Progress Report: 19/05/2014 – 25/05/2014

Welcome to week twenty.

Rag & Bones: Kindred

Well, as I expected, I got to the end of the story (on Tuesday), and it topped out at 41,298. So, I went back to the beginning to start fleshing it out. Unfortunately, that meant it was much more difficult to reach a 2K target. I did do a little extra on Saturday, but am still below target.

  • Monday – 39,732
  • Tuesday – 41,298
  • Wednesday – 43,290
  • Thursday – 44,378
  • Friday – 45,416
  • Saturday – 46,045

The target for this week is up to 2K per day, but will probably be closer to 1K.

Other stuff

I also spent a fair bit of time over this last weekend updating the front/back matter in all of the Rag & Bones books to reflect all the publications now out. Nightmare! I think I uploaded the wrong book three times (luckily realising straight away), once on Kindle and twice on Smashwords, and one of the Smashwords uploads screwed up the cover, so I had to do it again. I’m definitely only doing that when a main book (novel) comes out in the series, not for the shorts. I don’t think my brain can take it.

Reading

Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: 2.00
  • Tuesday: 3.00
  • Wednesday: 2.75
  • Thursday: 1.50
  • Friday: – 1.00
  • Saturday: – 1.50
  • Sunday: 1.25

Total hours: 13.00

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Progress Report: 12/05/2014 – 18/05/2014

Welcome to week nineteen.

Rag & Bones: Secrets

Yay! I’ve finally finished all the versions of Secrets ready for the launch day on 22 May (this Thursday). The eBook is already available for pre-order on some sites and is at the bargain introductory price of $0.99 (or equivalent). Roll on Thursday.

Rag & Bones: Kindred

I successfully achieved 2,000 words per day plus, Monday through Friday. Didn’t do anything on this over the weekend (that was my Secrets time and begin to tidy the garden up time!)

  • Monday – 28,111
  • Tuesday – 30,133
  • Wednesday – 33,124
  • Thursday – 35,497
  • Friday – 37,676

As you can see, I’m already at nearly 38K and this is just my first draft – you know, the one with whole passages that are just dialogue and lots of missing connecting scenes – so, I’m thinking, the final result with this one will be well over 50K, but we’ll see. Target for this week another 2K per day.

Reading

Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: 2.00
  • Tuesday: 2.00
  • Wednesday: 2.00
  • Thursday: 1.00
  • Friday: – 2.00
  • Saturday: – 2.00
  • Sunday: 3.50

Total hours: 14.50

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Progress Report: 05/05/2014 – 11/05/2014

Welcome to week eighteen.

Rag & Bones: Secrets

Erm … didn’t do anything on this again. I have a theory – I have too much time to do this. Another two weeks in fact. And that is making me lazy. There’s no rush! Onwards.

Rag & Bones Shorts: 1985

Yay! I did do this. I published the 1985 short and it is now filtering its way across all platforms..

Rag & Bones – Book 4

Okay, I have a name for this book and it isn’t what I thought it was going to be. The title is ‘Kindred’. I acheived a minimum wordcount of 2,000 during the week and even did some over the weekend. Same for this week. I’ll keep trying to increase the wordcount by a minimum of 2,000 per weekday.

  • Monday – 13,859
  • Tuesday – 16,120
  • Wednesday – 18,599
  • Thursday – 20,857
  • Friday – 22,854
  • Saturday – 24,830
  • Sunday – 25,537

Reading

Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: 2.25
  • Tuesday: 2.25
  • Wednesday: 1.75
  • Thursday: 2.25
  • Friday: – 0.75
  • Saturday: – 1.00
  • Sunday: 2.75

Total hours: 13.00

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Progress Report: 28/04/2014 – 04/05/2014

Welcome to week seventeen.

Rag & Bones: Secrets

Erm … didn’t do anything on this, so will bump the large print version to this week.

Rag & Bones Shorts: 1985

Erm … didn’t do anything on this either (bad – so bad), so will bump getting it finalised and out to this week.

Rag & Bones – Book 4

Hurrah! I did work on this. I said minimum 2,000 words per day and this I achieved.

  • Monday – 2,865
  • Tuesday – 5,282
  • Wednesday – 7,383
  • Thursday – 9,559
  • Friday – 11,698

It was a bit of a struggle getting started and it feels like a lot of disconnected scenes at the moment, but I did have a revelation about it while thinking over the weekend and I think I know how to pull it all together now. Hopefully, this week’s input will flow better. Once again, I’ll aim for 2,000 per day and hope for more.

Reading

Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: 2.25
  • Tuesday: 1.25
  • Wednesday: 0.50
  • Thursday: 2.50
  • Friday: – 1.00
  • Saturday: –
  • Sunday: 1.25

Total hours: 8.75

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