2021 June Writing Report

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June always feels like the month that will never end to me. Especially since, every June 25th or so, I wonder if I’ve missed Pioneer day (spoiler: it’s on July 24th). This June was no different – but with a few extra things going on in the family. But you aren’t here for details on … Read more

How Should Short Stories Be Studied At First?

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Short stories, as the name suggests, are stories that are shorter in length compared to a novel or a novella. A typical short story can vary from 1000 words to 7000 words. If you want to pursue a career in writing then a short story is the perfect point to start, because you’ve got a … Read more

What Is The Difference Between Writing And Literature?

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It is almost impossible to go a single day without reading something. Whether an email, social media post, book, or even a store sign, we are constantly bombarded with words. But what differentiates the words we read every day? What is classified as literature vs technical writing? In short, writing is all of the technical … Read more

2021 May Writing Report

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When it’s in the middle of a month, it sometimes seems like it takes forever. But then it’s like you blink and the rest of it flew right on by you. That’s how May felt at our house, anyway. Only now it’s over – and I get to dive into the numbers with you. Totally … Read more

2021 April Writing Report

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I really love putting together these reports – it’s a lot of fun to see where I’ve progressed each month. Until the last few months, these reports were primarily to show you how much I’ve been working and writing because the income hadn’t caught up to my input just yet. But now? We’re to the … Read more

2021 March Writing Report

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I really love putting together these reports – it’s a lot of fun to see where I’ve progressed each month. Some months, it’s just getting to tally how many words I’ve written. While others, it’s fun to count the words, videos, and the income. And the income has been steadily rising. I’m super excited to … Read more

2021 February Writing Report

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Well, we’re coming up on a whole year since the initial lockdown from the Covid-19 pandemic. And in that year, I’ve gotten a good amount of writing done. I suppose that’s the silver lining. In any case, let’s look back at how February went for writing. February’s Statistics February’s statistics look better than January’s, so … Read more

2021 January Writing Report

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Long term projects are both a blessing and a curse – a blessing because of all of the rewards. A curse because they can feel like no forward momentum is happening… unless you periodically take a look back to see how far you’ve come in the meantime. Even so, January was a rough month. So … Read more

2020 December Writing Report

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While most of 2020 had its downs, there were a few highlights – mostly related to writing and family time. So even though I think most of the world would rather forget 2020, let’s at least take a moment to look back at December and see how things went. December’s Quick Statistics Here’s the quick … Read more

2020 November Writing Report

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I can hardly believe that November is over – and so ends another National Novel Writing Month. I’m happy to report that I met my word count goal by almost double. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, let’s take a look at what went well (and what didn’t go so well) in the month … Read more