The Final Quarter in Statistics:
Words Written: 30,900
Overall Words Written: 150,263
Pieces of WIP: FP Narrative, Short 2, Resilience, Kindling, TFG.
Days written: 58/92
Days I Wrote the Most: Mondays
The Year Overall
Projects worked on:
I had a goal to work on a novel outside of Planes Shifter. It turns out I worked on a lot of projects in 2014:
Planes Shifter. Short Story 1. Narrative Short. Novella. Competition Entry. Short Story 2. Resilience. Kindling. The Felled Gods.
First Quarter: 27,859 / 37,500 words
Second Quarter: 67,849 / 37,500 words
Third Quarter: 23,503 / 37,500 words
Final Quarter: 30,900 / 37,500 words
So this month I didn’t write enough; yet I completed my annual challenge thanks to a fantastic second quarter.
– 150,263/150,000 –
I’d hoped that a year of tracking my words would yield fantastic patterns about how I can write efficiently. But mostly, I’ve enjoyed the colours, forced myself to write rubbish for an arbitrary wordcount goal, and by the end of the year, I had a stuttered beginning to my book because I hadn’t found the flow or found much joy in the process.
I chose not to complete NaNoWriMo this year, because I’d essentially been doing it for 5 months and I couldn’t face more forced writing. I hope that having a relaxed goal of two completed novels this year will allow me to push forward for a month without burning out.
Having said this, I also learned that I can push myself to aim for a wordcount goal, and seeing the coloured charts grow is a really positive motivator for me.