Writing in Public: Day 18, Month 01

Today is the last day of February.  Not only is it a short month as far as the calendar goes, it’s also a very short month in terms of the Writing in Public challenge.  I had thought about waiting until March 1st to begin, but I wanted to get a boost in my writing through February and knew the pressure of having to come and write about my daily accomplishments publicly would do the trick.

“Harmonious Bedlam” is finished.  The final, submitted version is approximately 5,000 words.  That doubled the short(er) month’s total salable amount of fiction at just shy of 11,000 words.  I suppose it is not bad for the first month of the challenge, along with the total fiction amount of about 50,000 words.

My goal for the Month 02 of the challenge is to write at least 150,000 words of fiction, split evenly between “Into the Wastes” and various short stories.  Will it happen?  Well, I don’t know that I’ll be able to triple my output so quickly, but we shall see.  After all, last “month” only involved 18 days of writing, and 50,000 words were reached in that time.  I’m not sure how productive January was, but it may have been on par with February.  I feel like I only started writing in the last two-and-a-half weeks of that month, as well.  That’s one habit that needs to be broken this upcoming month.  When March arrives, the writing needs to happen!

On with the numbers:

  • Nonfiction: 172
  • Planning and outlining: 000
  • Fiction: 5,000
  • Salable words: 5,000

Total Fiction for Month: 50,223

Total Salable for Month: 10,944


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