Jamie’s Writing Update for June 2014

By Jamie Alan Belanger on July 1, 2014 10:53 am · 0 Comments

Day Skipper

I’ll admit, I skipped a few days of writing this past month. The first two were understandable, as I was helping my brother and sister-in-law in New Hampshire move. The third day I skipped, however, was just a total lack of motivation. I didn’t even feel bad about it; I just didn’t write. Twice I opened a document and stared at it, then closed the program and did something else.

I’m starting to find it more and more difficult to get my 2,014 words a day. Most days I barely squeak by, writing just about the bare minimum. Still, I haven’t resorted to intentionally bad prose just to hit my word count. There’s no “he was really really really really tired” type of word count finagling. At this point, I’m just trying to finish the first draft of all 9 books in my Chronicles of Palamar series. I’ll clear half a million words written at some point in July, but I really doubt I’ll have the motivation to hit the one million mark.

 

How Much Did I Write?

Fewest words written:  0 (June 12, 17, and 23)
Most words written: 8,483 (June 4th)
Average words per day: 2,384
Total words written in June:    71,528
Total words this year: 477,560

 

What did I write?

In March, I finally started the Chronicles of Palamar, which will be a 9-book fantasy epic set in a fantasy world I’ve been designing since I was in elementary school. This past month I worked on the sixth book, and took a few breaks to knock out some other short stories.