Random pic of Spider Jerusalem to celebrate journos everywhere:
(I don’t know, maybe daylight savings time is making me loopy.)
And with that, let’s go to the totals to see:
+1,785 words written.
Days writing: 4 out of 7.
Days revising: N/A
Daily writing goals met (500+ words or 30 minutes of revisions): 1 out of 7 days.
All of these improvements over the past couple of weeks; or, at least, they are holding the line. A couple of items not on the above totals.
- I continued a dry spell of not writing for various reasons from last week (ran for about five days) but nipped that in the bud mid-week and have been writing steadily since then.
- This might have been one of the best writing weekends I’ve had to date.
The end of this project is well in sight. Some of the overall stats I am now looking at:
Current date: (3.11.2018)
Current word count (as of 12 p.m. 3.11.2018): 94,679 words.
Projected due date for first draft: 3.30.2018.
Projected final size for first draft: 95,000-99,999 words.
Projected word output to reach 99,999 words by 3.30.2018: 280 words per day.
A few Random Notes, somewhat related to the above.
- As of right now, I have only two major scenes to finish – a press conference scene, which I am halfway through, and the final scene of the book. If I get ambitious, I might even be able to wrap up the first of those scenes today. I’ve pictured what the scene will be like for a while, but I always want to leave that last scene for the end, an ice-cream treat for the end of the drafting process.
- Then comes the revising process, which if you know me, will be pretty detailed. I already started this a couple of days ago, when I replaced the word for the real, existing club with the one for my fictional club. Find/replace is a pretty cool feature of Microsoft Word, I’ve found.
- I think, looking at this book, it will likely be a three-cycle revising process, which would leave me with about four separate drafts by the time I get done. Although I believe that I’ll go into it in more detail as a continuation of what I want to be a series on revising.
Looking forward to the finish line.