03.21: Goal Setting

P R O G R E S S 

Hi! By some miracle, I managed to find the writing I mentioned last week that I had deleted. Turns out, there’s a revision history for your blog drafts. I also finished outlining my chapters.

Here’s a rough breakdown:

I’ve divided the story into three parts. Part one is about 24 chapters. Part two is about 32, and part three is about 22 chapters long. Given each chapter so far is around 2,000-3,ooo words, that puts me at about 222,000 words.

I would like to finish this before I graduate, so if I wrote about a chapter a week over the summer, and then dropping to a chapter a month during the school year, I would finish by next summer.

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P R O G R E S S 

Hi! I didn’t realize today was March 14 until like a minute ago.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned I might sometimes blog about writing. This is going to be my first progress blog. I finished plotting last week, and, to be honest, it’s almost a relief. I’ve been working on the plot for almost three years at this point, and I just couldn’t wait to be past the planning stage and start writing.

I started working on Chapter 11 too, last week, but I’m an idiot and I deleted the first part. It was kind of disappointing, but oh well.

I’ve noticed a flaw in my work method as well. I’m very detail oriented, so doing things takes me twice as long. As things move along, I’m trying to change how I approach each chapter; I’m thinking about doing a outline for each chapter before I write, followed by a loose first draft, and then going back and polishing.

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