Writing Progress: Week Ending January 7, 2012

By one measure, it wasn’t a particularly good week, but by another it was actually pretty decent:

Book of M:

  • Background Notes Wordcount: 917 words

Grand Total: 917 words

Compared to two weeks of writing time over the holidays yielding only a little more than 500 words, this is fabulous progress, more than double the rate of the previous two weeks.  Still, under ordinary circumstances I would consider anything less than 1,000 words in a week to be disappointing.  But since this was the first week back from the holidays, I’m actually pretty satisfied with this progress.

Most of that wordcount was a continuation of writing character profiles – specifically finishing up the background of the secondary protagonist.  His profile is a good example of why I find having the whole history of the world written prior to the start of the main body of the work to be important.  In his case, events that occurred more than 250 years earlier are directly relevant to his character and who is he.  Why and how could that be?  Well… you’ll just have to wait to find out. 😉 Continue reading