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Writing Update for the Week Ending 25 June 2017

Writing Update for the Week Ending 25 June 2017

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Not a lot of writing in the past seven days. A little progress on the same top three of the next 10, but not really enough to make big notes on. Still, to keep myself honest, and keep things up to date, my accomplishments last week:

  1. Shrine – Still on 250-300 words per day pace, which needs to pick up, but I’m struggling with this piece of the story even as I can clearly see the things I really want to get to later on.
  2. Star Trek Marathon logs – squeezed four of these in this week. Should have been seven.
  3. Scattered on the Wind I pushed another chapter and a bit in, but not nearly what I’d hoped for.

The current “next 10” projects remain:

  1. Shrine 1st Draft
  2. Star Trek Marathon Logs Redux
  3. Scattered on the Wind Final Draft
  4. Star Trek Comic Strips
  5. Novella/Novelette Review Catch Up
  6. Haiku Selection
  7. Fractured Unity 1st Draft
  8. LoC 2 Plot
  9. Fallen Heroes Outline
  10. Star Trek Book/Comic/Merch

Every day is a new one. So is every week. Maybe I’ll get a little farther forward this week.

Be well, everyone.

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Writing Update for the Week Ending 18 June 2017

Writing Update for the Week Ending 18 June 2017

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Which, yes, I should normally have posted yesterday.

Lots going on this week in life, and I got some work done, but I didn’t get far enough on any of the primary projects to actually take one off the list. I probably won’t the next couple of weeks, either, because they’re all in the first 33%.

That said, I made good (or at least some) progress, on the top three.

Accomplishments this week:

  1. Shrine – I’m finding it hard to get back into this story, gaining 250-300 words per day right now.
  2. Star Trek Marathon logs – the first seven are redrafted, which still leaves me a long way to go, and I wish I knew what happened to the original file and when. It’s not in any of my backups and was basically a complete first draft.
  3. Scattered on the Wind final – since this is the third-tier project at the moment, I haven’t made it there every day, but I’m still three chapters through that final read out loud draft. A few small adjustments here and there, but I’m liking how the story works so far.

The current “next 10” projects remain:

  1. Shrine 1st Draft
  2. Star Trek Marathon Logs Redux
  3. Scattered on the Wind Final Draft
  4. Star Trek Comic Strips
  5. Novella/Novelette Review Catch Up
  6. Haiku Selection
  7. Fractured Unity 1st Draft
  8. LoC 2 Plot
  9. Fallen Heroes Outline
  10. Star Trek Book/Comic/Merch

Lots of creative stuff to do.

Be well, everyone.

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Writing Update for the Week Ending 11 June 2017

Writing Update for the Week Ending 11 June 2017

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Two weeks in a row with the writing report. I’m going to count this as a win, although I posted nothing but book reviews this week. I had intended more, but we’ll try harder in the coming days.

Accomplishments this week:

  1. Draugr Rising 3rd Draft – finished. Not that I had much left to go, but it’s still worth noting.
  2. Book Review Catch Up – turned my point form notes into actual reviews for the remaining half dozen books I’ve finished recently.
  3. Undead Story Selection. Squeezed this down to 95,000 words worth of stories. Most, but not all, of those are in a first draft state. 40 stories and flash pieces. A nice number. Editing will start shortly, but I’d like to clear a few other things off the project list before I get deep into it.

So, pulling those off the list that leaves the current “next 10” as follows:

  1. Shrine 1st Draft
  2. Star Trek Marathon Logs Redux
  3. Scattered on the Wind Final Draft
  4. Star Trek Comic Strips
  5. Novella/Novelette Review Catch Up
  6. Haiku Selection
  7. Fractured Unity 1st Draft
  8. LoC 2 Plot
  9. Fallen Heroes Outline
  10. Star Trek Book/Comic/Merch

LoC = Lords of Creation, a species of aliens in Universal Destiny. I have a few notes made for the sequel, but nothing resembling an actual plot yet. That’s the step I’m looking for here.

Fall Heroes is the third book in the Heroes Inc. trilogy. This is plotted at the chapter level. Ish. Needs more detail and to be broken down at the scene level so I can then ignore that when the characters tell me they want to go their own way.

And there are still pieces of the Year of Trek to get done. Lots of them.

But the lion’s share of creative time right now should be spent on the first draft of Shrine, book two of the poorly-named Troll Wars Quartet. Poorly named, because there’s barely one war and it’s not happening in this book. I’ve just finished reading what I’ve previously drafted so I have a good grip on the story. And I can already see at least two more spots I want to diverge from the established outline.

Be well, everyone.

