Novel Progress Report: Week of March 13, 2017

Writing Stats for March 13-19, 2017

  • Starting word count: 137,965
  • End word count: 136,817
  • Net new words written: 350
  • Words deleted in revision: 1,498
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 3 hours
  • Editing (estimate): 3 hours

status updates for the week

  • Chapter 5: added 300 words, didn’t finish scene
  • Chapter 43: edited two of three scenes and revisions entered in computer (removed net 382 words / 28% and 1,116 words / 33%)
  • Chapter 2: no progress made

This week was a poor showing for me; I skipped a couple usual writing sessions, and my output suffered.

Work Plan for Next week

  • Chapter 2: write second scene (~1000 words)
  • Chapter 5: finish writing (~500 words)
  • Chapter 43: revise remaining scene
  • Chapter 44: revise

Novel Progress Report: Week of March 6, 2017

Writing Stats for March 6-12, 2017

  • Starting word count: 138,867 (subtracting one scene, adding another pre-written)
  • End word count: 137,965
  • Net new words written: 841
  • Words deleted in revision: 1,743
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Editing (estimate): 1 hour 30 minutes

status updates for the week

  • Chapter 2: finished writing draft of first scene at 2,312 words
  • Chapter 41: entered revisions in computer (removed 564 words / 22%)
  • Chapter 42: edited and revisions entered in computer (removed 1,179 words / 27%)
  • Chapter 5: no progress made

Work Plan for Next week

  • Chapter 2: write second scene (~1000 words)
  • Chapter 5: finish writing (~1000 words)
  • Chapter 43: revise (a doozy with 3 scenes and 6000 words!)

Novel Progress Report: Week of February 27, 2017

Writing Stats for February 27 – March 5, 2017

  • Starting word count: 136,166
  • End word count: 137,986
  • Net new words written: 1,820 (half of it outline)
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Outlining (estimate): 5 hours
  • Editing (estimate): 1 hour

status updates for the week

  • Reversed order of Chapter 2 and Chapter 6
  • Chapter 6 (now chapter 2): roughly outlined, first scene 80% written / pieced together
  • Chapter 41: edited on paper, needs to be typed in
  • Chapter 5: no progress made

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Camping Quotas? Making Time to Sleep Rough

Do you set a goal for the number of nights you’d like to spend under the stars each year?

A lovely dispersed campsite near Stevens Pass.

I find it easy to get swept up in “busy” if I don’t pre-plan my excursions. And if I don’t get out in the wild for some adventuring, I start to feel like a boring person. So I set goals for the number of camping trips I want to take as part of my personal annual review process (usually my goal is 3 trips), and I make reservations. While we prefer dispersed camping, I like the commitment that I make to myself when I pay to reserve a campsite — and the confidence that I’ll have a place to sleep for the night!

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