the consistency I started with last week. I’ll take that as a win and hope to expand on that in the weeks to come.

I know this is short, but I feel like I’ve been talking numbers a bit much recently so I’m going to cut this short. The obligatory Substack plug is below. Hope to see you there, too.

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