Sunday, March 22, 2015

Week Ending March 22, 2015

One poem today: 246 words.

1,345 words on Wednesday.

1,345 + 246 = 1,591.

Assorted almost-sent query letters would round it up to 2,000 words for the week.

Not very good, but considering the week I had, especially at work...

I'm not feeling bad about it.

One finished short story, and one finished poem, and a few finished query letters.

Really not bad for the week I had, and I've done much worse than this.

I'll do better.  I must do better.

But I'll definitely take 2,000 words for this week, and those finished pieces.


  1. Hi there.

    tried posting, will do so again.

    Assorted queries, synopsis, and pitches - 1700 (rough)

    MK3 - 180

    Kryos 2 Outline - 4, 225

    Total 5,900 or so.

    Bad week, try to do better next week,

    1. Hey, Suzanne, great job! A bad week for you is still 3,900 (!!!) words more than my very bad week. I had reasons, but now I feel ashamed!

      Thanks for the motivation! I will get 5,900 words this week! Hey, maybe I needed the shaming. All right, let's bring it on...

    2. By the way, if 5,900 words is a bad week for you, what's a good one? I would love 5,900 words a week!

  2. Hi there,

    Words are words :)

    Usually, a good week for me is upwards of 18,000 or so. That does not include anything other than word production on stories/novels.

    Need to get back on track with that!

    1. Wow! Good for you!

      There's absolutely no way I can do 18,000 words a week. Even 14,000 words a week would be a miracle for me, and that's at 2K words a day, seven days a week.

      Just too tired from the day job to do that. And the time...It's 4pm now and I'm just doing my computer tasks before I write.

      With dinner and things for my job to do, I'm lucky to get an hour a day, and two hours is a dream.

      Baby steps for me. I'm shooting for the 6K words a week right now. If I can do 7K a week regularly, that would be awesome for me.

      Sounds to me like you're going to be roundly and consistently kicking my butt at this. Maybe I should shoot for half of your production!

  3. I think you will be able to do it. What makes it work for me is I take a lot of time and write a really detailed outline. That way when I sit down to write it is just filling it out. That is why I can do so many words in a week. Trust me, there are times when ten words is all I can manage.

    1. Thanks for the confidence! I wish I had as much for me as you do for me! The week ending March 29th was just another 2,000-word week, and that's maybe pushing it a tiny bit. But the work I've done is good and I like it, and I really needed to vet the markets for my work. Nice problem to have, needing to send out many pieces, but I still thought I'd get more writing done.

      I'm shocked to see how little time and energy I actually have. I always feel like I can conquer the world when I get home. Then I have trouble even conquering my job's workload, my weariness and my time constraints.