Novel Progress Report: Week of March 20, 2017

Writing Stats for March 20-27, 2017

  • Starting word count: 131,481 (removed 4,000+ words of outline & unneeded scenes)
  • End word count: 133,103
  • New words written: 2,349
  • Words deleted in revision: 727
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 7 hours
  • Editing (estimate): 2.5 hours

status updates for the week

I completed everything on my work plan for the first time(!), and added on a couple other items.

  • Chapter 2: outlined and wrote second scene (+1,594 words)
  • Chapter 5: finished writing (+755 words)
  • Chapter 42 (misnumbered as 43): revised remaining scene and entered revisions (removed net 159 words / 12%)
  • Chapter 43 (misnumbered as 44): revised and entered revisions (removed net 568 words / 22%)
  • Chapter 44: started editing
  • Updated outline for first half of book
  • Created (analog) chapter tracking spreadsheet

Work Plan for Next week

After creating a chapter tracking spreadsheet, I realized that I need to pick up the pace on revisions to get through all my chapters by this summer!

  • Chapter 6: write add-on (~500 words)
  • Chapter 8: complete chapter worksheet and outline; write first draft
  • Chapter 9: revise existing text / write new text to match updated outline
  • Chapter 44: revise
  • Chapter 45: revise
  • Chapter 46: revise
  • Finish updating outline for second half of book

About Tracy Durnell

Seattle-area graphic designer and SFF writer inspired by the Pacific Northwest, crafting a sustainable and intentional life.

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