April Accountability Post

I’m trying something a little different this month. You won’t see any changes in the format here, but on my back end I’m trying a new strategy to keep myself accountable in writing. Also, as mentioned in March, I’m focusing less on my reviews so I can spend more time writing. I’m hoping to bring my daily wordcount up to the 2000-3000 words.

  • 1st
    • I finished ‘Dealing with Dragons.’ It’s a charming child’s story, targeted to the 10-14 demographic. Reminded me of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle,’ but with a more precocious POV.
    • I wrote 654 words.
  • 2nd
    • I listened to a little of ‘Alanna: First Adventure.’ It’s fine, but the plot is meandering. The plot is made up of plot arc, after plot arc, after plot arc, with each one ending seconds before the next again. This makes the book feel episodic. This isn’t innately a bad thing, but cause this book is so short I don’t think it’s doing this book any favors.
    • I wrote nothing.
  • 3rd
    • Read and wrote nothing. My hands hurt like crazy today.
  • 4th
    • I read nothing.
    • I wrote about 550 words in ‘Arcadia draft 2.’
  • 5th
    • Read nothing
    • I wrote 1383 words.
  • 6th
    • I read nothing.
    • I wrote 0 words.
  • 7th
    • I wrote 186 words.
  • 8th
    • Wrote nada. Read nada.
  • 9th
    • Wrote nothing. I’m laying off reading for a little while cause my hands still hurt.
  • 10
    • I started Holy Sister.
  • 11
    • I wrote 697 words.
    • I’m liking Holy Sister. Has a few flaws, but it’s polished plot-wise, and I’m liking it more than Grey Sister. Nearly as good as Red Sister.
  • 12
    • I finished Holy Sister and wrote the review. I wrote no words for my own book, but instead put ~1200 words into the Holy Sister review.
  • 13
    • I started ‘Theft of Swords.’
  • 14
    • I wrote 566 words.
  • 15
    • I read nothing and wrote nothing.
  • 16
    • I’m not going to read for a week or so. I’m feeling burned out.
    • I wrote 624 words.
  • 17
    • I read about 10 pages of ‘Theft.’
    • I wrote about 850 words.
  • 18
    • I wrote about 400 words
  • 19
    • I wrote 4622 words
  • 20
    • I wrote 1918 words.
  • 21
    • I wrote 2321. For the last few days I’ve been writing a new story. It’s been flowing well so far. I’ve been returning to my WWI themed setting.
  • 22
    • I wrote about 1200 words.
    • I read ‘Loran’s Smile.’ I was a very good, bittersweet short story.
  • 23
    • I wrote Nothing and read nothing.
  • 24
    • I wrote 844 words.
  • 25
    • I wrote nothing.
    • I read all of ‘War of the Spark: Ravnica.’ I liked it, but it was nothing special.
  • 26
    • I wrote 508 words.
  • 27
    • I wrote 1608 words.
  • 28
    • I wrote 4853 words.
    • I read some of ‘Theft of Swords.’ It’s better than I remembered.
  • 29
    • I wrote 2590
  • 30
    • I wrote 1100

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