I wrote on 11 days in December and managed to add 4,510 words to the Project Formerly Known as the Novella. Because I was trying to finish the damn thing, it was the only project I focused on last month.
Did I finish it? Well, no. But more on that later.
First, let’s look at my year-end recap. The good new: I wrote 138,389 words in 2012, a good jump over last year’s total of 105,984 words.
So, that’s an increase of 30.57 percent from the prior year. Quantity wise, that’s not bad.
What did I write? The majority of my focus was on the Novella project, which has ballooned to nearly 80,000 words at this point. I need a better moniker for it, as it’s clearly becoming a novel. I wrote 64,354 words toward that story. This included some scenes that likely won’t make the final cut, but that’s all part of the process, right?
The suspense novel gained 30,273 words (but still not the two most important ones — The End). And I wrote 23,881 words on a novel that will someday be a sequel to the Bloated Novella project, with the working title of Trouble. I also added 11,031 words to last year’s Nano project, which has the temporary title of Pacific Daylight Time or PDT. I also finished an outline of this book in a spreadsheet, which wasn’t counted toward in my year-end totals.
Here’s how this looks in a chart, because why not?
Now for the less-good news: I did not get to write “The End” on any of my projects — yet. I really thought I could get that last act on the Novella That Ate My Brain, but I made the mystery subplot far too complex and am still trying to figure out how to unravel the tangled mess I wove in acts one and two. However, I will. *Stomps foot* Yes, I will, damn it.
I’ll leave my resolution recap for another post, because it’s going to take me some more time to
Cheers to an even more productive and creative 2013!