In case the title doesn’t clue you in, today’s writing report isn’t just for the month of December. I’m also going to have a yearly overview, which is exciting because 2015 was my first year to seriously track my writing. So here goes…

In December, I didn’t write much because of editing and end-of-the-year vacation. Therefore, I wrote only 4,555 words, which is an average of 146 per day. That’s depressingly low, so we’ll move on to the yearly portion right away.

In the year 2015, I wrote a grand total of 222,484 words. That’s an average of 609 per day. Wow! I’m very pleased with that amount. Some—or maybe even most—of those words may not ever be published (trust me, a lot of the stuff I’ve worked on in the past is just plain bad), but I do feel like there’s improvement in my writing. I’m a strong believer of the idea that the more books you write, the better you’ll get. The improvement may be very, very slow, but it will happen.

What’s next for me this year? I’m writing a first draft of the second book in my science fiction series. I also have a few more edits planned for the first book in said series. There are a couple things about the structure I want to change, so a lot of that will involve moving scenes around. I hope I’ll finish those edits and get at least one, if not two drafts of the second book done this year, but we’ll see.

What are your writing goals for 2016?