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Weekly Writing Report for 05 June 2017

Weekly Writing Report for 05 June 2017

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Although, I don’t think weekly is accurate lately, but let’s go with it.

New strategy.

What, again?

Yup.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m happier when I have multiple projects on the go. That’s still true, but I’m trying to find some additional focus.

To that end, I’m going to have a primary project with the backup plan to switch to other things here and there when I’m starting to feel burnt on the primary or when I only have a few minutes at a time to work. To that end, here’s the list of the next ten primaries (though it’s worth noting that I have a plan far beyond that):

  1. Draugr Rising 3rd Draft
  2. Book Review Catch Up
  3. Undead Story Selection (100k)
  4. Shrine 1st Draft
  5. Star Trek Marathon Logs Redux
  6. Scattered on the Wind Final Draft
  7. Star Trek Comic Strips
  8. Novella/Novelette Review Catch Up
  9. Haiku Selection
  10. Fractured Unity 1st Draft

Some of these need a little talking about.

Draugr Rising: first draft finished in early 2015 at 50,650 words. Pulled it out very early this year, made some revision notes, made some major revisions, changes, and additions, and I’m currently about a chapter and a half from being finished the third draft. It will probably come in at a touch above 63,000 words when that’s done.

Book Review Catch Up: I like doing quick book reviews, but I’ve fallen behind. Actually, way behind, but I’ve been slowly catching up over the last few weeks. Right now I’m only seven behind. So, it shouldn’t take me long after this draft of Draugr Rising is complete. I’m rather farther behind on the Novella/Novelette Review front, but these tend to be shorter than my novel reviews.

Undead Story Selection: all of the stories I wrote towards this collection total just shy of 140,000 words. Historically, my first drafts are very bare bones just to get the story out of my skull. I expect to add 15-20% of the word count to most things by the time they reach final draft. Taking the upper number, I think that 168,000 words might be a bit long for a collection of short fiction, so I’m going to try to pick 85-90k worth of stories I like the best, which will almost certainly take me over 100k for a final count. Once selected, the editing of those will be a separate project.

Shrine 1st Draft: second book of the Troll Wars Quartet, and it’s been on hold for a little while. I’ve completed the first quarter of my outline, planned at about 60k altogether. However, a couple of minor things exploded, and I’m 9,000 words ahead of what I estimated. I’m a little worried about that happening in the rest of the book, too. That may mean I have some hard decisions later, but in the meantime, I actually need to get the first draft done.

Scattered on the Wind Final Draft: this is the read it out loud and make sure I haven’t missed anything draft. Usually, I have. Sometimes, I find a writing tic or two and fix them while I’m at it. There isn’t usually a large difference in overall word count by the time this is done.

Star Trek: Marathon Logs, Comic Strips, Fractured Unity. I’ve been a Trekkie for as long as I can remember. Sometime in 2014, I had the idea for my own celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and it involved me producing a whole lot of content. Life intervenes. I’ve been poking away at it here and there, and the 50th anniversary was last fall, but I’d still like to do this, so I’m trying to step up my Trek game over the next little while to get things moving properly again. Short Fiction and Blog posts are complete, but I’ve got a lot of things left to do yet.

Haiku selection: over the last couple of years, I’ve written hundreds of haiku. For quite a while, I was penning several per day, though that’s dropped back quite a bit in the last few months with a heavier schedule. But I’ve been thinking I’d like to put a hundred or so of them into a digital chapbook. So I’ve got to pick good ones.

Writing Reports for the next little while will focus on project completion rates. I’ll still leave the reports on Mondays, but hopefully will have good news here and there about getting stuff done, or at least how much of that stuff I’m getting done, and I’ll conclude each post with the current list of the next ten focus projects. Things may move around. Individual drafts of novels will count as projects on their own because I like to let things rest in between to come back to them fresher. Overall, I have a flexible five year plan, although only this year and next are plotted out in detail.

Be well, everyone.

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 23 April 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 23 April 2017

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I think I’m finally adjusting to my crappy schedule (don’t feel sorry for me – I knew what was going to happen when I took the job). Of course, just as that’s happening, I’m adding to things. Well, not just me, but still.

On the good news side of things, I was offered and excepted the PT job of Publishing Assistant for Bards and Sages Publishing. There was a post here, if you want a couple of details. A couple of hours per week exploring a different piece of the publishing industry and hopefully contributing in a positive way to a great little publisher.

And my oldest child is moving out a week from today. That sucks. I was supposed to have him until Labour Day before he went away to school, but he and four friends have rented a house together, taking possession late in the day on the first of May and they’re all moving in on the 2nd. Came up on us fast, and not just faster than it was supposed to. You always think you have more time. You’re usually wrong.

