Friday, May 31, 2013

I Can Haz Productivity: May 2013 Month in Review

Travel was the name of the game in May. See my post recappig my travels here.

Still, I was determined to bang out more of my SciFi YA so I committed to a lofty goal. In the last few months my goal was to write 300 words a day. This month, in order to finish my WIP I needed to write 1,000 words a day.

Here’s an action shot of this writer in the wild.

Again, I failed to hit 1,000 words a day. I’m not sure what I was thinking. 1k a day is a lofty goal. I bit off more than I could chew, for sure.

But it wasn’t a wasted month by any means. I was able to write. I fit words in while we were in the car, while waiting for my flights, and late nights after everyone else went to bed.

The resulting productivity is as follows:
14 blog posts, including:
2 reviews
2 author interviews
1 cover reveal
and my very first guest post on a writer blog (eek!)
4 new chapters in my WIP
2 novels started (one YA and one Adult. Para Romance – something different)

For a total of 11,625 words. What what? That’s my highest word count in one month since NANO. Check out how I did in April and March.

Woo hoo!

I feel like I’m getting better at fitting writing into my dialing life. I’m still learning what a good ‘stretch’ goal will be for words per day/month. A thousand seems too lofty but three hundred too small.

How do you determine you daily word goals?

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