Daily Word Counts, Chugging Along

Image of a boat chugging up a river

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.

75 thoughts on “Daily Word Counts, Chugging Along

  1. Chocolate for breakfast? Awesome way to start the day! I can’t wait to read your horror novella. Coincidentally, I purchased The Vampire Connoisseur anthology. Guess what short story I’m reading today? The Sun Sets Nonetheless!

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  2. I wish I had chocolate for breakfast! The breakfast of champions!

    You are incredible with your tracking of daily word counts. That act alone, for me, would make a horror story. My mind would freeze over into an endless state of writer’s block. I admire you, and all the others, who set these goals and stick to them.

    BRAVO!! I am looking so forward to the finished product!

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  3. I admire you for sticking to daily writing. I only manage writing on weekends, but maybe I should try to eke out a few words during the week. I love your description of “writing upstream.”
    Cheering you on with all your progress!

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    1. Thanks, Strange. I don’t have a wee one running around the house, so that does make things a bit easier. I suspect you have to wait for nap times or squeeze in words early morning or late at night. Kudos to you! Thanks for popping by.:-)

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  4. I love seeing this because it’s real and shows what’s actually happening. Thank you for taking the time to share that a little each day all adds up. It’s motivating as I’m trying to get back into writing and finishing a horror novella I’ve had as a WIP for way longer than I care to admit. This was inspiring!

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