Sunday, April 26, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chapter 53.

949 words.

More to come today, but it's 2:41 a.m., so I should probably sleep.

...Okay, did that.

Chapter 54.

2,105 words.

So over 3,000 for this day so far.

I hope to finish Chapter 55 tonight.

So exhausted I'm making silly mistakes and the words aren't coming like they do.  I even made some saving errors, which is really bad.  But...

For the week (drumroll, please):

Chapter 49 = 689 words.

Chapter 50 = 372 words.

Chapter 51 = 3,002 words.

Chapter 52 = 803 words.

Query letters = 224 words.

Chapter 53 = 949 words.

Chapter 54 = 2,105 words.

Chapter 55 = 396 words.

Chapter 56 = 509 words.

Chapter 57 = 79 words.

9,128 words!  YES!!!  I can't tell you how great this feels.  And it even felt great doing it.

And now vacation ends.  I really, really hope I can produce even half this much during a workweek.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chapter 52.

803 words.

A query letter for a story, which got an okay, so a query submission.  Another 224, since the first query was 112 words, and the second seemed almost exactly similar.

We'll call it an even thousand words even.

1061 + 3002 + 1000 = 5,063 words.

Not awesome, but I'll take it.  One more day left of vacation.  I won't finish before I go back to work, but I'm getting there...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chapter 51 is done.

3,002 words, to be exact.

I'm so exhilarated by my output lately, I could cry.

I hope to finish Chapter 52 tonight.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Finished Chapter 49.

689 words.

Doing Chapter 50 now.  Hoping to finish it tonight.

Chapter 50 done.

372 words.

By God, this feels good.

1,061 words so far today.  Have to break for dinner and a few other things, which I hate to do right now.

I hope to finish Chapter 51 tonight.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Let's see...

--An honest-to-God letter sent out today to someone I don't frequently communicate with, but who's been an important influence upon me.  My sixth-grade teacher, if you can believe it.  I'm still at least minorly-acquainted with my sixth-grade teacher, my tenth-grade homeroom teacher, my eleventh-grade writing teacher, and my twelfth-grade Spanish teacher.  What can I say?  Teachers rock!

--Query letters, chapter fragments and small pieces of essays and poems.

--All of this since just yesterday, because a major project was due for work Friday, and it took up my week.  But now I'm on vacation, so stand back!!!

I'll estimate...about 1,500 words.  This will at least quadruple for next Sunday.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, April 12, 2015

Work this week had to mostly intrude...

With the words from earlier this week, and the last couple of days, I'll estimate at about 2,500 words, same as last week.

But the work is good and the end of my novel-in-progress is in sight.

And I go on vacation this Friday evening.

The goal is to finish this novel manuscript by the end of this upcoming vacation.

I believe I can do it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Week Ending Sunday April 5, 2015

With Wednesday's production and bits throughout the week, I'll approximate my total word count as 2,500 for the week.

Not great, but minorly productive, and better than last week.  Baby steps.

I've also borrowed the weekly schedule from The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen.  I like how the upcoming week is scheduled out.  Not set in stone, but organized.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and long weekend.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spent about three hours re-writing, editing, and polishing (such as it is) 29 poems I'd written in various guises over the past 17 years.  I wanted to see which ones were good enough to send out.

More than I thought, is the answer.

About 2,456 total words, my word count says.  With all of the writing, re-writing, editing and polishing, I'll say...

Approximately 1,200 words.

And I've got some good poems to send out, too.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spent about four hours making a flyer about my published stories, including my two that are free in online magazines.

App. 500 words.  Looks good.