Word counts . . . as in why NOT do a blog post listing daily writing progress? I’m chugging along as I write my first horror novella of 2021, making some progress. Here are my word counts for the last 14 days.
Monday, February 1: 1068 words and an hour of outline work.
Tuesday, February 2: 593 words and 30 minutes studying the craft. (Studying as in doing exercises from a writing book, for example, or probing a beautiful poem.)
Wednesday, February 3: 555 words and 30 minutes of studying.
Thursday, February 4: 719 words and 30 minutes of studying.
Friday, February 5: 903 words and 30 minutes of studying.
Saturday, February 6: 261 words and 30 minutes of studying plus a horror movie as a treat for making it through the week.:-)
Sunday, February 7: Chill.
Monday, February 8: 673 words and an hour of outline work.
Tuesday, February 9: 786 words and 30 minutes of studying.
Wednesday, February 10: 205 words and 30 minutes of studying plus 30 aggravating minutes of trying to fix the timeline I screwed up. (Some days it’s like writing with the flow of the current. Other days it’s like writing upstream!)
Thursday, February 11: 1008 words.
Friday, February 12: 955 words and 30 minutes of studying.
Saturday, February 13: 418 words and 30 minutes of studying.
And today, Sunday, February 14: I wish I could say CHILL like last Sunday, but today is do-the-taxes day. It’s not all bad, though. It is Valentine’s Day, after all, and I ate chocolate for breakfast.:-)
Thanks to Peter Germany, a horror author out of North Kent in the UK, for inspiring this post. He often blogs about his daily word counts . . . and vampires and zombies.:-)
Feature image by Garreth Flynn on Unsplash.