Novel Progress Report: Week of March 27, 2017

Writing Stats for March 27-April 2, 2017

  • Starting word count: 131,338 (removed 1,765 word chapter)
  • End word count: 130,544
  • Words deleted in revision: 1209
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 9 hours
  • Editing (estimate): 2.5 hours

status updates for the week

  • novel chapter progress sheet april 2017

    Chapter by chapter progress, as of April 2, 2017. “First draft” gets checked off when I amend the current draft to reflect the updated outline; “revised draft” gets checked off when I’ve done a first pass of editing on paper.

    Chapter 44:

    • revised on paper
    • decided to move up Chapter 48 as a replacement (two scenes)
    • revised both new scenes (removed net 130 words / 6%; added net 744 words / 77%)
  • Chapter 45:
    • revised (removed net 689 words / 29%)
    • moved second scene into the chapter
    • revised new second scene (removed net 202 words / 19%)
  • Chapter 46:
    • revised
    • moved a couple hundred words from the previous chapter and added partial new ending (added net 188 words / 12%)
  • Removed Chapter 47 (not written)

Work Plan for Next week

  • 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
  • Revise Chapter 49
  • Finish updating outline for second half of book

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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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