I finally stopped writing, almost cold turkey. I was feeling burned out but still trying to force myself to write every day, and then around the halfway point in this month, I finally just stopped. I started book 7 of my fantasy series, but didn't get very far into it. I still want to write, but even this blog post took me a few tries to compose.
I suppose it was inevitable. I mean... I wrote a lot this year; more than half a million words of new fiction. I'll probably spend at least three years editing and publishing what I've written in the past few months. I wish I could have finished the first draft of my fantasy series, but I didn't. Maybe I'll feel like writing again in a few months and can take a stab at finishing it.
In the meantime, I'm actually getting back into computer programming, which I haven't done much with in a long time. Sometimes it feels disadvantageous to have so many interests in life. But when I focus on one task and put all my creative energy into it... well, writing half a million words in 183 days is the result.
How Much Did I Write in July?
|Fewest words written:||0||(most days, actually)|
|Most words written:||3,473||(July 10th)|
|Average words per writing day:||2,467||(average for the days I wrote)|
|Average words per day:||1,114||(including all the no-writing days)|
|Total words written in July:||34,543|
|Total words this year:||512,103|