A quick update on my Witchcraft 101 NaNoWriMo project. 187 pages, 32.5k words…so close to being done! Hoping to have the first draft finished sometime today, then move on to editing.
The goal is still to have a book out by Christmas, if I can.
Thanks everyone for all your support so far!
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Well, I went ahead and just framed the entire rest of the book. I put all the placeholder pages in, inserted finished material where possible, and got all the way to the About the Author page.
TWENTY THREE THOUSAND WORDS.
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR PAGES.
Which means that once this beauty has all the pertinents filled in, it’s highly likely to be hovering around or sailing gracefully past that 200-page summit.
If I bust my ass for the next two days, I MIGHT have a completed rough draft by the end of November. And if not, I’ll probably have one by the end of this week or next, depending on how much time I have.
So….yeah, you’re probably getting a book for Christmas this year. 🙂
Wow, okay, today was an absolute EXPLOSION of Getting Things Done.
I paused some of the bits that were tripping me up and moved on to cleaning up some more of the pre-writing, just to have a sense of accomplishment. I sat back tonight and was like, “Holy crap, where’d all this progress come from!?”
SIXTY-FOUR PAGES, PEOPLE. And the word count?
(Actually, it’s over TEN thousand, I just really wanted to use that gag.)
At this point, I’ve essentially laid all the groundwork and done a good deal of the framing for the entire first half of the book. The goal of 200 pages looks like it might be within reach after all.
Going to get some sleep now, because it’s after 5am, and then see about finishing those last few tutorials over Thanksgiving Day.
Closing in on 40 pages, word count stands at just over 6,000. I’m nearly done with the first section, which is the foreword, the advice for beginners, and half a dozen how-to articles. Some of them turned out to be longer than I expected, and I’m still not sure whether I’ll need to try and create diagrams for the one I still have to write.
I’m actually pretty jazzed right now, and things are quiet, like they usually are at 3am, and I’m thinking of just pulling an all-nighter to work on the book and get my sleep schedule back on track. I know that sounds ass-backwards, but with how my insomnia works, I wind up being wide awake staring at the wall until like 5am, and then I pass out until noon or 1pm and accomplish next to nothing.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
When will my sleep return from the war….
So the only way to fix it (for me) is with the sleep cycle equivalent of a hard reset: stay up all night, power through the following day, go to bed at a decent hour when I’m exhausted enough to actually sleep through the night.
And in the meantime, I’ll try and get some more work done. The wee dark hours are when I come up with some of my best ideas anyway.