THIS WEEK It’s back to day job on Tuesday, so I’m trying to get as many hours of daylight in on this field as I can. I’m plowing the novel, It’s Dolly’s Birthday, sowing behind the plow as we go.
The last few days, I’ve been feeling a bit like Tolkien’s descriptions of writing on LOTR during WWII, I’ve struggled through the week, making sure progress, if not any great strides.
Current stats include:
- Total completed scenes sum to 48,185 words, of a goal of 75,000.
- By chapter count, I’m through Ch XI (of XXVII).
- There are six parts of the book planned. Ch XI falls at the end of Part III.
- So, depending on how you look at it, I’m either 40% done, half-done, or two-thirds done.
- I’m calling it half.
Compile at this state is off to the alphas for gut check. And we slave on.
Regular programming to return Tuesday.