Progress Report: 13/01/2014 – 19/01/2014

Welcome to week two of my writing progress reports. Let’s get right down to it.


Rag & Bones: Secrets

Starting word count: 23,624. Aim: to increase wordcount by 3,000 words each day, Monday to Friday.

  • Monday: 26,627
  • Tuesday: 29,624
  • Wednesday: 32,285
  • Thursday: 34,074
  • Friday:35,597

Goal not achieved. Total wordcount: 11,973. Okay, so I didn’t achieve my target for this, but there is a reason for it. I got to the end of the story! Now, that doesn’t mean I’ve finished the first draft yet, but it does mean that I now have to go back and fill in all the gaps, where I glossed over things quickly, and to expand on the description in the places where I basically just have a conversation with no connecting words. That means progress next week will also be slower, so my target for Monday to Friday is 1,500 words per day, although I might manage more than this.

Sci-fi Novel

Starting word count: 10,146. Aim: To increase wordcount by 500 words each day, Monday to Friday.

  • Monday: 10,676
  • Tuesday: 11,157
  • Wednesday: 11,722
  • Thursday: 12,289
  • Friday: 12,764

Total wordcount: 2,618. Goal achieved. Target for next week is the same.

Rag & Bones Shorts: 1983

Aim: To perform an edit on this short over the weekend and to work on the cover.

  • Saturday: Electronic read-aloud software edit and conventional read through edit.
  • Sunday: Cover work and conversion of document to mobi format for next edit.

Goal achieved. Target for next week – to work on the book over the weekend and to have the book ready for publication by end of Sunday.


Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: 2.75
  • Tuesday: 3.75
  • Wednesday: 3.25
  • Thursday: 4.25
  • Friday: 2.75
  • Saturday: 0.75
  • Sunday: 2.00

Total hours: 19.5


Join me next Monday for another round-up of progress and if you’re also challenging yourself to a wordcount each week, let me know in the comments..


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