Holiday Ups and Downs – December in Review

I got one step closer in November

I got one step closer in November

Is there anything you look forward to yet also dread quite like the holidays?

Get to see family?  Awesome.  But stressful.  Gift giving and receiving?  Exciting.  But a huge pain in the ass.  Time off of work/school?  No, wait.  That one’s all good.

Looking back on the holidays, I wonder why we do this to ourselves.  In the end, I had good time, but there were some serious bumps on the road.

Anyway, let’s talk about writing.

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Month In Review – November

I got one step closer in November

I got one step closer in November

November was a crazy month.  First and foremost, I beat NaNoWriMo!

That’s a heck of an accomplishment for any month.

Not only did I beat it, but I ended up with a whopping 72,472 words, almost half again the required 50,000.  This averages out to a ridiculous 2,418 words per day.

That knocks my prior daily productivity out of the park.  As I calculated during October’s Review, my daily average for the past year has been around 860 words per day.

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Month in Review – October


The light at the end of the tunnel. Got to get there one step at a time.

October was a big month for me!

First, and most relevant to this site, I launched Oh The Squalor.

I can’t begin to describe how excited I am about this project.  I hope to use this blog as a platform to connect with other writers.

I want this to serve as an outlet for us to share our mutual love for the craft of writing while also allowing us to pool together practical strategies for approaching writing and life as a writer. Continue reading