Sunday, July 12, 2015

Writing in Public - Year 1, Month 8, Days 6-12

Michael Salsbury

My adoption of Dean Wesley Smith's Writing in Public challenge continues.

Monday I wrote a journal entry (804 words), did opening line practice (959 words, 13 lines, 10 paragraphs, and 1 page), and a post for this blog about an irritating spam message (385 words).  That made a healthy total of 2,148 for the day.

Tuesday I wrote only a journal entry (387 words).

Wednesday we didn't get home and finish with dinner and the dishes until fairly late.  I also injured my hand during the dinner prep and had to ice it for a while, so writing wasn't something I was prepared to do until late in the evening.  Wrote a journal entry earlier in the day (404 words).  Did some brainstorming on the ASL story The Revenant over lunch (312 words) and wrote part of the story before bedtime (1,429 words).  That made for a daily total of 2,145 words and brought up the week's average.

Thursday and Friday I wrote almost nothing.  I did spent a good bit of time reading the book Super Structure by James Scott Bell.  I'm learning a few good things from it.

On Saturday I started a post on how to tell the relative bitterness level of two random beers without drinking them. It took me until tonight to finish it (903 words).  It's up on the Columbus Beer Scene web site already.

My word count for the entire week was 5,816 words.  Another disappointing one.



Short Stories:
  • The Mimas Object (a story in the Alliance universe): 0 words
  • The Revenant (a story in the Alliance universe):  3,580 words
  • Writing Notes Taken: 0 words
Blogging and Journaling:
  • Alliance of Sentient Lifeforms (ASL): 0 words
  • Begin Brewing: 0 words
  • Columbus Beer Scene:  1,233 words
  • How to Write Fiction: 4,177 words
  • Windows Desktop Administration: 0 words
  • This Blog: 823 words
  • Journaling:  2,585 words
Opening Lines, Paragraphs, Pages:
  • Opening Lines Written: 27 lines (1,408 words)
  • Opening Paragraphs Written: 10
  • Opening Pages Written: 1

THIS MONTH - TOTAL WORDS: 13,806 (avg. 1,150.5 per day)



Record Word Counts:
  • Day:  8,693 (March 29, 2015)
  • Week:  20,589 (April 6-13, 2015)
  • Month: 56,486 (March 2015)

Month of ChallengeWords WrittenDaysWords/Day
December 201420,75431669.5
January 201516,01831516.7
February 201547,660281702.1
March 201556,486311822.1
April 201545,443301514.8
May 201531,243311007.8
June 201535,779301192.6
July 201513,806121150.5
TOTAL WORDS267,189224
Avg. Words per Day1,192.8

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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