Monday, February 23, 2009

First Draft Sprint Slows To A Jog

Well, I figured it would happen. This week, I just couldn't keep up the previous pace of the First Draft Sprint. I had too many other things going on.

Here's the page count:
Monday - 9 pages
Tuesday - 12 pages
Wednesday - 4 pages
Thursday - 16 pages
Friday - 4 pages
Saturday - 12 pages
Sunday - 11 pages

for a total count of 68 pages, compared to 85 last week and 101 the first week.

So it's pretty clear to me that while I might be able to have one week where I can write a lot every day, it's not going to happen for an entire month, even though I probably have less to do this month than any month coming up.

One other thing has become abundantly clear: If I can't write in the morning, it's not going to be a productive day (that explains the days with only four pages produced).

However, if I hadn't set myself this challenge, on those two days, it would have been very, very easy not to write at all on those days.

I was thinking I was going to have another relatively commitment-free week, but it looks like that may not be the case after all. Still, if I can write another 65 - 70 pages, that may very well take me to the end of the first draft, or very close to it.

3 comments:

CherylStJohn said...

WOW - those are verrrrry impressive page counts to me!

Kaye Manro said...

Amazing... but prolific writers are like that!

Margaret Moore said...

Ah, but it's not like these are finished pages. There will be much more work to do - rewriting, revising, cutting, adding - before I'd consider the book good to go.