Progress Update: February 2020

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Here are the writing stats for Sprig at the end of February 2020. To see my progress in other months click here.

This Month

  • Words Written: 15,322
  • Words Published: 23,938
  • Chapters Written: 5
  • Chapters Published: 9
  • Last Published Chapter: 9.3 Anemone
  • Last Completed Chapter: 10.5


  • Words Written: 161,003
  • Words Published: 134,394
  • Chapters Written: 67
  • Chapters Published: 56
  • Backlogged Chapters: 11


Another month down, and while I didn't reach the same numbers as in January, I'm happy with the result. All in all, this month ended up being my third best writing month. I was definitely less productive in my writing than I could have been, but I had good reason.

The first was that I released a new book! If you haven't seen Issue 2 yet, you can find all of the places to buy a copy over in the shop. I had to finish up the editing for that this month and then formatting, and release. All of which took a significant amount of time.

Another reason for my decreased word count was that I released a chapter a day for 6 days in a row this month. It may sound like an easy task since I usually have a pretty decent backlog of written chapters, but releasing a chapter a day means I also have to edit a chapter a day. So it definitely took a good chunk out of my writing time.

The third reason was sickness. We get hit hard in the winter with colds and such, and my family ended up getting sick with two separate colds, back to back. So honestly, with all of the things that went on in February, and with it being the shortest month of the year, I'm proud of my word count.

What's Next?

Next month will probably be a slow one as well since I'll be releasing Issue 3 of Sprig. My editor, over at Cara's Editing has already finished working through the arc. Next, I'll have to process those changes, do layout and cover formatting, and then I'll do one final proofread before it's available for purchase. If you're not subscribed to my newsletter yet, make sure you sign up to receive discounts and updates on when the book is out! You can sign up here.

I do still have plans for bonus content and other stories as well, but I'm trying to get these first three issues of Sprig published before I work on other stuff. So expect me to start working on some more content (more than a chapter every five days, that is) in April! I'm really excited to start adding new content, so definitely keep an eye out for it.

Thanks for reading, and for all of your support! Every comment and every bit of feedback is a huge encouragement to me. So keep 'em coming!

Adventure awaits,

Houston Hare


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