Robert Writes a Book – Day 37

Note: I’ve decided that I’m not going to count weekends anymore unless I actually do some writing, so the averages below reflect that. However, I’ll still count weekdays that I don’t write as a “zero” for the day, because I do most of my writing during the week.

Wrote some more today, not as much as the previous two days, but still a positive number. I wasn’t going to write anything since I’ve been feeling less than 100% since yesterday, but I still managed to get some words down, which is a success in my book.

I’m still trying to find something for this book to be. I think I’ve done enough “world building” – which is pretty easy when you are writing in a version of the actual past – but I don’t yet know what my people are going to do. I’ve had a couple of people ask me what genre my book was and I still don’t know. Shouldn’t I know that by now? I guess not knowing makes it easier to avoid writing myself into a corner, but it’s still frustrating. I’m hoping that by the time I reach the next “milestone” – about 50,000 words or so – I’ll have an idea, but I guess it all remains to be seen.

On with the stats:

Total words written: 27,256 (+836 from 7/6)
Daily average: 737 (up from 734)
Approximate days to end goal: 180+
Approximate days to next reveal: 30+

Robert Writes a Book – Day 36

Second consecutive day over 1,000 words!

I’m still unsure if the entire section that I’m working on will even end up in this book as is, or even in part. I could easily see the “real” story part of this taking up the bulk of my expected goal, with only about half of what I’ve already written making the final cut. I guess it all depends on what the actual story ends up being, which is something that I am still pretty far away from finding. Any suggestions for what to have my protagonist do would be welcome; you can get a short introduction to him here.

On with the stats:

Total words written: 26,420 (+1,197 from 7/5)
Daily average: 734 (up from 721)
Approximate days to end goal: 182+
Approximate days to next reveal: 32+

Robert Writes a Book – Day 35

I took some time off from the book for the holiday, as well as general writer’s block that I was experiencing. That said, I just need to open it up and write even on the days that I don’t feel like writing, because I manged to have my best day based on raw output since the middle of June. I honestly don’t know if everything I wrote today will show up in the final project, or if it will remain where it is if it does, but it was nice to get something down again.

On with the stats:

Total words written: 25,223 (+1,384 from 6/29)
Daily average: 721 (down from 865) (still over 1,500 on days that I actually write something though)
Approximate days to end goal: 187+
Approximate days to next reveal: 34+

Robert Writes a Book – Day 29

Missed yesterday because of work things, which is going to push down the average, but it’s alright. Progress is progress.

Probably would have been able to write more if I didn’t have to go back and change a bunch of stuff. I should have researched a little more thoroughly when I was building my timeline, and fortunately, it ended up not being that dramatic of a change in the end.

Done with the first meeting between main protagonist and the new mentor, so the next thing should be a bit closer to something actually happening. I think. Not really sure at this point per usual, so we’ll see where my fingers take me when I get back to writing on Monday.

On with the stats:

Total words written: 23,839 (+865 from 6/27)
Daily average: 822 (down from 851)
Approximate days to end goal: 165+
Approximate days to next reveal: 31+