Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I Can Haz Productivity: September 2013 Month In Review
As you know, I’ve been tracking my monthly word counts as part of my strategy to meet my writing goals. September is no different. I was a busy, busy girl this month: trips to the beach, the north GA mountains, and the state fair, in addition to a going away party and a birthday party. Woot Woot.
Love this shot from the Ice Machine in Savannah.
While in the mountains we happened upon Cleveland, GA, home of the Cabbage Patch Kid doll. I’d passed the town a million towns but never stopped. This time was different. We stopped at their ‘Baby Land General Hospital’ where the Cabbage Patch Kids are born. The entire staff dressed as doctors and nurses. It was too sweet. Here’s a cute pic.
And here's an action shot of the staff delivering a new Cabbage Patch Kid
Awww. Cute, right? And the cherry on top of all that activity was the words. Lots and lots of ‘em. I had two record breaking days in September: two back to back 4k-a-word days and a 5k word day. *0.0*
Happy Writer Shot
I wrapped up my second draft of my NA SCI FI and am currently seeking beta readers. I’m riding the writers-high wave into NaNoWriMo prep. If you’ve followed this blog long you know that I attempted, yes – attempted, NaNo last year. I didn’t win but I logged my highest monthly word count at the time.
So after trying – but failing- at NaNo I’m trying again. *chews nails in anticipation* Only this year, my guns are hot. I’ve got a lot of plans and ideas on how to make 2013 the year that I win! More on that soon.
September writing action shot
So what did my month yield? The productivity is as follows:
14 blog posts (including 2 cover reveals and 1 author interview)
3 novels read
2 daily word count records!
2 days at the beach *sigh*
And a boatload of words *does happy dance *
For a grand total of 40,018 words. That’s my BEST. MONTH. EVER! It just reinforces what I know to be true – you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to.
This brings my total ‘tracked’ word count for the year to 121,300! *blinks* *blinks some more* I just can’t believe it. I feel so legit because that’s a lota words. Check out how I did in Aug, July, and June.
How are your writing goals coming along? How do you determine you daily word goals?