Word Count — Week 16

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

This was the first full week using the new “accounting” system. And I think it captured my work time much better.

Week 16, April 13th – 19th:

Week 16 results.
Week 16 results.

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Word Count — Week 15

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

This week I started tracking editing time on Friday. I was happy to see that I cracked 70K words. I’m still struggleing to increase my writing time per day.

Week 15, April 6th – 12th:

Week 15 results.
Week 15 results.

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Update on Word Count and Time Tracking

I’ve been tracking my writing time since the beginning of the year. It’s interesting to see the data and the averages over time that go with it. As of today, I’ve written just over 70,000 words and spent 165 hours doing it.

My time tracking spreadsheet says that I’ve spent an average of 1h 54m per day writing. Looking at the data, one thing stands out. I’ve only been measuring my “first draft” writing time. Revisions, editing, and story planning aren’t being counted.

My year-to-date summary, as of last Sunday.
My year-to-date summary, as of last Sunday.

One of my goals has been to increase my writing time. I was sabotaging myself by measuring just one aspect of “writing.” One reason these activities haven’t been getting counted is because they don’t have a word count value attached to them. If an edit takes two hours and the piece is 150 words shorter, how do I measure that?

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Word Count — Week 14

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

I was actually surprised at how much I got done this week. I took a whole day to sort out my taxes, but they’re done and filed. Every time look at the calendar now, I sigh with relief.

Week 14, March 30 – April 5th:

Week 14 results.
Week 14 results.

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Word Count — Week 13

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

The week was about increasing my activity levels. And the little exercise I did really drove the point home about how out-of-shape I am. The last part of the week was the worst. I hope I start to feel better.

Week 13, March 23rd – March 29th:

Week 13 results.
Week 13 results.

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Word Count — Week 12

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

This week started out strong, but I was hit with intense shoulder pain that sidelined me for the weekend. Goals for the next week: finish the WIP chapter of the ruby book, and do three chapter reviews of the WSF&F book.

Week 12, March 16th – March 22nd:

Week 12 results.
Week 12 results.

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Word Count — Week 11

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

This week the number look about average, but I feel I didn’t do much. I had a serious lull in the middle of the week. A couple of big bursts early and late in the week rounded out the numbers. Hitting 50K would’ve been nice. But I just finished a 2K techincal post. Verifying the code while writing really drags things out. No more tonight.

At least for some of the lull time I was reading. I finished a short story collection and a novel.

My goal for next week is to increase writing time.

Week 11, March 9th – March 15h:

Week 11 results.
Week 11 results.

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Word Count — Week 10

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

I was shooting for more, but a bug in the Pogo software left me spending my time troubleshooting instead of writing. The average turned upwards again. I’m happy with that.

Week 10, March 2 – March 8st:

Week 10 results.
Week 10 results.

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Word Count — Week 9

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

The goal for this week was to push out 1000 words per day. Only blog posts, fiction, project writing counts. Keeping track of emails and fourm posting would make me crazy.

I was a bit behind the goal for most of this week. But a impropmtu GitHub project threw me over the top on Sunday night.

Week 8, February 23rd – March 1st:

Week 9 results.
Week 9 results.

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Word Count — Week 8

It’s time for my weekly word count check-in. At the end of every week, I post a screen shot from my writing results spreadsheet. This shows the current week and the three before. My week starts on Monday. The numbers are current through Sunday night. I also only average over six days. This allows me one day of no writing that doesn’t impact the weekly totals.

I spent the first part of the week learning about how to make eBooks. But for writing, this was a week of poor concentration. I wasn’t able to focus on much of anything. It wasn’t writer’s block. It was more of a feeling that I just didn’t have anything worth writing inside me. Instead I spent time on Twitter. Overall, a poor showing.

Week 8, February 16th – 22nd:

Week 8 results.
Week 8 results.

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