Sunday, November 26, 2017

Final Word Count for the Day: 2,500

Forced myself to sit down and just write today, even after the previous blog post. 2,500 words a week is almost enough to keep me on track. I really need to be at 3,000, but I can make that up later this week.

3,000 words per week, multiplied by 50 weeks (assuming I have a few breaks in the coming year), should be enough to finish the rough draft by the end of 2018.

Another 1,100 Words

Unfortunately, at this rate, I will not complete the rough draft of the book by my self-imposed deadline. I will therefore need to do better.

I will be writing more today, probably about another 1,000 words. Chapter Two should be about half complete at that point.

One thing I have noticed is that I get easily side-tracked into writing narrative or dialog that may be interesting to me, but does not necessarily advance the plot or characterization. It's something I know that I do, but need to keep in mind so that I also stay focused on writing the interesting and important parts of the story.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chapter Two is Under Way

Haven't made a lot of progress over the last few weeks, but I did lightly edit chapter one as well as start chapter two.

I've got a bunch of ideas for the chapter, and for the characters, rattling around in my head. Just need to get them down on (digital) paper at this point. I really should have done this stuff a couple of weeks ago, but have allowed myself to be distracted by other activities.

In other news, we're painting the upper level and split entry area of the house -- just one of those distracting activities I mentioned. We'll probably take a few photos and post them on Facebook when it's all done.

ETA: Spent some time writing today (Nov 19th, 2017), and pounded out about 1,000 words. Total word count is now 12,946.