I won! For the second year in a row, I won! But I also lost again because I didn’t complete a full first draft either year.
November always has the chaotic energy of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I won NaNoWriMo for the first time last year, and I was looking for a second win this year. I managed to achieve it by word count. However, I quickly realized the new project I spent all of October planning for was bigger than I anticipated.
After two days of drafting, I continued to build the world framework and characters.
This post will go over my analytics for my small YouTube channel and my writing for the last month.
Note from Jules: My apologies for being late with the October and November Analytics Posts. My grandmother passed away in October, and NaNoWriMo wore me out. Here’s the second of the two posts.
November 2020 Numbers
Number of Videos Posted (including livestreams): 23
Number of Views: 2543
Watch Time: 1249.4 hours
Subscriber Growth: 43
7 Months of Livestreaming Totals
Number of Videos: 161
Number of Views: 12,316
Watch Time: 6,391
Subscriber Growth: 311
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).
November 2020 Writing Totals
Pages Edited: 0
Words in YA Fantasy WIP: 0
Words in Paranormal Romance WIP: 56,116
Words in Novellas/Short Stories: 0
Words in Web Content (blogs, video scripts, Freelance, etc.): 2,266
Words in Research & Notes: 0
Words in Journal: 8,686
Monthly Word Count: 67,068
I wrote about 1,000 words less than last month’s total, but it is still a rather high number for what I had been achieving even 3 -4 months ago. Once again, the numbers are heavily skewed towards the new project, and my other projects have fallen by the wayside.
I might need to rethink my writing routine to see how I can manage to work in most of my projects, if not all of them, during any given day, week, or month.
Project Grey (YA Fantasy) – 2nd Draft
Project Grey 2 (YA Fantasy sequel) – Planning Stage
Project Moon (Paranormal Romance series) – Planning and Drafting Stages
Cinderella Should Have Been a B*tch (Fairy Tale Retelling) – Drafting Stage
Murder Mystery – Planning Stage
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.
Do you have any tips for fitting multiple projects in during your day/week/month? If you do, I’d love to hear them!