Archive: Output

“Miracles” Type-in Update (Late-July)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
56/108 scenes

Last week was pretty much a wash, at least until Friday and Saturday where I blew through two chapters. Since then I’ve been ensuring I get at least some progress every single day, which has had a remarkably positive effect on how I’m feeling overall.

The change in progress1 is probably a bit deceiving in that I had a few scenes that were combined, and few that were added, leaving me with one less scene total, and only six scenes further along, even though I know I actually revised more that that.

Enough about me. How’s everyone else’s writing going?

  1. On a technical note, if you’re reading these posts on directly, but are seeing it some other way, I’m testing an update to my ProgPress plug-in that should make the progress meter show up at the top of this post. I know it works in Google Reader, but if you’re using something else, I’d love to know if it’s working or not for you. []

Quick “Miracles” Type-in Update (Mid-July)

Friday, July 17th, 2009
50/109 scenes

Between work being crazy, computer issues, and lots of fun family summer day-trips, progress has continued at it’s rather glacial pace. I’m just shy of the halfway mark now, and I think I’ll have time this weekend to push things along.

Update: Looks like I’m working Saturday, so no I won’t push things along this weekend.

“Miracles” Type-in Update for May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
30/109 scenes

Sorry for the lack of updates. Life continues to move at breakneck speed while the revisions continue at a more glacial pace. Yesterday I hit the pile of new, hand-written scenes, so there’s a lot more typing going on right now, which is actually a nice change of pace.

“Miracles” Type-in Update for May 2, 2009

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
24/109 scenes

A bit of a crazy week, but I pushed myself to make up some of the slack this morning, and like Cindy said, “progress is progress”.

“Miracles” Type-in Update for April 25, 2009

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
18/109 scenes

Managed to make some progress every day this week, but not enough to post each day. Half the scenes since my last update were red ones1 so it’s been a bit slow going.

  1. meaning that they were either new, or substantially marked up []

“Miracles” Type-in Update for April 20, 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009
14/109 scenes

I’ve switched back from words count to scenes revised as it seems to make a bit more sense in that context. I managed two more scenes yesterday, three this morning, and another just now.I’d keep going, but I’m falling asleep at the computer.

I put in the extra time tonight because Tuesday and Thursday mornings are the tough ones, and tomorrow night my oldest daughter is giving a reading of the short story she had published in her elementary school magazine!

“Miracles” Type-in Update for April 14, 2009

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
6,219/90,000 words

Between Kiddo1’s birthday, and Easter I didn’t even try to get any writing in over the weekend. Today’s scene was about 50% new material, so things went a bit slower. I need to figure out how to get in more than 20 minutes a day or this is going to take a long time.

“Miracles” Type-in Update for April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
5,694/90,000 words

Still plugging along. For those who have asked what a “Type-in” is: My manuscript is covered with hand written notes and rewrites, and I’m now in the process of getting them back into the document.

Type-in Update for April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6th, 2009
4,899/90,000 words

I’m going to try posting regular updates on my progress here. Things aren’t going as quickly as I hoped. Maybe this will help.

2008 Writing Wrap-Up

Monday, February 9th, 2009

I’ll keep this short, but I wanted to address my lack of writing updates. I managed to make monthly writing updates here for about half the year before they pretty much stopped. At first they stopped because I was to busy actually writing (which was good), then that slowed down (not so good), and I didn’t feel like whining about my reasons here.1 In the end I wrote just under 86,000 words last year. I spent the majority of my writing time editing Miracles, which has been slow going.2

All right. Enough of that. I have scenes to edit.

  1. Especially since if I had time to whine, I had time to write, right? []
  2. I’m 83 scenes (out of 109) into the write-in process as of this morning. []