Writing Journal, 12 April 2023: Slow week for putting out new material but very busy with revisions

Hello everyone.

Last week essentially was what I said in the unwieldy title. I usually try and write more than 4,000 words per week, but I didn’t get to that point. However, I was doing a lot of revisions on my new project, The Yank Striker. I’ll update everyone on how that process is going during my weekly newsletter when it comes out on Saturday.

The upshot is, since I have a daily quota of either 500 words per day or 30 minutes of revising and/or planning work, I still managed to achieve that daily quota all seven days of the week. One of my various goals for this year, along with writing 200,000 words this year, is meeting my daily quota an average of at least 75 percent of the time throughout the year. Since I’ve met that quota at least 90 percent of the time for the past three months, and 100 percent of the time this week… well, I’m not counting my victories before I win them, but I think I’m definitely on the right track from a production standpoint.

Here’s the stats for last week.

Writing statistics for the week ending 8 April 2023:
+2,899 words written.
Days writing: 4 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 4 of 7 for 420 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 7 of 7 days.

By the way, that’s more revising/planning minutes last week than I managed in the entire month of January. Heady stuff.

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