Just a progress report on my Daily Wordcount Goals.  This is not bragging – it’s me holding myself accountable publicly where I can be mocked should I get lazy :)

I’m shooting for a daily wordcount goal of 3,000 words.  That’s fiction only.

My productivity took a major hit this week due to A Memory of Light.  I’ve been using the time I would normally devote to writing, to reading that book.  At first, I was able to read a little here and there and set it down, but the further I got into the book, the more I wanted to keep pushing to the next scene, the next chapter.  I finished it on the 18th, so I should be able to get back into the writing now…  🙂

Here’s my progress for the week:

  • Jan 13: 0 words or 0% of my daily goal
  • Jan 14: 0 words or 0% of my daily goal
  • Jan 15: 3,496 words or 116.53% of my daily goal
  • Jan 16: 3,238 words or 107.93% of my daily goal
  • Jan 17: 529 words or 17.63% of my daily goal
  • Jan 18: 1,274 words or 42.47% of my daily goal
  • Jan 19: 2,493 words or 83.10% of my daily goal

Some other metrics:

  • Total Words so far since starting on the 7th: 24,719
  • Average Daily Wordcount: 1,901.46
  • 26.58% of Monthly Goal completed.



  • Tim Ward Posted January 20, 2013 11:47 am

    Still a terrific week total considering that reading is essential to writing. Great job!

    • Patrick Hester Posted January 20, 2013 1:49 pm

      Thanks Tim!

  • Nicole Posted January 20, 2013 10:10 pm

    Oh man, I am having the same problem with A Memory of Light cutting into my writing productivity! I can’t tear myself away, but I’m also so excited about the grand finale that I don’t really want to.

    • Patrick Hester Posted January 20, 2013 11:16 pm

      I just wanted to know what happens to Bela, Mandarb and Pips… (not really…) 🙂


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