Today is the start of etcetera… and other motivational phrases. With 2014 over, I am no longer pursuing the target of one million words written. But I am not adrift without targets.
As I have said before, my ideal target isn’t a pure word-count: editing, redrafting, proofing, and formatting are at least as valuable as factors in the overall goal of producing a professional book. So much of last year was a struggle between the best task to get work published and the task that would increase my word-count.
This came to a head with the release of Greenstar Complete Season One and State in October and November. While my update posts stopped, I did continue to count words; I just stopped measuring, recording daily, and analysing each possible trend. Not chasing a daily word count meant the high days were swallowed by the other days.
That said, when I went back to calculate my total for the year, I discovered that I wrote over 890,000 words last year.
This year’s target is to turn at least some of the work into published books.
And of course release more Greenstar.