Writing Progress: Week Ending July 9, 2011

I guess it was what’s turning into an average week for writing.  The numbers:

Story of G:

  • New Draft Wordcount: 1,455
  • Background Notes Wordcount: 0

Book of M:

  • Background Notes Wordcount: 514 words

Grand Total: 1,969 words

The previous week wasn’t particularly fabulous, on the writing front, so this week was an improvement.  It doesn’t feel like much, when I’ve done weeks with three, four, five and more thousand words.  And it’s not going t be enough to make any real progress towards long-term writing goals.  If I want to complete a rough draft of “Book of M” in anything resembling a reasonable time, I’m going to have to do better, on average.

On the good news front, however… I put in a good wordcount on the short story, “Story of G”, which I intend to be my next submission to the Writers of the Future contest (assuming I can get it polished up and presentable).  Right now, I’ve reached a point in the story where I’m excited about the direction I’ve set for it, and I feel pretty good about the words that are coming out.  I’m really in the home stretch. Continue reading