Writing Progress: Week Ending October 6, 2012
I think I’m officially in a slump…
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 0 words
Grand Total: 0 words
I did manage to do a little bit of editing on some existing stuff I’d written – which if I tallied would actually result in a negative wordcount for the week. But I did that while somewhat distracted, so I can’t be assured of the quality of the edit.
ETA: I should add, for completeness’ sake, that I lost one potential day’s writing to the machinations of U.S. politics, which was likely obvious to anyone who may have followed me as I live-tweeted the Presidential Debate last week…
In more positive news, my next week’s wordcount is bound to be better. That’s because I did do some writing on Sunday evening. I calculate my Writing Weeks from Sunday to Saturday, though, so that wordcount won’t show up until next week’s run-down. We’ll see if I can add to it between now and then.
Incidentally, I bookmark my weeks that way just of the purposes of this post. I’ve found tracking my wordcount can be a time-consuming enterprise all on it’s own. I have to actually go through and add up what I’ve done. I use this to help me track it all, but the spreadsheet is very large and highly taxing for my already-on-its-knees home laptop. And so, anticipating that I’ll be updating my weekly progress on Mondays sometime (unless time doesn’t permit, and it slips to a Tuesday), I make sure I have my weekly numbers crunched by Saturday, because I don’t want to be caught too late on Sunday evening having done some additional writing (which itself is rare, as I don’t often write on Sundays) and then having to re-crunch my numbers. Easy solution: cut it off on Saturday.
As for the writing that Sunday brought me: it was on Book of M, and not, as it turns out, on the Short Story I’d planned to work on in October. Another writing opportunity may (or may not, as the case may be) have come up, in which case I’ll be focusing on that soon. But I don’t really know yet whether to shift my attention or not. So, in the meantime, I’ll just keep chugging, when there’s chugging to be had, on Book of M.
So that’s my world of writing at present. How’s yours?