June Review

It’s July! And because I realized June was due to end before it actually did so, this entry is on time. I’m so proud of myself.

Here’s a little trivia for you, too, as I set the featured image for today. I keep a spreadsheet of all my blog and fiction words written in a month, and for my monthly review headers I’ve taken a screencap of the spreadsheet just for the month. So if you look at the past headers, each one has the days for the month along with the notes for the day in the background. Suitably blurred, of course, because it acts as a bit of a diary for me as well.


My fiction words (the ones that are important to me, if I’m honest) came in at 10,577. Good news – I beat May’s words! And February’s, too, making it the third lowest month, or the fourth highest, depending on whether you’re feeling optimistic or pessimistic. My average words per day for June were 353, and 426 for the year. As these numbers are better than May, I am happy.


Blog words came in lower than fiction words – 8,488! The game I’m playing with myself right now is that I try to write more fiction than blog words. There’s no prize, I just feel good when I manage it.

Best Writing Day

My best writing day came this week, actually. I wrote 1,240 fiction words on Monday, June 26th. It was my best fiction day since April, by far. It wasn’t my only 4-digit day this month, though, so I’d like to also bestow some honor on Sunday, June 4th.

June’s Goal

June’s goal was to write more than May, and I did it! By over 4,000 words. I’m pleased. It may have been considered a weak goal when I set it, but it was a goal I met, and that’s always a boost.

July’s Goal

I don’t know about July’s goal. I’m going to be busy, so big goals will be hard. Let me just list all the things I’d like to do sometime in the second half of the year that I can reasonably forsee and we’ll pick and choose from that list.

  1. Publish A Brief History of Space Cats and the Care and Feeding Thereof
    This is actually written, I just need to make a final pass-through of the print proof and get the ebooks up.
  2. Finish 004, currently untitled
    I’m 17,000 words in, and there’s quite a bit to go. It’s unlikely I’ll finish this enough to publish in July.
  3. Publish 003, currently untitled
  4. Decide on another project to start once 004 is done
  5. Write more than 10,000 in a week
  6. Write more than 1,000 words every day for a month
  7. Write 1,667 words per day in a month that isn’t November

That looks good! I don’t know which I’ll manage in July, but I think writing more than 10,000 in a week is possible sometime in the month, and the first one, getting A Brief History published, could be managed toward the end of July. So that’s vague, but there’s a goal in here somewhere!

That’s the end of the June review, I believe. I’m off to write words soon, I think, and maybe pictures.


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