- 1st – 6th: 1301
- 7th – 13th: 10827
- 14th – 20th: 4350
- 21st – 27th: 840 (so far)
I’ve written on 16 out of 22 days this month (I’m not counting today yet), and have just under 2700 words to meet April’s word count goal of 20k.
I’m a little over 18k words ahead for my yearly word count goal. Not bad, considering I only wrote on 38 days of the first quarter’s 90. I’ve upped my “days written on” from 42.2% to 72.7%.
The decision to put The Psionics back online this month has certainly helped. It’s easy to write when you’re enthusiastic about a story. You’re eager to write and the words flow like water from brain to page.
I’m a little surprised to report that I seem to be doing more typing than writing long-hand lately. I’ve written a couple of sentences on paper, then opened up a new Word doc and started over. That’s bad news for the 4.5 cases of spirals in my closet, yet good news for streamlining and saving some time.
Another decision that’s helped my productivity increase: I left the KDP forum. Amazon did some sort of overhaul to it, and for the past few weeks or so, every single attempt to post resulted in an error. If by some miracle there wasn’t an error, posts ended up in the moderation queue. Either way, the forum’s become rather useless for discussions as many other members reported the same issues.
What’s the point of answering/explaining if the person asking isn’t going to see your response for several hours or even a couple of days?
I’d cut down on time spent there because of that, and finally left completely. It was a good source for blog fodder from time to time, and an easy way to spend time helping others out by answering questions/explaining things, but I’d let participating there become too much of a time hog.
Anyway, it’s beginning to look as though 2013 is definitely going to be the year I get my writing groove back on. Woohoo!
I began using WriteTrack in March, and it’s been very helpful as far breaking down my word count goals into manageable, daily bits. Yes, I know, both Storybox and Word have some stats or at least word counts available, and since I have Excel, I can create word count spreadsheets to track my progress, but for some reason, using WriteTrack works better for me.
Maybe I just loves me some bar charts?