Wednesday lunch writing

I managed to squeeze in about 800 words during lunch today. The target for the day is 3,000 words so I did just over a quarter of my target. I’ll have some more time between 4 and 5 PM and may be able to squeeze in another 500-1,000 words. The scene I am currently working […]

Tuesday evening writing

By now I’m fairly certain that I won’t hit the 50,000 word mark by midnight on Friday. However, I have a plan to continue the novel regardless. My new goal is to be at around 30,000 words by the end of this month, 60,000 words by the end of December, and 90,000 words by the […]

Tuesday evening writing

I just completed another 1,000 words of Graveyard Shift, bringing the total for the day to 2,000 words. The scene I wrote will be the last scene of Part I of the book. I wrote this scene out of order, however, skipping ahead several chapters because it was a fun, and emotional scene to write, […]

Lunchtime writing

Busy morning at work, doing the stuff I was supposed to be doing yesterday, before getting side-tracked by the metrics issue. But I found a good stopping point at lunch today, and proceeded to sit down and do more work on Graveyard Shift. I did about 1,000 words on my lunch hour, completing a key […]

Monday night writing

Well, the writing went slowly, but well. In the last couple of hours, I did about 2,400 words spread over about 3 scenes, including what I think is some really good character development. In addition, things are in place for a climactic scene that takes place in chapter 8; everything in the previous three chapters […]

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Some writing

I just completed 1,200 words of work on Graveyard Shift which is a little more than a third of what I want to get done today, but which does push me over the 13,000 word mark overall. I’m pleased with the scene I just finished writing; touching without being too melodramatic, I think. Still, it’s […]

Thursday night writing

I didn’t think I was going to get any writing done today, but I sat down around 7 PM and managed to do about 1,400 words. That’s still nearly 300 words short of my daily quota, plus I was still a day behind so I still need to do 3,000 words tomorrow to get caught […]

Evening writing

I did another 1,400 words of Graveyard Shift when I got home from work this evening. That brings my total for the day to 3,900 words, which is very, very good for me. I was 5,000 words behind pace at the start of the day and I finished the day 1,500 words behind pace. I […]

Lunchtime writing

Productive, but tedious morning at work. I spent more than three hours doing some data conversion that was very time consuming, yet at the same time, made the morning just fly by. I didn’t take my lunch until 12:30 and I spent the entire hour working on Graveyard Shift. I did another 1,480 words this […]

Early morning writing

By the end of the day today, I need to be at around 11,000 words if I am to be on pace for NaNoWriMo. At present, I’m at 7,300 words and I really don’t want to get any farther behind than that. I had a good session this morning, beginning at 6:30. I wrote just […]