Anyway, last week’s goals:

  1. Hero’s Life 5 chapters of revision notes.
  2. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft of Draugr Rising.
  3. Second draft on my Kyle short story.
  4. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry.
  5. ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three.
  6. BSG**. Watch and take notes for The Lost Warrior.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  8. Stretch Goal: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

Actually accomplished.

  1. Hero’s Life revision notes: 6 chapters.
  2. Draugr Rising 3rd draft: 5,400 words.
  3. Second draft on my Kyle short story completed.
  4. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry.
  5. Fail.
  6. Fail.
  7. Fail.
  8. Never got there.

So, four out of seven hit, three completely missed, and the bonus goal never really in sight. I did, however, write several blog posts, get set up for my new part time job, and review the first group of stories for that job. All in all, I’m satisfied with the week.

Next Week’s goals:

  1. Hero’s Life revision notes continued. Hoping to get at least five of the nine chapters between me and the end of the book.
  2. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft of Draugr Rising. Just under 41k to get to the end of the story.
  3. Starting the third draft of my Sulu novelette. This is really more of a hybrid 3rd/final draft. The Trek stories I’ve written were all dictated and I did a lot of cleanup during the revision notes and second drafts on them. I don’t expect a lot of changes at this point. Hope to get to the 5k mark here, with the story currently standing at 10.6k.
  4. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry. This would take me to the end of the planned narrative. I expect changes during the first draft when I get there.
  5. ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three. Really.
  6. BSG**. Watch and take notes for The Lost Warrior.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  8. Stretch Goal: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

Again, with current life events, that’s probably much more than I really can hope to get done, especially with a new second job and getting ready for my son to move. Have to see how it works out.

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 16 April 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 16 April 2017

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It’s fair to say that life has been kicking my ass for the past few weeks.

And by life, I mean one or two specific events plus the unpleasant work schedule that temporarily goes along with the promotion I accepted at work. The schedule leaves me drained and not interested in trying to accomplish much during my off hours. I have started watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series for the first time ever, but that’s about the extent of my energy level most of the time. There’s been little editing, less writing, and not much creative work at all.

That’s making me unhappy. Unhappier, maybe.

I’m not going to review the bits and pieces I have or haven’t accomplished since taking the new job, but I think I do need to dive back in and start setting some goals again. I don’t know if I’ll get that far with them for the next week or two, at least, but I need to start trying. I’m going to be a little less aggressive than I have been, but not too much. Still worthwhile to push a bit. So…

  1. Hero’s Life revision notes continued. Going to shoot for five chapters this week, with fifteen left to go in this draft.
  2. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft of Draugr Rising. A little more than 46k from the end of the story at the moment.
  3. Second draft on my Kyle short story. The first draft (with notes) stands at 3,226 words.
  4. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry. I’ve got ten to go in the planned narrative. Of course, that may change when I start writing the first draft. It often does.
  5. ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three. Really.
  6. BSG**. Watch and take notes for The Lost Warrior.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  8. Stretch Goal: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

That’s probably more than I can hope to get done, but I always like to aim high.

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 19 March 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 19 March 2017

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Weekly recap of writing-related activities. Last week’s goals:

1.   10,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.

2.   Second draft on my Scotty short story. First draft stands at 3,953 words.

3.   Hero’s Life revision notes continued. Five chapters would be good.

4.   Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry.

5.   ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three.

6.   BSG**. Write the post for Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2.

7.   Short Story Submissions: 3. Theoretically, I’m on vacation this week, but there’s a lot going on. I don’t think this should be hard for a change.

8.   Stretch Goal 1: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

The Results:

1.   Not just not a bump, but a dramatic underestimate. I finished this draft and still teared up at the last scene. Setting this aside to rest for a bit and I’ll come back to the “read it aloud” draft in a month or so.

2.   Done.

3.   Hero’s Life revision notes: 7 chapters accomplished.

4.   Bad Teenage Poetry scene descriptions: 6 chapters accomplished. Missed one day or it would have been 7.

5.   Nope. Managed to not get to these. Catching up on several podcasts.

6.   Well, I got the notes done for episode 5. I wasn’t at home for more than half the week, but I did have it on the computer I had with me. Time usage noted below.

7.   Zero. Moving right along.

8.   Nope.

I said something last week about an event having some waiting involved? I seam to have used that waiting to accomplish rather a lot of editing beyond the original targets while ignoring a few other goals. Under the general heading of “all writing is good writing” from a polishing your craft perspective, that’s okay, especially because I’m rather happy with what I accomplished.

