Writing Progress: Week Ending May 26, 2012

Incoming late because of the holiday weekend, but better late than never:

Book of M:

  • Background Notes Wordcount: 357 words
  • First Draft Wordcount: 593 words

Grand Total: 950 words

I wouldn’t ordinarily be totally psyched by a week with less than a thousand words.  But I am, because I’ve been so busy lately that more than 900 words feels like a luxury.  A guilty pleasure.

I only got in time on two separate evenings last week, but they were reasonably good, productive evenings.  I was especially excited to have come up with an interesting bit of back story that hadn’t occurred to me before, but which seems like a totally natural extension of a lot of the history I’d written previously, and which helps round out some of the secondary characters in the story.  It’s a small thing, but it really helps tighten up one of the dominant themes of the novel.  It feels like things falling into place.

Back in real-world-land, this is slow, slow writing, but I’m happy to be doing it.

So tell me, how was  your week?