Kleene Star (kleenestar) wrote,
Kleene Star
kleenestar

  • Mood:

Writing Progress

Wow, without this social theory paper hanging over me, I'm really making progress on other things. Finished Tabula Rasa (though it needs one more edit-through before I turn it in tomorrow) and have progressed another 1,000 words on the RPG project. By the end of the day today we'll have completed 10,000 words, which is 40% of the 25,000 we're contracted for. (30,000 turned out to be a math error. Oops!) I'm really glad we had these two extra weeks to work; there's no way we could have done this without me being able to write and edit full-time next week. By the end of the weekend, though, we should be at close to 20,000 words which means I can spend most of next week editing, polishing and re-writing instead of frantically trying to bang words down on the page.

I'm really glad that I did NaNoWriMo last year; without that experience, I don't think I would be able to do this effectively. I have an over-developed inner critic which makes me obsess about finding just the right word. Learning how to shut that critic down ("I'll edit later! I swear!") means that I can write thousands of words a day if I have to. It's not just useful for writing contracted work, it's an immensely useful academic skill too. And as long as I keep my editing promises to myself, the writing turns out just fine!

I'm going to see if I can get another 200-500 words done, then head outside. God, I love May in Central Park . . . .
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 15 comments