Archive | January 1, 2020

Livewriting Recap and More

Happy New Year!

Yesterday, I spent from about 8 to about 10 writing, adding in a little more after that and wrapping up just in time to kiss my husband, feed the cats, and go to sleep in 2020.

I wrote a total of 14,026 words yesterday.  Not only did I beat my 2018 Livewriting total (10,000) (in 2017: 7519), I blew it out of the water.

I’m pretty happy with that! I got prompts from new prompters, which makes me even happier (I love getting prompts from my constant people and I love getting prompts from new people, too), prompts from some long-term readers and Patrons, and may have started a new serial.

All in all, in 2019 I wrote 810,016 words, 8% more than in 2018. I finished (yes, some debate on one of those) three blog serials and Edally and… I’m not sure if I started any new settings!

In 2020, I want to focus on the following, in re. writing:

  • Submit at least 1 story every 2 months
  • Get caught up and stay caught up with Patreon (this is mostly non-writing; i.e., maps and chapbooks, right now)
  • Find one more way to promote my writing and keep up with it at least monthly (suggestions?)
  • Clean up and self-pub one novel, pref. 2
  • Finish 1 novel (pref 2), edit, submit for publication
  • Work on improving my Weak Spots of Writing
  • Fun Goal: Beat 2019’s monthly, weekly, daily, and yearly wordcounts.
  • I want to say “get more Patrons” but that’s not in my hands. I can write and talk about my writing and promote it but I can’t manufacture Patrons.

I will try to keep something similar to my recent publishing schedule: stories on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and/or Saturday, one-shots or blog posts slipping in on Tues and/or Thursday.

I have several new series or mini-series either in the works or in consideration right now, so there may be a few weird weeks while I get caught up.

But all in all, I think it will be a good year!

Cheers, and thanks for all your reading and comments in 2019!

Since I like playing on 4thewords, this little bug monster says I need to add a little bit more to this blog post. 

Webpage goals for 2020 include:

  • *find an effective plug-in which lets me:
    •  Automagically crosspost to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and maybe Mastodon
    • Automagically crosspost to Dreamwidth and NOT continue to re-crosspost every time I change anything in the post.
  • Finish my Settings Page and my Fae Apoc landing page
  • Start a New Readers Page of some sort which suggests places for, well, new readers to begin
  • Complete the Great Patreon Crossposting and the Tag and Category Clean-up