Writing Journal, 25 January 2023: Still on a good streak, but I’m not even beginning to take it for granted

Hi, everyone.

You might have heard that I’m trying a new weekly roundup of some of the things that I am doing on the writing front. My intention behind this is to give readers an idea of what I’m working on, what I’m reading, and other stuff going on with me.

It’s running both on this blog and my Substack, as are most of my posts here. However, I am going to keep my writing journal posts here on Wednesdays, reviewing the past week and the numbers and activity of what I write. As a result, these writing journals will tend to be generally shorter than before and probably even more numbers heavy than before.

However, I still want to keep doing them more for myself than any sense of duty to whoever reads this. If I continue to be public about how productive (or unproductive) I am writing, it motivates me to keep going or do better. I sincerely believe that it also helps me stay honest about how much (or how little) I am writing, so that it helps me to be honest with myself if I am putting what I do out there to the world.

So, speaking of statistics, I’ll print last week’s below. It’s not precisely as jaw-dropping as the big week I had last week, but it was pretty close. I realize that I’m getting pretty demanding of myself when I get nervous if I have a single day I’m not writing anything like I did two days ago.

Writing statistics for the week ending 21 January 2023:
+6,932 words written.
Days writing: 7 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 1 of 7 for 30 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 7 of 7 days.

Below that, as always, will be my plug to sign up for my Substack page and thus join my email list. The more I build my list, the more I’m building up a little online community. And, I can continue to share my writing as well.

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