July Writing Trends

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While I’m not quite ready to call totals on July word counts yet, they’re going to be substantively lower than June and even May, probably closer to April levels. There are a variety of reasons for this, including some real-world ones. From a writing perspective, though, it’s more editing, less drafting, and fewer blog posts. The average word count per day for July is running at a little under 850, well off of May’s 1600 and the over 2600 I managed for June, but still a bit above April’s 840.

And I’m entirely okay with that. June was, by all measures, a spectacular month. In the entire time I’ve been taking my writing seriously, I’ve only had three better, and two of those only just. My average month over the last year and a half is just shy of 41,000 words, though. July isn’t going to make that but, like I said, there’s not a lot of drafting going on. That may change in the last week of the month, but we’ll see.

I’ve also made some progress on the publishing side of things that makes me happy. That, combined with the raw work I have been getting done means that, overall, I’m having a good creative month. That’s what really counts.

Looking back at this post, though, it almost seems like it’s a sort of reporting that there’s nothing to report kind of post, which isn’t what I intended when I started typing.

I suppose the best way to change that is to put something a little more meaningful in. So, here goes:

  1. I’ve finished the first drafts of the second batch of TOS short fanfiction
  2. I’m within spitting distance of finishing the final draft of the third Heroes Inc book.
  3. Two ebooks have published this month and a third is set up to drop on Saturday.

And thus, I spoil some of what will be in the monthly writing report a week from Saturday. So be it.

Stay safe and be well, everyone.

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