May/June Goal Review

I have passed the half-way mark on my very unofficial goal of writing every day this year! It’s been a couple of months since I posted an update. Here’s the scoop:

January (31 days)

  • Goal = 10 min per day
  • Min Written = 860 (ave = 27.7 min/day)
  • Word Count =  15,200 (ave = 490 words/day)
  • 17.7 wpm

February (28 days)

  • Goal = 15 min per day
  • Min Written = 950 (ave = 33.9 min/day)
  • Word Count = 15,820 (ave = 565 words/day)
  • 16.7 wpm

March (31 days)

  • Goal = 20 min per day
  • Min Written = 840 (ave =  27.1 min/day)
  • Word Count = 14,223 (ave = 459 words/day)
  •  16.9 wpm

April (30 days)

  • Goal = 25 min per day
  • Min Written = 1,030 (ave = 34.3 min/day)
  • Word Count = 21,323 (ave = 710.8 words/day)
  •  20.7 wpm

May (31 days)

  • Goal = 30 min per day
  • Min Written = 995 (ave = 32.1 min/day)
  • Word Count = 21,170 (ave = 682.9 words/day)
  •  21.3 wpm

June (30 days)

  • Goal = 35 min per day
  • Min Written = 1185 (ave = 39.5 min/day)
  • Word Count = 21,686 (ave = 722.9 words/day)
  •  18.3 wpm

In May, almost all my numbers all dropped, although they stayed above the goal line. I pretty much did what I had to do each day, without going above and beyond. To be fair, May was a pretty busy month. I did manage to bring my wmp up, though, which is interesting. I did a lot of journal writing in May, which flows more freely for me than fiction writing does.

In June, I brought my minutes and word count up again, but my wpm suffered. Partly, this is because I wrote more fiction. Partly, it’s because when I was not feeling it I was REALLY not feeling it and I even phoned in the journal writing piece. I let myself get stuck writing when I was very tired too many times.

Yearly, as of June 30 (181 days)

  • Goal = 365 day streak
  • Longest Streak To Date = 140 days
  • Current streak = 140 days
  • 5860 minutes, averaging  32.4 Min/Day
  • 109,389 words, averaging 604.4 Words/Day
  • 18.6 wpm

For July, my goal is to write for 40 minutes every day, which means a minimum of 1240 minutes and ~23,064 words. The minutes will be easy, but since I’m working on a big new INTIMIDATING project I expect that the word count goal may be tricky. I’m going to try to get the words, though, even if it means my wpm suffers. By the end of July, my longest streak should be 171 days and counting.

 

I’ve done a garbage job of meeting the reading goal I set for myself in April. I’ve done a marginally less garbage job of getting 30 min of exercise every week day. I am still working on working those into my routine.

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