Progress Report 2020 #5

It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week.
First week of February is in the books, and I’m mostly recovered from the sickness that gripped me the final week of January. It only feels like I’m breathing through moth wings about 25% of the time.

Despite that, I managed to push through and get a decent amount of work in.

Words written (week/YTD): 13,613 / 55,557

967-words of admin + 4 projects.

I’ve got 5 projects I’d like to finish this month. Among them is a short story (about 6K) that I haven’t’ started yet, and a 905th draft that is in its final edit (at just shy of 111k). Never let it be said I only write one length of work.

As always, though. I am feeling SUPER distractible, and have a hundred and a half projects that are on various back burners that are fighting for my attention, so we’ll see who wins out in my “do what you want” Sunday writing sessions.

I managed to finish two drafts. One was a first/fast draft, which means that it’s only at 88% of the planned final w/c. But that’s because early edits always bring some sort of additional words. Add to that the fact that I tend to go over my goal w/c, it’s just easier to start editing with wiggle room.

138 pages edited

I had a novella to edit over the weekend, and despite the lingering sickness, I buckled down and got the pages sliced up and covered in blue (periwinkle this time).

It was the kind of edit that leaves you with comments about what needs to be written… and leads to adding 3.5k words when you go to input it.

As I’ve said before. Revising is a lot like doing Laundry (or dishes). You might finish… but the hamper’s already started to fill again, and you are NEVER going to be “done”. So, yeah. I’ve got a stack of stuff in this coming weekend’s revision pile. Wish me luck!

What I’m reading

Zero fiction reading this week.

The only thing I got in was a scientific paper from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy back in 2006

A New Gaseous and Combustible Form of Water by Ruggero Maria Santilli

It was on my “research items” list… and I can honestly say, despite having read it, I have no idea what project caused me to put it on the list. And that, dear reader, is why I should really get better about getting to that list before things have sat for too long.


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