Analytics for August 2020 (YT and Writing)

It’s that time again!  Another month has flown by.  I can’t be the only one who thinks that time is very hard to grasp this year, right?

But with the beginning of the new month, it is time to look back and reflect on all we have achieved in the last month.  This post will go over my analytics for my small YouTube channel and my writing for the last month (August 2020).

If you would rather watch than read, here is the video on The Dawdling Writer YouTube Channel.

YouTube Analytics

August 2020 Numbers

Number of Videos Posted (including livestreams): 23 Videos

Number of Views: 1,945

Watch Time:  898.5 Hours

Subscriber Growth: +54

Total Subscribers at the end of the month: 235

4 Months Totals

Number of Videos: 91 Videos

Number of Views: 5,462

Watch Time: 2,947.9 Hours

Subscriber Growth: + 203

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Writing Analytics

I have started to track my words closely to see where I am getting most of my writing in, and where I need to redistribute my time. Plus, the Milwordy Challenge (read about it in this blog post).

I am interested in tracking my categories of writing to see where I have been unconsciously putting more effort and time into.  This month, you will see that the majority of my writing went into Research and Notes rather than my main Works in Progress.

August 2020 Writing Totals

Pages Edited:  170 Pages

(each page of developmental editing counts for one word on my total word count)

Words in Novel WIPs: 8,268 Words

Words in Novella/Short Story WIPs: 12,344

Words in Blog Drafts/Planning: 12,541

Words in Research & Notes: 20,003

Words in Journal: 12,049

Monthly Word Count: 65,205 Words

Current WIPs:

Project Grey (YA Fantasy) – Editing Stage moving into 2nd Draft

Project Grey 2 (YA Fantasy sequel) – Planning Stage

Project Heartbeat (Romance Novella) – Planning and Drafting Stage

Cinderella Should Have Been a B*tch (Fairy Tale Retelling) – Drafting Stage

Shiny New Idea (Murder Mystery) – Planning Stage

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I am happy to report that I have made progress with each of my stories this month, even if it wasn’t a great deal in some of them. 

I have also written twice as many words this month as compared to July 2020.

Hopefully, September will be just as productive.

If you are interested in joining me for some live writing or productivity sprints, here is the link to my YouTube channel, where I hold sprints MWF 1-3 PM Eastern and Sunday 2-5 PM Eastern every week.

September 2020 Writing Challenge Week 1 Responses will be live on 9/5/2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

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