Metrics Monday – 23rd December 2013

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Last week was pretty productive – 5,424 words on Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet. That’s the most productive week I’ve had in about three months – yesterday’s session helped a lot. My best week was an 8,871 word week back at the end of July. I’d like to try to beat that before the end of the year, maybe even break the 10,000 mark. Of course, that’s a day’s writing for some writers but at the moment I’d settle for a consistent weekly word count over 5,000. Maybe that’s something to aim for next year. I’ve reached Chapter 25 of Glitch although I think one of them needs to be split into two. I’ll break the 60,000 word mark today. There’s a couple of chapters and maybe an epilogue to go so I’ll be very close to the 65,000 word mark by the time I’ve finished. I was hoping to get this first draft finished off before Christmas Day but that doesn’t look likely. That last 5,000 words will probably take 8-10 hours and I just can’t see myself getting that much writing done over the next couple of days. Especially as I want to finish off a play through … Read More

So This is Christmas…

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I have mixed feelings about Christmas. I’m a big fan of the whole goodwill to all men, peace on Earth thing, not as big a fan of the incessant commercialisation. And the perfume adverts…don’t get me started on those. In fact, don’t get me started on any Christmas ads. I’m lucky in that the office shuts down from Christmas Day to New Years Day. That doesn’t always mean everyone gets that time off because it’s not unusual for us to have a project in the final stages of development which means a few people are in the office fixing bugs, testing, coming up with last minute design changes etc. But at the very least the constant stream of email and meetings eases up for a week. Normally, I just stick to the one week of vacation at Christmas but this year I wanted to get some extra writing done so I took Friday, Monday and Tuesday off which means I’m on the third day of my Christmas break already. As usual I’ve got a whole string of things I’d like to get done. Finish off the first draft of Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet. Write the first draft of a play … Read More