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Get Your Words Out - June!

I've reached a new all-time low. It isn't zero words, but it's close. 189 words. Yes, you read that right. (If anyone is actually reading this.) *sigh*

As of July 1st I should've written 72,000 words, which means I'm 62,644 words behind.

August is coming up, which means that the 2021 August Fic-A-Day is coming soon. With any luck I'll be able to write a story each day between 300 and 3000 words. If I manage my word count will go up by 9,000 to 90,000 words. The last few years it's been between 30,000 and 40,000 words so that should help a lot.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
June: 189
YtD: 9,356
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Get Your Words Out - May!

Well, there was some slight progress in May, so I clocked in at 3,367 words! It's the most words I've written in a month this year, but the sad truth is that my overall word count so far is only 9,167, which is less than the 12,500 I should've written each month. *sigh* 

As of June 1st I should've written at least 62,500 words which means I'm 53,333 words behind schedule.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
YtD: 9,167
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Promo: A Ficathon Goes Into a Bar 2021!

A Ficathon Goes Into A Bar is open for signups!

Schedule: 
Signups: May 2 to 11:59PM PDT, May 16 (When is that for me?)
Prompts Distributed: By May 19
Posting Opens: Once signups are distributed
Last Day to Post/Notify a Mod: June 20
Masterlist Posted: Mid July


How does this work? The rest of the rules can be found here.

1. Pick a character, any character.
2. Pick one to four fandoms that you feel comfortable writing in. They cannot be the fandom that your character is from, or a fandom related to it. They can be related to one another if you choose, however.

The signup post is here!

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Get Your Words Out - April!

I ended up writing 1,009 words in April. Which is over a thousand words, but hardly anywhere near what I should've written. If this continues then I'll be lucky if I manage 100K this year, much less 150K. *sigh*

That said, I should've written 50,000 words as of May first, but I'm only at 5,798 words. Which means I'm 44,202 words behind schedule.

I've written between 15,000 and 23,000 words in some months before so it's possible for me to catch up, but I'm not sure if I'm up for it. This writer's block is kicking my backside something fierce! :(

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
YtD: 5,798
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Get Your Words Out - March

March was a slight improvement, at least compared to February. As in I wrote about twice as much, not that it was anywhere near what I should've written, but baby steps. Right?

That said, I should've written 37,500 words as of April first, but I'm only at 4,789 words. Which means I'm 32,711 words behind schedule. If I'm going to get back on track, then I need to write 1,091 words every day in April, and that's just to break even with the three first months of 2021. *sigh*

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
YtD: 4,789
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Get Your Words Out - February!

I thought January was my all-time low, turns out it was February. I only wrote 531 words. *sigh* Where did my inspiration and muse go? They're both clearly in hiding. :(

As of March first I should have written 25,000 words, but I'm only up to 3,631. ...which means I'm 21,369 words behind schedule.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. Also, keep the required distance from other people.
We will get through this.


Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
YtD: 3,631
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Get Your Words Out - January!

January was not a good month as far as writing goes. I wrote all of 3,100 words, which is an all-time low since I began writing for GYWO. I've written less in a month, but still. It wasn't how I was expecting to start 2021.

According to what I should've written so far (12,500 words), I'm 9,400 words behind. It's going to be difficult to catch up. :(

My writer's block post-AFAD seems to be going strong, but hopefully my muse will be back soon.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
YtD: 3,100
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Promo: 2021 Get Your Words Out!



[img: notebook and pen on wooden desktop with "GYWO 2021"
printed in large white letters with a black shadow. under that,
"writing decathlon" in handwritten white letters with a black shadow.]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Thirteen!
Pledges & Requirements | getyourwordsout.net

Sign-ups are open between December 12th, 2020 and January 18th, 2021.
Dreamwidth & Open ID.

All fandoms, any original work.

Pledge to write a certain amount of words in 2021, 
or, Pledge to write a certain amount of days during the year.

What words count?

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Get Your Words Out - December!

December did not go as planned. I failed to reach my unofficial goal of 200K words in 2020, but I did manage to write 191,796 words. Which is more words than I have ever written in a year, so I'm still calling it a win! I clocked in at 5,085 words in December rather than the 13,500 I had hoped for at the start of the month.

Writing 191,796 words in a year means I wrote 15,983 on average each month. Obviously I didn't keep up that pace, but since I wrote between 15,000 and 22,000 in the first four months of 2020, combined with more than 48,000 words in August, and the average goes way up.

That said, I wrote between 1,139 words a month and 48,542 words, which is a HUGE gap. Granted, the latter number is from August so it's bound to be much higher than normal, but still. The difference shouldn't be that high. I need to find an average and stick to that so I don't burn myself out.

I've posted nine stories in 2020, six for the August Fic-A-Day, and three that were unrelated. All of them are crossovers, which is a little ironic since most of my unpublished stories are not. Given the amount of words I've written, there should've been more complete stories. Instead, I'm left with unfinished stuff that isn't going anywhere and stories I've known all along won't even be considered to be uploaded anywhere. *sigh*

I'm not giving up though. GYWO has given me the drive to push myself to write, all I have to do is make sure I write something usable, and not crap to get my word count up. It's hard, but I can do it. I just need to focus better, make plans, even if they are vague, and then try my best to stick to that.

I signed up for Get Your Words Out 2021, specifically I signed up for the Modest (150K) Word Count option.
In 2018, I signed up for 75K.
In 2019, I signed up for 150K.
In 2020, I signed up for 75K but changed it mid-year to 150K.

Here's to a lot of creative writing in 2021, hopefully posting new chapters to at least one of those poor, neglected WiP's, and everything working out for the best!

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often.

Progress Statistic:
January: 22,087
February: 15,295
March: 24,848
April: 22,244
May: 11,057
June: 12,154
July: 16,656
August: 48,542
September: 6,332
October: 6,266
November: 1,139
December: 5,085
YtD: 191,796
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Happy New Year!

2020 was not the great year we had all hoped for, quite the contrary in fact. But we are still here and we will hopefully still be here when 2022 rolls around. Celebrate all the good things that happened and remember that we will get through this.

With any luck, 2021 will be a great year and we'll beat the pandemic so our lives can go back to something resembling normal.

Get tested if you suspect you might have gotten the virus. Make sure to inform anyone you've been in contact with if your test is positive so they can get tested as well. Don't go to parties with more than the recommended number of people, same with crowded places. If you accidentally get into that situation then leave, for your own sake but also for the sake of your family and loved ones.

If you get Covid-19, please isolate yourself at home or somewhere safe, and don't go out. Keep in contact by phone, messages, and the Internet. It isn't the same as seeing someone in person, but limited contact is better than none at all.

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope for the best for you and yours.