It’s my summer break, but I haven’t been lying around the house.
I’ve seen the soft launch of my book The Yank Striker just earlier this week, but ever since I got on break March 20, I’ve been busy emailing different people, posting online, and related stuff. A lot of busywork, and it’s always going to be tough to say how effective it’s going to be. I’m going to be on a bit of a mini-tour this summer. I will say I’m much more aware of concepts of marketing, although I have to say that I’m still green when it comes to it.
I was really worried about how this past week was going to look. I had a couple of weeks that were for me sub par, below 3,000 words written in a week. I usually don’t get impressed by my numbers at all unless they’re over 4,000. I usually have a down month of May because I’m beginning to decompress from the school year, and this year I had slightly more to decompress from than in some years. In addition, I had all the promotion stuff that took up a lot of time, and I thought my productivity was really going to go down the tubes last week.
Imagine my surprise when that didn’t turn out to be the case.
Writing statistics for the week ending 27 May 2023:
+3,801 words written.
Days writing: 5 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 3 of 7 for 90 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 7 of 7 days.
So, the word count is at least 1,000 words higher than my last two weekly totals, and I met all my daily quotas last week. Given this is May and given that I was hitting the promotional duties hard, I will be happy with those results… but I’ll be even happier if I get that number over 4,000 next week at least.
That’s it for now. Take care of yourselves.
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