Sunday, April 30, 2006

CURRENT PROGRESS (4/30/06)



CURRENT GOAL: COMPLETE CHAPTER 9.
STATUS: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Current Total Word Count: 91,000+
Status: On Target!

NEW GOAL: COMPLETE CHAPTER 10.
DUE DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006.

[Note: CURRENT PROGRESS updated weekly, usually on Sundays.]

SUMMARY:

Well, stayed up all night again, two nights in a row, and completed this week's work of touching up Chapter 7, editing Chapter 8, and writing Chapter 9 from scratch. I really "got into it" with Chapter 9, enjoying experiencing the story as it unfolded, remembering to capture the moment and dramatize it, bring it to life, with no effort to be in a hurry about it, just going along for the ride. It was quite a ride. Chapter 8 was also quite a ride, by far the biggest so far, but Chapter 9 was also full of surprises and some heartwarming interactions as well as ongoing action, keeping things moving, as some of the earlier chapters were. There for a while there was a lot of thinking and talking, because that's what the story called for, but it's good to be back to more action, which is actually easier to write.

It's early Sunday morning and I'm going to go to sleep for a good long while. I don't know whether I'lll have time to begin Chapter 10 still tonight or not.

Oh, I did have to revise my Chapter Completion Timeline, skipping a week since I was on vacation and didn't do anything much that week. So, with my current progress, I should finish the complete draft within 3 weeks. Of course, the closer I get to the end, the more and more I want to keep at it until it's done, so with any luck I'll finish it even sooner than that. Definitely within May, which was my original deadline (May 31st).

What a thrill it is!

I've never gotten this far before! I have now COMPLETED ACT II. Wow! I have done the impossible, or so it seemed -- bridged the middle! And crossed the 90,000 mark! What a good weekend this has been for writing! Glad I stuck to it and didn't let other things interfere.

Now, to go make up with all the people I've pissed off by neglecting them this weekend....

Adrian








2 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

YOu gotta train them that when you're writing, they have to wait until you return to their world.

Congratulations!

Adrian Swift said...

That's a great piece of advice! Thanks. It is definitely a matter of "returning to their world" since I get so far away into my own when I'm wrapped up in the novel.