Writing Progress: Week Ending June 4, 2011
So this is the big idea I had, in answer to the question I originally posed here. Which is: how should I report on my writing progress? Well, I’m not up to doing it daily. So, I’m going to try to manage this weekly.
What I’ll be doing, then, is at the end of each week I’ll be posting up my stats for that week, with regard to how much writing I did in the week that just ended. To help me achieve this goal, I’m using my new Writing Project Progress Tracker. One feature I included on the WPPT was the ability to create a custom date-range to see stats specific to that range. Adding that feature was geared toward the ideas I had for this weekly post. Each week, I could just put in the date range for the most recent week, and it would spit out my stats for that week.
And of course… now that I try to use my brand new shiny tool… I discover that this feature is, instead, a glitch. One that I’m going to have to dig into and iron out. But hey, I knew the darn thing wouldn’t be perfect until I’d put it through it’s paces. Of course, I did a lot of error-checking along the way, but in this case it’s not so much a calculation error as it is a logic error, and I only now spotted the logical problem. Well, you live and learn… you live and learn. So, expect a new version in a week or two or three, that fixes this error…
Well, without further ado, here are those stats:
Story of G:
- New Draft Wordcount: 1,094
- Background Notes Wordcount: 476
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 164
Grand Total: 1,734 words
Hmm. Methinks I could be a tad more prolific. That’s comes to about 250 words per day. Though, there were several non-writing days in that lineup. To give myself a bit of a break, this was only my second full week of actually trying to sit down most nights to write, and I’m not quite in the swing of things yet. To provide a bit of comparison, here’s the total from the previous week: 784 words. So, you know, it’s an improvement. We’ll see if we can’t do that one better next week, shall we?
So, how was your writing week?