A quarter of the way through the year already. Ouch.
March was all about focus for me (at least when it came to the writing). I spent an hour or so revising an old story for submission to an anthology but other than that I spent all my writing time on the first book of the new series.
Total word count for the month was 28,535. As usual that was a mix of new words, outlining, and revisions. It’s also less than 1,000 words a day which is my goal for the year.
Total wordcount for the first quarter was 88,604 words and according to the spreadsheet I use to obsess over my writing wordcounts I’m about 2,229 words behind where I want to be. Not disastrous but it’s a long weekend here in Canada so I’ll be trying to claw some of that back over the next three days.
As for the book itself, it’s sitting at 88,171 words which I’m guessing is roughly 2/3 complete. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it and I’ve resisted the urge to make any more major changes so far. If I can get to the end without pulling this thing apart again I’ll be happy.
So, not a very dramatic update but that’s the life of a writer.
Until next time. Stay safe.[March Writing Update by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 2nd April 2021]