My first leg of my marathon writing year went very well. I'm a little ahead of schedule and feel like it's really something that I can sustain. I want to get ahead, because you never know what will come up and some weeks will be busier than others.
I think it is fun to keep stats in order to gauge progress. So, here we have it:
My word count for the week: 14907
Monthly Percentage: 29.8%
Yearly Percentage: 2.4%
Writing Tip of the Week:
Don't discount your smaller writing stretches. If you have five minutes here, there minutes there, you may not think that would be much. Just yesterday, I had a day like that, writing 100 words here, 86 words there and ended up writing almost 2,000 words by the end of the day! To put that in perspective, I need to write about 1,643 words per day if I want to hit 600,000 by the end of the year. Next time you have a few minutes, instead of checking Facebook for the fifth time, write a paragraph or two.
I'm working on recording the first season of my web serial "Canticle of Night" and just got finished writing the second serial "Canticle of Dawn". I'm planning a third one called "Canticle of Twilight", which I assure you will have nothing to do with vampires or sparkly creatures of any kind.
I've also started a new book called "Wandaful", where the main character is named...you guessed it "Wanda" and it has to do with magic wands. (But not your grandmother's magic wands...that is, if your grandmother was a magician or something.) More to follow on all these exciting projects!
If you want to listen to or read "Canticle of Night", please visit my page at http://www.bigworldnetwork.com/CanticleofNight.html
I'd love to know what you think about it!
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How are your New Year's writing goals coming along? Leave a comment and let me know so we can cheer each other on.