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

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
type-in
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
type-in
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
type-in
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
type-in
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
type-in
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
type-in
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
type-in
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. []

Writing Updates: June 2008

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Here we go again. By now you should know the drill. I wonder where the time went, then blab on about my writing this month. I think I’ve been letting these posts take on too much weight so I’m going to try and breeze through this one1 . I apologize for the lack of variety in my postings, but I’ve been using what free time I can on my writing.

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  1. If you notice any glaring mistakes, please let me know []

Writing Updates: May 2008

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

June is here, so it’s time to post my monthly writing update1. My concerted effort to try to hit at least 550 words a day in May paid off, and I often found myself blowing past 1000 words some days when things really got going. I was able to build good momentum that carried me from day-to-day2.

I managed at least 13,697 words this month. I’m not sure what the exact number is because I’ve become accustomed to pulling my totals from my twitter archive and I found that a few tweets I thought had gone out either didn’t or were lost3. Even without my full number of words I did better this month than last, and that’s what matters. Of course, since I finished the big project, the question now is “What’s next?”

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  1. Yes, June has been here for some time, but it was June 1 when I started this post. That tidbit serves as a preview for how June is going so far. []
  2. I also made a conscious effort to follow my own advice. []
  3. Just to be clear, I don’t blame twitter for my own carelessness. []