Writing Journal, 26 April 2023: A good week gives me hope that I might make my goal this month

And a good day to everyone.

Considering that there’s only about four weeks in this month and that I had two subpar weeks of writing beforehand, I was a bit worried that I would make my word count “quota” for this month.

I’ll explain it like this. I am trying to get to 200,000 words per year, which after last year’s numbers seems like a very reachable goal, given my past productivity. In case you were curious, that would require me to write an average of 16,667 words per month to reach that goal.

During the first three months of the year, I have well-exceeded that total in January and March and narrowly missed out on it in February. By my calculations, I would need to be at 66,667 words for the year to date at the end of April to be on pace with my goal. This past week has catapulted me past that total and I am hoping to add a few thousand words to that “cushion,” so to speak.

Anyway, here’s the stats for last week.

Writing statistics for the week ending 22 April 2023:
+6,260 words written.
Days writing: 7 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 1 of 7 for 120 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 7 of 7 days.

So, that is it for now. I’m hoping for another good week this week to finish up April. See you next week.

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