*sniff sniff* January is gone, and with it summer holidays. Behold, it is tragical indeed!
January turned into month that surprised me with its productiveness. After angsting mildly about the fact that I couldn't seem to write, Edge, the MC of Santuary jumped on me on the 12th of the month and never let go! Go Edge!!
Here are the stats:
Total word count: 15,761
On Sanctuary: 14,329
On a random background short for HNOT: 257
On the Powers short that's plodding away: 202
On my completed short for the month, Sculpt: 973
How's that compare to my goals? Surprisingly good! This was my most productive January ever! 15k a month would put me at 165k not including NaNo in November, so I'm on track to break 200k. Also, I cracked 16k on Sanctuary this month, and given I'm aiming for a total of 50k, I'm about a third done! Finally, I wrote, edited, and submitted one short this month, in keeping with my one-short-a-month goal.
So I'd say I did pretty well!
Biggest thing I learned? Sanctuary is one big reinforcement of the idea that voice is everthing: if I have my character's voice and actually listen to it, the story just carries itself :)