That said, I still managed to get within a negligible distance of my word-count goal for this month. With respect to the fact that I am still recovering my creative groove after the past summer's burnout, I aimed for simply not backsliding. I've been slowly getting back to the 50k a month I usually produce, but in small spurts (ie, 5k in October, 15k in November, and 24k in December). So my goal this month was 25k
I didn't quite make it to 25, but I made it to 200 words over what I did in December 2021, so I'm still counting it a success.
Especially because the bulk of that word count came from new creative work rather than from analytical writing or administrative drafting. This is the first time that balance has tipped towards where I want it to be since July of 2021.
I'm gonna take that win.
I have plenty of room to improve, but I'm trying not to beat myself up about anything here because I'm still doing better than last month and since progress is not a destination but a trajectory, and as my current trajectory is still pointing in the right direction, this month is a success. It's important for me to keep focused on that part of it.
And to start looking forward towards a brighter future, because next month is full of particularly amazing promise.
It's more exciting for me in the immediate future than it can be for you, but I am embarking on the production of a short-vlog sort of new content! It's part of a semester project and will be posted on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, but only after I post it here, of course. It's hopefully going to be part opinionated media-review and part informative cultural/historical analysis, and I'm very excited about its potential!
I probably won't finish scripting / filming / editing any of it until at least March... but I'll likely start up with posting in-production pics and teasers almost immediately after I get the pitch approved by my professor!
Aside from that, I'll almost certainly be able to finish up with posting the Multiverse Mishap story (both the BatFam version and the SPN one). And I should even be able to gear up for posting a brand new story, but that's a secondary goal and won't be at all plausible until at least three weeks yet...
So, LOTS of stuff in the pipeline and it's all really exciting!
But, as always, we'll just have to see how things play out.
In sincerely hope it goes well, so me, and for whatever you guys have on all your plates at the moment!
GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!!