September Review

Before I even look at my numbers, September felt like kind of a wash. Not a horrible month, but I was distracted, busy, sick, and I did not write like I wanted to. So it’s not the kind of month I will look back on with fond memories, but it is the kind of month I will be more prepared for next year. There’s a good learning experience here, and that is that I can do better.

So, on to the review.

Bad News

There were two days with no fiction words and one day with no words at all. The no words day was a major work event when my day started at 8 a.m. and ended at midnight, and I did it with a cold, after a week of being sick, and with a week of catch-up sleep to follow.

Good News

September actually ended up being my best month of writing this year so far. I wrote 30,811 fiction words, compared with 27,362 from August.

My average fiction words per day came out to 1,027 for September, and they’re up to 549 per day for the year.

I had my best week of the year in the first full week of September with 12,363 words.

I published five short stories under my pen name.

So…fuck, it wasn’t a bad month at all. In fact, it was great!

September’s Goals Reviewed

  1. Write 1,667 words every day in a month that isn’t November
  2. Write and publish two shorts under my pen name every week
  3. Finish 004

Actually, I didn’t do any of these. It was possible, and I still had a great month, but I didn’t get these goals accomplished.

October’s Goals

  1. Write 1,667 words every day in a month that isn’t November
  2. Finish 004
    Tentatively titled The Rath of the Raven, I’m going to finish this before November, period.

I don’t know that I needed humbler goals, but there we go. I would like to write a romance this month as well, but I’m not sure if that will happen. I just need to write, and I have enough ideas to get it done.

Plotober!

0 fiction words, 319 total words

I’m not sure why I used that particular title. I don’t plan on spending all of October plotting for NaNoWriMo. I have a project I plan on planning out, but it will get written much sooner than November. I’m not even 100% on board for NaNo this year, to be perfectly honest. It might be time for a break for me.

Yesterday I did more publishing things and didn’t get a single word written.

0 fiction words, 319 total words

Just blog words. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Not great, that’s certain.

Today there’s a monthly review to write up and an income and expenses post. There actually aren’t any of either, which is a little disappointing, but I don’t want to come back and wonder what happened to it in the future.

Here I go.