It kind of looks like it went badly from the chart, but that's actually fairly misleading in this case. A BIG part of what makes my word count so low this month has been the fact that I've honed my ability to copy-paste / modify slightly so that my form-letters of job-application type correspondence is hyper-efficient.
I've applied for a lot of new positions this month, and been in significant discussion with a good number of industry professional. A lot of those conversations have been Zoom / phone calls rather than my usual email / messaging sort of communication, so that's another factor in what's made the word count look so low this month.
And honestly, it isn't even all that low. It's a solid 6k better than last month and easily hits my default baseline-goal of 20k for the month.
For July, I'm gonna keep things simple again.
30k main goal, 40k in reach, ~50% creative, and at least 1 query letter / 20 job-contact communications (either new apps or follow ups or some such in-between).
Nothing overly complicated, and all very plausible.
Nothing too specific, everything still serving as a contribution to progress.
We'll have to see where the summer goes!