350 days in a row: September 2018 Writing Report


By the numbers, during September I wrote 42,003 words, at an average of 1,400 words per day. In other words, I barely squeaked to the finish line on my 2018 Stretch Goal.

I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at 350 days in a row as of Sept. 30, 2018. Nearly a year of writing every single day!

September’s scribbling puts me at 404,045 words for 2018—on track for 500,000 words for the year. Those 404,045 words include fiction, 4 article assignments, content work for clients, and things for my Wanderers, my patrons on Patreon.

Here are a few things that really stuck out to me from September’s writing, plus a few links to some previously submitted pieces that were recently published:

Cycling what I have so far on Wet. I gave some other projects priority over Wet last month. So over the past week or so, I’ve been going back through what I’ve written so far, both polishing the writing and getting my creative brain reset in the story. Now I’m back at the drafting!

Finishing The Forgotten City. As I mentioned a little while back, I got to a part of Wet’s back story that kept pulling at me to become its own standalone story. That story is now drafted and with Chief Reader.

Exploring 2 new book ideas. Our family’s recent trip to Kauai brought me ideas for 2 books, one Rucksack, one something else. I’ve also been exploring those concepts and getting to know some of their characters and worlds.

Recent articles:

How to Reduce Customer Service Email Response Times to One Hour or Less | Outpost Blog

New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews – Oregon Beer Growler

Brewing According to the Harvest: The Making of Draper’s Fall Beers – Oregon Beer Growler

And now… back to work!