So now we should set some goals for this week, right?

1.   Hero’s Life revision notes continued. I managed seven chapters last week, so let’s try the same again. Marking this one as the primary project this week, so if I find extra editing time, this is top of the list.

2.   7,000 words of progress on the third draft of Draugr Rising. I actually started this last night, polishing the first chapter.

3.   Second draft on my Chapel short story. With the first draft (with notes) standing at 5,637 words, this is a loftier goal than the same draft on the Scotty short last week.

4.   Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry. Since I made six last week, this seems reasonable.

5.   ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three.

6.   BSG**. Write the post for “Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2.”

7.   Short Story Submissions: 3.

8.   Stretch Goal 3: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

I wrote as the second last line of a story once, Every day is a new one. That’s true for everything, but I’ve got it in my head for writing right now. Every day is a new one. So is every week, bringing new targets and goals, new distractions, and new directions. Wonder what I’ll accomplish and find this week.

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 12 March 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 12 March 2017

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It’s that time again, time for what I’m trying to make the traditional weekly recap. Last week’s goals:

  1. 4,891 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising, all that remained.
  2. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  3. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry. The outline actually has 30 chapters, not 40. I was remembering a different plot, I think.
  4. ISIRTA*. Listen to 4 episodes in Series Three.
  5. BSG**. Finish the post for Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 1 and make notes for Part 2.
  6. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  7. Stretch Goal 1: 2,935 words of editing on the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette, all that remained.
  8. Stretch Goal 3: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

The Results:

  1. Complete.
  2. 12,765 words of progress on the “make it pretty” draft. This takes me to almost 2/3 of the way through the narrative, and I have to say I’m a lot happier with the story than I thought I would be at this point.
  3. I actually managed 8 here. Not bad progress. The actual first draft isn’t on the list to start for a little while, but since I seem to be struggling so hard with Shrine, I might rearrange the projection a bit.
  4. Somehow, these never made it to the front of the play list. I’ve fallen behind on a lot of podcasts lately, and wanted to catch up on a couple.
  5. Well, I watched the Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2, but I need to go through it again to make notes.
  6. 0 submissions this week. Moving right along.
  7. Finished the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette. I think this works fairly well, too.
  8. Someday.

I got a little sidetracked this week, or maybe a little focused, or both. Aside from the extra progress on two of the primary goals, I also started the Revision Notes draft of Hero’s Life, the second book in the Heroes Inc trilogy. Enjoying this so far, and I think it can go on the regular tasks list for the next couple of weeks.

  1. 10,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind. I don’t think this is too much of a bump considering this week’s progress.
  2. Second draft on my Scotty short story. First draft stands at 3,953 words.
  3. Hero’s Life revision notes continued. Five chapters would be good.
  4. Five chapters of scene description step on Bad Teenage Poetry.
  5. ISIRTA*. Finish listening to Series Three.
  6. BSG**. Write the post for Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3. Theoretically, I’m on vacation this week, but there’s a lot going on. I don’t think this should be hard for a change.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

Like I wrote above, I’m on vacation for the week, but there are a couple of significant events going on that are going to need a lot of my time. Things that are, gasp, more important than writing. For one of these, there may be an appreciable amount of waiting involved, so things may balance. We’ll see

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 05 March 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 05 March 2017

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It’s time for the what I’m trying to make the traditional weekly recap. Last week’s goals:

  1. 2,500 words of new fiction.
  2. 2,500 words of new non-fiction.
  3. 7,000 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising.
  4. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  5. ISIRTA*. Listen to another 4 episodes in Series Three.
  6. BSG**. Planning to actually write the post here.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3. Let’s get back on track. I’ve already got five stories picked out and the places I intend to send them, so I just have to take the formatting time.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: the usual adding of two chapters to the rough plot for Fallen Heroes. I think there are probably only six or eight chapters to go.
  9. Stretch Goal 2: another 3,250 words of editing on the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette.
  10. Stretch Goal 3: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead. Trying this one again.

The Results:

  1. 0 words of new fiction.
  2. 2,632 words of new non-fiction. Blog posts and book reviews, mainly.
  3. 9,962 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising.
  4. 5,520 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  5. ISIRTA*. Listen to another 4 episodes in Series Three. Accomplished.
  6. BSG**. Mostly written the next post. Not completely written. I need to finish a little polishing time and find or capture the images I want.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 1. The problem here might be that I don’t have a lot of time to just sit and do stuff in the last little bit. I’m not sure that’s going to get better. Still, with the day I spent a couple of weeks ago just doing submissions, I’m a little above target for the year so far.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: actually, I finished the rough plot here. While there are a couple of things I might expand and one that may not be necessary for the plot, the scene list breaks out to 47 chapters.
  9. Stretch Goal 2: another 3,554 words of editing on the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette.
  10. Stretch Goal 3: not so much here. But that’s okay. Stretch goals are supposed to be stretch goals. That I hit the other two so well for the last little bit means that mentally, they were more primaries to me.

