July Review

The words July Review in the middle of a green box with white hearts above and below on a blurry spreadsheet background image

I just went back to look at June’s review, and wow. I really nailed it. This review may not be nearly that comprehensive. Unless, of course, I just keep switching back and forth between tabs so I copy the format. Might do that.

Fiction

Fiction words clocked in at 9,303. Less than 10,000 is definitely less than optimal, but I’ll look at this another way.

At this time last year, I wasn’t writing at all. In July of last year, I wrote 1,102 words total of fiction. So there’s that. It makes this month feel better.

Blog

Blog words were 7,505 words of my life. Less than fiction again = yay! I really don’t care about blog words logged, actually. I mean, it’s fun to see them tally up, but otherwise…

Best Writing Day

July 2nd was my best writing day, with 1,168 words. It was right before the 4th of July, so that kind of makes sense, and I apparently watched some Minecraft that day, including a guy I don’t watch often, TinfoilChef. A good day.

July Goals

Well, I didn’t get all of July’s goals done, but I did get stuff published, which felt amazing. I’m a bit ashamed I didn’t force it done earlier, but whatever. It’s done now, it’s good. Here’s a review, with some strikethroughs where tasks were accomplished.

  1. Publish A Brief History of Space Cats and the Care and Feeding Thereof
    This is actually written, I just need to make a final pass-through of the print proof and get the ebooks up.
  2. Finish 004, currently untitled
    I’m 17,000 words in, and there’s quite a bit to go. It’s unlikely I’ll finish this enough to publish in July.
  3. Publish 003, currently untitled
  4. Decide on another project to start once 004 is done
  5. Write more than 10,000 in a week
  6. Write more than 1,000 words every day for a month
  7. Write 1,667 words per day in a month that isn’t November

August Goals

  1. Finish 004, currently untitled, 26,363 words
    I need to push through this one because honestly, I’m not even enjoying myself anymore. I need to try to write these faster. It will be more fun.
  2. Write more than 10,000 in one week
  3. Write more than 1,000 words every day for a month
    I’m kind of sure August won’t be that month, but I’ll still try.
  4. Write 1,667 words per day in a month that isn’t November

That’s what I have! Fewer goals, but generally they’re the same.

And now I’m off to start my day! A good day, really, as our writing group meets tonight.

Distractrification…and yay, August!

50 fiction words, 398 total words

I hope that’s a word (distractification). I’m sure it’s not, but wouldn’t it be a glorious word if it was?

Yesterday was supposed to be my weekly review, but I forgot to do it. I “fixed” (added) the graphics this morning so at least it looks right, but clearly the overriding theme of last week was, “Hey, let’s get distracted by things so much that everything gets forgotten!”

If that was the theme, I did a good job.

Today is August. Yay! And that means today is the monthly review for July, which might be a challenge. I’ve already made progress by getting my butt out of bed before it’s time to leave work. And by writing this post before bedtime. So the outlook is good on the “getting it done” front, but geez. I don’t really remember the past month! It’s a good thing I take notes.

50 fiction words, 398 total words

And I’m off!