Showing posts from June, 2020

Progress Report 2020 #25

It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week. Words written (week/YTD): 11,484 / 315,559 288-words of admin + 3 projects. I’d say I’m back to my normal flitting through projects, but if I actually look at the individual totals, instead of the project count, I threw ~1.5k into the project I finished over the weekend and ~1k into a book that’s mid edit just to clear my head out from the project that took over the other ~9k. It’s the one that I’m focused on drafting*. So, I was fairly focused. 475 pages edited Every once in a while I look at numbers like that one, and think… really? But this is part of the reason I do this. Because I forget how productive I am sometimes, and that fun voice gnawing at the back of my head likes to tell me I haven’t done anything. Evidence to the contrary is helpful. What I’m reading My own work as I edit it, because that hasn’t left time for much of anything else. *The one I was focused on drafting this week. I’ve switched gears because

Progress Report 2020 #24

It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week. Words written (week/YTD): 16,054 / 304,075 638-words of admin + 1 projects. This week’s round of rewrites went remarkably well. I cannot remember the last time I managed to get that many words into one project without flitting about five others as well. I’m not on track to make this my best June ever, but that’s okay. I’ve managed to fly right past 2018, and then 2014’s June numbers. And the little goals that count just as much as the big ones (and twice as much as the over the top ones), right? 29 pages edited Pretty safe to say the drop in pages edited is directly related to the focus on the one book. I did start color coding my editing spreadsheet, so I know that I got in 28 pages from the book that’s my new editing focus, and only 1 from the last set of edits. (have you ever had a page that was so atrocious you had to print it out all by itself just to make it bleed?) What I’m reading I haven’t managed to keep track of

Progress Report 2020 #23

It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week. Words written (week/YTD): 12,856 / 288,021 109-words of admin + 3 projects. Displaying an uncharacteristic amount of focus (Let’s be real, inputting changes and rewrites as I edit gives me a clear road map and I just followed it), I managed to throw almost 10k of those words into a single project. *snaps party hat elastic under chin* I had a tattoo appointment on Friday, but unlike the last time, which bumped up against memorial day weekend, I managed to keep my pen to the grindstone, or fingers to the keys… it’s a mix of both. That might also have been contributed to by the fact I bought one of those weird angled lap desk things (since my lap is not presently useable real estate for a computer). However, I hesitate to use the thing too often, because it seems to freak our blonde dog out…. 207 pages edited I finished the free writing mess and now have to finish up the rewrites and missing connectors, but she’s so close to

Black Lives Matter.

BLACK LIVES MATTER. I believe this to be an undeniable truth. BLACK LIVES MATTER. I, as a person raised within a sphere of privilege, misinformation, and willful descrimination, have to accept my complicitness in our country where people will hear those three words and feel the need to argue. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We need to fight anyone who says otherwise, in real life, and through fiction. Because fiction shapes world views in ways that are sometimes subtle, but can have lasting effects. BLACK LIVES MATTER. Performative activism isn’t enough. We have to force change in any and every way we can.Sign Petitions - Donate what you can - If you protest - Black bookstores to support -

Progress Report 2020 #22

It’s Friday, time to look at what we’ve done for the last week. Words written (week/YTD): 15,632 / 275,165 140-words of admin + 4 projects. As you may notice from the bar graphic… two of those four projects were tiny little adders to the two projects that I put ~8 & 6K into. Junes of the past were apparently completely TERRIBLE. I cannot figure out why I wrote so little in June of 2019, but I passed that word count on the 1st (at 819-words it wasn’t hard). And on the 2nd, I passed 2015 (3,260-words). The Amys of other years did marginally better, so I won’t pass the next one until next week at the very earliest. 71 pages edited The book that’s next on the “get this done” pile is a mess. SUCH A MESS. I can’t even begin to tell you how bad this thing is. I had bits of chapter 3 in with chapter 17, etc. The whole thing was a cautionary tale about free writing too far into a book. I need to start color coding my edits like I do my writing so I’ll be able to figure out what I worked on