Progress Journal for Aramis Gothboi: Book One
Mog’s ongoing account of completing the first draft.
Total word count: 20,085
Okay, new plan going forward. I have seven chapters ahead of me that need to be drafted. I’ve realised that 1,000 polished words a day is just not going to happen simply because I’ve got to work six out of these ten days. Instead I’m just going to push forward and get as much down for each chapter as possible without revising, and lumping the fact that its rough as guts. I managed to get over 1,500 words out last night, but I won’t have the luxury of time on the days I work and I’m almost certain I’ll be exhausted both Thursday and Friday evenings.
It’s 12:25am as I write this.
I’ll get some sleep soon and get up early so I can get to work on at least another 3,000 words (which equates to two or three rough drafted chapters) over the course of the day. This will put me ahead for the rest of the week and I should be able to hit 30K (and have a rough draft for every chapter thus far) by Sunday. If I can achieve this, I’ll then have a few solid days to edit and tighten things up before the submission.