Sunday, June 28, 2015

Writing in Public - Year 1, Month 7, Days 22-28

Michael Salsbury

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

Last week's word count was a disappointing 5,677.  Sadly, I've done no better this week.

Monday, I wrote some more on the Revenant story for the ASL Series (x words) and a journal entry.

Tuesday I couldn't make the time and didn't have the mental energy to write, so nothing was written.

Wednesday, I watched a video that sparked the post about Michael O'Hare from Babylon 5 (739 words).  I also took notes from a writing book I read that will hopefully help me in the future (650 words)  The O'Hare post caught the attention of Babylon 5 series creator J. Michael Straczynski and many B5 fans.  That was an unexpected by pleasant surprise.

Thursday, I wrote a post for Begin Brewing (293 words) and a journal entry (657 words).

Friday and Saturday, I managed only two journal entries (235 words and 133 words).

Sunday, I wrote a post for How To Write Fiction (1001 words), a journal entry (540 words), and this post (184 words).

That's a total of 5,463 words for the week - less than last week's 5,677 (which disappointed me).



Short Stories:
  • The Mimas Object (a story in the Alliance universe): 2,463 words
  • The Revenant (a story in the Alliance universe):  5,968 words
  • Writing Notes Taken: 1,760 words
Blogging and Journaling:
  • Alliance of Sentient Lifeforms (ASL): 0 words
  • Begin Brewing: 5,534 words
  • Columbus Beer Scene:  2,984 words
  • How to Write Fiction: 1,001 words
  • Windows Desktop Administration: 1,717 words
  • This Blog: 2,171 words
  • Journaling:  7,466 words
Opening Lines, Paragraphs, Pages:
  • Opening Lines Written: 8 lines (292 words)
  • Opening Paragraphs Written: 2
  • Opening Pages Written: 0

THIS MONTH - TOTAL WORDS: 31,356 (avg. 1,119.9 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 201531,356281,119.9
TOTAL WORDS248,960210
Avg. Words per Day1,185.5

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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