At the beginning of 2015 and 2016, I posted a screenshot of my Tracking Sheets for the previous year. It helped to see how many words I wrote, how many pages I edited/revised. It also helped me see which months were more and less productive.
Thanks to Sidney Bristol, who shares these very awesome Tracking Sheets on her blog at the beginning of the year, I'm able to do just that. And since I downloaded the 2017 spreadsheet the other day, I thought I'd post last year's summary:
You can download your own copy of the Tracking sheets HERE.
As you can see, I managed to write 110,543 words and revised 2,752 pages. While they both sound like decent numbers, I would love to do way more this year.
I was convinced that 2016 would be a much easier year to get stuck into writing/revising. Then my main publisher closed, which sent my motivation into a spin. Then they opened again, and I made a few decisions... Yeah. Weird.
Last year's writing highlights were:
- HELL OF A RIDE was released in both eBook & print format. (Spin-off from my Sierra Fox series)
- I finished a YA novel set in 1989 (that's three drafts during first half of the year) & started sending queries. (Some interest, but not enough for any agent to champion)
- I wrote, revised & subbed three short stories, after not writing any for years. (Got rejection from two anthologies)
- Wrote a 65k creepy YA novel during NaNoWriMo. (My 10th NaNo!)
- Started a new Idea Notebook because I got so many during 2016.
- Thanks to a fellow author, I was finally able to disentangle myself from the hideous nightmare that was DB/EP. (This was a huge thing because these assholes injected 2015 with so many nightmarish situations)
- I signed two new contracts with Samhain Publishing, which now really means all the novels I've written in Sierra's world will be published in the one place. (Though technically, one was a re-sign)
I suppose my productivity doesn't look so bad when listed together. LOL.
Let's hope this year is even more productive!