Weekly Novel Progress: Week of June 19, 2017

Writing Stats for June 19-25, 2017

  • Starting word count: 148,059
  • End word count: 148,210
  • New words written: 1,433
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 3 hours 49 minutes

status updates for the week

  • Wrote scene in Chapter 8

Writing Practice

I found out this week that my favorite coffee shop, where I go to write at least one and sometimes two times a week, is closing. Tragedy! And also, catastrophe for my productivity! I get the most writing done away from home, and the coffee shop was my most productive location :( For my group writing day, we’ve picked another coffee shop in the next town over to try out, but that’s definitely not convenient for my weekly afternoon writing session.

I get very little writing done in my home office, and I’m not sure whether that’s due to being at home or disliking the space. (Usually as soon as I hop on my desktop computer, I find myself paying bills or catching up on my feed reader.) I’m considering how I can change my space to make it somewhere that feels more conducive to working. I’ve got the wall taped off for a fun new paint color, but I might also move the desk location.

Trying to get back into the habit of doing Pomodoro’s… I mean Cuckoos…

I’ve joined on with another group writing spreadsheet with some others with 500 words/day goals. I don’t necessarily feel the need to write every day, but an average of 500 words/day would be nice. Generally I’m focused more on the amount of time I spend writing, shooting for 10 hours a week of writing or editing. It’s been relatively motivating to participate in, although I have it pop up (via RescueTime) after I’ve been working for half an hour, so if I don’t do any writing I don’t get that negative feedback ;)

work Plan for Next week

Carrying over the work plan from last week… Next weekend is a long holiday weekend, and I’m planning to go camping, so I may be able to get some more revision done (and less writing).

  • Write last scene in Chapter 8
  • Outline and write remaining scene for Chapter 6
  • Write Chapter 12
  • Revise Chapter 2
  • Revise remaining two scenes in Chapter 10

Weekly Novel Progress: Week of June 12, 2017

Writing Stats for June 12-18, 2017

  • Starting word count: 136,618
  • End word count: 148,059 (uh oh)
  • New words written (including outlining): 4,947
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 15 hours 47 minutes
  • Editing (estimate): 2 hours

status updates for the week

  • Wrote remaining new scenes for Chapter 10 and Chapter 14
  • Outlined two scenes in chapter 8
  • Outlined chapter 12
  • Revised scene from Chapter 10
  • Revised Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 (extensively)
  • Added back in Chapter 9
  • Reorganized part one (again)

work Plan for Next week

  • Write remainder of Chapter 8
  • Outline and write remaining scene for Chapter 6
  • Write Chapter 12
  • Revise Chapter 2
  • Revise remaining two scenes in Chapter 10

Weekly Novel Progress: Week of June 5, 2017

Writing Stats for June 5-11, 2017

  • Starting word count: 135,381
  • End word count: 136,618
  • New words written: 2,355
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 4 hours
  • Editing (estimate): 1 hour

status updates for the week

So, I haven’t written a progress report since the end of April. Due to some personal issues, I lost forward momentum on just about everything, including my writing and exercise, during April and May – but I’m trying to get back in the groove for June.

I joined on to a joint google sheet where several of us are posting our daily word counts. I’m at around 4600 new words written for the first week and a half of June.

I’ve been mostly focused on reorganizing (yet again) the first act, reincorporating scenes that I had previously cut.

work Plan for Next week

  • Revise scene from Chapter 10
  • Write remaining new scenes for Chapter 6, Chapter 10, and Chapter 14