May is always a bad month for writing. 35,000 for the month, 402,000 for the year.
78,000 this month, almost 367,000 for the year. My excuse for the low word count is that I am plumbing the depths of self-hatred, aka revising.
72,000 this month, 287,000 for the year. God I suck.
Continuing with my monthly updates.
39,000 words in the final book of Shadows of an Empire, putting it at 192,000 total.
36,000 words in Only the Inevitable, putting it at 566,000 overall.
A More Efficient Fantasy is a novella series, which will include Optimizing Evil and its sequels. Finished Optimizing Evil with another 14,000 words, putting it at a modest 24,000 pre-editing (it will be lower post-editing, since I had to do one scene three times). Book 2, Optimizing Acceptance has 19,000 words and is almost done.
Total for the month: 111,000. Total for the year: 215,000. I have to be happy with that. The goal for the year is still 600,000. I thought about upping that, but when I finish the last Shadows of an Empire book, I’ll be moving into editing mode for that series. That will take months and cut into how many new words I write.
So keeping goal the same for now, but hoping to beat the goal.
So I’ve decided to do monthly reports of how I’ve been doing with my writing. I’m doing this for 2 main reasons. 1, to keep track and/or brag. 2, to have something to blog about.
Here then are my approximate January 2015 updates.
34,000 words in the final book of Shadows of an Empire, putting it at 153,000 total. I also have 24,000 in a novella prequel to that series.
40,000 words for Only the Inevitable, putting that at OMFG 530,000? War and Peace, eat your heart out. This will certainly be broken up into peaces at some point, not yet sure how.
10,000 in Optimizing Evil, a new story to start a series.
Total: 104,000. That’s pretty good for someone who doesn’t do this full time. The goal was to do 50,000 a month, but maybe I should increase that. We will see…