Writing Progress: Week Ending July 16, 2011
Another almost-average week… Here are my stats:
Story of G:
- New Draft Wordcount: 1,476
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 284 words
Grand Total: 1,760 words
I basically didn’t work on “The Bookof M” at all this week – at least not in a way that can be tracked by wordcount. I did a few sketches to help me get an idea of how an important part of the setting look. I had been considering using Google’s SketchUp to attempt to do something of a floor plan of one important environment – but I think if I go down that path I’ll very quickly get lost in playing with a new toy, having fun, and not making much writing progress. It’s very tempting to try it anyway. But, for now, I will resist.
As for “Story of G” – I’m really, really close. I’m on the last scene. Of course, sometimes that final scene can be one of the most difficult to write – trying to time everything just right. But by the end of Sunday or Monday I should have this story polished off – okay, well, not polished but at least done in the first draft.
I’d have gotten a lot more done this week, but again I lost a few of my writing days. One was lost to out-of-town family coming to visit (which of course is not something that happens every day) and another to more yard work that needed doing. And, as if you weren’t aware, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” came out this weekend. It’s probably no surprise that Dear Wife and I went to see it.
All said, since I lost a good chunk of my normal writing time this week, I can’t complain, because I got a good amount done compared to the number of days I worked.
Well, that was my week in writing. How was yours?