Progress Report: 03/11/2014 – 09/11/2014

Welcome to week forty-four.


36,017 words. Phew! Sunday was a struggle, but after nine days, I’ve managed to maintain an average of 4K words per day.

OMG, as they say.

If you’re reading this at any time after first thing on Monday (which is impossible because this won’t post till one!) the counter below will probably say something different (which is a good thing!).

I have already gone through the whole storyline for Book One and have started to do the first draft edit. However, I have also (on Sunday), plunged into the beginning of book two. Call me mad, but I’ve now set myself a crazy target of having first drafts of the whole three-book series completed by the end of the month. Seeing as I haven’t plotted out books two and three in anything more than a few sentences, that could be a little difficult. Hmm!

What I expect I’ll end up with is a lot of disconnected scenes where I’ll have to fill in the gaps, but that’s fine.

The reason I want to continue on (allowing roughly ten days per book), is so that I can iron out any inconsistencies in one fell swoop. I’m also aware that some successful indies recommend publishing trilogy books as close to one another as possible (every two to four weeks), to take advantage of the 30 day boost Amazon gives to new books. By next weekend I should have a fair idea of whether or not I’m going to come close to the three book target. Of course, at 4K per day, that would mean 120K in the month. Urgh!

NaNo progress

Other Projects

Nothing. Zero, Zilch.


Aim: To monitor time spent reading over the week.

This week, in case you haven’t heard, Scribd. introduced audiobooks to their catalogue. Something else to try out. Now, I’m reading and listening. Audiobook times listed with an A.

  • Monday: R 205m
  • Tuesday: R 210m
  • Wednesday: R 215m
  • Thursday: R 195m, A 135m
  • Friday: R 200m, A 55m
  • Saturday: R 155m, A 130m
  • Sunday: R 130m, A 175m

Total hours: 30hr 5m


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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