Sorry–final post about 2016. While it was not a million-word year, I’m still pleased with the statistical outcome. This year also saw the developmental progression of what started as a mid-grade fantasy, veered into YA, returned to MG, and is solidified for the (hopefully) last time as a YA. I didn’t fully finish any draft of the novel in 2016, but I came close three times, and this last attempt is truly the final one for this “first” draft.
Total Words Written: 655,507
Most Prolific Month: November (104,327 words)
Most Prolific Non-NaNo Month: February (72,878 words)
Worst Month: October (24,821 words)
Most Words in a Day: 7,042 (November 1)
Most Words in a Non-NaNo Day: 6,391 (February 7)
Fewest Words in a Day: 500 words (October 27)
Days I Didn’t Write: 11
Started Projects: 16
Finished Projects: 6 (2 novels, 4 short stories)
So far, 2017 has brought a lot of other obligations to the forefront, most notably of which is my studying. My test is in March, and the more I study (and the more I talk to experienced test-takers), the more I discover it’s going to be a challenge. Happily, I love challenges, so we’ll see where this one and all others take me.