Progress Report: 13/10/2014 – 19/10/2014

Welcome to week forty-one.

Rag & Bones 5

As expected, I finished the first draft of Book 5 this week, and, also as expected, I added just under 10K words to the total. It now stands at 49,186. I’m now beginning to doubt whether it’ll end up at 65K words. I might have to revise that down to between 55 and 60K. However, I didn’t expect to add many more words to the current R&B Short – and that proved to be wrong.

R&B Short: 1978

I completed another edit this week and added nearly 2K words to the total. It now stands at close to the normal short target of 10K, at 9,799 words. It still needs another couple of reads yet, especially as I haven’t converted it into eBook format yet. I might do that this week, but it’s more likely to be the week after.

Other Projects

I spent more time on the NaNo novel this week. I understand a bit more about Scrivener now and how to use it. I’ve been putting together some character pages and locations and I’ve fleshed out the first few scenes a bit.

I’m not sure how much detail I want to go into with the scenes before I actually start. I want to be able to write it quickly, so that I reach my NaNo wordcount (obviously), but I don’t want to restrict myself too much. The R&B Book 5 was more planned out than anything I’d done before, the NaNo is already even more planned out than that was, and I’ve still got another week of time to plan further. In a way, I’d like to be starting it straight away and not thinking about it any more.

The other thing I’m wondering about is if I should transfer R&B 5 into Scrivener, because it still is in its early stages and there are many more drafts to do, and I’m pretty certain I’ll buy the software when the NaNo trial is up. Decisions. Decisions.

Reading

Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

  • Monday: R 185m
  • Tuesday: R 245m
  • Wednesday: R 195m
  • Thursday: R 165m
  • Friday: R 185m
  • Saturday: R 210m
  • Sunday: R 220m

Total hours: R 23h 25m

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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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