2017 Writing/Revision Tracking Spreadsheet

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. It hasn’t been an easy year, but I’m still puttering forward with the writing and other creativity. To start off the new year in the right direction, I have updated the yearly Writing and Revision Tracking Spreadsheet. This format is a little different than before. Instead of separate tabs for the writing and revision, this time it’s been combined into one single tab. I’ve been using it for the past year and like having both were I can see them in one glance. Another post soon on the other big project I’ve been working on. So, go! Write and revise! View every word forward as a triumph. All spreadsheets are available …

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Help Needed: Mother Hen’s Smile (Plus Update)

It’s been a while since I’ve updated everyone on how Mother Hen (a.k.a. Mom) is doing. And wow, a lot has happened. Warning: this one is a bit long! At the beginning of December she had a chemo treatment directly into the brain via an Ommaya Reservoir. All well and good, and she’s had these for a while. The side-effects of the chemo usually go away after 3 or 4 days and we couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t doing its normal pattern. Then she got worse. Then she started loosing her balance. Then she got delirious, and I mean scary-delirious! On a Sunday we took her to the emergency room and we found out that her shunt valve that …

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UPDATED: Schedule – Writing and Publishing Template

Yet another spreadsheet update for 2015! The “Schedule – Writing and Publishing Template” is not contingent on a year. I use my copy for multiple years. However, when planning for 2015 I realized that the spreadsheet was missing a crucial element: estimated word count. By adding this column I realized I had accidentally planned on writing over 800k in 2015. Oops! No way was that going to happen! I posted an updated version on the Writing Freebies page.

2015 Writing and Publishing Spreadsheet Available

2015 is here, and that means it’s time to set new writing goals! To help with that, I have updated my “Writing and Publishing Spreadsheet.” From personal experience, I want to say that even if one does not hit the goal set out at the beginning of the year, any writing is still success. Last year I was aiming for 500,000 words in January of 2014. Then Mother Hen had to have more brain surgery in May. Then she developed hydrocephalus in June. Yeah, that 500k was not going to happen. So, I dropped my goal for the year to 300,000. Wrote whenever I could, which sometimes wouldn’t bee for weeks. So, what did I get to in 2014? 231,824 …

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