Resolution Update — May 2013

As usual, there’s good news and bad news, plus a list of excuses to justify the latter. And charts because I do love spreadsheets. First, the bad news:  I did not write very much in May — only 6,462 words, far short of my goal of 15,288 words. This is only 42% of my goal. A pretty poor showing.  Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 9.13.42 PM

So far this year, I’ve written 65,270 words. That’s not bad, but I’m behind where I should be to be on track to meet my goal of 180,000 words this year.Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 9.51.43 PM

In May, I wrote 3,829 on Trust Me, and 2,115 words on the sequel to that story. The rest were pretty evenly divided between a shiny new idea and two old WIPs that will someday be completed. I wrote on 14 days in May. Work was busy because I was trying to wrap up things so I could take this week off. I did get a lot written this week, just not as much as I’d like.

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The good news is that Trust Me is now at just over 100,000 words, which was the goal I’d set. And yet, it’s not done yet. I thought it was, but hated the ending and decided that it was too abrupt. I scrapped that scene and am now reworking the last two chapters. Endings are hard.

Next month, I am finishing Trust Me. I am printing it out and mailing it off to my critique partner. I’ve got a list of a dozen or so other projects I want to write, in various stages from literally half-written, to completed outline, to a few scenes jotted down. So this one has to end. It must.

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2 thoughts on “Resolution Update — May 2013

    1. I’m using a couple of spreadsheets I created in Numbers that are probably far too complicated, but it works for me. The spreadsheet is set up like a calendar, then I just enter in my total for the day and it tallies the totals for the week, month and year in other columns. If you have any programs that you use and recommend, I’d love to hear about them.

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