Dean Wesley Smith has, for a few years, been doing his "writing in public" thing, where every day he posts his word count to his blog, and he's said it's helped him keep his writing pace up (for the people who think I write a lot, he wrote four novels in four weeks recently).
I decided it was worth a try, but didn't want to use my main blog for it, so I thought I'd start doing it here. Every day, at or around midnight, until I get bored of this, I'll post how much Proper Writing (ie something that I will, in some form or another, get paid for eventually) that I've done for the day here.
I'm currently aiming for a target of 2000 words a day, and to hit that at least five days a week. I have a secondary target of getting at least one 1000-word-plus blog post up that often, but that won't always be possible as I'm working on multiple projects.
Today's writing:Blog post on Atypical
: 1685 words
Book on Harry Nilsson: 270 words. Total book length so far: 270 words (this is mostly chapter headings and structure stuff on a book I'm just starting).The Basilisk Murders
my next novel (nearing completion, just doing tidying): 410 words today, 40861 in total
Short story I'm *way* overdue on for an anthology: 345 words, total story length so far: 1958 words
Total words for the day: 2710
Join me tomorrow for more exciting numbers. Or hide me from your reading list. Your choice.