I just don’t have anything witty or pithy to say about this week past:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 650 words
Grand Total: 650 words
So, yeah. Not a terribly good week, writing-wise. I am not terribly surprised. Last week was a really good one. It often seems to me that good weeks are typically followed by less-good weeks. That observation, in itself, is not particularly witty or pithy either.
I’ve got no real explanation for why I didn’t get much writing done this past week. Little things here and there – no one significant thing reared it’s head to put a pause on writing.
Anyway, with last week’s work, I finished what I’d considered to be the first chapter of the book. For those keeping score at home, that puts chapter one at a “finished” wordcount – albeit in first draft form – of about 4,300 words. As I opined last week, this puts it on par with my general expectations for chapter length.
The upshot of all of this? I’m handily smacking down the rate at which I wrote that novel-that-I’ve-been-writing-since-forever. During the latter half of my college years and the first years after – some four years – I wrote about 24 chapters (out of a planned 35-40) of the last extent iteration of that book. That’s an average of an approximately 4,250-word chapter every two months or so. I’ve done that much in first draft, now, in the last three weeks.
So yes. That’s something at least. I may be slow. But I’m doing myself one better.
How was your week, in writing and otherwise?