Writing Progress: Week Ending March 16, 2013
Obviously, I’m less happy with this week than I am with the last:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 0 words
Story of V:
- Wordcount: 0 words
Grand Total: 0 words
If I need to spell out why, I’ve not been doing a very good job at spelling out my writing-related goals for the year…
For those following along at home, I’ve now burned through 7 weeks of this year without writing, compared to only 4 weeks of the year spent writing. I’d allotted myself 14 weeks this year for non-writing, anticipating that I’d need quite a few. Yet, it’s clear that I was being… optimistic.
Overall… I’ve written just north of 3,000 words so far this year. That’s not a lot of writing, so far. In fact, even if I take out the seven weeks I’ve spent not writing this year, I’m only at 43% of my goal for the year. (I should’ve written around 7,000 words if I’d written 1,750 each week that I spent writing.)
From where I stand now, quite honestly, I don’t see a near-term end in sight for this drought from writing. I know it will end, eventually, but I just can’t tell for certain when it will. A few weeks? A few months? Will most of the year pass before I am once again able to find enough writing time to make some solid forward momentum? Time will tell, I suppose. There’s your daily cliche for you.
So, how are you doing, this week? If you write, did you get much writing done?