Hillary DePiano

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January 2017: Moving Right Along

January 2017: Moving Right Along

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Mummy Witch House, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Welcome to another exciting update in which stuff is going on! Apparently we just blew through a whole month without my noticing which would worry me more if I wasn’t knee deep in the hoopla as those kids from Starship say (and by kids, I mean, probably senior citizens by now). But as the month is really and truly over now, it’s time once again...

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December 2016: Tale of Tales / 4th Orange status report & update on personal chaos

December 2016: Tale of Tales / 4th Orange status report & update on personal chaos

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

This is the latest I’ve ever posted one of these monthly updates because life is still a hurricane here in Duckburg but I wanted to pop out of the duck blur for a minute and give you my numbers for December.  Here’s what December 2016 looked like in writing… Total Words Written This Month 43,268 words Average Words Per Day 1,396 words Monthly Goal I...

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Want to do your own monthly writing recaps in 2017? Free graphics for you to use!

Want to do your own monthly writing recaps in 2017? Free graphics for you to use!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Regular readers know I do a monthly debrief of how my writing is going and have found it incredibly helpful in auditing my writing work and keeping me on track. I also make a silly little graphic for each month to serve as a title image for easy sharing on social media and beyond. This year, I made all of my monthly graphics using the free site PhotoFunia....

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Manage multiple writing projects & keep your word count on track with this writers yearly goal system

Manage multiple writing projects & keep your word count on track with this writers yearly goal system

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Evergreen, My Writing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 2 comments

By popular request, I’m reposting this updated for 2017. It’s exactly the same as last year, only the dates are updated in the spreadsheet (I didn’t update the screenshots, so sue me). I do have a slightly different system I’m personally using this year that I’ll share when I get a chance but the basic format is the same so go...

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How did 2016 stack up compared to past writing years?

How did 2016 stack up compared to past writing years?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I’ve been setting a writing goal for the year and keeping track of exactly how much I write every day and on what project for six years now. While I’ve changed exactly what I’ve tracked and how I’ve tracked it over the years, the basic day by day data is all still there so I decided to do a little retro-fitting so I could see how...

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