Today’s writing plan was simple: time myself as I read through what I already had written (chapters one through four) and then use my timer for some 45 minute writing sessions. I use the timer when I’m doing my proofreading check at the end (for publishing).* I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about that here before. … Continue reading Timed reading while I’m working on my book
It’s been an odd couple of days. I spent a good deal of time on Thursday away, so I didn’t make as much progress that day as I wanted. Then yesterday, I spent more time editing than reading, by a large degree, and I ended the night feeling like I was still stuck in some … Continue reading Edits are almost finished for this one
In which I discuss my book, the editing I am desperately trying to put behind me, and show off a few screenshots.
Today I’ll be editing. I have fresh coffee, my document on my Kindle Fire (the oldest one I have), and some fresh sunlit paper and a pencil for notes. I have tablets and journals and pencils and pens everywhere, to be honest. :) It’s time to edit this book and I want to do it … Continue reading Ready to edit today
In which I discuss a little of my writing process and reveal what how I view rewriting and editing.
I did run out of time yesterday and didn’t make it through all the chapters of my book. Well, sort of. I stopped the editing at chapter 12, but then I sent the file to my tablet and read through the rest of it and realized most of it’s solid. Just a few bits I … Continue reading Progress and a brilliant idea I should have had sooner
I’ve managed only 2 of my 12 sessions today (20 minutes each). Part of the blame goes to my panic at realizing I had ruined the opening of my book by overworking it. I had to pull up backup copy 9 to get the old opening back. I’m currently at backup copy 20, and backup … Continue reading 11:23 pm and too few words again today
Here is my first challenge update. I’m way behind already. After 1 hour and 49 minutes, I’m only up by 149 words. Getting through the last of the material I wrote a few weeks ago is taking too long. Perfectionism? Probably. I’m going to try to get through the rest of it faster. As of … Continue reading Uh oh! (challenge update)
I had to make a few changes to my book. I try not to do much when I go back to already written material, but in this case, I had an issue I couldn’t work out and when the solution came to me, it meant adding a few things. I don’t know what it is … Continue reading Revising is not a good idea; how to fuck up a story
I’m making progress on this book, still, but it’s still too slow. I mean, really, way too slow. Yesterday, I ended with a net gain of 274 words. Today I’ll spend as much time on the book as possible, so we’ll see where I end up. As of this moment, I’m on chapter 9 and … Continue reading Still making progress, but still much too slow