Writing Progress: Week Ending October 13, 2012
As promised, I’m out of the slump… at least for now:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 553 words
Super Secret Project:
- Wordcount: 507 words
Grand Total: 1,060 words
As it turns out that whole idea I had about spending October writing a short story? Yeah, so far, it hasn’t happened. Instead, this week, I started work on my new “Super Secret Project”, which I’m both excited about and terrified of. The “Super Secret Project” isn’t a short story. But a potential opportunity came up and I had to move to try to take advantage of it. I’m excited because it’s something I’ve been wanting to work on for a while. I’m terrified because I’m not sure I’m up to the task of doing the job right. It’s a pretty ambitious and difficult project.
Right now, though, the Super Secret Project is pretty tentative: there’s no guarantee I’ll “get the job”, so to speak. I’m hopeful, of course, and excited, but I’m keeping my expectations in check. What I wrote last week on the Super Secret Project was really just my proposal for the project, what I’m planning to do. It wasn’t a typical query, really, but like I said this isn’t a short story – it’s not even fiction. Even if this project doesn’t go forward , I’m happy to have had the opportunity to start fleshing out my idea for it and start expanding my knowledge of the subject.
If the project does go forward, then my November will be about the Super Secret Project instead of about “Book of M” – so no “Novel Month” for me. “Book of M” will be on the back burner until I finish the Super Secret Project. On the other hand, if the project doesn’t go forward, well… I’ve still got “Book of M”, don’t I? And that’s not a bad deal either.
Speaking of which… after four weeks of nothing, I finally got in a word edgewise on the “Book of M”. That felt good.
So, not a huge week, but a good one nonetheless. How was your week?