Why Do I Write Up Personal Progress Reports?
I originally started to write up progress reports for fan fiction writing. I have another website and would write about what I was doing. But I doubt anyone was paying too much attention.
Fast forward to now.
I went back to writing quarterly reports, in part, to have content to post! Let’s face it, you need to have blog content, yes? But it was more than that. Oh, so much more.
By keeping track of read counts, I could get a handle on story popularity. And, it would make me feel better if I was going through too many rejections. Alas, they are a part of every author’s life.
By keeping lists, I could see my progress. And by indicating what was being queried, I could link back to the proper sources. All while, yes, giving myself a little dopamine rush.
My other motivation for these reports was and is to showcase what I am currently writing about. Hence, the WIP Corner.
Writer’s block is very real, and it can be rather debilitating. But when you can see how far you have come, it helps. And it also helps to see what’s in the on deck circle, if you will.
What Else is it Good For, Anyway?
Knowing where I have had success gives me a good idea on where to query. And it also tells me a bit about the kinds of works that have been successful, even if I never made a dime on them.
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