Another really busy week, but at least no new trips to the hospital. Actually, it was probably less busy than it feels at this point. Half of my problem was learning to sleep during the daytime again after three years without a night shift.

Goals for the coming week:

  1. 4,891 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising, because that’s what’s left.
  2. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  3. I’m going to start the scene description step of Bad Teenage Poetry. Looking for five chapters worth this week. The scene-level outline has 40, but that could change.
  4. ISIRTA*. Listen to another 4 episodes in Series Three, finishing the listening for pleasure step of this series. There are nine altogether.
  5. BSG**. Finish the post for Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 1 and make notes for Part 2.
  6. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  7. Stretch Goal 1: 2,935 words of editing on the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette, because that’s what’s left.
  8. Stretch Goal 2: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

I’m going to drop the new fiction and non-fiction goals for the rest of March and just see how much other work I can get through. Mostly editing, a little plotting, and we’ll see what I squeeze in for new words in whatever category.

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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Writing Report for the Week Ending 26 February 2017

Writing Report for the Week Ending 26 February 2017

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Time for the weekly recap. First, the goals:

  1. 2,500 words of new fiction.
  2. 2,500 words of new non-fiction.
  3. 7,000 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising.
  4. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  5. ISIRTA*. I’ll leave this at 4 for the week.
  6. BSG**. Finish the post for episode 4.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: add of two chapters to the rough plot for Fallen Heroes.
  9. Stretch Goal 2: 3,250 words of second draft on the Sulu novelette.
  10. Stretch Goal 3: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead.

The Results:

  1. 0 words of new fiction. I’ll get to that in a minute.
  2. 1,446 words of new non-fiction. Ditto.
  3. 8,710 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising. New strategy is to pick a primary goal and once I’ve met secondary ones for the week, reallocate the time I would have spent on those each day to the primary. That was Draugr Rising this week, and probably will continue to be until it’s done.
  4. 5,032 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  5. ISIRTA*. Listened 4 episodes of the planned 4.
  6. BSG**. Finished the handwritten version of my notes during my second watch of the episode, but haven’t actually transcribed those or written the post yet.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 0.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: done. Twice. I actually added four chapters to this. Working my way to the climax of the novel.
  9. Stretch Goal 2: finished this one in five days then shifted the time to making extra progress of Draugr Rising.
  10. Stretch Goal 3: not enough static time.

So, this week’s trip to the emergency was the result of a horrible Xbox Kinect accident that resulted in my youngest daughter dislocating her left kneecap. This was not fun for anyone involved, least of all her. Her leg is in a semi-soft brace at the moment to give it a few days to heal. Other, less traumatizing, events have also intervened, but we deal with what comes up.

Goals for the coming week:

  1. 2,500 words of new fiction.
  2. 2,500 words of new non-fiction.
  3. 7,000 words progress on the 2nd draft of Draugr Rising.
  4. 5,000 words of progress on the third draft on Scattered on the Wind.
  5. ISIRTA*. Listen to another 4 episodes in Series Three.
  6. BSG**. Planning to actually write the post here.
  7. Short Story Submissions: 3. Let’s get back on track. I’ve already got five stories picked out and the places I intend to send them, so I just have to take the formatting time.
  8. Stretch Goal 1: the usual adding of two chapters to the rough plot for Fallen Heroes. I think there are probably only six or eight chapters to go.
  9. Stretch Goal 2: another 3,250 words of editing on the 2nd draft of the Sulu novelette.
  10. Stretch Goal 3: Story selection for inclusion in The Undead. Trying this one again.

Once again, I’m not anticipating any emergencies this week. However, I am going back to night shift for the first time in close to three years. Have the feeling it’s going to be tough to settle my sleep schedule, so I’m not sure how productive I might end up being.

Marking the second draft of Draugr Rising as the primary project right now, the one to work on when other things are complete or when I have a few spare minutes. Editing, I find I’m more able to do in short bursts when those bursts are available. Drafting takes a little more long range focus. Since I have lots of stuff to edit right now, that works out.

Be well, everyone.

* ISIRTA = I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

** BSG = Battlestar Galactica

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