J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

It’s one of those weeks… Even though it’s frigid outside, and blogging has been on my to-do list, it just hasn’t been getting done. Finally, finally, I’m sitting down in my chair to give you all an update on this years, 261,000 words in a year goal.

I got a great kick start on this goal at the beginning of the year, both by writing a lot in September when I first set the goal, and by completing NaNoWriMo. I know I’ve said it before, but NaNo is such a great productivity tool for me. Without it, well, I don’t draft near as much. While it’s been my goal to write 1,000 words a day Monday-Friday, I didn’t succeed at that goal once this week! I’m currently in a rewriting phase for my Work in Progress, so that makes sense, but at the same time I do like to spend some time continuously drafting something new.

The good news is that I’m still really far ahead in my annual goal (see, writing really hard for a money helps!). You can go slow and steady (tortoise), or you can sprint (hare). I am a hare, but I’m trying to teach myself to be a tortoise. I feel less stressed when I slowly and consistently draft something, but do have a difficult time with the motivational aspect!

For the next two weeks, I don’t anticipate a lot of new drafting, but in March I do expect my word counts to increase again (hopefully steadily). I guess you’ll see what happens when I update next!

Meanwhile, look for some new content on new hobbies coming tomorrow!

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