I’m pretty pleased with my wordcounts lately. Admittedly, there are still under-1000 days, but most of them are above that, and there’s even some over 2000 days. And no days at all in February where I didn’t write anything. It’s very reassuring.
I’ll admit, I was worried. There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to why some days worked and some days didn’t. I still don’t know what it was that turned the key for me. Certainly, relaxing myself into my natural workflow has helped. But I have trouble believing it could really be that simple.
That doesn’t mean I’m anywhere near caught up. The werewolf sequel is going longer than I planned; I started working on a series of linked short stories; research has eaten up more time than I expected. I’ve reluctantly decided that I need to drop a release from my planned schedule for the year, since my late winter story is now going to be a spring release, if not early summer.
But, if I can keep up this pace, I should be able to have something (or maybe two somethings) out for Halloween, another out for Christmas and then another spring release. Plus a few other little bits and bobs. Not a bad schedule, for someone also working two daytime jobs. It’s hard to be satisfied with it, though, because I know I could be reaching for 3000 and 4000 word days, if I had the leisure to build up to that level.
Someday, I’ll have the leisure to work my way up there. Until then, I’m going to enjoy what I have, and not stress about the occasional low-wordcount day. Everyone deserves a day off once in a while.
Even the plot bunnies. 😀