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News Archive for January 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Writing Stats for 2016

Written by Kodi Wolf at 1:19 AM

December turned out to be a lot like July. For the first two weeks, my word count was really low. I only averaged about 397 words per day, but that was due to being on drugs while I passed a couple kidney stones. Once I got off the meds, my average word count more than doubled to about 871 words per day, and that was even with the holidays and finally getting to the cleaning I'd wanted to do last December, but which ended up not happening because I got sick instead (and no, I didn't get to it the whole rest of the year... I was busy writing).

My total word count for December was 20,364, which averages out to 657 words per day. My lowest words per day was 13 and my highest was 2,138.

Looking back, this year has been amazing. I can't believe I've been able to maintain my writing streak, which I started back on January 9 of last year. Here's an updated look at my calendar for 2016.

My writing calendar plus inspirational note and black karambit knife

My corkboard with my writing calendar. You can also see my favorite inspirational note I wrote for myself in 2013 and the black knife (called a karambit) that I bought as inspiration for a much later scene in A Bondage Primer. And the little scroll piece in the corner says, "Once Upon a Time..."
(Full-size image)

My main goal for this year is to have every day marked with a green 'X' by the end of the year. I don't know if I'll be able to do it, since I know health stuff derailed me last year, but I'm going to try.

Anyway, for posterity's sake, I wanted to note some of my statistics for 2016.

Writing Stats for 2016
  Words/Month Daily Average Highest Day Lowest Day Hours/Month Words/Hour
Jan 15,474 673 (23 days) 1,026 506 (or 0) ? (est. 62h 6m) ? (est. 249)
Feb 20,339 701 1,337 509 18h 56m 1,074
Mar 20,090 648 2,169 146 32h 26m 619
Apr 16,181 539 1,626 12 25h 2m 646
May 20,338 656 3,870 23 46h 2m 442
Jun 25,538 851 5,073 34 63h 0m 405
Jul 44,922 1,449 6,169 1 162h 37m 276
Aug 57,791 1,864 4,743 143 197h 18m 293
Sep 26,253 875 3,059 22 95h 4m 276
Oct 38,910 1,255 3,811 154 105h 44m 368
Nov 33,381 1,113 5,512 214 102h 17m 326
Dec 20,364 657 2,138 13 56h 54m 358
Writing Totals & Averages for 2016
Total Words 339,581
Monthly Average 28,298
Daily Average 928 (or 948*)
Total Hours 905h 20m (or 967h 26m**)
Average Words/Hour 358 (or 351†)

* The first number is averaged across the entire year (366 days), but you get the second number if you subtract the first 8 days I didn't write.
** The first number doesn't include January, since I only tracked words that month, but if you average the time out for the rest of the year, it works out to about 2h 42m every day with no weekends off. So then if you take that average and apply it to the 23 days in January I did write, it changes the estimated total time to the second number.
† The first number doesn't include January, since I wasn't tracking time that month, but if you use the average above, it changes the estimated total to the second number.

So there's my writing year in a nutshell.

Here's to having just as awesome a year in 2017.

Happy New Year, everyone. :)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Writing Every Day - One Year and Counting

Written by Kodi Wolf at 7:51 PM

I just wanted to take a moment to jot down that I've officially hit one full year of writing every day. It was technically 366 days, since last year was a leap year, but that's even better (I was born in a leap year and in February, so it's special to me). By the way, I'm counting from when I started on January 9, 2016 all the way through to today.

Anyway, here's to another year of writing.