Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where did January GO???

I wanted to post a "what I did in January" list, but I simply haven't had time. It's amazing how busy you can be while writing a first draft, editing a second, and promoting another book. Who'd have thunk it. :)

Anyhow, I'm going to post it now even though we're a week into February. I'm actually quite pleased with my January achievements! (I have rounded the numbers below to the nearest thousand, because my initial "I wrote 39,394 words" list seems ridiculous for some reason. :)
  • I wrote 39,000 words of the first draft of the book codenamed Dinosaur.
  • I edited 35,000 words of Cookie's first draft.
  • However, the total words in the second draft file are 39,000, which means I added 4,000 words to the book as I edited. Not a surprise; I'd thought the first draft was a bit thin.
  • Therefore, I edited 35,000 words and wrote a total of 43,000, which means I "touched"a total of 78,000 words. That's a full novel, pretty much! Not bad for one month, especially since I didn't start work until the fourth. :)
Since I track my work time, I can also report that I worked for 56 hours and 14 minutes this month. (I know that seems low. It seems low to me too. But I only track "head down at the desk" time, not the time I spend thinking about the books as I fall asleep or wake up or take a shower or drive or...)

I have already written over 20,000 words on Dinosaur's first draft in February, and I anticipate finishing it by Feb 12th. Then I'll go back to a more intense focus on Cookie AND start looking for the next one, Eaglet.

It's a little terrifying when I think about it... I'm planning to release three more books this year. Cookie, Dinosaur, and Eaglet will be those books. I don't know what Eaglet is yet. Eep!

So I don't think about that much. I just keep working. "Just keep swimming", as Dory said. Smart fish. :)


Jennie said...

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. :)

harada57 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Leaf` said...


สมัคร gclub

Mozmee007 said...

Words in the first draft of a dinosaur named dinosaur.

สมัคร sbobet

You to view said...

รับสร้างบ้าน อุดร

CB said...

By reading the article material very very well and this is very useful.
cara menggugurkan kandungan
masa subur wanita sebelum haid
penyebab sering keguguran
cara mengatasi telat haid
tanda tanda kehamilan 1 bulan
kalkulator masa subur akurat dan berhasil

Mohamed Abdellatif said...

أنواع العزل المائي
العزل المائي ينقسم إلى قسمين فقط والفيصل في تلك القسمة هو الطريقة المستخدمة مع ذلك العازل

العزل الإيجابي
وهو استخدام العزل المائي من أجل منع تسرب الماء بشكل واضح وصريح من الدخول إلى المبنى أو المنشأة المعنية بعملية العزل المائي، ليس هذا فقط بل وتحويل مسار الماء إلى المصرف.

العزل السلبي
وهو نوع من العزل المائي ولكن ليس صريحًا مثل العزل الإيجابي، حيث يتم العزل من الجهة المواجهة لناحية خروج الماء وتسربه في المنشأة المراد عزلها، ولكن هذه الطريقة ليست متداولة كثيرًا، ولكن يتم اللجوء إليها فقط عندما يوجد صعوبة في تنفيذ طريقة العزل الإيجابي.
شركة عزل خزانات بالجوف
شركة عزل خزانات بصبيا
شركة عزل اسطح بحائل
شركة عزل خزانات بحائل

jamaima cyrus said...

Mine Jauary was one of the busiest month, because as it was the beginning of the year, we have to submit the planning and strategies in our company for the whole year. Due to this work load I had forgot to get the Dissertation Editing Services for my university project.

Nick Hunter said...

Well, January was one of the busiest months ever. The reason is that as we are approaching the final semesters, our professor assigned us thesis documentation. We were all supposed to submit our final thesis proposals at the end of January. In such a short time, I could not do it all alone, which is why I took help from dissertation proposal writing help.

Anonymous said...

You really wrote a good article on how you spend the last January but I want to say that last January was an amazing month for me too. I joined a writing firm as a writer in January and my job is to provide cheap assignment help to the students. I also received my degree from the university in the beginning of this month last year. It has been truly a blessed month for me.

Hannh said...

Fuhgeddabout Christmas 2022 Live

There are no current plans to bring back the Christmas 2022 Live event at this time.

Hannh said...

louis vuitton onthego

Louis Vuitton's OnTheGo bag is a contemporary interpretation of the iconic Keepall bag. It is crafted in supple Monogram canvas with a structured silhouette and generous proportions, making it perfect for all kinds of travels. It features a top handle and a removable adjustable strap, allowing it to be worn over the shoulder or across the body, as well as a double-zip closure to keep all of your essentials secure. The spacious interior is lined with textile and features a practical flat pocket, perfect for storing documents and other items.

Post a Comment