Monthly Recap

77628-20120825August 2014 Recap

Hey guys,

Welcome to September!

I talked a bit ago about being accountable for my writing time, just as a general idea, and what I’ve found is that I REALLY like putting something down every day that I spent time working on my writing.  There are a couple of blank days in there (see “10 Ways To Handle Failure Without Committing Artistic Suicide“).

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers. Please pardon any inaccuracies, they are unintended.

The first 22 days, I was doing great. I wrote something every day, and then… I had a long day out in the heat and missed my word count. Bummer. Since I blew the streak for the month that I was working on, I used my 750words.com website intermittently for the remainder of the month.

Total stats on 750words.com:

I have written 24,602 words this month and finished 23 days. By contrast, in July 2014 I wrote 22,204 words and finished 24 days. In July, I did more partial days more scattered out and the majority of my entries were journal entries, not writing-related.

Here’s a day-by-day breakdown:

Date Word Count Time (in minutes) Summary of Activity
08/01/14 804 52 Took notes for book I’m reading, “Blogging For Creatives”.
08/02/14 1011 172 Workshop (2 hrs). Wrote review for Stacy Henrie’s “Hope at Dawn” (52 min)
08/03/14 1595 90 1st draft written for article covering 02/02 workshop.
08/04/14 759 114 Brainstorming ideas for future blog posts.
08/05/14 877 26 Drafted post on writing conferences and saving $$.
08/06/14 2172 38 Drafted follow-up article on writing conferences.
08/07/14 Journal entry.
08/08/14 767 8 Cut/pasted notes on science fiction research from Thurs. night.
08/09/14 1393 Cut/pasted outlining for novel project from Thurs. night.
08/10/14 1522 32 Brainstorming ideas for novel project.
08/11/14  — Journal entry.
08/12/14 Journal entry.
08/13/14 757 54 Step 1 of Snowflake Method worked on.
08/14/14 762 200 Step 1 of Snowflake Method completed.
 08/15/14  1445 40 Documented one of the strangest dark fantasy dreams I’ve ever had.
 08/16/14  784 75 Steps 1 and Step 2 of Snowflake Method worked on.
 08/17/14  1134 37 Character development for novel project.
 08/18/14 761 29 Brainstorming ideas for novel project.
 08/19/14  948 39 Notes.
 08/20/14  1095 Blog post: An Interview w/ Myself on Online Word Processors…
 08/21/14  900 45 Brainstorming ideas for novel project.
 08/22/14 Emails.
 08/23/14  240 Writing conference.
 08/24/14  — 360 Drafted Fall 2014 newsletter (4 hours). Blog post: 10 Ways to Deal w/ Failure… (2 hours)
 08/25/14  — 135 Revised 08/02 workshop article (90 min). Research on Victorian Britain.
 08/26/14 851  — Blog post: The Heart of #Ferguson
 08/27/14 1187 52 Blog post: What I, a Non-Catholic, Discovered While Praying the Rosary
 08/28/14  — 180 Writing mtg (2 hrs). Edit/schedule future book reviews for blog (1 hr).
 08/29/14  — 300 Drafted newsletter samples.
 08/30/14  — 180 Drafted newsletter samples.
 08/31/14 711 60 Blog post: 10 Books That Still Resonate With Me.

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