Weekly Stats (Sun-Sat):
Words Drafted: 8,407
Best Word Count: 2,232 (Sunday)
Daily Average Needed To Finish Draft: 1,500
For a short month, that sure was a busy one! *whew*
Of course, that probably has something to do with the fact that I was drafting two projects in February: Keepers of the Flame: Origins #3 and Blood & Steam #1. Which I hadn’t, originally, wanted to do, but did anyway.
Let’s have a look-see at what we accomplished last month, shall we? *licks pencil*
- Keepers: Origins #3 completed and released into the wild. YAY!
- Blood & Steam #1 drafted.
- Power of Three #1 planned and outlined.
- Keepers of the Flame #4 submitted, synopsized, and submitted to Editor Awesome. Double YAY!!
- Waking Muse box set completed and released for 99c at Amazon.
Words Drafted: 44,698—Up 47% from January.
Best Word Count: 5,920 (Feb. 15)
Days Off: 3
Looking Ahead To March:
PRE-PRODUCTION: DRAGON’S HEART (Fantasy Novel)
DRAFTING: THIRTEEN WITCHES (Power of Three #1)—Urban Fantasy Novella, 27-30K words
IN REVISION: Blood & Steam #1
POST-PRODUCTION: Create new covers for Origins #1 & 2, as well as Waking Muse books, all for re-release.
RELEASE: BRIGHID’S FLAME (Keepers of the Flame #3)—Apocalyptic Fantasy Novella (March 17 from Samhain Publishing).
I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to only having ONE project to draft next month instead of two. But one advantage to working on both Origins #3 and Blood & Steam #1 in February was that it forced me to stretch my word count muscles to make it happen. Now I know what I’m capable of handling, so a single project word count should seem like Cracker Jacks in comparison.
So, instead of:
Instead I’ll be all:
At least, that’s the theory.
Also this week, in a moment of madness I’m not sure actually existed, I booked a trip to Southern California in May to visit family for a week or so. It looks like my grandmother will be moving out of her big ol’ ranch house she’s lived in since the sixties, as she’s now in a wheelchair and can’t live alone anymore. So there’s that booked for next quarter.
I can tell you I am not looking forward to a 6-8 hour flight to and from Florida via Dallas, crammed into Coach (“economy” my big, rosy Irish patootie). Especially when traveling with laptop, etc. UGH.
*bangs head repeatedly on desk*
Okay, enough of the amateur dramatics. How did you guys fare in February? How’s March looking for you?