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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Novel Progress Report: Week of February 13, 2017

Writing Stats for February 13-19, 2017

  • Starting word count: 131,446
  • End word count: 133,459
  • Net new words written: 2,013
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 7 hours 30 minutes

status updates for the week

  • Chapter 3: divided into two (now chapters 1 and 5)
  • New chapter 1: first draft complete
  • Old chapter 1 (now chapter 2): 90% complete
  • Chapter 7: revised first draft

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Novel Progress Report: Week of February 6, 2017

To hold myself accountable for finishing my novel revision, I’m beginning a weekly log of progress made and time worked on my novel, The Second Rebellion.

I spent the winter restructuring the novel with a focus on strengthening character motivation and removing unnecessary subplots. I am now implementing the structural changes that I planned. Unfortunately for me, this involves a lot of new writing as well as integrating substantial new writing with already-written scenes. I find it especially slow going to merge existing text with new material.

Writing Stats for February 6-12, 2017

  • Starting word count: 129,679
  • End word count: 133,486
  • Words written: 3,807
  • Scrivener hours (per Rescue Time): 10 hours 20 minutes
  • Paper hours (estimate): 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Scenes written: 2.5

status updates for the week

  • Chapter 1: first draft in progress
  • Chapter 4: first draft complete

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