Sunday, July 26, 2015

Writing in Public - Year 1, Month 8, Days 20-26

Michael Salsbury

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

Last week I managed just under 7,500 words.  For the month up to this week, I've only managed an average of 1,121 per day, which is above my December, January, and May output levels but well below the 1500-1800 words I was doing in February through April.

On Monday, I wrote a journal entry (284 words), added information to two posts on Begin Brewing, and wrote a third (835 words total).  I also did some more work on the ASL series story The Revenant (1,453 words).  That's 2,570 words for the day and a respectable start to the week.

Tuesday evening I wrote a journal entry (501 words) and did opening line practice (5 lines, 1 paragraph, 100 words).

Wednesday evening, I typed in my opening line practice work from earlier in the week.  I also wrote a journal entry (574 words) and a beer review for Columbus Beer Scene (369 words).

Thursday evening I wrote an opening line (12 words) and a journal entry (277 words).

Friday I wrote a single 44-word journal entry.

Saturday I didn't write anything.  I spent the day with family and brewing a batch of beer.

Sunday afternoon was also spent brewing a (different) batch of beer.  On Sunday evening, I wrote posts for Begin Brewing which talked about how to prevent boil-overs, how to brew a Belgian table ale or Single, and a walkthough/review of the Adventures in Homebrewing kit for a Gingerbread spiced brown ale (3,830 words total).  I wrote a journal entry covering Saturday and Sunday (499 words).  Took notes for future brewing activities based on my recent experiences and research, which may later yield some articles (825 words).  I also did some work on the ASL Series story The Revenant (822 words).  This post was finished also (298 words).

That's 10,721 words for the week.



Short Stories:
  • The Mimas Object (a story in the Alliance universe): 0 words
  • The Revenant (a story in the Alliance universe):  7,922 words
  • Writing Notes Taken: 0 words
Blogging and Journaling:
  • Alliance of Sentient Lifeforms (ASL): 0 words
  • Begin Brewing: 0 words
  • Columbus Beer Scene:  1,602 words
  • How to Write Fiction: 5,505 words
  • Windows Desktop Administration: 0 words
  • This Blog: 2,522 words
  • Journaling:  6,936 words
Opening Lines, Paragraphs, Pages:
  • Opening Lines Written: 49 lines (2,045 words)
  • Opening Paragraphs Written: 23
  • Opening Pages Written: 1

THIS MONTH - TOTAL WORDS: 32,022 (avg. 1,231.6 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 201532,022261231.6
TOTAL WORDS285,405238
Avg. Words per Day1,199.2

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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